The Stayton mail. (Stayton, Marion County, Or.) 1895-current, January 09, 1919, Image 3

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Sinrok Mary Reindeer Queen of Connecticut Town Hat Memorial innocent Request the Prelude to
tor All T im i
Much Trouble.
• Alaska.
Appellation Aocordod Her Through
Ownorahlp of Hard* of Valuable
Animate — Loved Throughout
Territory for Oeneroelty.
Plot of Greund, Wall Called "T ra ct of
Glory,” W ilt • • Hancaforth tha
Meat Charlahad Spat In
A ftar Mr. Tamp«rary*a gaperlane#
With tha Formidable "•ya tem " Ha
Frafarrad ta Fay far Anythin*
That Ha M.ght Require.
Coal barona, merchant prince«, ra t­
tle k in «»— we are all fanilllnr will) the
figurative arietocracy o f w ealth; hut
more plrture«i|ue and unusual 1« the
title popularly accorded to Hlnrok
Mary, the reindeer queen o f Alaska.
M ary'« career, aa It la related In the
ftuuaet Magazine. la one unique In the
world o f bualneHa and phlluulhropy.
In IH»t:t Mnr.v Antlanrlok, half Hu«
alan. half Kaklmo, « a a a round fnced,
bright eyed. al .-k haired young wmniin.
pretty— we have her own Innocently
frank word for It and n bride. The
government had ju«t decided to I in
jairt reindeer from Siberia to A!a«ku
and had aent l.leuteiinnl Ilerthelf. In
the revenue culler Ik-nr, to negotiate
the purehaae.
Me needed an Inter­
preter, «peaking both ltu«»lao nnd
Kaklmo, and Mary wna engaged, She
wit a glad o f the opfiortnnlfy. hut no
willing to leave her hm-hand; ao he
was engngetl, too. ti* n tort o f tahl Jolt
tmin ahoiird ; lint Mnry wna the recug
ulzed lieatl of the Antlanrlok firm. Hhe
made lo-raelf Intelligent|y ami auercaa-
fully useful among the nntlvea with
whom ft wna neee«anry to deal, and on
relnralng to Alaska «he wna well paid
with a goodly mimher o f rain dear.
These It it I in n I w were the origin o f a
herd that flourished and Increased
amazingly, and lieeama, Inileed. sev­
eral herd«. Mnrv Is m>w rnlalhg deer
enough to supfilv th'aiaamls o f eon-
aumera; anil reindeer meal la teniler.
pnlnlahle apd .lellcloua, so murh ao
that, hut for the dlflleultlea o f traits-
portntlon. It would i roltahly hecotne a
atapli- food throughout the rountry.
Mary la a rleh woman, hut «he live«
«Imply In a ehiater o f cahlna. perched
upon a rorlur promontory fhrtiatlug
aetwnrd. fringed with ever heating
It la common knowledge throughout
Alaakn that no one waa ever refused
food nml lodging at Mnry’« ruhln ; It la
nl«o known that, although open-handed
and free, «he Is a shrewd bargainer
and possesses remarkable commercial
sagacity. Few trader«. If any. have
been aide to get the advnn'age of her
In a hiialneaa deal. There are those
In her employ who at times complain
o f her aa a harsh mlatreaa, for In busl-
ness «he expect« everyone to live up to
otillgnflona nml 1« ao strict In that re­
gard that It la hard at times to recon­
cile Ihla severity w lltvh er natural atti­
tude of eaay generosity.
Rut with
Mary business Is htuMneaa. and philan­
thropy Is quite another matter.
Toward the hungry, the helpleaa and
little children her tenderness la un­
failing and her honnty lavlah.
has no children o f hgr own. hut she
tins adopted a numerous fam ily— not
a pretty baby or two, carefully aelect-
cd for health and charm and promise,
but such forlorn, abandoned and neg-
hs-ted waifs and atraya aa came un­
der her notice In a remote and law ­
less zone. There are all race« and
colors, declares her biographer. Nona
Marquis Snyder, but Mary la merci­
fully color-blind! She gives them all
a mother's rare In ao far aa «he la
capable, educate« them after a fashion
and. when they drift out o f the home
eddy Into the greater life current, ehe
see* the boat well provisioned.
