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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, TORTLAXD, JULY i, 1D20
day. June 21. Mr. Childs, Sr. had
been an orange grower at Redlanda
for 30 years. In addition to the local
son. lie is survived by his widow and
a daughter, Mrs. Harold M. Sherman
ALBANY. Or., July 3. (Special.)
Mrs1. Virginia Bentley Winn, who
died at her home at Santa Monica.
Cal.. was a pioneer of Linn county
and a resident of Albany for many
years. She came to Albany in pio
neer days with her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph K. Bentley, and was mar
ried here to Thomas O. Winn in 1S63.
Mr. Winn died in 1879. Mrs. Winn is
survived by two children. Captain
O. B. Winn, who now lives at San
Bernardino, Cal., and Miss Zula L.
Winn, who resided with her mother
at tianta Monica.
E POLKS PLAN
have been passsing through three
stages of substitutes for the Chris
tianty of Christ, declares Father
Vaughan, a British . cleric of world
Finding it altogether impossible to
shake themselves free from religion,
they have tried to feed themselves
upon fradulent foodstuff.
I noticed some years ago, says
Father Vaughan, how Madame Bla
vatsky and Mrs. Besant captured our
folk for theosophy. Then came along
Mrs. Kddy, with her cult called Chris
tian Science, and today we have those
two hierophants. Sir Oliver Lodge and
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, initiating all
sorts of queer folks into the myste
ries of the seance room.
The new revelation is entitled spir
itualism, but it would be better to call
U by its proper name, the old super
stition. Today I am not warning my read
ers in my capacity of priest, but as a
citizen. Today I range myself with
the best brain and nerve physicians,
and with them I run up the danger
signal, warning my fellow country
men not to cross the threshold of the
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BIG DOUBLE BILL
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WEEK j THE COMEDY RECORD I PrAS
Convention Upholds Vigorous
Nominee Motors to Marion
for Prolonged Visit.
RESOLUTIONS ARE PASSED
SENATOR IS KEPT BUSY
Aabhfnton Labor Body Oocs on
Record Concerning legis
SPOKANE, Wash., July 3- tSpe
cial.) In the election of President
short and Secretary Buck by the
Washington state federation of labor,
in session here today, the federation
administration scored a complete
Indorsement of Its anti-I. W. W. and
Vancouver was chosen as the 1921
convention city for the federation
meeting. C. H. Middleton of Spokane,
Best Swain of Seattle and Oliver
Bcliand of Bcllingham were named
as the executive committee of the
metal shares department of the state
The convention ratified the elec
tion of the following vice-presidents
for the various districts: Fred W.
fireen, Spokane; 1. "W. Koblnson,
Anacortcs; C. L. Oallant, Yakima;
W. I,. Brcckcnridge, Aberdeen; Joseph
H. Lyon, Tacoina; Phil J. Perl,
Seattle; Frank Johnston, Kvcrett.
Robert H. Harlin, president of the
United Mine Workers" of Washington,
was elected to represent the Chicago
convention of the committee of 46,
Body iea on Record.
The following resolutions were
passed with little or no discussion:
Against the interpretation put upon
the criminal syndicalisn law by the
Increase of school taxes from ?20
to ?30 per census pupil.
A fine of $25 to J100 for building
owners convicted of having unsani
Requiring safe scaffolding: for build
ing and shipbuilding.
Against capital punishment.
Against compulsory military train
ing. Condemning the inefficiency of help
hired by the state for state hospitals
Favoring an amendment for legis
lation giving Industrial people more
representation in the state legislature.
Favoring legislation requiring in
spection of Ice-making machines.
Governor Hart Oannred.
Condemning Labor Commissioner C.
H. Younger and Governor Hart for
alleged activities In holding up a rea
sonable minimum wage for women.
Asking and working for a federal
department of education, the purpose
of which Is to be the removal of Il
literacy. This resolution requests
that a plank be included In the triple
alliance platform indorsing this res
olution. Favoring the drafting of a new bill
to be considered at the next legisla
ture asking a minimum wage for
women which will allow theim to live
in "an American way."
Prohibiting child labor and fight
ing for the w-elfare of children in
every way. This resolution was in
troduced by Miss Alice "Lord of Seat
tle and asked that the triple alliance
take a similar action.
SALEM HOLDS REUNION
OLDTIMJiflS" SWAP YARNS
OF CAPITAL CITV FOLKS.
T. Geer, Judge Wolvcrton and
Other Speakers Deliglit
Reminiscent of the younger days of
Oregon was the annual picnic of for
mer residents of Salem held af Penin-
Candidate Will Live in Home Town
ALmost Continuously Until
After November Kleclion.
