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VOL. XV. NO. 65.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 25, 1916. TWENTY PAGES.
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UPONVERDUN
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Mojt
Terrible Battle in His
tpry Proceedsthe Germans
Claiming French Evacuated
Entire Positions on Dead
man's Hill.
HILL 304 HELD JOINTLY
BY CONTENDING ARMIES
Temporary Lull in Infantry
Attacks Comes Today Due
- 1o the Complete Exhaustion
of Both Armies Following
(Yesterday's Combat.
Trafflo Soenes In World's
Greatest Battle.
Every man In a French force
penetrating Kort Douaumont
killed.
Soldiers fighting In dark un
derground tunnels, using hand
searchlights, knives and bombs.
Hundreds of French and Ger
mans burled alive in the wreck
ing of subterranean works.
Scores of men driven Insane
by the lust of butchery.
'!' Burgeons, amputating legs
and arms without anaesthetics,
report the wounded continuing
their struggle with knives,
. although unable to stand.
A French captain reported
7000 dead heaped along a 700
yard front.
Berlin, May 25. (U. P.) French
trenc&ies south and southwest of
Douatlmont were captured by Germans
last ihlght and three enemy counter
attacks against Cumleres repuUed, It
was officially announced today.
German flyers attacked British tor
pedo patrol boats off the Flanders
coast. Destruction of two enemy bi
planes was claimed. A auarrv south
the French, was reconquered, the war
tcer assertetf 'tghr'Tronafed pris
oners and 19 machine guns were seized
in Calllette forest.
Berlin, May 25. (U. P. With the
bloodiest fighting In all history the
Slant German nut cracker la closing
In on Verdun, today. Its right jaw
has advanced on a front of threa
miles during the past 72 hours.
After sacrificing more than one en
tire army corps in an effort to retain
the Deadman's Hill position, north-
(Concluded on rage Two. Colnmn Three.)
BRITISH STEAMER OF
E
I Italians Report Loss of Three
Steamers, All Torpedoed by
Teuton Submarines,
London. May 25. (I. N. S.) The
iBrltish steamship Washington, of 5080
I tons register, has been sunk by a sub-
lmarlne, according to announcement here
I today;. The Washington was the larg
est vessel torpedoed recently, being 378
Ileet long and 52 feet beam. She was
built In 1907.
The Washington arrived at Genoa
from Newport News May 8. and pre
sumably was on her way to England
when sunk.
The Italian steamship Teresa Ac-
Icame, 4742 tons, plying between Amer
nca ana ltaiy, nas Deen damaged by a
submarine, to what extent not being
(stated.
Three Italians Sunk.
Borne, May 25. (I. N. S.) Three
Italian steamers have been torpedoed
sy submarines, according to announce-
lent here today by the ministry of ma
rine. The steamers were:
The Lovanzo, 3713 tons.
The Washington, 2819 tons.
The Birmania, 2215 tons.
The passengers and crews of the
three vessels were saved, the announce
ment said.
Note. London also reports the loss
f the British steamship Washington,
nd It is possible that there has been
friome error in the transmission of the
Rome dispatch.
the Finn Is Winner
$f the Metropolitan
2 0. Hallenbeck's Great Colt -Wins
Handicap From Classiest Field Big
Brent Has Known In Many Tears.
Belmont Park, N. Y.. May 25. (U.
EN) -The Finn, H. C. Hallenbeck's great
year-old colt, today won the Metro
politan, handicap here from the class
es! field the event has known in many
rears.
August Belmont's 5-year-old gelding,
Etromkoil, which won the event last
rear, finished second, and Spur was
bird.7 The Finn- carried an impost of
20 pounds and Stromboll 122.
TONS SUNK BY
GERMAN MARIN
Two Cruisers
Patrol Coast
About Eureka
British Vessels Lie in Wait Appar-
ently to Intercept Some Coast
wise Vessei.
San Francisco, May 25- (P. N. 8.)