One deed o f generosity will nev%r
be forgotten In Alaska. In 1H9A. only
five years after the founding o f her
herd o f reindeer, word cams that
more than fotir hundred whalers bad
been caught la the Ice parka o f Point
Harrow nnd were slowly freezing and
starving. They were five hundred miles
away from Mnry Antlanrlok'a anow-
coverad cabin : they were many more
miles distant— and miles o f the north­
ern wilderness. Icy. rocky, «form -«wept
nnd terrible— from sources o f civilized
supply. Quite simply and a« n matter
o f course. Mnry, reserving only a few
head for domestic necessity, started
her whole herd o f reindeer northward
to the rescue. She received no per­
sonal nppenl, asked no advice, awaited
no Instruction«, made neither bargain
nor effort to protect her Interests. She
saw- her chance fo r Aral aid. anil gave
It. Instantly ami whole heartedly.
I.nter, the government replnced the
sacrificed deer with Interest nnd gnve
her the thunks she deserved. Rut since
thnt dny It Is fo r more thnn her busi­
ness nblllty thnt the reindeer queen
Is respected
youth’s Companion.
In the little Connecticut town o f
Norfolk la • triangular piece o f ground
belonging to the people. For year« It
atood uaelesa, almost abandoned, and
to a certain extent unnoticed.
folk aent to Franc* early In 10IS ■
«core and a half o f her boy« to tight
In the American arudea. Other boya
A few months after the first coo-
tlilgeut inurched away Norfolk began
to receive Its share o f tidings from
the front. Nam e« o f boys known to
every one In the town were found In
the Data o f those "killed In artlon.”
Roys whose f a n V were bright and
shining and whose voices were strong
nnd cheery were never to return.
They were lying In the fields of
The .return o f these names to Nor­
folk Instead o f flesh nnd blood thnt
went away gnve Norfolk Its Inspira­
tion. The little green triangle became
a tract o f glory. No more will It I)»
looked upon aa n waste, no more will
the people o f Norfolk call It worth­
less. For some one thought o f a way
to make It rich, the moat cherished
spot In Norfolk.
On Flag day In (he year that the
war made heroes of these lads from
Norfolk the people o f thnt place dedl-
ented the point o f this triangle to the
memory o f those who w ere not to come
hack from France. At thnt time four
o f Norfolk'«, boys were lying In Ffniice
under little crosses o f wood, and on
Ibis day four little crosses o f wood
similar to those In Franre, with a
name and a date on each, were driven
Into the ground al the point o f the
triangle. There they will stay until
they are perhaps replnced by more en­
during nnd Impresalve marks o f trib­
Rut the little crosses o f wood nre
nor nil that the ponpfo o f Norfolk
placed In the village triangle In mem­
ory o f (he hoys who will not come
hnelf. Something that will live und
thrive nod beautify the barren triangle
was plnred there for each hoy. nml It
Is r»nmcd fo r him. For each hero n
free was planted, and It will always
he known as Ms tree, by his name:
nnd long after the great-grandchildren
o f those who now live In Norfolk are
dead nnd gone these trees will still
stnud nnd will he known through all
the sunshine and storm o f the ages by
the names they received at the chris­
tening. They will grow to be (all and
mighty nnd spread their branches over
the cross that whk won on the battle
folds o f France the simple cross of
honor that every man wins when he
give« tip his life for his country.
The though! Is beautiful. That lit­
tle triangle In Norfolk will have more
frees nnd crosses; the hoys who died
In Franco will live nnd grow to an age
fa r beyond the years o f the oldest o f
men. llo w simple this way o f com­
memorating th«* deeds and the spirit
of the boys who go forth to the war
never to tom e home again! A little
cross o f wood for the present, n tow er­
ing tree fo r the future, and the name
o f n hero preserved for an age to come.
Oeorge Rnrr McCufrheon.
I wanted a wlra paper dip . Mlaa
Mnilfh, also new to the ministry, said
she would fetch some from the atore-
krep«». Th at’s what started the (flat­
I pinned the loose papers to­
gether and went on wUh ray work.
Tha storeksapsr had evidently re­
fused to part with any d ip s without
an order. Mias Kinljb brought me a
printed folder containing a request for
“ paper clip«, w ire," which she had
typed In triplicate on paper headed
"M inistry of Economy.
For depart­
mental uae only.” She said It waa the
right thing to do and I waa to algn It.
and then Mr. Jonen, downstairs, would
deal with It. It sounded quite inno­
cent; I Initialed It without mlagtvlng.