WASHINGTON, July 3. Senator
Harding, republican presidential can
didate, tonight was on the way back
tc his home town of Marion. Ohio.
Leaving- here by automobile at 1
o'clock, the senator and his party
planned to spend tonight in Cumber
land, Md.. and tomorrow night in some
Senator Harding plans to stay al-
OFFICIALS OF ANNUAL PICNIC OF FORMER RESIDENTS HELD
AT PENINSULA PARK.
MORGAN S OFFER HELD UP
CONGRESS WILL CONSIDER
London Residence for Use of U. S.
Ambassador May Be G.lv-en
After a Tear.
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COLONEL ROBERT A. MII.I.F.n. PRKSIIJE!VT (LEFT) AU MRS. MAT
TIE GILBERT PALMER. SECRETARY (IlIOHT).
WASHIXGTOX. President Wilson
referred to congress an offer by J
Pierpont Morgan a year ago to make
a gift to the nation of his London
home, to be used as the residence of
the American ambassador to Great
The president gave no explanation
of why the offer was not acted on
sooner. He transmitted a letter from
Secretary of State Colby, saying that
Mr. Morgan had renewed the ffer.
The home is situated at 13 and 14
Prince's Gate, Hyde Park, within a
short distance of the offices of the
American embassy. Mr. Morgan said
that it had become evident that it
was advisable for the United States
to own the residences of its ambas
sadors in the principal European cap
itals, and that he was offering the
home that his grandfather and fath
er had lived in as the first step in
In his letter Secretary Colby said:
"Mr. Morgan has recently expressed a
desire to learn the Intention of the
government as to the acceptance of
Mr. Morgan first tendered his Lon
don property to the United States on
May 24, 1919. On April 24 of this year
ne wrote tne state department, call
ing attention to his propotit'on, say
ing the house was vacant and seek
ing a reply. The letter of May 24
"For many years it has been evi
dent to me that it is desirable that
the United States should own resi
dences for its ambassadors in the
principal capitals of Europe.
"As a first step, in this direction, I
now offer as a gift to the government
the housj in London, 13 and 14
Prince's Gate, Hyde Park, for many
years the residence of my grandfath
er and my father. The house is free
hold property, with a frontage of
something more than 60 feet facing
Hyde park, and there is an undivided
interest in a very considerable gar
den at tn. DacK.
"This house, though not of a size to
accommodate the offices of the em
bassy as well as the ambassador's
family, would, I think, be c. very suit
able residence for the ambassador
and is in a part of London sufficient
ly near the embassy offices to be
convenient for his use.
"Should this gift be accepted by the
government of the United States the
transfer of the property could take
place at once, but actual occupancy
of the house could not be obtained be
fore January 1, 1920, as the house has
been let until then for certain war
sula park yesterday afternoon, when
over 100 "oldtimers" gathered to
swap yarns" of the old days in the
capital city when everybody knew
everybody else and the community
was a little world all its own.
After a luncheon held in the shade
of the park trees, a short business
session was held.. Officers of the Sa
lem organization for the coming year
were elected as follows: J. 13.. Lee.
president; Miss Bertha Moores. vice
president; Mrs. Mattie Gilbert Palmer,
secretary, and Paul Sroat, treasurer.
Under the leadership of retiring
President Colonel Robert A. Miller, a
lively discussion followed, character
ized b personal anecdotes concerning
members present. Old stories which
everybody knew were remembered
and retold, stories of the days when
all were neighbors and none enemies.
A feature of the session was the
reading of the minutes of the pre
vious meeting, when the reading of
each speaker's name was followed by
a personal anecdote about the speak
er interpolated by the secretary. The
audience was kept laughing by these
Many of the Oregon pioneers were
represented in the group, Charles B.
Moores, ex-Governor T. T. Geer and
Colonel Robert A. Miller being ex
commanders of the Oregon pioneers.
Many of the older men, too, were for
mer cfassmates in Willamette univer
sity, the oldest college in the state.
Speakers of the afternoon included
ex-Governor T. T. Geer, Judge Wol
verton, Charles B. Moores. Mrs. Mattie
Gilbert Palmer and Miss Bertha
6600 VOLTS JAR WORKMAN
Severe Electric Burns on Hands
and Knees Only Injury.
