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Mail Tribune 100

Sept. 25, 1914

LONDON, Sept. 25, 6:12 p.m. — Speaking today at a meeting of his neighbors at Criccieth, Wales, Chancellor of the Exchequer Lloyd George declared that the war was quite unexpected.

He never dreamed it would occur, he said, until a few days before hostilities began. He never thought any country could be so devilish as to pretend great friendship and at the same time make elaborate arrangements to attack. Indeed, he thought war was so far away that he had made arrangements to spend August and September at Criccieth.

It took 15 years to break Napoleon, the chancellor continued. He said he did not believe it would take nearly as long to vanquish Emperor William, but long or short, England was going to see it through.

Earle Albert Rowell and Edward Adams Cantrell, both of Portland, will debate the prohibition question Sunday night at 8 p.m. in the Medford Natatorium. Both men are experienced platform men and pleasing and interesting speakers. Both sides of this important question will be clearly presented. The debate will draw a large crowd since all voters are called upon to express themselves Nov. 3rd, and it is not often both sides can be heard in the same evening. The public generally and the ladies especially are cordially invited to attend. The question to be debated is "Resolved That Prohibition in Oregon Will Be Detrimental to the fundamental interests of the people. Mr. Cantrell will affirm and Mr. Rowell will deny.

Another suit was filed this morning in the circuit court against George F. King, oil and timber promoter, in connection with his Panama oil project, for alleged breach of contract. The plaintiff is Charles F. Young, judgment for $1,000 is asked, and the attorney is Gus Newbury. Young's action was first combined with the suit of W.A. Stewart against King, but to wipe away a possible technicality a separate action was filed. Suits by other stockholders in King's project are probable.

Friends of King maintain that a vote of confidence and two years more time was given him for the working out of his development plans at a meeting of the stockholders Wednesday evening in the Jackson County Bank building. It was claimed that out of  18 or 20 present, all but two or three signed, and that holders of $250 stock were the majority. Some of those credited with signing the "vote of confidence" are reported to be making plans for the filing of suit against King for the recovery of their investments.