lo THE SFXDAT OREGOXIAN. PORTLAND. "NOVEMBER 3, 1307. eon t BY New President of Traveling Passenger Agents Ten dered a Banquet. PROMINENT MEN SPEAKERS Governor C'hnniberluiii and Officials High in Transportation . World Kespond to Toasts Finan cial Situation Is Discussed. Railroad men of Portland and the Pa cific Northwest paid a handsome tribute last night to M. J. Roche, of Portland, recently elected president of the Ameri can Association of TravelinK Passenprer Agents. At a well-attended dinner, held at the Portland Commercial Club, the railroad men and their guests united in Tejoiclng over the honor that has come to one of their number, and not only showed that thry are unanimous in voting the distinction well bestowed, but that the men actively In charge of rail roads in the Northwest are working to gether as never before to further the In terests of this section of the country. Aside from the congratulations of Mr. Roche and J. H. O'Neill, the other Oregon M. J. ROi.he, uet t Honor nt Coiitiurrclnl Club Dinner. delegate to Jamestown, through whose efforts the 1!08 convention of the associa tion was secured for Seattle, the feature of the evening was a discussion of the financial situation In the Northwest. That Portland and the other Pacific Coast cities are substantial in their industries and certain of a continuance of the pros perity that has been experienced for sev eral years was the burden of every ad dress. That the present disturbance is only temporary, but that everyone should use the utmost efforts to assist in main taining confidence was declared repeatedly by the speakers. Governor Chamberlain, W. Vi. Cotton and W. D. Fenton dwelt at length on the present "monetary conditions and the needs of the hour. That conditions are fundamentally and thoroughly sound In Portland and along the entire Pacific Slope was de clared hy each. Admitting that the strain has been great because of the great crops that are being moved and the tightness of money In the East, it was prophesied that the crisis would be passed tho present week. The common sense of the people, they said, would result in restoring nor mal conditions and bring credit to the sev eral states. . - Seattle Men N'ot Present. Governor Mead, of Washington, and J. E. Chllberg. president, and 1. A. Nadeau, director-general of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, had expected to te present and address the traffic men, but were unable to attend. The coming ex position at Seattle, however, received a large share of attention, and the railroad men pledged themselves enthusiastically to work for Its success. Men who were connected with the Lewis & Clark Exposi tion told of the large part that railroad men played in bringing about the success of that fair, and declared that with a rep etition of this support assured, the first important battle for 19 is already won. In calling the assembly to order, Tom Richardson, munager of the Commercial Ciub and toastmaster of the evening, paid a high compliment to Mr. Roche. It was exceedingly fitting, he said, that honor should be extended to the man who had just been elected to head one of the most Important of National associations. That Mr. Roche was deserving of the office, Mr. Richardson said, was shown by the fact that largely through Ills efforts the traveling passenger agents had been brought to Portland in 15 and that their attendance was again assured for Seattle In V.niS. "No one did more than the railroad men in bringing about the success of the Lewis & Clark Exposition,-' Mr: Richardson con tinued. "Already they are working for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, and in their efforts the people of the Pacific Coast will unite. The coming fair Is of as much interest' to Portland and other cities of the Northwest as it is to Seattle, and the benefit will be shared by al." Oregon Governor Talks. "Not only the Pacific Coast, but the country at large as well, is Indebted to the railroad men," declared Governor Cham berlain, leading up to his discussion of the financial situation. "You are well In formed on the subject of the Industries of the country, and you all know its needs. You have done much, but there Is now something further for you to do, and for every citizen to do who has at heart the welfare of this state and of the Nation. You especially are In touch witli the large interests, and it devolves on you to see that bankruptcy does not come on r state and on others. Y'ou are In a position to exert a great power to alleviate pres ent conditions. "Owing to the great shipments of products being made from the North west. Portland banks have been com pelled to credit their country corres pondents for goods not yet paid for fy the East. The country banker de pends on us and we in turn on New York and other Eastern cities. The banks have found It necessary, there fore to protect themselves and thereby the people and we must stand by the banks