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VOL. XXVI. NO. 9.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 3, 1907.
PRICE FIVE . CENTS.
FIGHT TO FINISH
ABOUT MRS. EDDY
Relatives Will Insist on
MAY SUMMON HER TO COURT
Advisers' Counsel Will Fight
RAISE LAW POINTS FIRST
Suit Alleges Reason to Believe Much
Money Misappropriated Rela
tives Denied Access to Her.
letters Arc Sidetracked.
LIKE OF MRS. EDDY,
1S21 Born at Bow. N. H.
1R3S Joined the Congregational
Church at Tilton. N. H.
1843 Married ' her first husband.
George Washington Glover, who c'ied
six months after marriage.
1844 Son, George Washington
Glover, was born.
185S Married Dr. Daniel Patter
son, who objected to Mrs. ' Eddy's
seeing her son.
187.1 Divorced from Dr. Patterson.
1878 Son and mother meet. Son
had become prosperous.
1879 Married her third husband,
1881 Mrs. Eddy came to Boston
and entered into active Christian
1882 Ordained to the ministry by
her own students and became known
as "Mother of the Church." Her
husband. Dr. Eddy, died same year.
1W01 Sued for JloO.000 by an ex
communicated member of her church.
1U01 Became the dominant factor
of Christian Science Church. . which
since has enrolled 100,000 members
and controls property worth millions,
IDOti Declared to be dying of can
cer and old aee, but at -lnterview
with newspaper men convinces them
she Is not less welt than a woman of
her age should reasonably be.
1907 Made plaintiff by her son and
others in receivership proceedings.
BOSTON. March 2. (Special.) The suit
in the courts of New Hampshire to com
pel the trustees of the Christian Science
Church of this city and others to make
a full and complete accounting of their
' financial transactions with Mrs. Mary
Baker G. Eddy will be fought to a finish
In the courts. The bill Is returnable at
the April term of .the Superior Court at
Concord, N. H., on April 2.
General Prank S. Streeter. of Concord,
personal counsel for Mrs. Eddy, said to
day that the case would be defended on
each and every issue involved. He de
nied the charge, made in the papers filed
with the court, that Mrs. Eddy is mentally
Irrational and so physically enfeebled that
she is practically helpless.
Strong Mentally for Ten Years.
"What is , Mrs. Eddy's condition now.
both mental and physical?" General
Streeter was asked.
"Mrs. Eddy is Just as strong mentally
as she has been for the last ten years,"
"Is she In condition to appear person
ally in court, and will she?"
"I cannot say as to that. It is not to
be expected that a woman of her age can
be strong and robust physically."
"Who Is the financial guide of Mrs.
"I cannot answer."
Try to l'orce Her Into Court.
Krederivk Peabody, of Boston, who will
be associated with ex-Senator Chandler,
of New Hampshire. In prosecuting the
rase for Mrs. Eddy's relatives, said today
that Mrs. Eddy will have to appear in
rourt if they want her to establish com
petency to manage her own affairs.
It is believed that the defendants may
Ufrllke picture of the victor
raise immediately the legal questions in
volved in the proceedings as distinguished
from the questions of fact. These legal
questions would go to the Supreme Court
for determination, and ' the proceedings
In the Superior Court In the meantime
would be held up. This would avoid the
necessity of Mrs. Eddy's appearing In
court in person.
That the church will oppose an exam
ination by medical . men is certain.
PROPERTY WRONGFULLY USED
Glover's Complaint Accuses Frye and
Strang of Diverting Money.
CONCORD, N. H., March 2. Develop
ments regarding the bill in equity filed
yesterday to secure an accounting of the
financial affairs of Mrs. Mary Baker
Eddy, head of the Christian Science or
ganization, are awaited with great in
terest today. Christian Scientist leaders
are apparently surprised. All the defend
ants, Calvin A. , Frye, Irving C. Tomlln
son, Herman S. Herring and Lewis C.
