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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL PORTLAND. SATURDAY EVENING,- MAY 27,-1911.,
A FRAUD CHARGE
Boston Minister One ,of De
fendants In Criminal', Suit
Brought by , United .' States
Against Land Company; y
' (flpdI Dispatch la Tb Jourasl.)
Boslon, t. Masa.,-- May 17. Arrange
mente have been practically completed
for the trial . next week before Judge
Dodge In the United States district
oourt in this city of the Rev. Norman
Plane, former president, Cbarlea IL
Brooke, treaeurer, and John U Traplla-
fen, assistant treaeurer of the Redeem
able Investment - company, upon , th
oharge fit using the malls In a scheme
United States District Attorney Asa
P. rrench will nave charge of the prose
ecu hob in person and tne defendants
will be represented by the Hon.. 8am
uel J. Elder as senior counsel. John P.
Feeney and. Francis M. Carroll. .
' ' Advertised Wester Property. v
Tne Redeemable Investment com.
pany, which Is said to have been
"get rich aulck" concern with many vie.
time, principally , In the east, was or.
ganlsed about four years ago by the
Rev. Mr. Plata and several Boston pro
moters and business men. In the liter
ature wnicu tne company sent out lib.
erauy tnrougnout tne country, it was
stated that It controlled, as a holding
company, . mining, farm and timber
properties In the northwest of the Unl
ted States and In British Columbia. .
After the federal authorities had re
ceived several complaints from alleged
Victims of the cqrapany an Investigation
was made and on October 1, 1110. fed
era! officials made a raid upon the ele
gantly furnished offloes of the concern,
confiscated the books and papers of the
company and a treated Charles H.
Brooks, treasurer and manager. At that
tune the Rev. Mr. Plaas was on his
way to British Columbia and It was not
until three weeks later that he returned
voluntarily and surrendered to the Unl
ted States marshal. Upon his arrival tn
Boston hs stated that he had resigned
ss president of the company two
months before and at the Drellmlnaxv
hearing he pleaded not guilty to the
charge of fraudulently using the maila
Defendant Well Known.'
The unusual Interest In this case, not
oniy in mis city, but throughout the
country, is due to the fact that the
principal defendant, the Rev. Norman
Plassi Is well known in widest circles
as a clergyman and educator. He was
born at Claveracb, N. Y.. May 4. I860.
and came from Dutch stock. He studied
at the Hudson (N. YJ academy: erred.
uated from Williams college with the
degree of A. B. In ma, and with the
degree of A. M. In 1886. In-the follow
ing year he graduated from Tale Di
vinity school as a B. D. and obtained
his degree of D. D. from Williams col
lege in 1904. In June. 1884, he married
Jessie Charlotte Wheeler and two years
later he was ordained, to the Congrega
tional ministry, ,;.
He' held Important pastorates at De
troit, Mich., Lincoln, Neb., Medina and
Cincinnati, Ohio, and Barrtngton, R. 1.
He wss state superintendent of thee
Anti-Saloon league of Rhode Island and
New Tork from 18S7 to 1899, and agent
of the Congregational National Home
Missionary society In 1900. Then he
became professor of theism and Chris
tian evidence at Washburn college, To
peka, Kan., and in 1902 he was elected
president of that college, a position
which he held until 1908, When he re-
ignea ana emoariced in business, organ
lsing the Redeemable . Investment com.
pany. ' Kev, Plass enjoyed quite a repu
tation' as a preacher and educator, was
for many yeara a member of numerous
scientific, religious, educational and
economic societies and won some die
ttnetion as the author of several books
and a number of sermons and addresses.
; Boston Heiress Vfio Ran Away; From Home
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Mlsa Gertrude Qulmby, 16 years old, who is stage struck.
New Tork. May 27. Sixteen-year-old
Gertrude Qulmby,' who' ran away from
her Boston home when her mother at
tempted to chastise her. has been locat
ed In Brooklyn. Mrs. H. A. Werner Is a
wealthy woman and the girl Is heiress
to a large estate. Soma time ago she
became stage struck, and staM out late
at night This grieved her mother and
annoyed Mr step-father.' so the mother
attempted corrective measures with her
daughter with the result that the jnoth
er was worsted In the physical encoun
ter and the girl fled to New Tork.