In the necessary action they have taken. We must have confidence In our neighbors and promote confi xlcnce among all. "The present crisis is not to be RAILROAD men t 1 f y feared if we are only calm. If we act as our best Judgment directs, Oregon will emerge from the conditions which confront her at present, one of the greatest and richest of states. Let each one go forth a missionary to work for confidence In our industries and In our institutions." This spirit was echoed by W. W. Cotton, counsel of the O. R. & N. Co., who in opening liis remarks said that he felt complimented in belngr given a place between the two greatest pub licity agents of the age with a rep resentative of the Associated Press on one side and a member of the travel ing passenger agents on the other. Re ferring to the speech just made, Mr. Cotton then said: Agrees With Chamberlain. "1 desire to indorse everything that the Governor has said and to add that in my belief one of the great needs of the day Is a more elastic currency. We deposit checks in the banks and draw out real money. Did you ever stop to think how little actual cash you place in the bank. And yet particular ly at the time of crop-moving, we are confronted with the necessity of a very large amount of money. "To relieve this condition, I would have the banks empowered to give us paper that would pass as money. I do not beneve In free silver and I do not believe In resorting to greenbacks, but I do think that such a plan as I have outlined could be worked out and , we certainly need more medium of ex change. I would suggest that this pa per be Issued by banks, covering say one-fifth of their deposits and repre senting approved securKy and which would fulfill the purposes of actual money. This would avoid such condi tions as at present, which are only temporary. We are threatened with no actual insolvency. All we need is to be confident and restore normal condi tions." "The only difficulty we have today Is too much business and not quite enough confidence," said W. D. Fenton, counsel for the Southern Pacific, taking up the same subject. "As soon as credit Is restored the field of opportu nity here will be bigger and better than ever before. One care we should have is to stand behind our financial Institutions from San Diego to Seattle. This is no time for us to criticize those who have custody of our funds. Situation Is Brightening. "The situation is now brightening. On all sides the banks are paying out cash in limited amounts. The next week will be the supreme test and In the language of the street It is "up to the people' to say what will be the re sult. I will say that any man who has a dollar that he does not actually need will be a traitor to his trust If he withdraws it from any honest depos itory. I feel confident that we shall handle our enormous business and that normal conditions will soon prevail again." Others not on the regular pro gramme, but who were called on in formally for short remarks, were J. H. O'Neill, who was a delegate with Mr. Roche to the National convention; George W. Andrews, E. E. Ellis and Herbert Collins, of Seattle; Dr. H. W. Coe, A. . H. Devers, K. H. Fogarty, William McMurray. A. u. Charlton. George Willett and James Casey, of Portland, and W. H. Wehrung, presi dent of the Oregon state commission to the Seattle Fair. Messages of re gret were read from several who could not attend. Those Who , Were Present. Those present at the banquet were: M. J. Roche, passenger agent Denver & Rio Grande; Governor George E. Chamberlain, Tom Richardson, manag er Commercial Club; J. P. O'Brien, gen eral superintendent Harrlman lines In Oregon; E. C. Robbins, Northern Pa cific; S. B. Vincent, Associated Press; W. W. Cotton. O. R. & N.; E. W. Rowe, A.-Y.-P. commission; W. H'. Wehrung, A.-Y.-P commission; George T. Wil lett, Northern Pacific; J. H. O'Neill, traveling passenger agent O. R. & N.; H. S. Rowe. general agent C, M. & St. P.; J. W. Casey, C. M. & St. P.; Frank Ira White. Klamath Falls; D. C. Free man, the Oaks; Dr. Henry Waldo Coe, C. W. Stinger, city ticket agent O. R. & N.; W. C. Seachrest, Northern Pa cific; Charles H. Gleim, passenger and freight agent Pacific Coast Steamship Company; George A. Emery, traveling freight agent New York Central lines; E. D. Whitney, Crater Lake Company; William D. Fenton, counsel Southern Pacific lines In Oregon; William G. Gosslen, civil engineer; John M. Scott, ;.?.,.-,;;.i, JT : ,.:A?-i if;! 4f v c - f M 1 .