Strang, of this city; Alfred Farlow, Ira
Knapp, "William B. Johnson and Joseph
Armstrong, of Boston; Edward A. Kim
ball, of Chicago, and Stephen A.- Chase,
of Fall River, are directors or trustees in
The petition in detail affirms that Mrs.
Eddy is Incapacitated through infirmi
ties Incident to old age to "manage her
affairs to protect her property with pru
dence and discretion against fraud of
others, or to take charge of and manage
the present legal proceedings," and that
Mrs. Eddy lives "under the charge and in
the custody of . defendants Frye and
Strang, and that very few persons are
allowed to see her except for a few
Mr. Glover further claims that in the
last 25 years, his letters to his mother
have never had a direct reply from her,
and from other matters relating to his
attempts at correspondence Mr. Glover
"believes that Mrs. Eddy is surrounded by
designing persons who are using her con
dition for their own selfish ends." The
petition sets forth the "extensive and val
uable real and personal property" of
Mrs. Eddy, and alleges that the defend
ants and others "manage the same sole
ly according to their own will and pleas
ure." In dealing with the revenue accruing to
Mrs. Eddy from her writings, journals,
etc., the plaintiffs set forth that prob
ably several million dollars was netted to
the leader of the church. The petition al
leges "that there is abundant reason to
believe that the defendants and their
associates have wrongfully converted to
their own private uses or otherwise mis
appropriated or unlawfully diverted large
sums of money and property of the said
Mary Baker Eddy. These plaintiffs claim
that the defendants should - now be ad
Judged to have been trustees thereof and
should be compelled to give an account
thereof and make restitution thereof."
In closing the plaintiffs pray that the
defendants "be enjoined during the pen
dency of the present suit in equity not
to interfere ' with or undertake to man
age or control any of the business or
property of Mrs. Eddy, or to do any act
whatever. In her name or behalf tinder
any pretext or' under any power of at
torney, and that a receiver be appointed
to take possession of ail the property of
the said Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy, now
In the hands of the defendants, and make
such ultimate disposition of all her estate
as the court may hereafter decide to be
wise and prudent.
None of the defendants would make
a statement today.
General Frank S. Streeter, counsel for
Mrs. Eddy, said he could not tell whether
the presence of Mrs. Eddy would be
required at the trial, and he would not
say whether she was physically able to
He did say that she is as vigorous as
at any time in the last ten years.
STRONG MEN BEHIND GLOVER
Mrs. Eddy's Son Only Acted After
NEW YORK, March 2. Public-spirited,
citizens, powerful and wealthy, according
to the World today, are behind the suit
Instituted in the courts of New Hamp
shire by her son, George Glover, and
other relatives, to secure an accounting of
the financial affairs of Mrs. Mary Baker
Glover Eddy, head of the Christian
Science Church. The movement was a
systematic one, and was seriously begun
on November 22 last, when a man, who
is not named, went to Lead, S. D., where
George W. Glover, Mrs. Eddy's only son,
lived, to see if he could enlist the son to
fight in the mother's behalf. The mis
sioner had with him two letters signed
by ex-Senator William E. Chandler, who
had become interested in the movement
and had consented to act as counsel.
One letter was addressed to Glover. It
stated that the ex-Senator had consented
to act as legal counsel concerning cer
tain questions which had arisen in con
nection with Mrs. Eddy; that it was im
portant for public and private reasons
that these questions should be investi
gated, and urged that the son should aid
in their solution and settlement.
The other letter, addressed to the mis
sioner, stated what the questions were
that had arisen, and advised that Mrs.
Eddy's son and other relatives should be
impressed with their duty. If these failed
to act. "it should be done by such right
minded citizens as are in sympathy with
the commendable movement.
The) missioner. It Is stated, was con-
(Concluded on Page 2-
of the Ship
The people before end mfter taking m dose
of the Legislature.
MORAL Jbemve It to I'Rrn.
