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PORTIiAXD, 'OREGON, SXJtfD'AX CORNING, OCTOBER 8, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
NEW YORK LIFE
Vandiver Demands Refunding
of Campaign Con- .
ALSO CHANGE OF'OFFICERS
Tells afcCall He JDcfrauded Policy
Holders, and Company Will Be
Driven Out of Missouri
JEFPtSON CITX, Mo., Oct- 7.-State
Superlntend&ttipfOksurance Vandiver to
day sent a cranaunlcatlon to President
John AT. litfCall of the New York Life
Insurance .Company .demanding, that the
145,702 ojainp'aign fund contribution be re
placed In the treasury of the company
Under penalty of revocation of the com
pany's ilierse to transact business In
Missouri for failure to comply -with the
Mr. Vandiver also Informs Mr. Mc
Call that the Missouri Department'of
Insurance will insist upon a new presi
dent, vice-president and finance com
mittee for the New York Life Insur
ance Company just as soon as the di
rectors can possibly effect the -reor
Vandiver 'Tulks Plainly.
The letter in full follows:
"To Mr, J. A. McCall; president of the j
New York Life Insuranco Company:
"The recent startling disclosures in re-;
gnrd to the management of the funds of
the New York Life Insurance Company,
and particularly the testimony of your
self and other officers of the company
given before the Investigating committee
of the New YorkLeglslaturc, make It my
duty as Superintendent of Insurance for
the State of Missouri to communicate to
your company the views and requirements
of this State to the end that the policy
holders In this state may" not be defrauded
of iny .portion "of the divldends or surplus
earnings that are justly due them on the
premium? that they have paid.
"The public has- been very properly
taught by yourself and other officials of
great insuranco companies that the funds
of a' mut.ial company constitute a ftdU
clary?t$ust held and administered for tha
solo use of those named as beneficiaries,
many of whom are or will be -widows and
orphans; and many thousands of people
have taken Insurance .In your company
because of this very tact and "the assur
ance that every dollar of assets belongs
to the policy-holders; that any portion of
the policy-holders' premium, or profits on
premiums, could, be diverted to political
purposes or other uses not contemplated
when the premiums were paid In and not
consistent with the avowed purpose of a
life insurance organization, roust be con
sidered by all right-thinking people as a
gross violation of a sacred trust, if not
cmbezzlemen as defined by the statutes.
Must Refund Contributions.
"This department holds, therefore, that
all moneys taken by your order from
tli" Treasury of the New York Life In
surance Company and donated to any po
litical campaign fund or legislative agent
or lobbyist for aiding or defeating legisla
tion, whether audited or unaudited on
the books of the company, were taken
without warrant of law or morals and
without proper appreciation of your re
Kns!bllltles an trustee of the funds
committed to your keeping. And there
lore this department must insist that all
funds -so used by you or by your order,
and particularly the sum of $HS,702.i0,
.which amount you confessed to having
contributed out of the funds of the com
pany to the Republican National Cam
paign committees for the years 1896, 1900
.and 1SKH must be replaced In the treasury
of said New York Life Insurance Com
pany within the next 30 days.
"Notice is hereby, served upon the New
York Life Insurance Company, through
its president, that, unless this requirement
Is met or assurance Is given that It will
be met without unnecessary delay, L as
Superintendent of Insurance for the State
of Missouri, will proceed with prosecu
tions, under section 8, of article 8022, stat
utes of Missouri, to cancel or Tevoke the
license of the company to do business in
"There are many other transactions dis
closed by the-investigation now in 'prog
ress, particularly . the'payments of .large
sums of money to one Judge Hamilton
without any accounting or auditing on
the books of the company, and the occu
pancy of costly real estate of the com
pany by members of your family at a
rental so low as to be practically a gift
of the property; and also the protection
of a subsidiary company from the loss
of many thousands of dollars by the use
of the policy-holders' money, as well as
the immense and disproportionate .ex
pense of the company In Its mad rush
for new business, all of which Indicate
the grossest Impropriety and reckless.
ness in management, and may call for
further investigation and official action.