& J. H. O'Neill, "Who Wnm One of Mr. Rorbe's Colleairuea at JamestOTt'u. assistant general passenger agent Har rlman lines; William Shepherd, public accountant; J. I. Springer, traveling passseger agent Great Northern; E. E. Kills, general agent Harrlman lines, Seattle; Victor Thrane, Sol Blumauer, Chamber of Commerce transportation committee; A. H. Devers, Open River Transportation Company; Guy W. Tal bot, vice-president and general man ager Oregon Electric Railway; W. E. Coman, assistant general freight agent Harrlman lines; Hy Ellers, Eilers Piano Company; F. H Fogarty, assist ant general freight agent Northern Pa cific; R. F. Prael, A. D. Charlton, as sistant general passenger agent North ern Pacific: Dr. C. W. Cornelius, Mac Uonald Potts, H. E. Lounsbury, general aent freight department Harriman lines: J. R. Nagel, traveling passenger agent Harrlman lines, Seattle; H. J. O'Neill. Harrlman lines. Seattle; G. W. Andrews, Northwest passenger agent Pacific Coast Steamship Company, Seattle; F. R. Johnson, general agent Canadian Pacific; F. C. Collins, travel ing passenger ngent Canadian Pacific: C. H. Dexter, contracting freight agent O. R. & N. ; H. L. Hudson, contracting freight agent O. R. & N. ; J. F. Mc Laugrhern, traveling freight and pas senger agent Illinois Central; W. P. Strnndborg, Evening Telegram: George T. Murton. C. A. Hunter, general agent Rock Island; T. E. Wallace, traveling freight - agent Rock island; Harry G. Smith, ticket agent Northern Pacific; A. G. Richardson, city passenger agent Rock Island; Frank oreenough. ticket agent Harriman lines; H. E. Thomas, The Oregonian; A. H. Potter. William Harder, general agent Great Northern; W. F. Burrell, R. v. Holder, general agent Chicago & Northwestern: Wil liam McMurray, general passenger agent Harriman lines; E. B. Duffv, freight agent Gould lines; M. F. Brady, C. S. Jackson, the Journal; J. Annand. F. D. Gibba. 9v 9 Skirts Monday at $3.95. Skirts in Panama and fan cy mixtures ; values up to $10.00. . $3.95 WHOLESALE AND RETAIL HE KNEW LINCOLN Dr. E. S. Chapman Heard His Famous Inaugural Address. WAS AT GRANT CEREMONY Venerable Temperance Advocate, Who Has Been in Public Life for 5 0 Years, Tells of His Exper iences in Washington. Ervin S Chapman, D.' D., L.L. D., one of the oldest and best known of temper ance orators. Is at the Portland Hotel. He came here from California, where he is the State Superintendent of the Anti Saloon League. Dr. .Chapman has been in public life for nearly 50 years and has a fund of personal information about the great men and great movements of the Nation during the last half of the past century that is seemingly inexhaustible. "I knew Lincoln well," he said last night in his room, "and I stood within 20 feet of him when he gave his Immortal sentence of 'With charity for all, and malice toward none.' I went In a rain storm, at 7 o'clock in the morning and stood until 1 o'clock to get the position I wanted. By the time Lincoln arose to make that wonderful speech fully 50,000 people were there to hear him, and just as he advanced on the platform the rain that had been falling all day. stopped, the clouds parted and the afternoon sun came down on that never-to-be-forgotten scene. So-ne very worthy people, both at the time and since, have professed to see something supernatural in this, and in what occurred later, that I will mention in a moment; but, of course, it was merely a very happy though very beauti ful coincidence. Spoke in Loudest Tones. "Lincoln, realizing that those thousands had, many of them, come hundreds of miles and had stood In the storm for hours, to hear him, began his speech at the very top of his voice.- He did not begin rather low and work up for ora torical effect as a lesser man might have done for the effect on those within easy hearing, but he roared out with all his strength: 'Fellow Citizens ' and I heard many say, 'Good!' as they realized and appreciated what he was trying to do. "Andy Johnson was the Vice-President, and very popular at that time with the more radical element. He was a sort of blood-and-thunder man and played to the element that believed in such measures during the war. When Lincoln was done, the crowd began to shout 'Johnson, John son,' and Lincoln turned, went to the front of the platform again and shook his head and by signs tried to get them to desist. But they would not. so he stopped, turned and hurriedly left the stage. Then Johnson stood up. I noticed that his face was very red, and while he stood there facing that great crowd he passed his hand over his forehead several times, and I heard men say, 'He's sick,' when a Senator who had been sitting beside John son arose, took him by the arm and led him away without Johnson saying a word. He was drunk. "This occurred about 2 o'clock. For an hour after the meeting I was very .busy running around Washington, getting ready to leave on the afternoon train. Several times I noticed groups of people standing and looking up Into the sky, but had not time to find out what the cause was. When I got my work done I ran into another such group and asked them what they were watching, and they pointed it out to me. Right up there in the now clear sky, where the sun had burst through when Lincoln was talking, was a bright star, clearly visible at full day. The thing has occurred before and since, but it appealed to us greatly at the time, and I have always remembered It as a