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PRICE FIVE CENTS
NOT A PERFECT LADY
STEAMSHIP CURACAO ANTI-MEDICAL BEER
h IS BATTERED IN GAl ENACTMENT IS LAW
HARDING SIGNS BILLS
CO-EDS CONFESS PECCADILLOS
THANKFUL ARE WE
FOB MAMY THINGS
BOOM FREED BY WIND Wr
BRIDGE AXD B'HEELT
PRESIDENT SIGNS BILL THAT
STOPS PROHIBITION LEAK.
MANY APPOINTMENTS LEFT
TO DIE IX LAST HOCKS.
SET FOR DEC. 10
Governor Will Summon
ACTION ON FAIR IS SLATED
Measure Referring Exposition
to Voters Is Purpose.
WORK TO BE OUTLINED
Mr. Olcott to Issue Announcement
Soon; Programme to Include
Truck, Stage Regulations.
SALEM, Or., Nov. 23 (Special.)
The Oregon state legislature will con
vene In special session In Salem, Mon
day, December 19. This was an
nounced by Governor Olcott here to
"The people of the greatest county
In Oregon, a county representing at
least one-third of the population, one
third of the assessable property and
which' pays one-third of the entire
tax of the state, has voted by an
overwhelming majority In favor of
the state bearing a share of the bur
den of expense of an Oregon Interna
tional exposition in 1925," said the
governor In his call for the extraor
dinary legislative session.
"For a long time I have had it in
mind that in event the people of Mult
nomah county gave an affirmative
majority to the proposal that, as a
matter of Justice, equity and right, a
special session should be called In
order that the machinery could be
created to allow the people of the
state at large to express their opinion
on the subject.
Formal Call to Be Issued.
"The regular call for the session
will be issued within a short time, in
order' to give the legislators ample
opportunity to arrange their affairs
at home for a brief absence at the
capital. In the call I will outline
those things which I believe the leg
islature should consider and the scope
of the matters to which I believe It
should confine itself."
The primary purpose of the special
session.-as indicated In the governor's
call, is to consider the adoption of a
measure referring to the voters of
Oregon the question of authorizing a
tax levy sufficient to raise J3.OOO.000
for the support of the exposition.
The voters of Portland by a four to
one vote last Saturday authorized a
tax of $2,000,000 to be paid by the
taxpayers of that city. An additional
11,000,000 will be raised by popular
subscription. It Is proposed to sub
mit the exposition tax measure t
the voters of the state at the primary
aleotion to be held next May.
Flve-Doy Session Expected.
In calling the' special session of
the legislature for December 19
friends of Governor Olcott said he
apparently had not forgotten the
extra session of the lawmakers held
In Salem In January, 1920. On that
occasion he urged the legislature to
confine Its wor to considering rati
flcatlon of th wa)man's suffrage
amendment to the federal constitu
tion, amendments to the workman's
compensation act and a few less Im
Little or bo attention was paid to
the. appeal, however, and before the
session had ended an avalanche of
bills had fallen upon both houses.
The session lasted six days, and many
of the bills approved during the lltb
hour rush later were vetoed by the
executive. Because of the Christmas
holiday which falls upon December
25, local legislators said tonight that
the session called by Governor Olcott
probably would not last longer than
Although Governor Olcott has given
no Intimation as to what recommenda
tions will he Included in his formal
message to the legislature. It was pre
dicted tonight that it will Include a
suggestion tending toward the con
1 servation of the state highways. This
legislation. If adopted by the legis
lature, probably will provide for state
Jurisdiction of automobile stage lines
mid amendments to the present stat
utes regulating the loads that may be
curried on trucks.
(Stage Rrn-ulatlon Slated.
Ueifjislators for many months have
observed the necessity for the strict
regulation of motor stage lines and
reducing the loads cayled on trucks.
It Is likely, according to reports cur
rent here, that a bin will be Intro
duced at the special session providing
that the operation of all automobile
stage lines shall be placed under the
Jurisdiction of the public service com
mission. Provision also will be made
In the bill, it was said, for a definite
operating schedule of these stage
and the maintenance of waiting rooms
for passengers at terminals. Ade
quate -protection for passengers
through the posting of bonds by the
stage line operators also will be made
a condition In receiving a, permit from
There also will be submitted to the
consideration of the special session.
It vii predicted, a request for ap
proximately $10,000,000 additional
highway money. This tax would have
to receive sanction of the voters
through a constitutional amendment
referred to the people at a regular or
special election. Advocates of this
, .tCeuoludea 04 fmt 3, Colusa ,
Dormitory Residents Fall Down on
Questionnaire About Kissing,
Smoking and Drinking.
