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VOL. XXVIII. NO.
COOK AS A FAKER
Miner Says Doctqr Did
Not Make Climb.
FOLLOWED THROUGH GLASSES
Prospector Declares He Saw
Party Turn Back. .
ASCENT AN IMPOSSIBILITY
Jacob Snter Thinks Mount McKIn
ley Will Never Be Scaled Without
Airship Explorer Watched by
Four Men of the North.
BELUNGHAM. Wash., 5ct.f 23. (Spe
cial.) "If Dr. Cook says he climbed to
the top of Mount McKInley, he telle an
untruth," 1 the curt way that Jacob
Suter, an old, experienced mountaineer
and prospector, deflnes his Ideas of the
'famous North Pole explorers claim to
have made an ascent of that mountain.
Dr. Cpok never reached the summit
of Mount McKJnle and I want to say
Tight here that no other man ever made
the top. In the first place, lt.ls a physical
Impossibility, for the peak of that moun
tain Is a pyramid or pinnacle of solid,
glaring- Ice, almost perpendicular, and no
man, even If he chopped steps In the
Ice. could climb up. I have been all
around that mountain and know exactly
what I am talking; about. '
Four Watch Cook.
"My statement that Dr. Cook did not
reach the top of Mount McKInley Is not
. baeed on mere hearsay evidence, for I
was there at the time Dr. Cook and his
party tried to make the ascent. There
were four of us In the party the McCarty
brothers, of San Francisco, Sam May and
myself. "We were prospecting; In the
gulches and alone the creeks-at the base
of the mountain when Dr. Cook and his
" "He went up to the last bench on the
mountain, a distance of about 8000 or SOW
Xeet. but did not reach the summit. Wo
saw them on the mountain with our" field
Classes. They went as high as they could,
and when they reached the perpendicular
walls of Ice they could go no further."
Sees Party Turn Back.
"We saw them start up Yetna River
and they came back because the route
was too difficult. Then", they went up the
Shuchitne River and got up to the wall
of Ice which is many miles from the top.
"Through the glasses we saw them turn
back and come down. I have prospected
all over the base of Mount McKInley and
have been to the point reached by Cook.
Several others have been that high on
- the mountain and that is as high as any
one will ever get on account of. that wall
of ever changing Ice which cannot be
scaled even though steps were cut In its
Horses I -eft to Starve.
"On that trip Cook did one of the most
Inhuman acts I ever saw in my life. He
left four horses in the river valley to
starve to death. They were saved until
the Winter snows fell and after that
there was no chance for them. We never
' saw the horses after Cook abandoned
them. If he had shot them It would have
"I have been on all the big mountains
of explored Alaska, the Selkirks, the
Fraaer. Cascade and Olympics and I
can tell what peaks are Impossible of
ascent. McKInley will , never be scaled
and the top can only-be reached by a
flying machine. The same applies to
Mount Roosevelt and Mount Foraker,
both of which standcloee to McKInley."
BLOCK PLANTO f4y DEBTS
Wall-Street Magnates Will Auction
Oft Walsh's Railroads. '
NEW TORK, Oct. 23. (Special.) The
sale of the Walsh railroad properties to
the United States' Steel Corporation,
which, it Is reported today, was ready to
i pay John R. Walsh, of Chicago, fS.000.000
for the Southern Indiana, Illinois South
ern and Chicago Southern, was averted
by fhe Wall street kings of finance.
At a moment when It seemed certain
that Mr. Walsh would be able through
disposing-'of his two best railroad prop
erties to liquidate his debts to the Chi
cago Clearing House Association banks,
1 wipe out myriads of debts and still save
about tl0,000,000. the Moores, Vanderbilts,
Rockefeller Interests and groups In con
trol of the Pennsylvania Railroad inter
vened. It Is said.
.The railroad companies controlled by
the Rockefellers, Moores, Vanderbilts
and Pennsylvania, while coveting the
Walsh lines, now prefer to see them go
, on the auction block, where they will be
, slaughtered, and parcel them out among
SPANIARDS THROW BOMB
Missile Explodes In Front of Sara
SARAGOSSA. Spain, Oct. 23. A bomb
exploded tonight in front of the treas
ury. No one was injured. - v-
TILLMAN WILL NOT
REFUSES TO PAY $10 FOR SEAT
AT PCBLIC LUNCHEON.