But from the facts already disclosed it Is
evident that the interests of the policy
holders of the New York Life Insurance
Company, ap well as the public generally.
demand a change ia the management of
the company. This department -will there
fore Insist that a new president, vice
president and finance committee be put
In charge of the affairs of the company
as soon as its board of directors may be
able to effect the change.
(Signed) "W. D. VANDIVER."
LAWSON'S RESTITUTION PLAN
Invitation to Governors to Reform
BOSTON, Oct. 7. The telecram received
by Governor Folk, of Missouri, from
Thomas W. Lawson, of .Boston, was sent
movement to form a committee Including
the governors of several states and other
persons of prominence, to secure restitu
tion of funds alleged to have been wrong
fully used by large Insurance company of
ficials and the punishment of those guilty
of criminal action in connection there
with. Mr. Lawson's telegram follows:
"Will you with other Governors and the
strongest representative men In the country,
serve on a policy-holders' protective com
mittee of Equitable. .New York Life and
Mutual Companies? The committee will be
unfettered, except that It vcttl be expected
to take possession of the New York and
Mutual and elect directors and controllers
who shall be pledged to obtain full restitu
tion and lull punishment of wrongdoing,
also obtain restitution and punishment o
Equitable wrongdoer. Committee to repre
sent -too faction and obligated to no one ex
cept policy-holders. It has been decided you
should represent your section in this sacred .
duty. Kindly wire answer my expense.
This Is vital. You will not be bound until
other members' names are submitted to you.
The telegram was sent yesterday. Mr.
Lawson today declined to discuss the prop
osltlbn or to make known the names of
the persons to whom the telegram had
been directed, although he said that many
governors as well as leading civilians
were among those addressed. It was his
purpose, he said, as soon as possible to
announce the names of those who had ac
cepted the invitation to act upon the pro
PLAN TO RUIN KOSEXFEIiD
New Aspect Put on Western Life In
CHICAGO, Oct. 7. (Special.) The
recent scandal in the Western Life In
demnity Company and the appointment
of' a receiveiitor the personnl property
of E. I. Ro&enfeld, general manager of
the compaiTyf developed a .new feature.
It is now "charged that a conspiracy
has been entered Into between persons
Inimical to Rosenfeld, for not only
ousting him from the management, but
practically ruining him financial
ly. Hoyt King has been retained to
secure evidence of this alleged con
spiracy, and has men at work now dig
ging up evidence which, If It bears out
the charge- will be submitted to the
"The apparent concerted action be
hind all this litigation." said Mr. King
today, "has led us to begin an Investi
gation into the motives that prompted
the, prosecution. We believe the sev
eral actions have been Inspired by
malice, and, if we gather sufficient evi
dence, we shall take such action as the
CU3IMINS TURNS DOWN
Will Not Interfere Unless Policy
Holders Request Him.
DES MOINES. Ia.. Oct. 7. (Special.)
. Governor Cummins today refused to
become a party to Lawson s plan of at
tack on the three New York Insuranco
companies. He received a telegram
today similar In tenor to that sent by
Lawson to a number of the Western
.Governors. In effect Cummins wired
in reply that he could not become a
member of the Lawson protective oom
mlttee unless It was made clear to
him that a large number of policy
holders wanted him to so act. In effect
the Governor refused to ally hlrosolf
with Lawson or his. schemes unless it
Is" shown that the policy-holders them
selves are Interested in having him
POLK DECLINES INVITATION
Too Busy to -Help Lawson In His Insurance-
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 7.
(Special.) Governor Folk says ho
cannot accept Thomas W. Lawson's In
vitation to serve on the committee of
Governors on the Insurance disclosures,
The Governor-wired Mr. Lawson, say
ing he appreciated the invitation, but
i his official duties would not permit
him to engage actively on such a com
mittee, and he 'could not accept with
out knowing what was to.be done and
what other Governors would be on the
Johnson Will Help Lawson.
ST. PAUL, Oct. 7. Governor Johnson Is
In receipt of a telegram from Thomas W.