'I have had no quarrel with my
mother," said Miss Qulmby today. "She
says she will let me go on the stage,
and If my mind Is set upon It will, come
here to live with me. I would be over
joyed If she would come; but she can t
take me back to Boston. It have no
objection to meeting her and talking It
over with her, but I simply will not go
back to live In the same house with Mr.
Werner, my stepfather."
Miss Qulmby told of her prospects
and of a contract which she had just
signed to appear tn a chorus. She
was not at all proud of the place ob
tained, but looked upon It aa a stepping
stone to something "In the legitimate."
The story of how the girl became
stage struck, met the leading man of
a production and began staying out
lata was related by Mrs. Werner sev
era! days after the girl disappeared.
She said that, acting upon the advice of
a neighbor, she attempted to give Ger
trude a whipping, but the girl turned
upon her. Later she fled from home.
GREAT LOSS OF LIFE
Failure to Appreciate Serious:
ness and Lack of Protection
Cause in Majority of Cases,
Great Cafastrophes. ' '."
REFERENDUM INVOKED AGAINST
THE ANTI-PICKETING ORDINANCE
Organized Labor Is Making a
Bitter Fight on So-called
J "Gag Law."
Two ordinances passed bythe city
council and approved by Mayor Simon
last year which are being bitterly
fouerht by oraanlsed labor are to be
voted on next month on referendums
Invoked by the labor Interests. One is
known aa the Banner ordinance and the
person to refrain from doing or per
form log any service or labor In any
work4, factory, place of business or em
The penalty for violation Is fixed1 at
a fine not to exceed $300 or Imprison
ment for not more than 90 days, or both.
It will be seen Ubat the latter ordi
nance, which haa aroused the bitter op
position of organised labor, la not of
such general character as the earlier
"banner" ordinance. It does not pro
hibit the uee of advertising banners,
but makes It unlawful to carry any
sign in the vicinity of any factory or
place of employment for the purpose
of Influencing or 'Inducing any person
PINE CREEK IRRIGATION
TOCOST NOT OVER; $75
(KmdRl Ditoatch ta Tha Jnnraal I .
Weston, Or., May 27. A committee of
five farmers, George Carmlchael. G. W,
Staggs, Frank Price, Frank King and
c. M. Price, appointed at a recent meet.
Ing, la now soliciting acreage for the
Fine Creek irrigation project The sub
scrlbers bind themselves to 'pay not td
exceed $75 an acre fo? water. George
T. Cochran of La Grande, water super
intendent or the second Oregon division
gave an address here outlining the
Weston High Turns Out Seren.
(Special DUpatrb to The Journal.)
weeton, or., May Z7. At the com
mencement exercises of Weston high
school Thursday evening, seven gradu
a teg received their diplomas from the
principal. J. E. Keefe Jr., who goes to
Pendleton and wilt be succeeded by Rev.
u. A. Rexroad of Milton. The gradu
ates are: Zllla Simpson, Mamie Ross,
Edna Banister, Odessa Ktrkpatrlck, Ma
bel Ken nard, Harry Brown, Earl Hoge.
Class honors for the highest standing
fell to Hoge., The commencement ad
dress was given by Walter M. Pierce of
La Grande. .
Peace Jubilee Tomorrow.
(United Press teased Wlre.V
Atlanta. Ga,, May 'ST. White ribbons
are In. evidence everywhere here today.
Each' person on the street, is wearing
one in celebration of the peace jubilee
which Is to be held here tomorrow. Thou
sands of Georgians are gathering to
endorse the arbitration treaty between
the United States and Great Britain
HOW WEAK WOMEN
May Be Made Strong at Small
Expense and No Risk.
There are hundreds of women In this
vicinity, weak, thin, run down, tired
out and . nervous. Such 1 women ! need
Vlnol Just as much as did Mrs. Jane
Pepper of 1307 Howard street, San Fran
cisco, Cal., who says:
VI have used Vlnol for some time with
particularly gratifying results.; I was
run down,- weak and debilitated, and
my, appetite swaa" gone. After taking
several bottles of Vlnol I found my con
dition greatly Improved, and do not hes
itate to recommend Vlnol to anyone sim
ilarly affected.! . J (WV guarantee this
testimonial to jbe genuine.) , , i ;
' Vlnol la not a secret nostrum, but a
delicious cod Uver-and Iron tonlo with
out oil which will create an appetite,
tone up the digestive organs, make pure
blood and create strength. 4"- 4
; : Try a bottle of ylnol with the Under
standing that your money will be. re
turned If it does not .help you. Wood-
ntnr mu( later and much morfe strin
gent in terms. Is an antl-picketing ordi- to refrain from entering such place of
nance, dubbed by some or lta oppon-1 ueune, nunr iu purciuue guoas.or
ents the "aaa law.