Declares Private Subscription to En
tertainment "Contrary to
- COLUMBIA. S. C. Oct. 23. Because
he was asked to pay 10 for a plate
at the luncheon that will be given to
President Taft on the occasion of his
visit to the city November 6, Senator
Tillman has declined to attend and
says that he may not serve on the re
ception committee. .
Mr. Tillman says that, while Colum
bia is to be the nominal host of Mr.
Taft, the city expects the state at large
to pay for, the President's entertain
mentjHe makes these statements in
a letter addresseda the secretary of
the Chamber of Commerce, and goes on:
This may be a new way of conducting
entertainments ' in South Carolina that
will find favor in the future, but It Is
wholly contrary to all the Ideas of
courtesy-and hospitality that I ever heard
of in this state, and I do not propose to
lendv my aid or countenance to it."
Mr. Tillman .in concluding his letter,
'It Jeems to be the official scheme
to ask men to meet "the President and
have them pay the expenses., J. tell you
emphatically no, I will not attend the
Governor Ansell and .the other members
of the committee in charge of the affair
have accepted Jnvltatlons and paid for
tickets, as have more than JDO residents
of South Carolina outside of Columbia,
including United States Senator Smith
and ChlefVJuBtlce Jones.
DELAWARE SH0WS SPEED
America's -New Drcadnouit Makes
ROCKLAND. Me., Oct. 23. The battle
ship Delaware, the first American fight
ing ship of the dreadnought type, made
splendid showing on her screw stand
ardization runs over the measured .mile
course in Penobscot bay today, exceed
ing her speed requirements by nearly a
knot. While her contract calls for a
speed of 21 knots an hour,' the Delaware
today attained a maximum speed of 21.9$
knots and a mean of 21. M.
Three runs were made in 19 knots,
three at 20.55 and five at the maximum
of 21.98 knots. Later the Delaware put
to sea agtln and began a four hours' en
durance run, starting off Monhegan
Island. The run will be followed by a
fuel consumption 1tst In which both coal
and oil will be tried. Then will come 24
hours endurance runs at 19 and 12
knots, respectively. . .
A sister, ship, the North Dakota will
have a trial over the 'same course ten
days hence and there will be much in
terest In comparing the work of the two
in addition to their heavy displacement
and high speed the Delaware and North
Dakota are 25 per- cent stronger on the
offense and defense than any battleship
yei constructed. ' ,
CONVICT CAMPS PROBED
Some tiood, Some Bad. Found by
HOUSTON, Tex., Oct. 23. According to
the testimony of convicts before the
Senatorial committee on Investigation at
the penitentiary farms and camps In
Texas, deplorable conditions prevail In
several camps, while In others the op
posite is true. In ore of the farms, ac
cording to the evidence of those ques
tioned, not only . is sanitation poor, but
those imprisoned are cruelly treated.
At tne Lignite mine at Carvert, the
committee found most astounding condi
tions. It is stated. According to the testi
mony conditions on the farms have been
found poor for the greater part, with ill
kept bunkhouses and no. segregation of
those ill. ' Food has taken complained of.
But many of tbe farms have their re
deeming features. Where one poor con
dition obtains its offset by an Improve
ment.' so that In the main, the week's
Investigation found much to commend.'
RED APPLES CLOSE SCHOOL
Colorado Scholars Turn Out to Help
flarvest Fruit Crop. .
GRAND JUNCTION, CoTd., Oct. 23.
To harvest a crop f fruit, estimated to",
be worth 11,600,000, It was announced
today that all public schools were dis
missed for two weeks, beginning Mon
day. The pupils in the Indian schoof and
all public schools In the GrcAd Valley
also will, be given a vacation that they
may help In gathering the crop and re
lieve the shortage of pickers and pack
ers. It is estimated that more than 10,000
men and women will be In theorchards
to harvest the crop, which is being,
shipped out at the rate of 40 cars daily.