Later In the week the folder came
sheets o f paper and had evidently
The first minute waa from Mr.
“ In reference to Mr. Tem ­
porary’« request for paper clips, wire,
for dejiartineutnl use. I fall to see
what advantage these have over paper
clips, braaa. u § i l i are In uae In my
Mr. Kobtnson said that the question
opened a wide field, and he had re­
quested the storekeeper to let him
know how many puper clip«, brass, he
had In stock. “ See attached sheets A
and A l." These were a formal request
to tlie ator*ke»|>er, and hla reply, to
say he had 87 one gross boxes on hand
and one box, partly opened, which he
estimated to contain fl<>. I f the exnct
number waa ri-qulred he would have
the d ip s counted.
Mr. Short pointed out that hla rol-
lengm a had not noticed that the mat­
ter waa one which came within the
province o f the ministry o f wire draw­
ing. He had consequently put through
a request fo r a price at which paper
clips, wire, could he supplied
He at­
tached a carbon copy o f hla letter, ami
a reply from the applied wire depart­
ment. ministry o f wire drawing, to
nay the matter was r«-celvlng attention
und would be dealt with lu due time.
The next minute wus from a gentle­
man who ha<{ evidently set the vnat
mnchlnt ry o f (he directorate o f office
supplies and sundries at Work. A t­
tached wore pui>ers from them to say
they hnd paper clips, wire, ns well as
paper clips, brass. In stock.
wished to he certain that no change
In design was necessary, and were
sending, by motor, samples o f the pa­
per d ips (w ire ) they had in stock, as
perhaps one or other might prove suit­
able. Appended were other papers of
which the flrst waa from the chief of
the departmental garage to say he had
a motor at Huntingdon awaiting a con­
signment o f paper. He had Instructed
the driver to return at once. On hla
urrfvul he would dispulch goods as
requested. . . .
At this point Mias Smith entered:
“ W ill you make out an order fo r a
typewriter eraser?"
"N o ," I answered firmly. “ You will
please give’ thta dime to one o f the
messenger girls and ask her to go out
and buy one !*'— 8. P „ lu London MalL
Railroad Supersedes Camel.
T ile modern Kthloplan travels from
Jerusalem to flnza on the wav to his
home country, fa r up the Nile, by rail­
road train.
Reports from Palestine
Indicate that since the R-ltlsh occu­
pation o f the country Onzii, the chief
city of the Philistines In Old Testa­
ment dnys, and the scene o f Samson's
exploits, has heroine an Important rail
road center, the broad-gauge railway
having been extended from Muza to n
point SO miles to the northward, and
the old Turkish line from l.udd to Je­
rusalem. as well as the recently con­
structed branch line from (Inzn fo Sur-
nr Junction, having been restored am*
put In operation.
Tha W ay of It.
“1 w a s held up by a w om an once
w ho was too w ell so pp lied w ith arms
for m e to re sist her."
" W h s she n p ro fe ssio n a l fo o tp a d ?”
"V o
-hi- was io; Ultra« w Ion I y.a*
• k id ."
Watch fo r Tacka In Pie.
The question « « to whether a per­
son who And« a black tack In a piece
o f blueberry pie la entitled to recover
damage« from u restaurant company
for gross negligence In not detecting
the presence o f the tack In the pie,
hus been passed on by the supreme
court o f Massachusetts In Ask vs.
Childs Pining Hall company. In which
the court rultwl for the defendant and
held that the plaintiff hnd failed to
sustain the burden o f proof In estate
llshlng either dires t or Inferential evi­
dence o f ns-gllgenre.
In (Milntlng out
the difficulties confronting the defend­
ant In k*i-plng small black tacks out
o f Its blueberry plea, the court snld:
“ Ths- tack was very small. It was so
tiny thnt It readily might have become
Imbedded In a blueberry. If so. Its
color nnd shape were such that It
would naturally eacape the most care­
ful scrutiny. It might as rendlljr have
stuck Into a blueberry before It came
to the possession o f Ihc defendant as
The carelessness o f some
person for whom the defendant lu no
way was responsible might have
caused II" presence In the pie.
maker oT the basket, some previous
owner of the berry, /»r some other
third per^pn. Is ns likely to have been
the direct cause o f the tack being In
the pic as the defendant or those for
whose conduct It Is liable."
Tw o W ar Heroes.