Lawson asking him to be one, with other
governors, of a protective committee for
the policyholders, to demand restitution
of the money by the "Mutual, New York
Life and Equitable Companies, and to
punish the guilty officials. Governor
Johnson replied to Mr. Lawson. accepting
his'- propostlon. Governor Johnson said.
concerning his answer:
"I am more than willing to aid Mr.
Lawson in any reform of which he Is the
head, for I believe ho is In 'earnest."
HOMESTEADSJN. . SIBERIA
Russia Adopts Policy to Settle. Land
and IXeivard Veterans.
ST PETERSBURG. Oct. 7.-RoaltzIng
the advantages 6f retaining In the Far
East a stock of sturdy and energetic- col
onists, and at the same time desiring to'
reward veterans of the war, the .Minis
ters of the Interior and Agriculture have
worked out a draft of a homcstcadlng law
under which oClcers and soldiers nro en
titled to pre-empt free within two years
farms ranging from 155 acres, with a
bonus of $50 for enlisted men to 14.000
acres for the higher officers, and a loan
of from 5250 to $2500 and exemption from
taxes for five years.
The law will affect all the unoccupied
lands In Siberia, a large amount of .whlcn
Is now valueless on account of. lack of
communication, bat which will nonopened
to settlement If the railroad connecting
the Trans-Caspian and Trans-Siberian
systems, for which private companies are
now seeking concessions, is built.
RUSSIAN ELECTION' OCTOBER 28
In Three Weeks -Empire Will Have
Taste of Freedom.
ST. PETERSBURG. Oct. 7. All . the
preliminaries are to be -ready for tho
elections to the National Assembly not
later than October 28. The Minister
of the Interior has instructed the vari
ous Governors to this effect, and has
directed them to sec that the officials
and pQbllc functionaries, especially the
district Governors' and district police,
abstain from any Interference In the
Russian Revenue Increases.
-ST. PETERSBURG, Oct 7. Preliminary
returns for the state revenue and ex
penditures for the first six months of the
present fiscal-year show that tho ordinary
receipts were J174.C25.O00. an Increase of
$7,176,000 over the corresponding period of
the previous year. The ordinary expendi
tures wera J4C0.700.00Q. a decrease of 112.-
TSCOOOl The extraordinary receipts were
.$231,001,500 An increase of $$9,297,000. The
extraordinary expenditures totals $251,262,-
OBJECT TO TJX
Consolidated Railway and East
Portland Gas Company . .
TOTAL 'FOR TWO, 5650,000
Strcct-Cnr Company Declares As
sessor's Action Illegal Other
Public .Service Corporations
FRANCHISE ASSESSMENTS IX
Oregon Water Power & Rail
way Company 25.000
Portland Gas Company 150.000
East Portland Gat Company 30.000
Portland General Elestrlc
Pacific State Telephone &.
. Telegraph Company 200.000.
Portland Consolidated Rail
way Company 800.000
Of the six franchise assessments mode
by Assessor Elgler, two may be fought by.
the owners of the grants those of the
Portland Consolidated Raj I way Company
and of the East Portland G.as Company
protests on which were filed yesterday
with the County Board of Equalization,
askin? that the assossmonts be canceled.
Th6 owners of the two franchises hold
them under, ordinances of the City Coun
cil, and have privileged use of the "city
streets, in-the one case for running street
cars In all parts of the city, and In the
other for supplying gas to consumers In
The owners of the other franchises have
made no remonstrance to the Board of
Equalization against taxation of the street
franchises. As their time for protest to
that body-has passed they will have to
make their tight by a different procedure
than that adopted by the stroet-car com
pany and the East Portlan'd Gas Comiany,
1 thoy- purpose to escape tho franchise
All the franchlsed companies are as
sessed on the'realty roll ach;)r hurts,
and on th personal roUor thlr tan
gible j)rop:rtyjs, besides being: assossed for
their franchises. It Is Insisted by tho
Assessor that the franchises have a mar
ket value, separate and distinct from that
of the lands and tracks and rolling stock
and plpos and" machinery and other phy
sical properties of the grantees, and that.