The presence of two British cruisers
off the coast of California was re
ported by the Norwegian collier Thor,
which arrived here today from Nan
lamo, B. C.
The Thor, steaming- southward,
sighted the warships shortly arter
daylight yesterday. They were lying
almost abreast of Point Oorda, north
of Eureka. Had they been steaming
southward local shipping men would
have concluded that they were bound
for patrol duty In the South Pacific
o.' along the west coast or bound for
the coaling station reported to have
been established by Great Britain on
some island off the Mexican coast.
But the cruisers obviously were not
In a hurry to get anywhere. They
were about 10 or 12 miles off shore
and while in sight of the Thor made
two wide circles.
It Is believed here that the cruisers
are either awaiting the departure of
some craft from Eureka, or have been
stationed In the track of coastwise
steamers to Intercept some vessel. The
battle craft were too far distant for
the Thor to Identify them.
PRESTS CHARGE THAT
GARBLED SENTENCES
Men Accused in Wire-Tapping
Inquiry Claim City Of
ficials "Read in" Meanings
New Tork, May 15. (XT. P.) Sena
tor George F. Thompson's legislative
committee this .afternoon heard the
otner side In Mayor Mltchel's wire
tapping conspiracy case. The mayor
ha testified that the telephone lines
of
certain Catholic churchmen were
tappea during the Investigations of
an alleged plot to discredit the cltv
administration, particularly the depart
ment or charities. Monseianor Dunn
and Father Farrell appeared before the
commission to answer questions.
Monslgnor Dunn .repudiated several
conversations the mayor read as hav.
ing taken place with Farrell. Dr.
x.'ui.iQi . romr, a iermer city em
ploye, characterised the reported ac
cusations as lies. He then asserted
that the "phonagrams" submitted to
tfte-commissten- by MltehM vers In the
nanas or the mayor and his "con
federates ' for weeks before the bear
ing, and that they had been ohann-d
"If a man will tap a wire he will not
uesiiaie to garble sentences and read
into tnem the meaning he desires." cried
Potter. "Perhaps the mayor would have
succeeded in nis purpose of taking God
out or our institutions and our chil
dren's Institutions, had he worked less
speedily and with less ardor."
lie scored Mitchel for trying to make
it seem that the Catholic church was
cn trial in the controversy.
Von Kluck 70 Today,
Would Fight Again
German Field Marshal's Health Fully
Restored, Though On Ballet
mains la His Body.
Berlin, May 25. (I. N. S.) Field
Marshal Alexander von Kluck. who
commanded the German forces in their
first drive against Paris, and who was
compelled by wounds to leave the
front, today celebrated his seventieth
birthday anniversary by again offering
his services to the kaiser.
General von Kluck's health is fully
resiorea. aunougn one bullet still re
mains in his body.
Numerous messages of congratula
tion were received by the famous com
maimer, including one from the em
peror.
The foregoing dispatch Is the first
intimation of General von Kluck's pro
motion to field marshal.
Flies to Washington
From N. Y. in 3 Hrs.
New Tork, May 25. (U. P.) Victor
Carlstrom today flew in an aeroplane
irom ew xorK to Washington, with
Alan Hawley, president of the Aero
Club of America, as a passenger. He
made the 225 miles in 187 minutes.
After calling at the White House he
returned by train.
Student Aviator
Falls to His Death
Pepsacola, Fla., May 25. (I. N. S-)
Lieutenant James V. Rockwell, a
student aviator and member of the
army engineering corps, was killed
last night when his aeroplane buckled
and plunged into the Gulf of Mexico
from a height of 150 feet. His three
children witnessed his death.
Funs ton Wants More Militia.
San Antonio, Texas, May 25. (U. P.y
-T-Qeneral Frederick Funston this aft
ernoon contradicted. Washington re
ports that he had not asked for addi
tional national guardsmen. He de
clared ,he had requested that the mi
litia o Louisiana, Oklahoma and Ar
kansas be rushed to the border. He
asserted he still hoped to get
Fourth Texas infantry sent to
Bend.
the
Big
Colonel Bulger Reprieved.