The two colored soldiers o f the
Amerlcnu urmy lu France who be­
come fnmaus for their bravery and
courage in preventing more than twen­
ty Teutons west o f Verdun from exe­
cuting a well-developed plan to asaall
one o f the moat Important points of
resistance on the American front,
have been decorated by the French.
Their names are Henry Johnson and
Needham Roberts. Itoth are privates
and members o f the old New York Na­
tional Quanl.
It la suld these men
have been awarded the war cross by
the French general o f the division un­
der whom the unit Is serving, and that
Johnson Is scheduled to receive the
much-coveted gold palm o f the French
armT commander ns well.— Southern
Woman’s Magazine.
"I Like Gravy.”
At a recent dinner party thnt Includ­
ed the little folk in their high chairs,
llie guests fell to talking o f thnt cus­
tom o f the dark ages- making chil­
dren wait until the second table.
"W hen I wus a little shaver." snld
a prominent attorney, “ my brother and
I were holding forth in the kitchen.
T w ice the gravy bowl had been re-
lllled. The third time It was returned
to the (lining room my brother stuck
tils head through the door nnd yelled:
“ Don't eat up all the gravy. I like
Beam* Made of Redwood.
“ Fish M eal" for Cattle.
Wood Is now m pldl) supplanting
On the shores of the North sen there
steel beams In Industrial plant con­
has recently been sturted u factory
struction. ns may he seen In a largo
for the manufacture 'o f what has
paper pulp mill which Is now being proven to lie a very satisfactory food
erected. What arc known ns laminat­ for live stock from the refuse o f a
ed wooden trusses nre being put In by
tlsh-pucking plant. A “ flsli mcnl" is
h t ’hlcngo construction company hnv- f turned out which contains 53 per cent
lug the contract for the. mill.
o f albumen and 12 per cent o f fat. I!
largest trusses used arc !XI feet long,
is eaten by swine and some cattle ac­
there being six o f those, ami the ma­ cept It readily. Besides making use
terial Is a redwood. There arc 21 SO- of a refuse. It releases much grain
foot trusses and seven 04-foot trusses.
otherwise demanded for food by these
Twenty thousand feet o f the tnnterinl
Is red" oi«l nnd the remainder south­
ern pine. The redwood Is used In the
Ten Veara a Long Time.
p-irt o ' the cut work thnt Is directly
"W hy Is Wombat hustling so strenu­
nlmxV the big vats in the mill, this
I thought he retired
w<«od being considered more ndnptn-
enough to live on.”
M-< to stand the action of tin- steam
"It looked Ilk" enough t » live o*»—
f- x*’ *h'i vnfu
teu years ago."— Judge.
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The Man in the
Tobacco Store
•mall Thing* Like the Turmoil e f l
Great W ar Cannot Disturb
Che«« Davetsst.
T o It« devotees chess la the moat
absorbing of all mental activities, the
game that sbovo all others bring«
complete forgetfulness o f (he world
to those who play and those who
wutch the moves, observes a writer In
the New York Hernhl.
A striking exumple o f this self ab­
sorption has been shown receutly In
the rooma o f a local cheas club when
distinguished experts struggled for su­
premacy fn the mimic field heedless of
the atu|iendoiis four-year struggle that
was fa «’ drawing to a close on Eu­
rope's shell-torn, hinod-aoaked board.
What waa the reckless slaughter of
thousands o f Herman soldiers In cone
pH risen with the sacrifice o f a single
Ivory pawn standing guard before Its
Which one o f those who
moved the piece« or o f the greater
number who watched them with fur­
rowed brows and fast-heating hearts
thought o f the kaiser’s peace offer
while the queen’s gambit was passing
before their eyes? The pope may lift
his voice In words o f solemn counsel,
hut Ahey heed him not. The only ec­
clesiastical power that they recognise
Is that o f the inltnsl bishop sweeping
Into the heart o f the enemy’s rountry
und smiting the rock as It stands.
T o rend the printed account« o f thta
tournament Is to recall the old Ruck
picture o f two chess players carried
lu their ehulra from a burning build­
ing with the hourd between them. Nor
do we wonder at the fact that It was
only while absorbed In his dally game
that the exiled Napoleon could forget
Sir Hudson Lowe.