particularly fitting Incident and of what it all meant. Another Pretty Incident. "Another pretty thing happened when Grant was reading his Inaugural speech. Our Great November Sale This wonderful sale has taken like wildfire never have we announced a timely event which was so enthu siastically received. Although hundreds and hundreds of these beautiful garments have been sold, there are hundreds' to take their place. It is an innovation in garment-selling which seems to have diverted the atten tion of thousands of women seeking Winter garments to this store, intent on sharing these wonderful values. OUR GREAT NOVEMBER SALE SPECIALS MONDAY Thousands of Beautiful High-grade Autumn and Win" (IJI 7 Cfj ter &30.00 to &35.00 Goats and Suits Offered at $ I I ,UU When yc u see these handsome coats and suits at $17.50 Monday you will simply be astounded The Great November Sale of Millinery Has so far had a generous, hearty response of pleased purchasers; and we have prepared a continuance of the remarkable values for Monday's selling. T.vo hundred neat, stylish, trimmed Hats; small, me dium and large shapes, every desirable color; values up to $.".00; choice $1.80 J. M When such an event occurs a platform seating thousands is built down from the columns of the Capitol. I was listening to Grant, when I noticed a commotion hack on the edge of the crowd among those columns. At first I thought the police or secret service men were arresting some one, as was done frequently in those days, when I saw a little girl in white lifted up between two people seated in the extreme rear row. Then the next, row parted so as to let her through, and thus, seat at a time, she came down that crowd right toward the President. When she got to him she stepped to his side and took his arm without a word. Grant looked down, smiled, and went on read ing. It was Nellie Grant." ' Dr. Chapman speaks at the T. M. C. A. rooms today at 4 o'clock. He will remain In Portland a few days, and in the state probably several weeks. DIES DRUNKARD'S DEATH Ex-Political Leader of Chicago Has Miserable End. CHICAGO, Xov. 2. From affluence and political position to a slab In the county he was once an official, was the fate of morgue, a charge on the county of which Fred Johnson, formerly town clerk and a North Side Republican leader. Johnson, who of late years has been practically a social outcast, given up by his wife, a daughter and nearly all his former associates, died in the county hos pital yesterday of injuries received in a fall from a wagon. He was taken to the hospital in a patrol wagon. His skull was believed to be fractured. The police had many times previously taken him to the station for protection In a helpless state irom drink. Some years ago Mayor Busse Interested himself In Johnson, and occasionally con tributed to his needs, also pleading with him to brace up. The last time the city executive saw Johnson he Is said to have bought him a new suit of clothes and given him a substantial sum of money, With, the promise that he would give him a good position if he behaved. - Johnson's political power was In the '80s. At that time he lived In the old Seventeenth Ward, now the Twenty-second, and Is Bald to have controlled the Swedish and Norwegian vote. He was fa miliarly known as "Honest Fred." After serving In various capacities in North town offices, he was elected clerk of the town, serving under William Ball, who was then assessor. Johnson was 47 j-ears old. RETURNS F0R PROPERTY Legally Dead Man Comes to Life and Asserts Rights. CHICAGO. Nov. 2. John Litt, of Chi cago, called at the Kane County Record er's office at Geneva yesterday and de clared he Is not dead, although he had been declared legally dead 10 years be fore. He had been missing 23 years. "I am much alive." said Mr. Litt. "I don't see how the report got out." "It's a little late to deny it now," the official observed. Maintaining that It was better late than never, Mr. Litt Inquired concerning some property that had passed out of his hands when the court declared him dead. Its value exceeds $50,000. He secured some data and announced" he would return to day for more. Mr. Litt, who was formerly a resident of Elgin, disappeared mysteriously. In 1884. His wife and klnfolk searched for him high and low without success. Mrs. Litt died In Chicago in 1888, and 10 years ago, Litt having failed to appear, his relatives took measures to have him declared dead legally and were successful. They then divided the ,r-operty. It Is Mr. Litt's intention to put in a claim for all his property. He gave no explanation of his long absence. Seven Hurt in Trolley Collision. CHICO, Cal., Nov. 2. In a head-on col lision today on the Northern Electric Railroad, at Live Oak Station, 30 miles south of Chlco, seven persons were in jured, two severely. A passenger car, leaving Marysvllle at 5:20 A. M., ran Into a southbound freight train on a curve. The accident was caused by a discrepancy