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ST. JOHNS, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1922.
An Enjoyable Trip
Pomonn, Cal., July 8, 1922
Mr. Markle : Am glad to "let you
know that we arc having some
line climate here, and lota of veg
etables and berries. We arrived
here Monday, July 3, and are at
tending the Church o God camp
meeting, which lasts until Sun
duy night. Monday morning we
(when I say we I mean my wife,
son and myself) leave for San
Diego, then to Mexico. After we
spend nbout a week down there
wo turn North again toward
Long Beach, Los Angeles, Holly
wood, Pasadena and surrounding
cities before we return to St.
Johns. . I tell you we .struck all
Regarding the Executions
We decorated Ratine for brav
ery in Prance, but we hanged
him in Oregon. Our treat
ment of Rathie was not as
illogical us it seems. We praised
him for killing unpopular Ger
mans in Prance, hut condemned
him for his part in killing a pop
ular Hliurill in rcnueton. Now
mat tnc uotiics ot untitle am
Kirby are cold, let us review dis
passionately tlio events leading
ui) to their demise. There are
two kinds of first degree murder
Murder committed with prcmedi
tation and malice and murder
committed in the commission of
some other crime. Escaping from
kinds of climate in California. At ! prison is a crime. It says so in
Sacramento it was awful hot dur
mg the day, and when evening
came there was a terrible cold,
stormy wind which made it un
comfortable for us to stay long.
So through the valley it was tin-
mercifully hot 110 to 115 in the
shade, only we couldn't find no
shade along the highway, except
in some larmcr'fl yard. Tliey say
the land is too valuable to have
any shade trees except fruit
trees. But here is the Orange
ueit,. only tliey aro most all f roz
en back for a few years to come
before they will be normal again.
lsctwccn Fresno ami Bakersfleld
w what they call the Sun Maid
Knwm Belt. They will have a
large crop. All the vines art
loaded down to the ground. Also
n large crop of apricots which
they dry on trays in tho sun. Of
course the fruit packing houses
are all husy packing fruit to
ship out to Northern and Eastern
ciues. Tliey work iu uours per
tiny to eaten up with the work.
The first crop of llgs uro past, but
the second crop will be better
and heavier than the ilrst was. I
tell you it is n treat to sit under a
tree and eat them when they are
dead ripe. We sat under the lar
gest fig tree in the world and ate
ripe figs. Tho width of the tree
in 07 feet from the tip of the
branches from one side to the
other. Over COO people could
stand under the tree, and look
like an umbrella over their heads.
But cherries arc scarce. The
wholesale price is 17V&U and re
tail at 25c n pound. But oh, you
watermelons! They retail at
I'iC a pound; musk melons six
largo ones for 25c. Well, I must
ny God was with us on the jour
ney so far, as wc have had no ac
cidents' of any kind, and we arc
thankful for that. We expect to
go to Klamath FalU, Oregon, to
sec'Doo C. S. Currin and family
on our return trip. Geo. W. Im-boden.
Tennis Shoes ROGERS.
the law books. But society docs
not condemn men who seek es
cape from durance. Rathie, Kir
by and Neil Hart planned to es
cape from the Pendleton jail.
They did not expect to encounter
Sheriff Til Taylor. Rathio and
Kirliy did not know Hart would
shoot Taylor. They did not want
him to shoot Taylor. Hart was a
half wit. After Taylor had been
shot and was dying, either Rathie
or Kirby we forget which, and
it doesn't matter returned and
gave the dying man a drink of
water. Only ono man shot Tay
lor, and that man was Hart. We
made short work of the half wit.
Only one man's finger pressed the
trigger. Taylor was well known
and well loved in Pendleton. The
defendants asked for a change of
venue. It was argued they could
not get a fair trial in Pendleton.
No matter what the evidence who
in Pendleton would dare hold out
for acquittal, or mauslaughter.or
second degree murder in the face
of white hot public sentiment f
The change of venue was denied.