BIHHOP CRKILLV, Or BAKER CTTT,
therefore, they should be assessed and
taxed separately. The recent sale of the
Portland Consolidated Railway Company's
properties, Including franchises, has made
plain to- the Assessor1 that franchises
havo a market value of their own, and
that, as an asset of- thfclr possessors, they
should ibe- assessed' and taxed as other
AVouId .Establish a Precedent.
" Franchise assessments are new' In Ore
gon, and the state has no special' law fora
taxation -of such properties; 'therefore the
Assessor has put them on the taxable list
under tho general tax law. It Is contended-
by the street-car company In lis pro
test. that that law docs not authorize the
taxation of franchises. The complaint of
that company-is-In substance as follows:
The Portland Consolidated Railway Com
pany hereby, object to and protests against
the franchise assessment of pretended propr
,erty. entered and described by said Assessor
en said assessment roll . . . and at
tempted and pretended to be valued 'and
assessed by said Assessor at the sum of
-2800.000 . . -. and says that said pre
tended prorirty Is not subject to assessment
and taxation and that . the valuation ' at
tempted and" pretended to b- placet! thereon
and the amount, at which the same Is pre
tended and assessed by said Assessor. Is ex
cessive and far .greater than 'the assessments
made of other "similar ' rights, privileges,
franchises and grants . . . and violates
the provisions and requirements of the con
stitution aisl laws of the State of Oregon
and is not equal or uniform and that all
franchises, rights, privileges and grants
possessed by other persons and subject to
aisjssment and 'taxation 'within Multnomah
County arc not assessed.
TVh.r.rnn .nlt raUtcra. Mmrunv Mmt-
fully asks your bonorablabonrd to correct
said a.3esment roll byi striking out there
from the attempted and' pretended assess;
ment of $000,000 . . - . to 'the end that
the law may be compiled with and said
railway company be required to pay no
more. than, its Just proportion of the burden
of taxation. ,
Franchises Xot Lessoned1.
The "other similar' franchises" men
tioned In the petition of the railway com
pany as 'not being assessed arc such as
those of the O. R. & N., the Northern
Pacific." the Southern Pacific, the Hllls
boro line, the Western Union Telegraph
Company, the Postal Telegraph Company
and the Portland Hydraulic Elevator Com
pany. These franchises were not assessed
because of their small commercial value
as compared with that of the ones put on
the taxable list.
F. I. Fuller, general manager of the
Consolidated Railway Company, said last
night that the protest against the tax of
J6G.0X on the franchise of the corporation
was filed more to protect whatever legal
rights might exist In the privilege than
anything else, being taken merely as a
precautionary measure at the instigation
of Eastern stockholders, vfrho have an idea
that the franchise cannot be taxed under
thc laws of this state Ho said he was in
no position to Indicate whether the com
pany would fight the assessment in the
courts, for tho roason that their attorneys
had not yet fully Investigated the legal
status of the Assessor's action, and they
could not tell wha proceedings would b"e
taken until that phase of the situation
waa more clearly understood.
Gas Companies Position.
. Gas In PortlflntTtfe supplied by two at--fiUaled
compaw?BAi East Portln&u Gas
Company; which holds a franokise undor
a city ordinance, and the Portland Gas
Company, which holds a franchise on the
West Side under a special act of the
Legislature. The West Side franchise as
sessment of JlOO.CpO has not yot been
resisted, but protest has been entered
(Concluded on Page 11.)
IS PORTED SUCMTLY 1MPJWVKB RY
IN N T I
N THE COLUMBIA
In -Collision With the -Port of
Portland Dredge Co
lumbia. ALL OF TftE CREW- ESCAPE
Lighthouse Tender Is - in Thirty
Feet j.of Water and Will
Probably -Be a. To-
' tal Iioss.
ASTORIA, Or., Oct 7. (Special.)
As the result of a collision with the
dredge Columbia, the - lighthouse ten
der Manzanlta, that has been In serv
ice on this Coast for many years, now
lies on the bottom of the Columbia
River, near the upper end of Puget
Island, almost In a line between "West
port, Or., and Waterford, Wash., and
there is little hope of raising her
without entailing- enormous expense.