The Banner ordinance Is , general In
Its terms and Is designed to prohibit
the carrying of any kind of a banner
for any purpose, the most common ex
amples of which are advertising ban
ners for "fire sales' ana . "cut rates.'
It would hit the labor unions by pre
venting the display of banners regard'
Ing places. of business called "unfair."
Section one of this ordinance, which
defines its purpose, reads as follows;
Z,abor Unions Complain.
T: "it shaO be unlawful for W plrao
to carry, bear or support, or cause to
be carried, borne or supported on any
public street, sidewalk, park or avenue,
in the city of Portland, any banner,
sign, device or emblem." (Penalty
fixed Is a fine of from $10 to $100, or
imprisonment from 6 to 30 days, or
both.) , '
The advocates of this ordinance take
the position that Portland is too much
of a. city to permit the indiscriminate
display of banners, which are declared
to have become a nuisance and an un
necessary form of advertising. The la-
It also expressly prohibits peaceful
picketing, whereby It would be unlawful
for one person to stand anywhere In
the vicinity of a shop or store and ask
others not to work. The first portion
of the ordinance prohibits the making
of any loud noise In furtherance of
a boycott or strike, and pronlblta in
timidation or coercion, but the latter
part goes much further and makes any
form of persuasion unlawful.
If the banner, ordinance Is carried,
the display of any-kind of sign for ad
vertising or' otherwise, will be stopped.
By voting for the antl-picketing ordi
nance, all, forms of boycott and picket
ing, including tne use or peaceaoie
means of persuasion, will be made un
lawful. The ordinances do not over
lap, except In the one Instance of signs
carried for the purpose of Influencing
persons to refrain from entering any
place of business to make purchases
or to work, this being Included in both.
fgpftrial Dlipetcb te The Journal)
New Torsi May 17. Istlure to
predate tha seriousness of mine fires
snd a lack of adequate fire protection
have resulted In the loss of hundreds of
lives and the destruction of millions of
dollars' worth of property In the Isst
few years, according to ' a statement
made at the annual meeting of . ths
National Fire Protection association by
Herbert M. Wilson,, chief engineer of
the federal bureau of mines.
Mr. Wilson went farther and declared
that two of the ntost serious disasters
la coal mines tn the last two years, one
at Cherry, III, In whldh Sfl lives were
lost, and the other at the- Pancoast
mine, near Scranton, Pa-, in which 74
lives were lost, originated from trivial
causes and ought to hava been quickly
extinguished wmiwut the sacrifice of
Xay Starts re.
'The conUct of several bales of har
with a biasing torch or an open miner's
lamp." said Mr. Wilson, "caused the
Cherry mine disaster with Its great loss
of life and a total cost of $1,000,000, of
wnion 150.000 a day was spent In direct
fire fighting for several days.
-rue nre in the Panooast mine killed
74 miners, left 4$ widows and 117 de
pendent orphans. This fire la known
to have started in an underground room
presumably from some otl soaked
waste. The fire was not thought ser
ious until It had been burning two
hours. This delay waa. In large measure,
responsible for the great loss of life,
lire Xrfss Oreat.
'"Besides the loss of life, fires have
cost much In money. At Dead wood,
8. V., $1,000,000 has been spent In fight
ing a fire In a metal mine. Today fires
arc raging In coal and metal mines In
various parts of the country. Some of
them hava gotten beyond control, and
have been burning for many years, de
vouring hundreds of thousands of tons
of coal and miles of mine galleries. One
mine fire near Carbondale, Pa., has
burned out such a vast area of anthra
cite coal In the last ten years as to re
sult In a subsidence of the surface and
destruction of surface property.