" ' . V
ITALIANS LO0K.F0R GHOST
Noted Spiritualist's Spirit Expected
. - to Return to Earth.
LONDON, Oct. 23. A dispatch from
Rome says the appearance of the ghost
of the late Professor Cesare Lombroso is
being looked forward to with extraordi
nary Interest by the Italian'spirituallsta.
Before his death the professor .an
nounced that after. his demise he would
place himself In "communication with the
Rome Society 'of Psychical Research. He
declared, also, that for this purpose ho
would make use of Bueapia Falladlno,
with whose aid he had conducted many
experiments since 1S95. .
rORTLAXD, OREGON, SUNtfAW MORXiXG,
Drives Car to Victory
at 64.5 Miles, v
JACK RABBIT CLOSE SECOND.
Race at Oakland Marked: by
Two Fatal Accidents.
FLYING TIRE CRACKS SKULL
1'ree's Racing Car Runs Over An
other" Spectator Vast. Crowd
Camps All Xlght to See
, PoAola Races.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 23. Before over
100,000 spectators, many of whom camped
along the course throughout last night.
Jack Fleming today hurled his Pope
Hartford across the line the winner of
the Oakland Portola road race in the
world's record time of 64.50 miles an hour
for a distance of 208 miles, or 12 laps of
the 214-mile circuit.
A close second to the Pope-Hartford
came the Apperson Jackrabbit, which,
until today.'was the holder of the record
wrested from It by the speed of the Pope
Hartford and the cool driving of Fleming.
Only a few seconds behind the Apper
son, the Lozier, cleverly driven by Harry
Mlchener. had to content itself with third
place after being a dangerous contender
throughout the long grind. Hanshue, who
drove the Apperson to its world record
at Santa Monica, was at the wheel of
the same car today, and his gritty ' strug
gle to , pass the flying Pope-Hartford
made the grand prize event a race, until
the last lap was reached.
Wins J 50-Mile Race, Too.
The Pope-Hartford, took .the 150-mile
race for small cars with even more ease
than that with which It annexed the
grand prize of the meet, but it was not
entered In the second race -of 215 miles
which was won by the Apperson after a
duel with the Lozier which was not de
cided until the grandstand was In sight
of the racers. Second place in the smafc
car race1 fell to t lie " Auto car, admirably
driven by Walter Morris.
The huge grandstand was almost de
serted for the natural amphitheaters
formed by the hills lining the boulevard,
which formed the most attractlveart of
the. course. Owing to the lengtlr of the
course, the spectacular feature of the
race was somewhat marred by the Infre
quent appearance of the racers before the
spectators, but the long intervals of" sus
pense were taken up with Improvised
- Two Fatal Accidents.
The races were marred by a'nnmber
of accidents, two of which may result
fatally.- These were due to th ineffi
cient policing of the course, and in both
cases spectators were the victims. O.
F. Johnson, of Oakland, was struck by
the Knox car, driven by Frank Free, on
the course near Fruit vale, and sus
tained lajuries which will probably re
sult -fatally. An old man named Mc
Klttrick was the victim of one of the
most peculiar accidents ever -witnessed
on an automobile face course, when his
skull 'was fractured by, a tire cast by
the Sunset car. On the second, lap of
the. small-car race, A. G. Llnz, the
mechanician of the Maxwell, was pain
fully injured by the breaking of the fly
wheel of his motor. Early in the race
the Chalmers-Detroit had a broken
wheel and Driver Howard Warner -and
his mechanician, James McCautey, were
thrown from the machine and badly
Best Time for One Eap.
The best time for. a single lap was
made by the Stearns car, driven by O.
A. Booney, who swung his big racer
about one of the 21V4-mile circuits In 18
minutes sfnd 1-5 second. The' actual
elapsed time of the Pope-Hartford In
the Oakland cup race was 3 hours, 58
minutes and 15 seconds.
One section of the grandstand was
reserved for Don Caspar de Portola and.
Queen VIrgilla, who were escorted by
Governor J. N. Gillett, ' Mayor E. R.