Denver. ColOrt May S5. (I. N. S.)
The state board of pardons today
granted a 30 day reprieve to. Colonel
James C. Bulger, sentenced to death
for the murder of Uoyd C Nicodemus.
NEW YORK MAYOR HAS
WILSON TO ACT
FOR ALL WHEN
PEACE GOMES
President Tells Callers He Will
Not Move for One Group
but for All of Europe When
He Suggests War's End.
FAVORS CONFERENCE TO,
ENFORCE PEACE LATER
German Officials Not Hopeful
of Speedy Ending of the
War, They Say.
Washington, May 25. (U. P.) A
plan for the United States to aid In
bringing peace to Europe was pro
posed In the senate this afternoon in n
resolution introduced by Senator James
Hamilton Lewis.
Washington, May 25. (U. P.)
When President Wilson moves toward
peace, he will act in behalf of all
Europe, and not of a single group of
nations. This was told callers at the
White House today, and may cover his
address next Saturday before the
League to Enforce Peace.
The president discussed his position
freely, Indicating that he was basing
his attitude on a vast amount of infor
mation from various sources. He did
not disclose anything forecasting an
immediate step in behalf of peace.
It is understood that the president Is
favorable to the proposition of having
congress pass a resolution providing
for the calling of a conference of all
nations subsequently to the w4r to
adopt plans preventing a recurrence of
hostilities.
Germans Not Hopeful.
Berlin, May 25. (U. P.) German
officials cherish no hopes of an early
end to the war, despite peace talk in
Washington, Berlin and London. Great
Interest is manifested here; however.
In President Wilson's speech at the
Macklenburg declaration of independ
ence celebration. It won wide notice
in the German press.
Officials believe that, although they
think England is tired of the war,
France will exert such pressure as to
(Concluded oo Pag Nine. Column One)
THEY PAID FOR LAND
IEI
In Return for $150 and Note
for $400 Defendants Prom
ised to Locate Them.
San Francisco, Cal., May 25. (P.
N. S.) The Oregon & California
land-fraud trial continued today
In Judge M. T. Dooling's court
with George Michaels, an orchardlst of
Gardena, Cal., on the witness-stand
most of the day. Elmer Patten, one of
the eight defendants, who has not
shown up for trial, has not been locat
ed as yet, and attaches of the marshal's
office who have been looking for him
are of the opinion that he has left the
country. The Rev. Richard J. Fysh,
former pastor of the Methodist church
in Fresno, another defendant, who
changed his plea from not guilty to
guilty yesterday, is in the county Jail
today, awaitirtg sentence.
A. P. Black, one of the attorneys for
the defense, made a motion that those
defendants who had already been con
victed and served time should not be
required to testify. The motion was
dismissed, however, when Clarence L,
Reames, United States district attor
ney of Portland, who Is conducting the
prosecution, showed to the court that
the men had been pardoned and their
civil rights had been restored to them.
Michaels testified that he had paid
A J. Reetz and Sidney L. Sperry, two
of the defendants, 1150 In cash and
that he had given them a note for J400
In return they promised to locate him
on 160 acres of land in Jackson coun
ty, Oregon, and took an option on the
timber on this land, which, they said,
was worth $3000, according to the tes
timony.
Woman Drowns in
WeU as Would-Be
Rescuer Also Falls
Oregon City, Or., May 25.
Emma Zoe Inglls, 30 years old
4t unmarried, was , drowned in a
He well at the home of her broth-
er-in-law. O. F. Frentress, one
mile from Canby. At about
4t 8:30 last evening Miss Inglis -jf-
and her brother-in-law went )(t
into the yard to finish the
chores and Frentress heard a
4 scream. He found that Miss
Inglls had fallen in a well
46 feet deep. He called te his
wife and 3houted down the well. t
jjfr He heard Miss Inglis shout &
that she was all right, and then
i)t he started down the well on a
0 ladder. When he reached the
m middle of the ladder it broke,
4- and Frentress fell 30 feet, Ht
striking Miss Inglls on the
4t head. She sunk and when
k brought to the surface by
Frentress she was dead.