"Near Summit Hill, Pa., a fire which
has been burning; 61 years Is estimated
to have destroyed $1.00,000 worth of
coal. ' Near Jobs. Ohio, a tract of coal
valued at several .million dollars has
been burning since 1$I4. In soma of the
deeper metal I mines at " Butte. . Mont,
nrea nsve neen burning in the old
mine timbers since list. In tha Com
stock vein in Nevada, thousands of feet
of tunnels which had been opened and
timbered at great expense are being
burned out' . .
'' - . Belief Xs Offered.. '. .
' "The mining engineers. of the bureau
Of mines have made a careful study of
nree in mines, and nave reached the
conclusion that the Introduction of com
paratively Inexpensive flreflghtlsg ap
pllaaoes, the adoption of proper regula
tions and the Institution of a reasonable
system of fire drills may minimise fires
snd. confine others to a brief period of
time with-little damage to life and
"The engineers of this bureau have
had much success In combating mine
fires, through the use of ths oxygen
helmet. This Is an apparatus that en-1
tlrely protects the head, and through
which air is furnished artificially, thus
enabling the wearer to explore the vi
cinity of a fire under conditions of
smoke and gas that would render his
approach otherwise Impossible. By the
use of such an apparatus a number of
fires have been promptly extinguished
which would doubtless hsve spread and
perhaps extended beyond control.
"Chemistry, through the quick analy
sis- af gases at -frequent - tnterrals In I
ths neighborhood of the- fire has proven
a most useful adjunct In fighting fires.
"It seems almost' unnecessary, to call
attention to the necessity of providing
at-' each mln ample storage of -water
properly conveyed In protected pipes to
possible danger points, the desirability
of . Using larger amounts of. fireproof
material In place of wooden mine tim
bering or wooden doors, the proper dis
posal of wsste, fireproof manwaya and
air shafts and the use of fireproof mate
rial as far as possible In all surface
structures within BO to 100 feet of the
main opening to tha mine." .
FOUR. DAY TRIP NETS
(Coltad Prase UmH Wlra.l
New T6rk. May 17. With $14,000
stowed away In their Jeans, the proceeds
of four days' work on board ths JLuat
tanta. two . professional gamblers are
hers-today, getting rid of a little easy
change. One f their victims lost $1000
In an hour. - - -
"Most of my life haa been spent In
the west," said one of the passengers to
day, "where gambling la wide opn. but
I have never seen such quick action at
poker. The play usually started In the
smoking room at 11 o'clock at night and
lasted until 4' in the morning. The
squabs could evidently afford theft
plucking and as It was none of ray bus
iness 1 did not interfere."
OF BERRIES AT HILTO?!
rspeelat Dispatch te Tb Journal.) ' '
Milton, Or., May 17. Ths strawberry
festival Is .being greatly marred , this
year by the prevailing rains. However,
about 10 o'clock yesterday at least 1000
people were on the grounds to partlcl- ,
pate In the exercises. Rev. C. RexroaA
acted aa chairman. Mayor Henry Fraaler ,
giving the address of welcome, . The or- ,
ator of the day was It. C. Blanford Of y '
Walla Walla. The other features ef
the program were: 80I0, Miss King; v
recitation, Mrs. Moore. Ths mualo was
furnished by the Hawaiian singers and
ths Columbia College choirs and pr-.
After a spirited contest Miss Blanche
Damaria, daughter of Charles Damaria '
of Milton, was elected queen of ths car
nival. ., .
In the afternoon a baseball game '
between Walla Walla and the Milton- .
Freewater teams drew a Urge audience."
A victory for the home team by a score '
of 1 to 1 resulted. Frtnk. the Milton v
Freewater pitcher, allowing but three
hits. This Is carnival and horsa.ahow
LIFE INSURANCE not only
protects the family and estate, but
is now bein generally recognized
as an important adjunct to biui
ne. It provides a safeguard
against the embarrassments caused
by death of Partner or Manager,
and also strengthens the credit of
firm or corporation.
W. X. Ladd, Pres.; T. B. WUoox, Tlos-Pres.)
B. Coo king-ham, Tloe-Vres: K. K. Johnsoa,lec
. r. X.OOXWOOD, Vloe-rres. and Gen. Mgr..
Some Offloe, Spalding Bldg Portland, Or.
Miss Paine Weds a Prussian Baron.