Everybody on board escaped without
injury but the vessel sank so quickly
fthat the officers and crew lost all of
their porsonal effects. The accident
occurrod about 7 o'clock last evening-,
as the Manzanlta- was on her way
down the river to assist in floating the
Captain Byrne, master of the Man
zanlta. had given orders to get tho
anchor ready to Jet go, -as ho in
tended to anchor for the night, when
he sighted a- vessel' coming" upstream
and he whistled to pass to-port. Re
ceiving' no answer, - he proceeded on
the course as signalled.
The approaching- vessel proved to be
the Port of Portland tug John 11c
Craken with the dredge Columbia in
tow. In passing- the Manzanlta struck
the dredge's suction-pipe with her
starboard side amidship. A large hole
was torn In the tender's side, and she
filled and sank within five minutes,
Several of the tender's crew escaped
along the suction-pipe, to the dredge,
but tho boats were lowered and the of
fleers and the majority of the crew
went to tho dredge in them.
The Manzanlta settled down until her
masts, smokestack and the searchlight
fan top of her pilot-house are tho" only
things visible. Neither the McCraken
nor tho Columbia were Injured, and
their crews rendered every assistance
possible after the accident. The of
fleers of the Manzanlta remained near
the wreck, but the members of . the
crow were taken to Eagle Cliff by the
THE ATTENDANTS AT ST. VINCENTS
tug- McCraken and came to Astoria on
the Potter this morning. The Man
zanlta lies In about 30 feet of water,
and shipping men believe the expense
of raising- her will be too heavy to
warrant the attempt.
PliXIXG DISTRESS SIGNALS.
Schooner Oakland, Bound for Tllla-
mook, Comes In at Astoria.
ASTORIA. Or., Oct. 7. After spending
several days trying to enter TlHamook
harbor, the schooner Oakland arrived in
port tonight under her own canvas, -but
flying signals of distress. She Is out IS
days from San Francisco, but on aecount
of the lack of a tQW and inclement
weather, was unable- to make Tillamook
M'GOVERN CAN PROSECUTE
Judge Brazo Says Conspiracy Suit
Docs Not Disqualify Him.
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 7. District Attor
ney McGovern and his associates are not
disqualified for conducting the prosecu
tion of Charles F. Pfister, indicted by the
grand Jury for larceny of $14,000 as ball.
They will continue to perform the duties
the law Imposes on them In the prosecu
tion of all criminal cases, and Mr. Pfls
ters case will not be an exception to the
rule, as his lawyers had contended It
should be. This Is the ruling of Judgo
Brazo, who- today heard the argument of
the District Attorney on the motion . of
Mr. Pnster's attorneys to have Mr. Mc
Govern removed on the ground that he
was disqualified by reason of Mr. Pos
ter's conspiracy suit against him. The
fixing of the date of trial of the Pfister
Indictment was left to the District At
torney's office and the attorneys for Mr.
American Generals Start Home.
SOUTHAMPTON. Oct. 7. The American
llnesteamer Philadelphia, which sailed to
day for New York, had on board Lleuten-ant-Goneral
Adna R. Chaffee and Mrs.
Chaffee, Brigadier-General Franklin Bell
and Mrs. Bell; Brigadier-General James
Crozier and the staffs of the three Gen
erals. More Cholera in Poland.
ST. PETERSBURG. Oct. 7. It Is of
ficially announced that It new cases of
cholera, six of which proved fatal, oc
curred in Poland, October 5.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 56
dep.; minimum. 47. Precipitation. 0.0u of
TODAY'S Partly cloudy with showers.
Warmer. Veaterly winds.
Cn.itl.lnn that iaft1Bhtn MlkaSA WS blown
dd la consequence of mutiny against
peace terms. Page 10.
Britain and Russia will settle all their dis
putes. Pace 13.
Hungarian coalition seeks mediation with
Emperor. Pag 2.
-nr-fr!nn storthlsr debates treaty with
Riroriin. Par (!.
Rbsafa will adopt homestead law In -Siberia.
Von Behrlnfs new cure for consumption.