$ -.The accident was investigated 0
4 today by Coroner Hempstead, if-
mm
lELilL
TO TIME
MRS
Davidson Will
Succeed Jenks
of North Bank
New OriicUJ's Title Will Be Gen
era! Superintendent of the S.,
P. & S. Railroad.
President Lt C. Gllman of the North
Bank road announced this morning
the appointment of A, J. Davidson,
now superintendent of the Spokane &
Inland Empire railway, as successor to
C. O. Jenks. retiring general manager.
Mr. Davidson's title will be general
superintendent of the Spokane, Port
land & Seattle railway.
Mr. Jenks will leave this week for
St. Paul to become acting general man
ager of the Great Northern railway.
Mr. Davidson's appointment takes ef
fect May 27. No announcement has
been made of the succession to the
superintendency of the Inland at Spo
kane. It is assumed here that Mr.
Davidson will himself make the ap
pointment when he takes his new po
sition. Mr. Davidson is one of the best
known railway operating men in the
country. At one time he was presi
dent of the St. Louis : San Francisco
railroad. Before his promotion to the
superintendency of the Inland, he was
superintendent of the Hill lines m
Oregon, being lately succeeded by G.
E. Votaw.
LLOYD-GEORGE GIVEN
FOR IRISH PACTIONS
British Minister of Munitions;
Will Attempt to Pacify Ire
land and End Disputes,
London, May 25. (I. N. S.) Minis
ter of Munitions David Lloyd-George
ha been selected by the British gov
ernment to act as mediator in the dis
pute of the political factions of Ire
land and to attempt to pacify the
island.
Official announcement to this effect
was made irom the floor of ths house
of commons here today by Premier As
quith. Lloyd-George has accepted the
l&SK. J 1 e cLirc&uy 11ns oibi - urjuiin-
tions witn Irish leaders to auay iu
feeling.
Premier Asquith also announced that
a provisional government win be es
tablished In Ireland.
"Th government." h said, "is most
anxious to do everything possible to
facilitate any agreement between the
factions of-Ireland.','
Lynch Woru Uniform.
Washington, May 26. (I. N. S.)
TV. n Tai.mlah C T.vnph th. & muri n I
citizen whose death sentence for par
ticipating in the recent Irish revolt
was commuted to 10 years' imprison
ment, actually participated in the revo
lution and was wearing a rebel uni
form when arrested, was the advice
contained in a cablegram received by
the state department today from
American Ambassador Page. Page
said he had asked the foreign office
for further particulars.
Clean-Up Campaign
Chairmen Report
rally 4O00 Vacant Xrits Cleaned Up
and Hearty 10OO Vacant Xots Plowed
and Planted.
Reports from the 13 chairmen of the
recent cleanup campaign were read
last night at the Chamber of Com
merce banquet of celebration. From
these not all complete It was shown
that fully 4000 vacant city lots were
cleaned of rubbish, nearly 1000 vacant
lots plowed and planted; 400 houses
repainted and probably 500 large, un
sightly tracts made beautiful.
Jacob Kanzler as toastmaster and
George K. Hardy as Chamber of Com
merce official backing the movement
told of the good and permanent work
accomplished.
Music was furnished by the fire
men's select orchestra.
Kills Two Brothers
Over an Incubator
Raton, N. M., May 25. (I. N S.)
Dr. C. E. Brilles, a veterinary surgeon.
shot and killed Fred and Paul Wool
folk, brothers, on the Woolfolk home
stead, 50 miles from here, yesterday
afternoon. The shooting resulted from
a quarrsi over an incubator.