SENATE WILL KILL
SHIP SUBSIDY BILL
Democrats Begin Fili
BLOCK ACTION UNTIL TODAY
Promise to Asphyxiate Bill
With Much Talk.
HOUSE ISSUES WARNING
Cannot Pass It If Amended and
Democratic Senators Will Kill It
in Any Shape Friends Pre
pare lt Funeral.
WORK DONE BY SKNATK.
WASHINGTON, March II. Uevel
oping the ultimate dofeat of the ship
subsidy bill was the one action of
importance in the Senate today. The "
measure is to come up tomorrow, but
Us friends concede that no action
will result during the present Con
gress, which expires at r noon Mon
day. The general deficiency appropria
tion bill was passed, which com
pletes action on the supply measures
with the exception of conference re- '
The conference report on the bill
limiting the hours of service of rail
way employes was considered, but
final action was not taken. The dis
cussion developed no serious opposi
tion to the agreement.
By resolution, the Senate extended
its committee organization to the
An evening session was held at
which eulogies were pronounced on
the late Representatives Rixey, of
Virginia; Adams, of Wisconsin, and
Ketcham and Flack, of New York.
The conference report on the ag
ricultural bill was approved tonight.
WASHINGTON, March 2. There will
be no ship subsidy legislation during
the present session of Congress This
fact was practically conceded by all
when the Senate supporters of the sub
sidy bill agreed late today to allow
the subject to go over until tomorrow.
The failure of the measure will be due
to the opposition of Democratic Sena
tors, which was so pronounced as to
cause them to filibuster for more than
an hour today.
The position of the Democratic Sen
ators was made known to their Repub
lican colleagues early today. Several
of them held an informal conference
and. after deciding that the bill should
not pass in its present shape, they in
structed their caucus leader, Black
burn, to convey this information to the
1'ilibuKier Follows First Move.
The Republicans were therefore well
aware of the probable fate of the bill
when, at 1 :30 o'clock, Gallinger, who
had charge of the bill, moved to concur
in the House amendments. This mo
tion was immediately met by a counter
motion to postpone consideration until
tomorrow. This was voted down, but
various other motions, all dilatory,
were introduced by Democratic Sena
trs and, notwithstanding- they were all
defeated, it was perfectly understood
that the determined opposition at so
late an hour in the session meant the
ultimate defeat of the measure, unless
some agreement could be reached.
Section Against Section
After this episode, a cessation of hos.
tilities until 5 o'clock was secured. At
that hour, it was Immediately apparept
that no progress had been made toward
harmony. Callinger then suggested a
further postponement until tomorrow
at 11 o'clock".' All agreed to this prop
JOTS DOWN HIS IMPRESSIONS OF A FEW
osition. In the meantime there will be
some effort to reach a teommon ground,
but no one hopes for success.
The principal opposition today came
from Democratic Senators,' who were
Interested in the commerce of the Gulf
of Mexico, and it has been suggested
that, if further provision could be made
in that -interest, they would accept the
bill. - Other Democratic Senators, how
ever, oppose the measure for other rea
sons, and if the' Gulf State element
should cease opposition it would be re
newed by their colleagues.
Xo Hope From the House.
Moreover, the House leaders have
practically served notice upon the Sen
ate that, if the bill should be amended
in any respect by the Senate, it would
be impossible to obtain action in the
House because of the opposition there.
The first storm signal was a confer
ence on the floor of the Senate between
Representatives John Sharp- Williams
and Shirley, the Democratic House
leaders, and the Senate leaders, as a
result of which Senator Carmack began
organizing Democratic Senators for a
filibuster. A little later be said:
"The Senate will not concur in the
amendment if I can get one or two
t yt . j
I ' I'-V if -I I
t V vf '"It
t WnlililliinlfBrllk sssmsmsmsbbsw'-. m m t
Senutor E. W. Carmack, Who
IrndH Filibuster Against Ship
men to help ;ne, and I think I have
Blocked at livery Stage.