Keep Commission will recommend radical
rmtnrm in rtetiartments. Pase 13.
Colorado land! frauds will be prosecuted
next.' rage u.
Cortelyou. defers resignation as chairman
because of Insurance scandal. Page 2.
ifAsisnchusettji Democrats nominate ticket
nmi relent. Brvan olatform. Page 2.
Hughe may decline nomination for Mayr
or sew ions, rage
Missouri orders McCall to repay campn
COniriDUliens anu w "
Life will be shut out of Missouri, Page J.
Governors turn down Lawson's scheme.
Gaynor and Greener brought back frm Can-
a H ii Pim .? '
Woman who has been disguised as man all
h Ufa ill.i-nvorixl PflCft 13.
Express train hurls" autofst 100 feet In air
at Cobatt. Conn. Page 2.
Postofflce robbers at Wild Rese. Wis., give
desperate battle in forest. Page 2.
!... Il.rt urlll rln nrttin In dnfeRSe of
Dr. O. B. Hart, murderer of Irene Klo-
kow. Paire 2.
Four nersens are murdered by unknown
men at Mlddletown. X. Y. Page 2.
Dan Patch lowers world's pacing record at
Lexington. Page 10.
Corvallls defeats Chemawa at football with
i-nrn of IS to 0. Page 10.
Willamette team plays tie game with Berk-
Pacific Coast League scores: Los Angeles 2.
San Jfrancisco i; aemiie .i, uakuim a.
Interscholastle League football teams ready
for th rrldlron. Pase 10.
Green- and Sailor Kelly will fight at Van
couver, rage it.
nr(irlii will coach for Multnomah. Page 10
Stanford has three Oregon boys who premise
-. wen in iooiuau. xagc n.
Only ten points difference between the five
baseoail ClUDff wnicil are irujmi vjijv
lanil. Pare 1G.
Kerrigan will begone of the Judges of the
jjaratnon games ai aukiu, unmt
Llghthousetender Manzanlta Is sunk In col'
llrlon in the Columbia. Page 1.
Letters from Oregon voters favor the
amendments to ' the state constitution.
Frank Brown, of Corvallls. flashes revolver
in coaxing i.cia saKer to weu. rage i.
A. T. Kelllher says favoritism was shown
tn M-Ljinrl Atrent Morrow. Pace 5.
Washington lumber mills shut down beeause
they can get no cars, rage j.
Vallejo, Cal.. man goes Insane and shoot
wife ana aaugnier. rage .
Commercial and Marine. .
Sale of Oregon hops reported at 14 cents.
Liverpool falls to respond to Chicago wheat
ouvance. rage jo. .
Stock values unruffled despite tightness it
rrt nTl.t" Par. 113-
Bank statement shows loss of cash about as
estimatna. rage .u.
N'dv raisin nrlces are named. Page 35.
Steamer St. Paul will be total loss. Page 18.
. Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Oregon counties exploit their resources.
Roosevelt's cabin when he lived th$ life of
& cowboy on the Dakota frontier & fea-
tpre of the r:r. rage ji.
Features and Departments.
Editorial. Page C.
Church announcements Page 38.
ni.Hl..-j .rtrrtfm.n(. Par 10.4
How to detect poisonous mushrooms. Page -IS
Frederick V. "Halman's biography of Dr.
JOnn acuiugcua. rugs on.
First organized church choir in Portland
Dr. Newell Dwlght Hints' talk to young
Z21CU. XUC TO.
Into the forest primeval with motor ears
First walnut trees planted In Oregon.
Book rvIwL Page 34.
Social. Paje 2C-2T.
Dramatic. Pases 23-29.
Musical. Page 33. ,
Sherlock Holmes. Page 47.
Household and fashions. Pages 42-42.
I A REVOLVER
rank Brown Finds His Own
True Love in a Tacoma
SCREAMS MAKE HIM RUN
Leln Baker Is but Sixteen, ami Some
Weeks Ago Slit? Disappeared on
the Day Set for Her
TACOMA. Wash., Oct. 7. (Special.)