CHICAGO, Nov. 23. (Special.)
Not one girl In Wlllard hall, the main
dormitory of the Northwestern uni
versity, is a perfect lady.
A moral questionnaire was recently
sent Into the dormitory. The ten
1. Have you ever cheated?
2. Have you ever been kissed?
3. Hae you ever smoked?
4. Did you ever consciously tell
6. Have you ever used intoxicating
t. Have you ever danced Improp
erly? 7. Have you ever worn improper
8. Did you ever have a"crush"?
9. Were you ever on a "petting
10. Have you ever done anything
you would conceal from your parents?
Most of the girls had four or five
"yeses' after some of the questions.
One girl had to write "yes" after
eight of the questions, according to
Miss Mary Day, a writer for the Daily
Northwestern, who compiled statis
tics from the questionnaires today.
And no girl In the hall was able to
write "no"-ten times.
The most ladylike return contained
only one "yes." It came fron: a co-ed
who had never, been kissed, never
told a conscious lie, never drank liquor,
nor smoked, nor danced Improperly.
Her one confessed sin was the first
on the list. She had cheated.
The "20-per-cent girl" who put an,
affirmative answer after eight of the
questions made "no" her answer to
the tenth question. She had nothing
to conceal from her parents, she said.
The statistician would not say which
of the remaining nine "sins" the
wickedest co-ed denied.
The average for the hall was 60
per cent. Miss Day found, which
means that the average co-ed con
fessed to four of the misdemeanors
named in the questionnaires.
The returns were not analysed,
however, and it was impossible to
judge which of the peccadillos Is most
popular on the campus.
Publication of- the statistics caused
TURKEYS ARRIVE LATE
Some Downtown Shopkeepers Prof
iteer by Deniandlng 55 Cents.
The local supply of Thanksgiving
turkeys waa increased yesterday by
the arrival of several delayed ship
ments, but other lots coming from
eastern Oregon and Idaho will not be
in until today or tomorrow.
. The total supply was not sufficient
to fill shipping orders and provide for
Portland retailers' wants. There were
not many turkevs on th Yamhill
public market and these were sold
early In the day at 45 cents, the price
fixed by the market master. In the
large retail stores the price was the
same as on Tuesday, 60 cents, but
some of the smaller downtown shop
keepers could not resist 'the tempta
tion to profiteer and demanded E5
cent of their customers.
GARDNER IS INDICTED
Jury to Determine Outlaw's Sanity
at Time of Mail Robberies.
PHOENIX. Aris., Nov. 2J. Two in
dictments, one containing four counts,
charging Roy Gardner, escaped con
victed mall robber, of attempts to rob
the United States mails at Maricopa,
Ariz., November 8, and at 'Phoenix,
November 15, were returned by the
grand Jury in the United States dis
trict court here late today. Gardner
pleaded not guilty to both indict
ments. Immediately after Gardner entered
his plea to the first indictment, his
attorney, Carl A. Davis, asked and
received permission to ftle a written
motion in which Gardner asked the
court to have a Jury determine his
sanity at the time of the alleged of
fenses. LIQUOR PROFITS $541,606
British Columbia to Divide Half of
Earnings Among Municipalities.
VICTORIA, B. C. Nov. 23. The
government of British Columbia made
a net profit of $541,606 on liquor sales
during the first three and one-half
months of operation under the pro
vincial liquor sales board from June
16 to September 30, according to a
balance sheet filed in the legislature
today by J. W. de B. Farris, attorney
general. This amount does not in
clude $121,000 received from sales of
permits to purchase liquor.
Half the total profits of the board
are to be divided among municipali
ties of the province on the basis of
FALLING TREE KILLS BOY
Roof of Home Smashed and Mother
of Victim Is Hurt.
HIIXSBORO. Or., Nov. 23. (Spe
cial.) Frank Atwood, 16, was killed
Monday night by a tree which crashed
through the roof of the family home
near Buxton. His mother. Mrs. George
Atwood, was injured severely by the
tree, but was expected to recover.
The mother and two boys were
alone in the house at the timeof the
accident. Mrs. Atwood is a widow,
her husband having been killed by a
logging locomotive near Scotleld Oc
American Aim Again to
Make Nation Sovereign.
JAPAN IS INCLINED TO YIELD
Issue Chief Remaining Busi
ness of Arms Conference.
FIGHT ON MORAL BASIS
Secretary of State Seeking Restora
tion of Powers Lost by Ag
gressions of Others.