When Senator Gallinger moved to
concur in tiie House amendments, he
was met with a motion by Senator Bur
kett to substitute the Burkett resolu
tion for an inquiry into the practices
of the railroad companies ..utlder. ..tjie
railroad rate, law- Senator. Spooner
suggested the necessity of printing the
subsidy bill before action, and moved
the postponement of the time for con
sideration until 1 o'clock today. Sena
tor Carmack moved as a'substitute for
that motion that the bill be taken up
tomorrow morning, and the ayes and
noes were ordered on that motion. Car
mack's motion was defeated, 23 to 37.
A motion by Senator Rayner to post
pone until 8 o'clock tonight met with a.
similar fate. After the defeat of other
dilatory motions, an agreement was
reached that th bill should be taken
up for considerationat 5 o'clock today,
the House bill to be printed in the
meantime. When that time came,' fili
bustering was resumed, and then came
the agreement to postpone action until
PAY SMOOT CONTEST EXPENSE
Senate Proposes to Reimburse Cost
of Defending Seat.'
WASHINGTON,' March 2. The Senate
today passed the deficiency appropriation
bill. The bill carries slightly less than
$10,740,000. It was- amended by the Sen
ate by the inclusion of several pro
visions aggregating $800,000, among which
were the following;
To. provide the expenses of the United
States' participation in the International
Maritime Exposition at Bordeaux, France,
this year, J25.O0O.
To defray the expenses of the Senate
and House of Representatives at the
opening of the Jamestown Ter-centennial
Kxposition, $7000. ,
To defray the expenses of the Constitu
tional Convention in Oklahoma $35,240.
Increasing the salary of the secretary
to the President from toOOO to $6500.
To reimburse. Senator Reed Smoot for
expenses incurred by him in defending
his right to his seat in the Senate, $15,000.
The Smoot amendment was the only
one to occasion discussion. McLaurin of-
A Concluded on Page 2.)
Mr. HarrimaB might be able to keep Ore
goo all to himself if Hill would only remove
THIS IS GLEANING
DAY IN BAY CITY
Bankers and Laborers
to Wield Brooms.
RIO BURNED AREA OF DEBRIS
Society Leaders to Don Aprons
and Hand Out Sandwiches.
WHOLE CITY TO TAKE PART
Volunteers From AH ltanks in (Life
Will Assist in Novel Duty.
Trained Contractors Will
Lead Each Division.
SAX FRANCISCO, March 2. (Special.)
Tomorrow will be "Cleaning Day" In
San Francisco. Two hundred and fifty
thousand residents of the city, including
society women, union laborers, bankers,
politicians, clerks and sports, will assist
in the' work. Gangs of men are now on
the streets and will work all night in
order that the teams may begin to haul
away the debris with the break of day.
Everything is donated and all services
are volunteered. While the men labor,
the women will prepare luncheon and at
noon society matrons in gingham aprons
will act as waitresses In the down-town
sections of the city. It is not to be a
toy affair, for skilled contractors have
been studying the problem for weeks and
have .figured to a nicety the disposition
of the vast army of workers and the
removal of the debris.
Society Leaders Don Aprons.
Every contracting firm in San Fran
cisco has agreed to supply all of its
teams free of., charge and the contractors
themselves, with their "trained staffs, will
be on hand to superintend the work.
At the head of the entire undertaking
is A. W. Scott, Jr., president of the
Merchants' Street . Repair Association.
P. II. McCarthy, president of the Build
ing Trades Council, will act as field
marshal. ' Mrs. Inest Shorb White and
Mrs. Eleanor Martin, recognized as the
social leaders of the city, will be in
charge at the commissary department.
All classes will meet on a common level
in order that the streets of the city,
which have been in filthy condition since
the disaster of last April, may be cleaned.
The city has been divided into dis
tricts and a skilled contractor- placed
in charge of each division. Each di
vision commander has inspected his
district, has named his deputies, and
has formulated a plan of cleaning the
section alloted to him befoje sundown.