Why? Are there 12 men any
where in Oregon who would re
fuse to convict if first degree
murder were proved t Wasn't it
the duty of the court to say: "Al
though 1 believe I could give
these men a fair trial, I must re
member that it is not I but 12 ju
rors who must render the verdict.
And we all know and loved Til
'Piiift. " ii. i.l . flu. .tliii.tix.
of venue! The verdict was ex
actly that demanded by tho spir
it of hate and vengeance in. Pen
dleton' guilty of murder in tho
first degree. And there was no
recommendation of clemency I
Hart murdered Taylor! Wo hang
ed Hart. Did Rathie and Kirby
help Hart murder Taylor they
who only wanted to escape from
prison, who didn't know Hart
would shoot Taylor, who didn't
want him to shoot Taylor, and
who delayed escape to give a dy
ing man a drink of water! Is it
stretching the letter of the law
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to say that Rathie and Kirby
were liar's accessories iu a first
degree murder because jail
breaking is a technical crime 1
Would wc hove hanged Rathie,
the world war hero, if Til Taylor
had been unpopular or unknown .'
Well, Rathie and Kirby are dead
dead as n doornail, as Old
Scroogs said of Mnley. No
amount of moralizing will bring
them back to life. The world will
wag along without them. The
world is so full of people that one
or two or a dozen humped olV will
not be missed. Others are wait
ing their turn iu Death How. We
will have more necktie parties.
By and by we will become used
to them enjoy them, in fact.
That, or we will become so sick
ened by this legal savagery that
ill ..I . !.!. ! I. !
vu win uuiMiMii capiwu pUIUHN
ment for all time. Portland Da
Water Spout Experience
Miss Helen Caswell and Dr.
Lewis J. Keliher were married on
Wednesday, July fith, in Centra
lia, Wash. The young couple are
widely known in St. Johns, both
having lived here for some time.
Dr. Keliher practiced dentistry iu
St.JoluiH for the past three years,
but recently located iu Olympia.
Wash., where they will make
their future home.
A Home and Speculation
100x100 S. E. Corner Alta and Decatur Streets,
close t mills. Put up cheap cottage and pay for
it out ! Rent Saved. Price $650; $50 Cash,
lalance $15.00 a Month.
Phone Broadway 4739
Hoys' Suspended Uoc.HOaiOHS
Line Hunk Copper Mine, Home
stead. Ore., June 8 To the Kdi
tor of the St. Johns Review: I
want to tell of my experience m
a water spout we had here. 1 can
not express the feeding that one
has to see the great mountain of
water and great big trees torn
out by the roots coining uun up
on you. It comes so sudden and
you don't know where to go or
which way. No one knows unless
they have been iu one. The only
thing that saved us was to climb
up the side of the mountain, and
we ,mst got out ol tile house
when it was struck by the water
and big trees, jamming it up. It
started up at the mine about a
hull' mile above and Came Icarinir
down through the gulch bringing
everything with it. Some of the
machinery is strung all the way
down to the river. It tore one
cud of the cook house olV and the
mud and water went through the
house. We were two or three
days digging out, and I cannot
begin to tell what it looked like.
I should like my friends in St.
Johns to know of my experience
iu a water spout as I used to live
in St. Johns a good many years
and know so many people there.
-Mrs. Alio Potter, formerly
Mrs. Alice Pickle.
First Industrial Plant
Even before the days of the
California gold fever pioneers
began to build the industrial
prestige of Oregon through the
establishment of crude manufac
turing plants. Among the ilrst
were sawmills and gristmills but
an outstanding development was
the opening of a tannery in Port
land iu 1810. This tannery was
started by David II. Lowndalc
and bore the distinction of being
the first plant of its kind north of
Mexico and in all the territory
west of the Rocky Mountains.
Mr. Lownsdolc selected the site
for the tannery about one mile
back in the forest where today
Multnomah Athletic Field is sit
uated. After two years he sold
his industry to two newcomers
who iu turn sold the plant to A.