Taylor, of San Francisco; Mayor Frank
K. Mott, ot Oakland, and a number of
foreign envoys who are attending the
Portola Festival. AT section was also
reserved for the officers and sailors of
the flsltlng warships.'
DRYS BEGIN BIG TASK
Propose to Ask for Local Option
Election in Spokane.
SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 23. (Special.)
A. whirlwind campaign of ten days'
duration will be launched the first of
next week throughout Spokane County
by the advocates of local option. ' ' .
Within that time I960, signatures of
Qualified voters are to be -taken. It will
require this number to call for the spe
cial election. . . . . . ,
Lewis R. Horton, superintendent of
the Anti-Saloon League of Eastern
Washington, today prepared 250 peti
tions with blanks for 25. names, which
will be mailed to all parts of the county
on next Thursday, and the campaign
will be started probably next Sunday.
Signatures ma be taken on 8unday,
and the petitions may be circulated by
FOR STOCK GAMBLE
MRS. LOVE ESTRANGES HUS
BAND BYKEEPIXG CASH.
Fears He Will Kidnap Child and Ap
peals to Ambassador for
CHICAGO. Oct. 23. (Special.) The sep
aration of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney C. Love
nH ih letter's aimeal to the American
( Ambassador , in London to protect her
from her nusDana, wno, sne iwi,
seeking to kidnap her Infant daughter,
were due tW the refusal of Mrs. Love to
advance funds for use in another plunge
in the stock market. .' ' '
This was the statement made today by
a friend of Mr. Love, who has been In
close touch with the erstwhile broker
since he was a low-salaried clerk'. This
informant, who is prominent in Chicago
social and business life, was surprised to
find that Mr. Love took his wife's re
fusal of his demands for money so se
riously as to' precipitate an estrangement.
He had believed . the Loves were living
happily In a suburb of London and that
Mr. Love was devoted to the former Mar
jorie Burns. .
information concerning Mr. Love's re
ported efforts to obtain his wife's money
came to a Chicago friend within the last
fw Hnvs. It was followed, quickly by
J news of their separation and if the ap
peal of Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Love s moiner,
to Ambassador Reld.
RED CROSS OPENS CRUSADE'
Campaign Begins to Raise Funds to
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23. Another cam
paign for raising funds for the various
aritl-tuberculosls organizations through
out the United States, is to be conducted
by the American Red Cross during ' the
coming Christmas season. v
The Society hopes to have 50,000,000 Red
Cross Christmas stamps on sale by
December 15. t
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 66
degree; minimum, 44. , -TODAY'S
Probably fair; .westerly wnds.
. rorelgn. .
Czar welcomed in Italy with great en
thusiasm. Section 1. page 5.
Two members of Cuban" Cabinet may fight
duel. Section 1. pago. 4.
President Taft speaks at Houston and Dallas.
Tex., on way north. Section 1. page 5.
Government puts ban on instalment stock
broking; Arm which never pas. Section
' 1. page 6-i .
Tight money causes sudden decline .In stock
market. Section ft. pace a.
Oklahoma begins suits against three trust
Section L. page 2.
W C T U. declares for local option as step
toward prohibition. Section 1, page 3.
Training of children for trades rgd at
Labor Federation meeting. Section 1,
Wright teaches another Army officer to
ny. Section 1, page I
Barriirs ex-partner makes affidavit he got
large sum for attack on Cook. Section.
?. page 1.
Big financiers block sale of Walsh's railroads
to Steel. Trust. Section 1, page 1.
Sidney Love estranged from wife because sho
refused him money for stock speculation.
Section 1. page 1.
Portola festival ends with dance on street
and parade of floats. Section 1, page .
Coast League scores: Portland 0. San Fran-
Cisco 3; Vernon 3, SacVamento 1; Los
Angeles 0. Oakland 2. Section 2. page Z.
Fleming "breaks world record for speed In
Oakland auto race. Section 1. page -1.
Eastern football games: Harvard defeats
Brown; Lafayette beas Princeton: Mich
igan beats Marquette. Section 2, page 2.