Goethals Commands
Panama Military
Manama, May 25. (1. N. S3.) Gen
eral Goethals has not been notified
that his powers have been extended
to cover the command of the military
forces in the Panama canal zone. He
will leave today for New York unless
he is ordered to remain.
f m
Mexican Elections Called.
El Paso, Texas, May 25. (I. N. S.)
Dispatches received today by Mexican
Consul Garcia from Mexico City state
that an official decree will be promul
gated shortly calling municipal .elec
tions in July and establishment of free
municipalities as the first step in the
restoration of constitutional , govern
ment
The dispatches state that congres
sional and presidential elections will
follow in order.
Kenai Cannery Burns.
Anchorage. Alaska, May -25. (I. N.
S.) Entailing a loss of approximately
$60,000. the cannery, warehouses and
web houses of the Northwestern Fish
eries company' at Kenai were totally
destroyed by fire late yesterday. The
origin of the fire is not known.
POWER AS MEDIATOR
Fred Ristman's Body Found Near Gore Farm
at m n . t
Murderer Crushed Skull With Blunt Weapon
t x at at at at r. at atat at at at at at
Discovery Made 2 Miles From Jennings Home
Fred Rlstman, a jitney driver, was hired the night of May 15 to drive a passenger to the home of
Mrs. Helen Jennings on the Gore farm, near Tualatin. On May 18 Mrs. Jennings' body was
found in bed, murdered. This morning Ristman's body was found over two miles south of Mrs.
Jennings' home. In the picture below. Deputy Sheriff Phillips is standing above Ristman's body. The
diagram gives a map of the surroundings. ;
RE .X, f k i H B - - - V I
I tl M W-aSIBSSM-BSSsJBSB-gSBBSSSS
Search by Deputy Sheriffs Results in the Discovery This
Morning of Second Victim's Remains on Branch Road
Seldom Used Near Scene of Jennings Murder on the
Old Gore Farm; Body Had Been Hidden in the Brush.
The body of Fred Rlstman, the mis- !
ing Jitney driver of the "jitney mur- I
der mystery," was found thismorning
in a thicket of brush about two miles
south of the Gore farm where Mr.
Helen C. Jennings was murdered Mon
day night, May 15.
It was about a mile and a half irom
the spot where Sheriff Hurlburt yes
terday afternoon found one of Rist
man's gloves and in a southwesterly
direction from the town of Tualatin.
The glove which led to the discovery
of Ristman's body had been picked up
the morning after the murder by Chris
Ladlges, a" farmer, and fitted on a
fence post.
The finding of the body is consid
ered a most important link in the
chain of evidence that is being welded
toward the solution of the mystery
which has puzzled the authorities of
Washington, Multnomah and Clacka
mas counties for 10 days.
Phillips rinds Body.
The body was found by Deputy Sher
iff "Bob" Phillips, who ran across it
while searching In the woods near
where the glove was picked up. Phil
lips wag accompanied by Deputy Sher
iff George Hurlburt, Sheriff Reeves
of Washington county and by Al Howl
son. Mrs. Jennings' fiance, but was a
little in advance of the others when
he stumbled across the body.
The body was a little more than 100
feet south of a seldom . used wagon
road which paralleled the Newberg
Ambassador Sharp
Has Had Pneumonia
American Minister to Trance Has Been
Seriously 111, but Is How convalesc
ing Hews Was Kept Secret.
Paris, May 25. (I. N. S.) Ambassa
dor Sharp, who has. been seriously ill
with pneumonia, ia convalescing and
has been pronounced out of danger. He
is expected to resume work within
fortnight.
The Illness, wnicn lasted some
weeks, had not been made public, at
the ambassador's request, until his re
covery was assured. Mr. Sharp, being
unwilling to cause auxiety to his
friends In the United States, made the
request.
Evelyn Thaw Marries.
New York, May 55. (U. P.) Evelyn
Nesbit Thaw announced today that
hereafter she is Mrs. Virgil James
Montanl, having married Montanl,
whose stage name is Jack Clifford, at
Ellicot City, Ml, yesterday. In ob
talnlng a license the bride gave her
name as Florence Nesbit and her age
as 31.
road, on which the Gore farm Is lo
cated. This road was formerly known
as the Graham's ferry road.