The burned area will receive most at
tention, although the outlying districts
will not be neglected. . '
Start at Bugler's Call.
At 7 o'clock tomorrow the buglers
from, the Presidio will mount the
highest hill in the city and sound the
call ' for work. The volunteers will
then file down to headquarters at
Fifth and Market streets, where they'
will be assigned to various parts of
the city for duty.
The women will report to the re
spective restaurants, throughout the
city, which have been turned over to
the women for the day, and will be
gin the preparation of sandwiches and
coffee, which will be given out free at
the lunch. Among the women volun
teers are Miss Jennie Crocker, the
richest heiress in the West; Mrs. M. H.
DeYoung, Mrs. John I. Spreckels, Jr.,
and scores of others who occupy prom
inent places in the local society world.
All of the school children will assist
and schools from about the bay will
send volunteers. The students of the
University of California will cross the
bay 1000 strong to help. Stanford will
send, all of its athletes, and co-eds will
assist at the sandwich booths.
Last night 74 revelers had been
President McKenna resigns from Initia
tive One Hundred.
rounded up on the city streets, and will
be given brooms and shovels in -the
morning and made to do penance. , 4 '
Ministers Enter Protest.
A strong protest against the violation
of Sunday has been made by local pas
tors. -A large number of ministers,
however, have given their approval.
SHIPS TO STORM CENTER
American Navy In Central America
to Be Strengthened
WASHINGTON, March 2. Develop
ments in the war in Central America,
with the indications that at least four
of the republics may become involved,
have led the State and Navy Depart
ment officials to consider the expedi
ency of increasing the American naval
force in those waters, t is probable
that within a few days several ships
will be ordered to reinforce the Mari
etta and Chicago.
May Ship Firearms to Seat of War.
NEW ORLEANS, March, 2. Nicara
gua and Honduras may tomorrow ship
firearms from the United States with
out fear of detention. Shipments of
firearms for both governments have
been held up here pending Instructions
rrom Washington, but Attorney-General
Bonaparte wired that "the Depart
ment could find no authority under ex
isting circumstances for the detention
of the munitions of war mentioned."
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 51
degrees; mifilmum. 35.
TODAY'S Fair; northeast winds.
Municipal ownership suffers blow In London
election. Page 2.
Mountain threatens to overwhelm Italian
village. Page 2.
Gossip of European Capitals. Page 31! f
Ship subsidy bill to be talked to death by
Senators. Page 1.
House passes Aldrich financial bill. Page 3.
Three-cent fare bill for Washington passes
House.. Page 3,
John B. McDonald says railroads are ham
pering work on canal. Page 2.
Northwest Senators help to defeat Standard
on alcohol bill. Page 2.
Hughes declares for recount of Mayoralty
vote in New York. Page 2.
Mrs. Eddy's lawyers to flfrht relatives suit
at every point; charge that tunds have
been misappropriated. Page 1.
H ask in on Jews in America. Page 33.
Interstate Commission considers - plans to
qurb Harrlman. Page 13. f
Alienist's opinion on Strother brothers klll-
ing of Bywateri. Page 2.
Jerome striving to send Thaw to asylum;
Thaw pledges lawyers to resist. Page 3.
Tremendous' dy nam Tie exifosion chaises New
York City. Page 15.
Oregon CI ty woman leaves husband and
' children to elope with 16-year-old boy.
Page 5. . '
Inman and Dr. Smith likely to be named on
Port of Columbia Commission. , Page 4.
Attorney Richardson hurls abusive epithets
at prosecution In Adams murder case.
. Page 4.
House members at Olympia hold short ses
. sion and hurry to the cities. fFage 4.
Two men wounded in shooting fray at In
dependence. Page 4.
Suspension of newspapers makes Butte a
dead city. Page 1.
Portland and Vicinity.
Insurance expert calls Pacific board of un
derwriters extortionists. Page 10.
Gas Company caught gouging consumer,
red-handed. Page 10.