X.Kiug, who manufactured leath
er at the site for 120 years. The
csiaonsnmciii oi tins mill was one
of the factors in .the development
of the State. Prior to the time it
was started residents of he Ore
gon country tanned their own
deer and cow hides. During the
Ilrst few years of its operation
the owners accepted hides, wheat
and other products of the terri
tory in payment for the tannery
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Men's Work SHOES, tho Leather Kind $2.85 up
Boy's Scuff Shoes $2.25, $2.50, $2.65
Boy's Dress Shoos $3.85, $4.25, $4.50
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we could work out a pretty fair
ort of battery tervice without
But we alto have an idea that
it wouldn't measure up to the
brand of service developed for
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have the benefit of their yean of
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ai a result.
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Zinnia, Marigold and Iate Aster
Plants, also Late Cabbage, Kale and
Broccoli Plants now ready. Palms anil
Rubber Plants lor bale.
Kupuer nanis lor aaic.
For Sale Cheap and sightly
buildlug lots. See J. S. Downey at
once, 933 N, Syracuse. 12c
Repairing Has Dropped
I will half sole Shoes
at these prices:
Men's heavy half soles '2Xi
Men's liK'ht half soles 1,00
Indies' heavy soles 1,00
i.aijie' light shoes. . . . , 75
Hoy's heavy sole 1,00
Jiovs' light soles 75
Girls' soles 75
Patching 15c up
I use the host of leather that
money will buy. I have come to
stay and believe in living and let
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Near Filling Station.
Photic Columbia 42
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Ice Cream, Tobacco and Cigars
311 South Jersey Street
Dividend No. 2
Another Red Letter Day
July li 1922 was another
Red Letter Day for the
owners of our 7 I'rior
Checks for thousands of
dollars were mailed out by
us to our Thrifty Customers
and Patrons in payment of
the Second Regular Quarterly
Dividend on their holdings
iu this sound and attractive
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Neil Dividend on October 1st
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Bedding Stock, also
plenty of Tomato Plants.
Ferns and Floral Designs
814 and 816 N. Kellogg St.
Phone Umpire O101.
Bring in your news items.
New Books at the Library
Do you want a book for n warm
afternoon? Those nrt soim new
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Fleiirnn U rim A very unusual
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Ilaworth Trailmnkers of t lie
N'orthwest. For all who enjoy
travel or history.
Hudson Dead man's plaek
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iu Saxon Kiigliiiiil of a bypme
Slauson First aid to the ear.
Tells you how to meet all ear
Utiunarxsou Sworn brot hew.
A tale of the early days of- Ire
laud. (iuiek Vandemai;ks folly. Pi
oneer life lilled with real men
A mammoth log raft built by
the Iteuson Timber Co. contain
ing li.OOO.OOO feet of lop ami a
deckload of poles and shingles
left the Columbia last week for
San Diego. The immense raft
was iu tow or the tug Sea Mini,
but the bar tug Onconta assisted
in gelling the pile of limber out
side the mouth of the Columbia.
Three more similar rafts are be
ing constructed fur towing to San
Diego. On nrmnl in the south
ern California port the logs arc
Mr. nnd Mrs. M. A. Schuster
and Mrs. X. Snlur of Centralis
were guests at the .1. 11. Vlctchei
home the first of the week. They
are on their way to visit the Yel
lowstone Park, after which tin
will tour South for the Winter.
A. M. Warner 1ms purchased n
couple of lots on Willamette
boulevard and will build two fliu
residences thereon in the near future.
THE AT UK
Thurs. and Friday. July 10-14
DONALD CRISP in
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Saturday, .Inly loth
The CARTER DE HAVENS in
MAKKY THE POOR GIRL"
Sunday and Monday, .Inly 1 IS-1 T
BETTY COMPSON in
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JAS. KIRKWOOD in
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TIOX." Thursday and Friday, .Inly 'iO-Ut
MAE MURRAY in
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Saturday. .Inly 'J2 -
DAVID POWELL in
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