COLORADO SPRINGS. Charles
Dickens of Manitou, an empioye of
the Colorado Springs Light, Heat &
Power company at the hydro-electric
plant at Manitou. was painfully
shocked and burned today while at
work at the plant. A current of 6600
volts passed through Dickens' body
nd inflicted severe electric burns on
the hands and knees. One of the
transformers of the plant was dam
aged by the electric storm yesterday
and Dickens, who is foreman of the
plant, was engaged in repairing the
damage when the accident occurred.
The injured man was removed to his
home in one of the company's cot
tages near the plant. It is expected
that it will be several weeks before
he is able to resume his work.
HOOD RIVER. -Or., July 3. (Spe
cial.) Leroy Childs. superintenden
of the Hood River experiment sta
tion, returned yesterday from Red
lands, Cal., where he had been called
by the fatal illness of his father, A.
U. Childs, aged 77, who died Thurs
most continuously in his home town
until after the November election.
J ust as the party- was drawing away
from the house. Inez McWharter. the
Hardings' negro cook, hastened out
of the house laden with many bundles.
She was on, her way to the railroad
station and bidding farewell to Mrs.
"May the Lawd bless you all
through all your trip."
Home Folk Plan Celebration.
ine nnai leg or the Journey on
Monday is expected to end at midday
at Marion. Their home folk are plan
ning an. elaborate homecoming cele
bration to honor the first visit home
of the senator since the nomination.
No announcement of the candi
date's immediate plans preceded his
departure, but his first public utter
ance will come on July 22. when he
Is formally notified of his nomina
tion. Odds and ends cf business kept Mr.
Harding at his office until 11 o'clock,
an hour later than the scheduled get
away. At home there remained so
many chores unfinished that another
20 hours were lost.
But Mr. Harding was ready early.
An hour before the start she appeared
at the back door she was wearing
her hat and veil to admonish a
houseman: "Frank, be sure to turn
off the gas, lights and water." It
was then, too, that Senator Harding,
coming from the house, told the
newspaper correspondents who ac
'We're going to travel the old-
fashioned way, with a shoe-box
Movie Men Are on Hand.
Movie camera men and photograph
ers swarmed about the house to re
cord the departure. Mr. Harding, who
was taking a "dry smoke." chatted
with the newspaper men and passed
out cigars stogies by the handful
and there was some more dry smok-
An hour later all preparations
were complete and Mrs. Harding
stepped from the back door into the
automobile, which had been waiting
lor some time. While the senator
was locking the house Mrs. Harding
chatted with Harriet Jefferies, the
negro cook at the Siamese legation
'I hope you come back the first
lady of the land." said the old negress
ir i don't it won't be my fault."
answered Mrs. Harding.
wen, we're all going to lack, vou."
rejoined the neighborly cook."
GIRL, 15, LURES MEN
Come-on's" Arrest Results When
Victim Puts Gang to Rout.
NEW YORK. When Helen F. Lun-
die, IS years old, of 560 Brook avenue,
was arraigned before Magistrate
Jesse Silberman in Morrisania court
she told an unusual story of being an
accomplice of footpads. -
She said she has worked in several
robberies and has acted as the "come
on. It was her part in the crim-3 to
meet the victim, flirt with him and
take him walking in some lonely spot.
Her two male confederates would fol
low and would, pounce upon the vic
tim and assault and rob him.
The particular crime with which
the girl was charged had its culmi
nation last night when Arthur M
Rahr, 21 years old, was assaulted.
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Once you become swept into the
splrituaists' charmed circle you may
get sucked down into hell itself, like
a ship caught in the Goodwin Sands.
A diabetic subject finds that it
takes him all his time to keep away
from sweet and starchy foods, which
are poison to him. with death as a
certain result. In the same way the
neurotic, the morbid and the unsound
are so strongly attracted to the spirit
world that they easily become he
prey of insanity.
I think that a law should be passed
forcing spiritualists to build their own
asylums. It is not fair to ask the pub
lic to pay rates for people who shut
their eyes and open a door which
they cannot close.
Dr. Charles Mercier writes:
"I know from my own medical ex
perience that .the pursuit of the cult
leads to a morbid frame of mind and
tends to render those .who arc at all
predisposed to insanity an easy prey
of the disease."
Similarly Dr. G. M. Robertson, su
perintendent of the Royal asylum,
Morningside, Edinburg, writes:
"I desire to warn those who may
possibly Inherit latent tendencies to
nervous disorders to have nothing to
do with practical inquiries of a spirit
ualistic nature. Inquiries into spirit
ualism sometimes lead to insanity in
Once again. Colonel R. H. Elliott,
the eminent medical specialist and
chairman of the occult committee of
the Magic Circle, did not hesitate to
say the other day that:
"To stop the kind of thing that is
going on and to get people back to
sanity is a national work. Once a per
son gives way to the temptation of
thinking that he sees things he
passes from Illusions to the stage of
delusions. That is the danger, and a
very distinct danger."