It was in a small hollow, bordered
by brush and fallen trees and stumps.
The body was lying face downward,
with the coat partially pulled over the
neck, giving the officers the idea that
the murdered man had been dragged
oy the shoulders to the hiding place.
The body . was what the officers
called "sprawled" on the ground. The
head and shoulders were nearest the
road while the legs and feet were
pointed in a southeasterly direction
from the same road. ,
Skull Is Badly Crashed.
As contended by the officers who ex
amined the bloody automobile found
in the Jennings' yard, the skull of
the dead man was badly crushed. The
blow, apparently a sharp, quick one,
according to the officers, caught Rlst
man a little back of the left ear and
had evidently been inflicted by a
heavy, blunt weapon.
The skull in back is devoid of hair
and has a Jagged hole nearly four
inches in diameter. This hole was
nearly covered over with the coat and
(Concluded on Pace Six. Column One.)
Portland Rich in
Chances; Proof in
Journal Articles
All that Old Man Opportunity
asks Is for somebody to come
it to the door when he knocks.
He And he Is one of the busiest
little old knockers in the
He world. This has been demon-
strated over and over in the
H course of the series of articles
published in The Journal since
December 29, 1915, in which
He the workers of Portland and
He their worm have been pre-
sen ted to The Journal's quar
H ter-mllllon of readers, to their
Hi vast edification and encourage
He ment.
Ht Today's article, to be found
He on the editorial page under
the title "Nothing the Matter
He With Portland." is one of the
He most striking in the line of dls
He playing a wide open and per
He fectly obvious opportunity long
He neglected but at last seised
Ht by men of pluck as well as
He vision, and now wrought out
Ht into a great success. It is an
H article that is calculated to
He quicken the perceptions of the
man who may still be casting
He about tor "his chance."
DR. WM. TRIES TO
AVOID DEATH
BY PLEA OF INSANITY
Defense Claims Mental Taint
Exists; Wife, Sweetheart
and Friend Give Evidence,
New York, May 25. Dr. Arthur
Warren Waite's fight to escape the
electric chair for the murder of
his wife's parents started today. In
sanity is the basis of the defense.
Dark hints concerning the "Man
from Egypt" were thrown out by
Waite's attorneys when the court bat
tle was resumed. It was apparent the
defense would seek to prove that this
sinister shadow, figment of Waite's
disordered Intellect, was the real
slayer.
An effort will be made to show that
Waite was helpless in the power of
this intangible power which, he claims,
drove him to kill Mr. and Mrs. John
H. Peck by the use of deadly poisons
and disease germs.
Women Testify for State.
If Waite is convicted, it will be
because of the testimony of three
women, wife, sweetheart and friend.
(Concluded on Page 81xteen. Column rutin
Charles Sweeny Is
Sinking Rapidly
Members of Family at Bedside Fa.
tieat Kay Hot Survive Bay Well
Xaown Mining Man.
Charles Sweeny, one of the fore
most mining men of the northwest,
who has been ill for several months
at the Portland Surgical hospital, suf
fered several sinking spells thl morn
ing. During one of these the report
gained currency that he had passed
awav. Afterward, however, he rallied
lightly; but his condition at noon was
very grave, with indications that he
could not survive the day.
Members of his family were at the
bedside this morning, having been
called several days ago, when it ap
peared that his condition was becom
ing hopeless.
Venice Raiders Brought Down.