Mu'tnomah defeats The ' Dalles Athletlo
Club, to 0. Section 4. page 6.
Hard college football games are scheduled
for this week. Section 4, page 6.
Oregon football squad begins secret prac
tice. Section 4, -page 5.
Elans are under way for Portland automo
bile show. Section 4, page 4.
Automobile makes remarkable climb of Ban
croft aveiue hill. - Section 4, page 4.
Portland fight fans believe Jeffries will whip
- Johnson. Section 4. fcage 6.
Only one week remains of Pacific Coast
League tall. Section 4,' page 6.
Whitman defeats Idaho, 30 to . Section
2, page 2. ' ,
Eugene pastors scent heresy in lectures of
Oregon professor. Section l. page 1.
Blakesley Jury falls to agree. five standing
for conviction. Section 1. page 1- i
Juniors rcut sophomore rally at Corvallis
Ly use of fire hose. Section 1, page B.
Coos County man Is shot in mistake for
skunk. Section 1. page T. '
Clarence W. Robnett wilt aid prosecution
In Lewlston land-fraud cases. Section 1,
page 6. t-
Fight enlivens races at Prlneville. Section 1,
Commercial and Marisw.
Active and broad demand for Oregon hope.
Section 8, page 11
Wheat closes lower at Chicago. Section 3,
page 11. -
Heavy selling of stocks for foreign account.
Section 3. page 1L
Bank statement more favorable than last
week. Section 3, page 11. ,
Inquiries out for spot ships for full cargoes
. of barley. Section 4, page 11.
Portland and Vicinity. '.
Mrs. W. 8, Ladd dies at Sixth-street home.
Section', page 1. " -
Harrlman system plans new low-grade route
between Portland nd Los Angeles. Sec
tion 3 . page 10. . .
Standard OH Company tells Board of fequal
Izatlon it does not know value of prop
, erty In county. Section'. 4. page 12.
Government to stock Columbia River with
cockeye salmon. Section 3, page 12.
Defunct Oregon Trust took savings of poor
cripple day before crash. Section 1,
Commercial Club offers S5000 for essays on
Oregon. Section 4, page 11.
Mavor Simon unruffled br recall step of
, Labor Council. Section 3, page 12
Commlseioner.Bnileys office reports on In
spection of 1U0 dairies, section 3. page 8.
Consul Vejar says Peru's ports are open for
. trade with Oregon. Section 4, page 12.
Court rules that County Judge need not give
accounting of his time. Section 3, page 8.
Rose Festival committee to 'seek reduced
rallrfc-ad rates far celebration week. Sec
tion -. pace 12.
Beat. Estate and Building.
Demand fori. Inside real estate is active,
faction 4, page 7.
Building permits or. week amount to 1445.
4)13. Section 4. page 9.
Large tract near ' Sheridan brings good
- price. Section 4, page 9. .
Large number of handsome homes are pro
jected. - Section 4. page 8. :
Big cold-storage plant Is completed. Section
4, page 8.
Manv East Side streets are. to be paved.
L Section 4,-page 7."
Unique - dwelling Is erected on romana
..Heights. .Section 4,. psge10. ...
OCTOBER 24, 1909.
. S. LftflO IS
CALLED BY DEATH
Life Consecrated to
Charity Is Ended.
PIONEER WOMAN 82 YEARS OLD
Her Contributions-to Foreign
Missions a Fortune. .'
CAME TO PORTLAND IN '51
She Presided Over Woman's North
Pacific Presbyterian ' Board of '
Missions -"for Two Decades.
Funeral Services Tomorrow.
With the death of Mrs. Caroline Ames
Ladd.' widow of-Oie late William 3. Ladd,
at her residence, 293 Sixth street. , at 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon, a life con
secrated to Christian service and. an' in
spiration to alf who knew her, ,was. ended.'
Mrs. Ladd was 82 years, 7 months and 5
days old and death resulted -from causes
Incident to old age.