Berlin, May' 27. The old garrison
bor unions, which oppose the ordinance I church In Berlin was the scene of a brll
because it would prevent tiie parading I llant gathering this afternoon for the
of "unfair algns on the streets, are I marriage or Miss Maoei Clinton Paine,
supported In their position by many
business men. who regard this as a
profitable means of advertising, with
which the law should not Interfere.
The banner ordinance was approved
by the . mayor July-29. 1910, and the
referendum applied. On August 10 the
mayor signed a more drastic ordlnanco,
and the referendum was likewise called
Into use to stop its operation. Tne es
daughter of the late General Clinton
Paxton Paine of Baltimore, and Baron
Hartmann Ernest von Schlothelm, a
lieutenant in the First Grenadier
Guards. Representatives of the Amer
ican embassy and many of the leading
members of the 'American colony In
the German capital attended the cere
The bride of today made the acqualn-
sentlal' portion of, the ordinance reads I tance of Baron von Schlothelm last
It shall be unlawful for any parson,
In or upon any publlo street,, alley or
other public place in the city of Port
land, to make any loud or unusual noise,
or td speak In a loud or unusual tone,
or to cry out or proclaim, lor the pur
pose of Inducing or Influencing, or at
tempting to induce or Influence, any
person to. rerrain irom purcnasing or
using any goods, wares, merchandise.
or other article or articles, or for the
purpose of inducing or Influencing or
attempting to induce or mriuence, any
person.' to refrain irom doing or per
forming any service or labor in any
works, factory, placo of business or
employment, or for the purpose of In
timidating, threatening or coercing any
person who is performing, seeking or
obtaining service or jaoor in any woncs,
factory,' place of business or employ
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"It shall be unlawful for any person.
in orlupon any public street, alley or
other public place 1n the city of Port
land, to loiter m front or, or in the
vicinity of, or to picket . In front of.
or In the vicinity of, or to carry; show.
Or " display any t banner, - transparency
or sign In front of, or in the vicinity
of. any; works, or factory-Or any place
of .business1 or employment, ' for - the
purpose sf inducing or Influencing,-or
ttempting to induce or mriuence, any
person to refrain irom - entering any
such works or factory or place of busi
ness r or employment, . or . for ' the ' pur
pose of inducing or influencing, or at
tempting to induce or influence, . any
person to-refrain from purchasing- or
uslnr - any' goods," wares, - merchandise.
or other articles, manufactured, made,
sold or kept for. sale therein, or for the
winter, while both were participating
In the winter sports at St MoHts. The
baron is a member of one of the oldest
families of, the' Prussian noblMty.
ard.. narks co aruttzist. rortiana.
oiri ; ':;-r- ' '' -t: ., rrt-iwrrT-j attempting to : Induct or tofluea, :aay 1
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needs toning and ' strength
ening,1: take, the' Bitten
It idoet the work.' J'V
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Monday Is the
Monday, May 29, is the day that marks the inauguration by the Chicago,
Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway, in conjunction with the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St Paul Railway,
08 Through Passenger Service
Two moderri, luxurious, completely electric-lighted trains the only all
steel trains between the Pacific Northwest and the East will leave Ta-'
coma and Seattle next Monday on the first through trip over the mag
nificent and picturesque "new steel trail" for Minneapolis, St. Paul, Mil-,
waukee and Chicago. These trains, "The Olympian" and "The Colum
bian," represent the crowning achievement of the car-builders' arL
THE, NLW TRAINS ARE, THE SAFE. TRAINS
Leave Tacoma 7 "30 a.
Leave Seattle 900 a.
Leave Butte .......... 944 a.
Leave Miles City 10:57 p.
Arrive Minneapolis 9:00 p.
Arrive St Paul 9:45 p.
Arrive Milwaukee 8:15 a.
Arrive Chicago 10 JO a.
Seattle .... 7:15
Leave Butte ,
Leave Miles City .
Arrive St. Paul ...
Arrive Milwaukee .
Arrive Chicago ....
8:40 p. m.
...1104 a. m. .
8:45 a. nv
9t30 a. m.
8:00 p. m, i
..10:15 p. m.
J. R. VEITCH, District Freight and Passenger Agent, : Railway Ex
change, Portland. v v ' J 1 ,'."! - --
R. M. CALKINS, Traffic Manager f ? ; GEORGE W.JHIBBABD, Geo. Pass. Agent.
THE NEW. LINE IS THE SHORT LINE