— it does beat «D how men
are taking to R eal G rave­
ly. now that they know it
coats nothing extra to chew
this class of tobacco. A ll
you have to do is to get a
man to take his first plug
of Gravely. Let him get
tha pure, satisfying G rave­
P a
There is a system of living whereby
Tcclay may be’ made to provide
for Tomorrow--this year for
next year--the prime of
manhood for old age.
This one worc| tells the
story. Just a little regu­
larly deposited in our savings
department makes a pleasently sur­
prising showing in the yeais to corne
| Capital $50,000.00
Farmers & Merchants
[Bank of Stay ton, Oregon
We carry a large line of
dry goods, shoes, notions,
gents’ furnishings, hats,
caps and rubber goods, etc.
has a large line of fancy and
staple groceries, canned goods,
smoked meats. In fact ev-
erything you will find in a
first-class Merchandise store
is to be found here at prices
that are right.
Good American Family.
Thirty years ngo a girl came to thja
country from Russia to marry Louis
Fleshner, an Immigrant from the same
They settled In Springfield,
Mass., and when the United States en­
tered the war they had four sons, the
oldest 23.
All o f them entere«! the
army nnd the eldest has distinguished
himself In battle.
H e Is the young
man who. having lost an arm and nn
eye while carrying ammunition through
shell fire, optunlatk-ally exclaim ed:
T m the luckiest Jew In the army.
Any oth-r man In my place would have
been killed."— American Israelite.
T ry a Tricorn.
Stop to ttvuk how often a crrta’w
c!ork Ir the bakery department o f a
certain downtown store helps you to
decide on a round marshmallow cHke
or n square chocolate In preference to
.1 three-cornered devil’s final.
• "Look at the tricorn« left again."
snickered the white-aproned diplomat.
"N ever catch me rootin’ for trl’s ; to«-
hard to wrap."— Indianapolis News.
■ SAVE ■
French Live Stock on th* Deeiin*.
The United States food administra­
tion has called attention to the large
decrease in live stock In France since
the beginning o f the war. In rdttle
this decrease amounted to 2,,199.000 up
to December, 1917; In sheep the de­
crease amounted to 6.238.000 head : In
hogs to 2.86SI.000 head. In the period
since owing to the food shortage there
has been a still further shrinkage. Fig­
ures like these Indicate that there will
be a large and Insistent demand for
live stock from this country for the
foreign trade for many years after
peace Is Anally estnblslhed.
“ Olive” Oil.
Over 300 different types o f husked
vice or paddy were tinder examination
last year at one of the government
agricultural farms In Burma, nnd over
200 types o f snssminini were grown at
another. Hitherto much o f the
niuin grown In Burma ha« been ex­
ported to Europe, where It 1« used for
the production o f ’ he so-called “ olive
o il" for which France nnd Italy have
long been famed.
J S in */ S ii
Do you live “ from hand to mouth?”
Amateur archeologist« o f California
are endeavoring to Interest profes­
sional scientists o f the Hast In the
epigraphs which abound on the rocks
o f Round Yglley. not far from the city
o f Rlshop. 'nn<J which are believed to
he us old. If not older, than the hiero­
glyphics o f earliest Egypt, to which
they hear a strange resemblance.
It la believed hy many thnt the
names hy which ancient tribes marked
(he soarce o f water supply to r Jh e
benefit o f those o f their number who
lived roving lives.
These hieroglyphics have never been
deciphered, although they are mutters
o f record In the leading museums o f
the country. It Is suid. The Indinn
tribes now living In the vicinity de­
clare they are the work o f the Indians
of North America nnd that they ante­
date ail aboriginal lore.
Some who have examined
strange markings in the flinty bowl­
ders say the helroglyphlcs closely re­
semble those o f earliest Egypt and
may replace the latter as thé first
written language o f humanity.
They are found always In the vicin­
ity o f water supplies, the same mark­
ings discovered near Bishop appearing
also on rocks extending through the
Canadian border, down through Wash­
ington, Oregon and California to the
Mexican line nnd beyond. This fagt.
It Is argued. Indicates thnt prehistoric
tribes marked a highway for their mi­
grating members or for their armies,
giving specific direction« us to the best
water supplies along,the way.
Save Today fo r T o m o rro w ’s
Explanation of Hieroglyphics Admit­
tedly Very Old W ill Surely Be of
the Greatest Interest.
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H i«./ «
f<f (he
m i
ly taste, and learn for him­
self how much longer the
small Gravely chew stays
with him than a big chaw
of ordinary plug.
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