An Oregon pioneer of 18M,'Mrs. Ladd
throughout her life '.was prominenUy
Identified Vith church work and the at
tendant , activities. Her generous con
tributions to religious and -charitable in
stitutions were not restricted to her home
town or state bat the foreign mission
fields wero remembered in the benevolent
acts of this noble woman. The contribu
tions of Mrs. Ladd to foreign- missions
alone amounted to several thousand dol
lars annually. -
Mrs. Ladd was an active and devoted
member otv the Presbyterian Church.
She supported the church and its aux
iliary societies with liberal subscrip
tions, but It was in the cause of mis
sions to which she was strongly, com
mitted,. and in the furtherance of which
6he'gave a great deal of her time.- The
aggregate of her contributions to mis
sions represents more than a comforts.
ble fortune. '
' When the Woman's North Pacific
Presbyterian Board of Missions was or
ganised 21 years ago, last May, Mrs.
Ladd was elected president, a position
to which she was re-elected annually
until and Including . last April,, when
the 21st annual nteetlng of the board
was held In the Third Presbyterian
Church in this city: The North Pacific
Board Is one of six organizations in the
United States through which the mis
sionary efforts of the Presbyterian
Church are directed. Under the official
management of the board for this sec
tion of -the country, gifts for missions
Increased from 81200 for the first year
to over' 816,000 in 19p8 and 1909, accord
ing to the reports submitted at the Jast
Kose for livery Year.
Faithful and punctual was Mrs. Ladd
In attending" all of the meetings of the
boJrrd, including the annual meetings.
In April a year ago'the 20th anniver
sary of the organization' of the North
Pacific Board was celebrated. At this
meeting Mrs. Ladd was presented by
the board with a bouquet of 81 beauti
ful roses, a 3oint birthday and anniver
sary gift, in honor of her 81st birthday.
Although' 82 years old, Mrs. Ladd last
April attended the annual meeting of
the board and presided at t'-e sessions.
'. Purse Always Open.
Earnest, but unpretending, Mrs. Ladd
never permitted a deficit to exist In the
funds with which the North Pacific
Board promoted the cause of missions.
"Many times at the annual meetings of
the board, when, it developed that . the
available funds were inadequate to carry
on the work for the ensuing year, have 1
seen Mrs. Ladd quietly write out a check
of sufficient size to meet the threatened
deficit and, unnoticed, hand it to the
treasurer," said one, of Mrs. Ladd's co
In addition to being a liberal contribu
tor to the general missionary fund of the
board, Mrs. Ladd JJor a number of years
personally contributed the necessary
funds with which four missionaries were
employed among the heathen in Corea.
Only a few years ago with her own
money, Mrs. Ladd bullf a hospital at
Pyeng Tang, Corea, and recently em
ployed a' special trained nurse who' 'as
sent' to the trans-Pacific missionary field
on one of the vessels which' sailed from
Ban Francisco only a few weeks ago.
, Came Here in 1854.
Caroline Ames . Elliott , was born at
Canterbury, N. H., March it, 1827. Sail
ing around fhe Horn early la the 50s,
she was married to William S: Ladd
in San Francisco, October 17, 18.
They came'aKonce to Oregon, reaching
Portland November 6, the game year.
Mr. badd died January 6, 1893, and the
widow is survived by the following
children: ' William M., Charles E-,
J. Wesley and Mrs. ,Heltn Ladd Cor
bett, all of Portland, and Mrs. Frederic
B. Pratt, of Brooklyn, N. Y.
Funeral services will be conducted
from the First Presbyterian Church at
1 o'cloclt . tomorrow afternoon, ,Rev.
William-. Hiram Foulkes officiating.
Burial will . take place . in Jiivervlew
Cemetery and the services at the grave
will bo, private. . A ;,
'Mri Ladd died January 6, 1893,, at
the age of 66 years, He .was a pioneer
of 1851 and was 25 years of age when
he came to the state. Of active, power-
- (Concluded on Page 2.J :
COUNTY OPTION AS
STEP TO DRY STATE
W. C. T. U. DKCIDES IiOXG FIGHT
Indorses Nebraska Bill in Face of
Violent Opposition of Ex
tremists. ' .