Iela Baker, the 16-year-old girl who ab
ruptly deserted her ardent lover. Frank
C. Brown, aged 2S years, two weok ago.
after the latter hnd reached the County-
Auditor's office and hnd applied for a mar
riage license, now wants her wouW-b
husband arrested on the charge of
threatening her life.
A warrant sworn to by the girl If In
the nands of the police and an efffert is
being made to locate the man, who. It Is
said, attempted at the point of a rovolver
to make the girl agree to marry him.
Miss Baker, when she mysteriously dis
appeared on the day of iior proposed
marriage. September 25. went to Seattle.
where she remained until a few days ago.
when she returned here. She has since
been employed as a waitress in a local
restaurant. Brown, who hdd been stripped
out of Tacoma by the girl's father, also
returned here and had been conducting
an incessant search for the girl, when
he accidentally walked Into the establish
ment where she was employed and a sen
sational scene Immediately followed.
Recognizing Miss Baker, Brawn called
to her to come to the table where h
was seated. She obeyed. Brown caught
the girl's left wriyt, placed his right hand
In his overcoat pocket and half exposed a
"Now, you come with' me right away
and we'll be married as you promised
me," softly whispered Brown. "Xo fool
ishness this time or there will be seme
thing doing," and the enraged man- added
several curpes to the threat.
A loud scream uttered by the frightened
girl brought several of the patrons to
tholr feet, illss Bnker broke away from
the man'3 determined grip ana nut he
hind the cashier's desk.
In the Interval which followed Brown
managed to reach the entrance 4oor and
ran down the street and the police have
not been able to And him since.
Miss Baker's parents live at Albany, Or.
Brown Is a resident of Corvallla.
IS Ull WM TO FIGHT
BRITAIN1 OFFERED FR.VXCE AID
Disclosure Show Moroccan Affair Gave
Europe Very Xnrrow Escape
From Great War.
LONDON. Oct. 7. The Matin's Jl3
closures purporting- to give, details In
connection with the resignation of the
Fronch Foreign Minister, M. Delcasse.
because of the Moroccan sltuatidn. and
the sensational statement that Great
Britain not only communicated to
France her Intention of supporting
France In the event of a war with Ger
many, but actually giving details of
her Intentions regarding the place for
the landing of troops and the seizure
of the Kiel canal, created much talk In
diplomatic circles today and are pub
lished at length in alL the afternoon
newspapers. In official quarters, how
ever, no expression of opinion was ob
tainable. Foreign Minister Lansdowne was ab
sent frome the city and consequentlv
lt was Impossible to secure a definite
statement regarding- the actual lengths
to which Great Britain went at the
time of the crisis. During- that time the
Associated Press secured a statement
from a high official of the British For
eign Office, which to a certain extent
supports the assertions of the Matin.
The statement referred to said that
Great Britain would welcome a defen
sive alliance with France, because It
would Insure a long continuance of
European peace by acting- as a check
to German ambitions.
RENEW ATTACK ON GEIOIANV
French Papers Irritated at Iler Flir
tation With Russia.
.PARIS, Oct. 7. A marked reaction In
public sentiment has followed tha
Franco-German accord concerning tho
Morocco conference. Many loading
newspapers are renewing their cam
paign of criticism against Germany.
Thin 13 due principally to Chancellor
von Buelow's open statements favoring-
a Russo-German rapprochement.
The Matin reviews the circumstances
of M. Delcasse's retirement from the
Foreign Ofiice, alleging- that a number
of sensational events occurrod In con
nection with the change. M. Delcasse
Is represented as making a speech to
the ministries warning them that, If
they yielded to the German demands
conuernlrfg Morocco, the Ministry
thereafter would aiwuys be subject to
The Matin further asserts that Great
Britain conveyed definite assurance to
France of her readiness to mobilize
the British fleet with the view of
adopting aggressive measures. If Ger
many attacked France.
Venezuela Orders Big Guns.
CARACAS. Venezuela. Oct. 7. The Ven
ezuelan government has ordered from the
Creuzot works, France, 30 batteries of
field artillery and 12 batteries of modern
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euns of 70 millimeters caliber.