BY MARK SULLIVAN.
(Copyright. 1S1. by the New York Evening
Post Inc. Published by Arrangement.)
WASHINGTON, D. C Nov. 23.
(Special.) I don't know to what ex
tent the average American reader
wants to go into the details Involved
in a discussion of what this country's
arms conference delegates are trying
to do about China. A good many
things are of high Importance within
the conference room which, I suspect,
the ordinary busy American in Port
lard or Indianapolis or. Des Moines
or Kansas City cannot possibly give
the time to learn about.
I doubt If the reader who depends
upon these articles for following the
woik of the conference can take the
time necessary to know about the
Liao-Tung lease, for example, or Wei-Hal-Wei.
Probably the average reader
knows abount Shantung, because that
figured so largely In the league of
nations debate, but there are a score
of other points involved In the con
sideration of the Chinese question
which it is not practicable to try to
make clear to the wide American pub
High Spots Pointed Oat.
It is about these very points that
most of the pulling and hauling with
in the conference room revolves. The
diplomats know these points in their
minutest details. Our state depart
ment knows them and the governing
classes and the Important commercial
classes of Great Britain and Japan
and France know them even better.
But for the purposes of the average
American reader It Is probably best
to attempt to point out no more than
certain high spots.
First of all, China wants the right
to rearrange her tariffs. It will sur
prise an American accustomed to see
congress fix our tariff duties to learn
that in China the tariffs are levied
not really by China but by foreign
When Great Britain two or three
generations ago "opened up" China
to foreign trade, in the so-called
opium war, she forced upon China a
treaty which fixea the rate of duties
that China couid levy - on foreign
(Concluded od Pace 3. Column 1.)
THE WHOLE WORLD CAN CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING THIS TIME.
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Shatters Super's,. aire of
Craft as Vessel Rolls,
With her bridge gone entirely and
her wheelhouse battered as if by a
naval bombardment., the Admiral line
steamer Curacao docked In the slip
at municipal terminal No. 1 yester
day afternoon with passengers and
freight from San Francisco, Eureka
and Coos Bay. The gale which swept
the coast Monday night caught the
Curacao off Yaquina head In what
Captain A. D. Tebbetts, master of the
vessel, pronounced the most violent
storm he had seen on the Pacific In
The Curacao, riding light, was
weathering the blow. Captain Teb
betts said, when the heave of the
mountainous seas tore loose the ca
bles holding the heavy "Jumbo" boom
rigid against the foremast . With
each roll of the vessel thereafter the
heavy steel boom scraped first the
stays holding the starboard cargo
boom and then those holding the
port, until, before the first minor
damage could be repaired, the crutch
holding the port boom was ripped
bodily from the deck. The long boom,
with the heavy steel crutch at its
end, swung with the pitch of the
vessel an 3 crashed against the port
bridge, wrecking the structure. Then
it repeated the performance on the
other side of the vessel. While sea
men struggled amid waving mas of
blocks and rigging, the heavy boom
crashed again and again against the
sides of. the wheelhouse, breaking in
the wall and sending broken glass
flying about the deck.
Captain Tebbetts and Russell P.
Oates, second officer, were on the
bridge when the boom broke loose,
and narrowly escaped death by dodg
ing Into the wheelhouse, where Cap
tain Tebbetts directed the work of
the searr.en amid a shower of broken
glass.. Mat Johnson, chief officer,
averted a panic by quieting the pas
sengers, who came rushing to the
deck expecting to find the vessel
"The men risked their lives to save
others when ' they tackled that fly
ing boom,"" said Captain Tebbetts,
"and they upheld the best traditions
of the sea. It seems almost a miracle
that no one was hurt."
The . wireless aerial was carried
away in the fracas, and the Curacao's
chief operator rose to the occasion
by rigging up emergency antennae by
means of which communication was
From 12:15 o'clock Tuesday morn
ing until noon of that day the Cura
cao was hove to in a howling gale
that Captain Tebbetts estimated at
from 70 to 80 miles an hour, and
then continued on her way to Port
land. It was expected last night that
repairs would be completed in time
to permit the ship to depart on sched
ule tomorrow afternoon.
Wild Bull Last of Herd.
HONOLULU, T. H., Nov. 23. (Spe
cial.) Over on the island of Kauai.
In the swamps of a high mountain
plateau, is the last remnant of the,
big band of wild cattle that used to
inhabit the island. "Bipi" is the name
of the old bull at which it is said
every hunter has taken a shot. But
"Bipl" always has escaped.