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 23. The first im
portant dissension in the thirty-sixth
National convention of the W. C. T. U.,
now in session in Omaha, occurred to
day over the proposition , to indorse
the action of the Nebraska division
in its stand for "county option," which
Mrs. Frances Beauchamp, of Kentucky,
considered- a compromise with the
The trouble resulted from an attempt
of the Nebraska division to secure -from
the National organization indorsement
of Its action in supporting a proposi
tion for county option as against state
wide prohibition. -
The convention, despite Mrs. Beau
champ,'s protests, Indorsed the position
taken by the W. C. T. U.. of this state,
adopting the following resolution:
"While the W. C. T. U. stands frr
state-wide prohibition and cannot ask fof
anything else, we don't wish to be un
defstood as being opposed -to the fed
erated forces of the state that are work
ing for the passage of the Anti-Saloon
League local option bill. We will be
pleased to have this measure become a
law and will consider its passage an ad
vance step in the right direction and
under its operation we will most heartily
co-operate to make this a saloonless
The W. C T. U. thus aligns itself
against the Prohibition party, which
stands for absolute prohibition or
FAILS AT SUICIDE, FINED
John Harmale, . Pole, Would End
Life When Jilted in love.
SOUTH BEND, Wash., Oct. 23. (Spe
cial.) At the session of Superior Court
just concluded in this city, John Harmale,
a, recently arrived Pole, with no knowl
edge of the" English language, was ar
raigned on a charge ft attemptin self
murder. After he had been made aware,
through an interpreter, of his status in
court, he, plead guilty and was assessed
a fine of $100.
According to, Harmale's testimony,
which was all that could be produced,
he. with a fellow countryman named
Pilut. went to a secluded spot ,in Ray
mond to "commit suicide on account of
having been jilted by .their fiancees in
, Pilut succeeded in sending a bullet
througli his head, but Harmale only suc
ceeded In inflicting a scalp wound. The
case against Walter Lohrentx, who is
also under, arrest for attempted self
murder, will probat-ly be dismissed, as
one of the witnesses Is dead and the
others have left the country.
C. PR. GIVES UP FIGHT
Canadian Boats Abandon Buttle for
VANCOUVER, B'. C, Oct. 23. (Spe
cial.) The steamer Iroquois, of the In
ternational Steamship Company, which
figured for several years In a bitter
rate war with the . Canadian Pacific
Railroad boats on the Seattle-Vancouver
run, will resume service to this
port November 6, and the Canadian Pa
cific Railroad will abandon its Seattle
service entirely, except by way of Vic
toria. The Waialeale will also enter the
freight service here, and It is under- (
stood the Canadian Pacific Railroad
will back the Morning Star to compete.
Many changes are to be made In the
railway's fleet coastal schedules this
Winter, and amdng these is a long lay
up for the palatial Princes CharlStte,
which 'Is to be changed into an oil
burner. THREATENED MAN KILLS
Warned of. Death, Florldan Slays
' His Enemy on Sight.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.Voct. 23.-Charles
A. Husband, who had been given until
this morning to leave Jacksonville or be
killed by J. H. Smith; shot and killed
Smith when the two met todaj'.
Smith , had ordered Husband to leave
town because he saw the latter with Mrs.
Smith yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
have been separated since 1907, when
Smith killed John Milton for alleged at
tentions to Mrs. Smith. Husband - was
MAGNETIC 'STORM RAGES
Sweeps Over Atlantic Cables and
Swamps Artiflcia'l Currents.
NEW TORK, Oct. 23. A pronounced
magnetic storm seriously affected some
of the Atlantic cables today. At times
the magnetic currents were so strong
as to eliminate the cable currents. .
This is the fjjird serious experience
with these co-called aurora b'orealis on
the Atlantic, cao-les during the last
WILL FOUND HOME FOR AGED
Unknown Philanthropist $5,000,
000 to Be Used by State.
' ALBANY, N. T-, Oct. 23. Dr. Robert
W. Hill, secretary of the State Board of
Charities, announced today that the
J5,000,000 fund which a philanthropist de
sired to .contribute to charity would be
given for the establishment of a new
home for the aged; location not dis
PRICE FIVE CENTS. ,
SMELL OUT HERESY
Attack Religious Views
of Professor Howe.