Women athletes of Multnomah 'Club give
interesting exhibition. Page 9.
Police Sergeants to be appointed to im-
prove discipline of department. Page 24.
Dr. Andrew C. Smith announces that he will
not run for Mayor. Page 31.
Unusual activity noted in the local real
estate market. Page 8.
East Side real estate is on the upward
trend. Page 8.
Plans for the new East Side Theater are an
nounced. Page 8.
Realty Board selects W H. Moore for pres
ident at annual election. Page 8.
Striking streetcar men prepare ultimatum,
which Manager Puller, of streetcar com
pany, declines to receive. Page 31.
CommerciRl and Marine,
Oniongrowers not discouraged by slump in
prices. Page 39.
Chicago wheat market weak and lower.
Break in Northwestern stocks. Page 38. -New
York banks still hold a fair surplus.
New steamship line will operate to Port
land. Page 58.
Will G. Mac Rae discusses the pugilistic
situation on the Coast, page 37.
Coming of Spring is booming the local au
tomobile trade. Page 36.
Coast League decides on four teams- and
elects Swing president. Page 11.
OF THE WEEK
BUTTE DEAD TOWN
Strike Proves News
papers a Necessity.
LYING RUMOR HAS FULL SCOPE
Women at Loss Without Bar
gain Sale Advertising.
PANIC BARELY AVERTED
Shutdown of Newspapers Is Object
Lesson in Their Necessity in Moil
ern Life Business Is Par
alyzed Without Them.
BUTTE, Mont., March 2. Special.)
Civilized man cannot do without cooks,
declares the famous rhyme tha,t makes
some of the comforts and luxuries of
life subordinate to competent administra
tion of the culinary department. Civil
ized man can do without his daily paper,
but does It very badly. Civilized man.
newsless, emerging from the hospital
after a long Illness or from the peni-
The article by . Frederic C.
Haskin, which usually appears
in this column, will be found
' on page 33 of this edition.
tentiary. accepts the situation under
standingly. But, . healthy and free,- he
cannot understand himself newsless In
crowded streets with cars rushing noisily
and electric lights shining about him.
It Is impossible to reconcile a hurrying,
modern city with the absence of daily
ne ws pa pera.
Civilized man, as represented in . the
region once supplied with news by four
great Montana newspapers, has learned
something since February 13. Never
again must the newspapers of this field
labor with civilized man to convince Tilm
that he should have the paper left at his
front door every morning and proclaim
his merchandise through the paper's ad
vertising columns. Civilized man's books
show that the newspaper pages are worth
more to his store than all the windows
he can decorate beautifully, all the front
yards he can litter with handbills, all
the billboards he can plaster with post
ers, all the streets he can illuminate with
banners, all the sandwich men he can
squip, all the grotesque forms of edver
tising he can devise and he has devised
many. He has learned that the women,
who do the bulk of the buying, have a
habit of planning the shopping campaign
largely along lines suggested by the
newspaper advertisement, and that habit
is hard to break.
Newspapers Necessary to All.
The newspaper shut-down in Butte and
Anaconda came at the height of the bar
gain sale season and when Spring goods
were arriving. To show what Mr. Man
thinks of it, he is "advertising his wares
in newspapers published in other parts,
of the state, but he Is not satisfied with
the results, because these papers are of
necessity old when they reach the field
affected, are strange in appearance and
of limited circulation.
The whole Man family suffers as a re
sult of. the suspension of news service.
It came at a time peculiarly unfortunate
In some respects. Mr. and, Mrs. Man
had been assiduously reading published
details of a certain court trial. They
told each other that much of the stuff
should not be printed to come before
"the young," and they kept on reading
all of it day after day. The State Legis
lature was wrestling with a railroad com
mission bill and a license repeal bill.
The baseball league was in process of
formation. Labor troubles of possible
far-reaching effect were In prospect. In
(Concluded on Page 5.)
ft. R. Rush, the new land-fraud prose
cutor, said to be a second Heney, making up
for the part.