- I might prolong the list of medical
opinions upon the menace of spirit
ualism, but I have cited authorities
Silly, stupid people who do not
stand upon their own feet or think
with their own minds argue that if
Sir Arthur Lodge and Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle are the devoted advo
cates of spiritualism and make it
their proud boast that they can in
troduce their clients to the spirit
world, here must be somehing in it
Of course there is something in it,
just as there is something in a dose
of cocaine or an injection of morphia.
But we already have more than our
share of citizens in asylums and on
the borderland of asylums without
unnecessarily adding to their num
bers. The so-called men of light and lead
ing in spiritualism may be authori
ties in their own professions. About
that I am not prepared to say. Both
these gentlemen have been hardly hit
in the war and they claim our sym
pathy, but aware of giving them
support in this camouflaged old su
perstition, which is set up.not for the
resurrection, but for the fall of many
To me quite a strong argument
against spiritualism is the effect it
has had upon both Lodge and Doyle
To my thinking it has had a very de
teriorating effect. . Take, for exam
ple. Sir Oliver's following statement
He tells us that a table can "exhibit
certainty, that it can "seek for In
formation," that it can "indicate joy
or sorrow, fun or gravity." Had he
said a cane-bottomed chair or a table
fender or a poker could exhibit to
me these toKens or enaearmeni, x
could follow him and pity him.
BRITISH CLERIC OF WORLD
WIDE FAME GIVES VIEWS.
Uellef In Seances Denounced bv
Father Bernard Vaughan, AVho
Says It Leads to Insanity.
LONDON. People In this country
who have been brought up on pro
vided school education, that is to say
on morality divorced from doe-ma
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TRAVEL TO BERLIN WANES
Exodus of Industrial tndertaklngs
From City Alarms.
BKRLIX. As a center of attraction
for visitors from outside Berlin is on
the wane, said Chairman Landau of
the City's Foreign Travel bureau
which held its annual meeting here
Landau stated that although in
the year under review 1,389,000
strangers visited the capital, they
were on the whole not the class of
visitors that were desired. Berlin
he added, had become hated in the
provinces and no traveler came to
Berlin for pleasure. Moreover, there
was an alarming exodus of industrial
undertakings from Berlin.
The authorities, he said, must wake
up and offer fairs and such like as cn
inducement for the desirable class
of visitors to come to Berlin.
BEES FAVOR LION'S MOUTH
Stone Imajre Adorning Home Place
of German President.
BERLIN. A colony of bees the
other day swarmed into the gaping
jaws of the big stone lion ornament
ing the gateway of President Ebert's
residence, formerly Bismarck's old
townhouse and later the imperial
court marshal's residence. The police
guard drove them out with the garden
Many spectators lamented that the
bees should have chosen the presi
dential residence to deposit "real"
honey which today is not to be found
The tallest grass is pampas. It is
so tall that a man on horseback often
cannot see over it.
The Ideal Summer Home Site of the
HIGHLAND PARK LOTS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR
THE FIRST TIME BY THE NEW OWNERS
J. D. MacFALL and MRS. ANNA WELCH
Located between Manhattan Beach and Rockaway, Or.,
on Southern Pacific Tillamook line.
An unsurpassed view of both ocean and mountains.
Grandest bathing beach on the coast.
PORTLAND OFFICES: 401-402 Goodnough Building
Fifth and Yamhill Streets
After July 13 address
Highland Park', Manhattan Beach, Or.
"A House Divided"
From the Popular Novel
"THE SUBSTANCE OF HIS HOUSE'
PRESENTED ON AN EXTRAORDI
NARY SCALE, INCLUDING SING
ING AND SPECIAL MUSIC
(IncL War Tax)
SPECIAL SUNDAY CONCERT
12:30 Noon Today
personally directed by M1SCHA GUTERSON
La Tosca G. Puccini
Blue Danube J. Strauss
F Sharp Nocturne . . Chopin
Piano Solo by Francesco Longo.
Peer Gynt Suite E. Greiff
(a) Ase's Death
(b) Anitra's Dance
Jubel C. Weber
Blue Danube J. Strauss
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ment of July
I Enjoy the Fourth j
Water sports, baseball games and other
athletic events. Grand display ot fire
works, and dancing- in the evening.
Many other amusements.
j PLENTY OF GASOLINE FOR ALL.