PREDESTINATION IS ASSAILED
Preacher Differs From Ideas
Expressed in Private.
WILL PREACH ON QUESTION
ClerRymah Attends Lecture Given
After Class and Is Horrified at
Unorthodox Beliefs He Hears. -Teacher
Has Much Tacking.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
Or., Oct. 23. (Special.) Because Pro
fessor Herbert Crombie Howe, head of
the'department of literature at the Unl- i
verslty of Oregon, expressed certain un
orthodox religious beliefs in the course
of two private lectures to members of
one of his college classes this week,
two ministers of .the university town
announced tonight they will take the
matter up publicly tomorrow and dls-.
cuss it from their pulpits.
Whether a professor in a state uni
versity has the right to hold and express-
in, private religious views of his
own that are at variance with those or
the orthodox religions Is the interest
ing question that has been raised by
the action of the preachers. One of
Professor Howe's statements to which
the ministers have taken most violent
exception was a declaration of his per
sonal disbelief in the doctrine of pre
destination. Preacher Is Contradicted.
His utterance In this regard was
made to the. class after Rev. H. N.
Mount, pastor of the Central Presby
terian Church of Eugene, who was pres
ent at both lectures, had declared that
the doctrine of predestination was the
cornerstone of the church.
"I believe," said Professor Howe In
reply to this, "that the cornerstone of
the church Is the fatherhood of God.
God to me means Infinite love and kind
ness. I cannot see'how any one can in
telligently hold to a belief whl- makes
God cruel and bloodthirsty and savage
towards his children.
"It Is my theory that the doctrine of
predestination, by which' God willfully
puts men on earth knowing they must
sin and will be punished for what they
cannot' help doing, is a survival of days'
of barbarism, when men were savage
and cruel and naturally endowed their
gods with the same characteristics. I
believe Christ came to stop such beliefs
' Matter Starts in Class.
The matter had its beginning in Pro
fessor Howe's class In .the study of Rus
kln one day early in the week, when
the class came o-ros a passage In re
gard to the Immorality of the soul.
Discussion on the subject became so
warm that he offered to meet any mem
bers of the clss who desired in his
recitation room -after regular college
hours for private discussion of the
questions involved. Practically every
member of the class was present. So
was Rev. Mr. Mount, who had heard of
the proposed lecture, and came to hear
what would be said.
Pro'fessor Howe first discussed with
the class the divinity of Christ. His
own conclusion, he said, was that Christ
was both human and divine. He read
to the class statements on thp matter -by
authors of several lives of Christ.
Minister Becomes Angry.
"What about the doctrine of predes
tination?" asked a girl In the class.
"I much prefer not to talk about that,"
said Professor Howe. "I do not con
sider It at all essential to the discus
sion nor desirable, apd my own views
would be disagreeable to many. Do you
think it is necessary to speak of it, Dr.
"It is absolutely the crux of the whole
matter!" said the minister shortly. ,The
doctri.ie of predestination is the corner
stone of the church."
-Howe's statement followed. It angered
the minister so much that after the-class
was dismissed he protested against his
lecture, saying that the unregenerated
should not. discuss religion. He also de
clared that' the truths of the Bible
should -be accepted-, not as a matter ot
reason, but of revelation, and Intimated,
it is said, that he would curry the matter
to the faculty.
At a second, and. what he announced
would be the last lecture oh the subject,
yesterday, because of the unexpected op
position of Rev Mr. Mount, who also at
tended, taking copious notes. Professor ' 1
Howe said in part, explanatory of his
Must "Share God's Truth." (
"Let there be light. That is the first
command in the Bible and to us as schol
ars it must always be the nearest one.
Seek ye God's truth and having found,
share It with all that will. v"
'"That is the scholar's commandment.
That commandment rules my life. There
may be those who can live content with
lies. I cannot. I seek the truth. If
you. have In 'you the root of scholarship,
so must you do also.
"It has been urged that I should keen
silent about the truth of Christ's teach-
(Concluded on Ppge 2.) ''