Rome, May 25. (IT. P.) Two Auk
trian aeroplanes attempting to raid
Venice have been shot 'down. It was
lf-arned today They tumbled into a
CHAIR
swamp. -
0. 5 C. LAND
GRANT BILL
PASSES HOUSE
Oregon Delegation Succeeds
in Defeating Foster Amend-,
ment Reducing Amount Ap
portioned to Counties. f
DIVISIONS REMAIN AS
THE COMMITTEE FIXED
-1
Nearly All the Far Western
Members Vote With Ore-';
gon Representatives. Jh
Washington, May 25. (WASHING
TON BUREAU OF THE JOURNALS
A hard-fought battle this morning in
the house gave victory by a majority1
of 39 against the Foster amendment to
the Oregon & California land-grant bill
and preserved the division of funds
from the sale of timber fixed by the
committee on public lands. '-,7
Following the rejection of thi
amendment on which Foster demanJl
a roll call, the bill was finally passed
by a vote of 186 to 7. On this vote
there was no roll call, but among
the seven negative votes one was cast
by Johnson of Washington.
Oregonlans Very Busy. - w
After close votes were had on the
Foster amendment late yesterday
afternoon the Oregon delegation began
personal work to Insure success thl
morning. As members came to the .
hall, they were met at the doors by
the three Oregon representatives,
seeking pledges against the Foster
amendment, under which tlve propor
tlon of the fund received by Oregon
counties would have been only 29 per
cent and the total for Oregon 40 per
cent.
Foster and his lieutenants also be
ft an personal work this morning, but
too late to counteract what the Ore
gon members iiaa done, tsotn party'
leaders, Kltchln and Mann, voted to
reduce Oregon's share of thai proceeds
to the lower level, as did also three
members of the public lands committee.
Mays of I'tah. McCllntlrk of Qla
-ICot)-lndfl on I'Kitr roar. CofnBJO OM.I
PRESBUPSPUT
UNTIL NEXT SESSION
Committee on Bills Asks Gen
eral Conference That New
"Committee Be Named,
Atlantic City. N. J., May 25. (I. N."
S.) Confronted by the revolt of the;
Auburn Theological seminary of Au -burn,
N. Y., and the threats of the;;
McCormlck seminary of Chicago to ls-
clare its Independence if the proposal
to resume the compact of 1879, by
which the general assembly of tU .
Presbyterian church would be given
- - .nthirltv In thji ratification
of faculty memDers in au fresDyienao,
seminaries is carried through, the
committee on bills and overtures today '
shelved for one year the heresy charge
Involving the Union Theological sem
inary of New York, and recommended
appointment of another committee to
inquire into tne legal status or the
1870 compact as it affects the Untoa
seminary.
President George B. Stewart of Au
burn, arrived today to press demands
of his seminary for independence, as
sertlng that the action of the general :
assembly at the Rochester convention
last year gives all institutions the
right to conduct their own affairs. ,
Eleven others, including the Han
Francisco seminary, with combined
trust funds of $25,000,000, share in the'
compact proposal. , '
Overruling the protest of 15 mem
bers from Han Francisco, the assembly
indorsed the action of the California '
synod looking toward union of the .
Presbyteries of Oakland and San Fran-'
Cisco. " '
Erection of a new Presbytery at,"
Couer d'A'ene, Idaho, by the Washing''
ton synod, was ratified.
The delegates to the assembly voted -'
to raise f 1,000,000 for the establlsn- '
ment of chairs of Bible study at SS -Presbyterian
colleges In commemora
tion of the four hundredth anniversary ,.
of Luther's reformation. .- '
Diamond Ring Lost
Will Trade Mandolin
Mr. and Mrs. Metfger recently
decided that the children were to
young for canoeing and so they
decided to sell their canoe. "A
Journal Want Ad did It. quickly. ;
Read the classified section.
Lost and Found 31
LOST Five stone diamond ring,
one stone gone. Phone. Re
ward. Swap Column 85 v
WANT to trade Washburn mando
lin for what have you? Phone.
Automobiles 44
BUICK 5 passenger. Get busy
and save 1100. .
The daily circulation of' The
Journal in Portland and its trad-
ina- radius exceeds the morning i
paper by several thousands and is :
practically 50 per cent greater
than its nearest afternoon con-r
temporary.
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