of five minutes in the watches of the conductors. Those seri ously hurt were E. C. Nldeffer, of Sac ramento, the motorman of the passenger car. who may die, and W. Mercer, the freight brakeman, who sustained a broken arm and other severe injuries. ACHESON BREAKBTHE RECORD Mauritania Beats Her Sister Ship. SPEED 25.05 KNOTS HOUR Builders' Trials Show Marvelous Speed Attainments On Hun From Tyne to Mersey She Is Not Pushed. LONDON, Oct.t 26. (Special.) While the Lusitania was speeding eastward on a record-making trip, her sister ship, the Mauretania was making a leisurely jaunt around the coast of North Britain on her way from the Tyne, where she was built. j to the Mersey, whence she will sail on her j maiden voyage to New York some time in i December. Some 500 persons had been invited by the builders of this, the greatest vessel In the world, to take part in the inau gural voyage. It was not to be expected that she would make a very phenomenal record, for she had been lying 12 months in the dirty waters of the Tyne, still. It was supposed likely that she would reel off 24 knots Just to show what she might do under favorable conditions. These hopes were doomed to disappointment, for the highest speed that the Murerfnii 1 made between the Tyne and the Mersey wa.a 21 knota. and most of the trip was made at a speed some knots lees. The ex act figures of the maximum speed regis tertered on her trial trip was a trifle less than 26 knots 25.95. Nearly Twenty-six Knots. Mr. Rowan, a member of the firm of Rowan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, who built the boat, said that the builders would be amply satisfied If the ship ful filled the Admiralty requirements of the minimum average of speed In crossing the Atlantic 24H knots. That, of course, it is confidently expected she will do. Indeed, if she fails to lower the Lusitania's pen Help Him Ask your doctor if there is one single injurious thing in Ayer's Hair Vigor. Formula published everywhere. Aiiers HairViqor NEW IMPROVED FORMULA J A very delicate matter, to be sure, but do you think your husband is as good looking as he ought to be ? Help him out! Offer to buy him a bottle of Ayer's Hair Vigor if he will only use it. Removes dan druff, keeps the hair soft and smooth, gives the proper finish to the general make-up. We have no seoretsl We publish ' the formulas of all our medicines. J. C. AVER CO., Manufacturing Chemists, Lowell, Mass. GO nant within the flTSt month of her trans Altantlc experience a bitter disappoint ment will be felt on the Tyneslde. where rivalry with the Clyde-built Lusitania Is of the keenest description. The competition between Lucy and Mary, as the seafaring populations of both districts have bechristened the monster vessels, will be watched with deep inter est everywhere. Though they ' are sifter ships, built according to the same general design, it is a well-known fact that two vessels may be designed and constructed alongside of each other In the same yard and yet present very different results when in the water. The Mauretania is five inches deeper than the Lusitania and 15 feet longer. An other difference between the Mauretania and the Lusitania Is that in the former there Is a greater use of high-tensile teel, with the result of a reduction In. weight and an Increased capacity for carrying fuel and deadweight cargo. The scheme of decoration In the twe ships Is different. What makes the most appeal to the aver age layman is that In the Mauretania the various woods used retain their nat ural color. Our trip round North Britain gave little or no opportunity to judge of the seagoing qualities of the boat. The weather was perfect, and there was not wind enough to blow together the volumes of smoke which poured out of the great funnels, and which trailed away In our wake In distant lines. Rolls in Atlantic Swell. Even at her low speed the vibration was marked, though the pallometer installed aboard registered what is considered to be a very slight vibration. When she met the Atlantic swell on the northwest coast of Scotland, the Mauretania rolled to such an extent that some of her fair passengers did not make their appearance at dinner. Fiddles, however, were not necessary on the tables, and, in fact, there was no sea worth speaking about. In several respects the vessel is not ready for service, and it Is a question whether she can be got ready by Novem ber 16, the date fixed for her to be turned over to the Cunard Company. May Have Returned to Father. . NEW YORK. Nov. 2. Special dispatches from London state that Samuel Clarkson, whose elopement with Miss Helen Ma loney. daughter of Martin Maloney, of Philadelphia, caused a stir a month ago, has appeared in London and has settled down to his former life in lodgings near his club in Piccadilly. Miss Maloney, it is stated, is not with him and he refuses to talk regarding her whereabouts. 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