Gap in Volstead Act Revealed by
. Attorney-General Palmer In
Opinion Is Closed.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Nov. 23. The
anti-medical beer bill was signed to
day by President Harding. Signature
of the bill on which congressional
action was completed last Friday au
tomatically closed the gap in the na
tion's prohibition laws revealed Jast
March by Attorney-General Palmer
In an opinion that there was nothing
in the Volstead act to preclude the
prescription of beer as medicine.
Treasury regulations making pre
scription of beer possible were issued
last month, but only about half a
dozen brewers have obtained permits
to manufacture beer for medicinal
-The bill signed today, in addition
to outlawing medical beer, provides
that not more than one-fourth gallon
of vinous liquor or vinous or spirit
uous liquors, separately or In the
aggregate, containing more than one
half pint of alcohol, may 'be pre
scribed in ten days; that physicians
shall be limited to 100 prescriptions
for such liquor In 90 days unless
extraordinary reason is presented;
that Importation of spirituous or
vinous liquor Is prohibited until the
amount on hand shall not be sufficient
to supply the current need for non
beverage uses; that private resi
dences may not be searched without
a search warrant, and that the courts
of Hawaii and the Virgin islands are
given Jurisdiction to enforce the
national prohibition act.
Passage of the anil-beer bill
''marks a new step forward in the
enforcement of prohibition," Commis
sioner Haynes said tonight. The act,
he said, strengthens the prohibition
forces in dealing with the alleged
medicinal preparations sold on the
open market and used for beverage
purposes, and limits activities of the
"few persons" who were Issuing pre
scriptions for liquor to people not
actually requiring it.
"No embarrassment In the enforce
ment of prohibition." he said, "Is an
tlcipated from the provision Imposing
penal liability upon officers search
ing dwellings without warrants and
searching other property without war
rants maliciously and without reason
able cause. The officers are given
fair warning that they must not
search dwellings without warrant
and no attempts to do so will be made
No substantial decrease In the activ
ities of prohibition officers is antici
pated as the result of the new act"
Hearings on proposed amendments
on existing regulations governing the
exportation of intoxicating liquor will
be held here next Tuesday. The pro
posed amendments, it was explained
today at prohibition headquarters, are
designed to tighten up on shipments
of liquor and alcohol across the Ca
nadian border in line with the "gen
tlemen's agreement" recently ratified
by Canadian and American officials
NEW YORK. Nov. 23. Belief that
the anti-beer bill could be attacked
as unconstitutional was expressed to
night by W. H. Hirst, general coun
sel for New York brewers.
One ground for attack, he asserted
was that the law discriminated
(Concluded on Past 2. Column 4.)
Cessation in Storm Con
DANGER NOW FROM FRESHET
Reports of Moderation in
Temperature Bring Fear.
HIGHWAY STILL MENACED
Attempts to Plow Out Blockades
at Corbett Fail Another
Trial to Be Made Today.
STORM DEVELOPMENTS YE9
Stalled trains on Spokane,
Portland & Seattle railroad .re
leased. Moderation of .temperature
causes danger of freshet at Lyle
Columbia highway still men
aced. Sheep and cattle at Scio
'Heavy damage to roads In
Lincoln county Reported.
A general cessation in storm condi
tions that enabled the Spokane, Fort
land & Seattle railroad to break loose
all Its stalled trains on the North
Bank road and free the passengers
from train No, 102 on the Oregon
Trunk line in central Oregon yester
day forecast the opening of direct
railroad communications today be
tween Portland and the east by way
of the North Bank route.
The snow plow dispatched from
Vancouver over the North Bank Mon
day morning broke loose train No. 3
and local No. 6, which had been stalled
near Cooks since Saturday night. The
passengers from No. 3 and a few local
passengers from the other train were
transferred to the rescue steamer
Port of Portland at Stevenson yester
day afternoon and brought to Port
land last night. The trains proceeded
to Portland under their own steam on
trackage menaced by slides.
Rotary Plows Working.
Rotary snow plows were working
from both the east and west toward
Lyle, a short distance above Cooks,
where the detoured Onion Pacific
train No. 11 has been snowbound since
Saturday night. The release of No. 11
will mean freedom for the last of the
passenger trains on North Bank, and
the rescue of all passengers from
snowbound trains, in Oregon and
W. F. Turner, president of the Spo
kane. Portland & Seattle lines, an
nounced last night that his company's
engines would take the Union Pacific
train In tow as soon as it is reached
by the snow plows , and rush it to
Portland for Thanksgiving If possi
ble. The stalled engines are without
coal and could not proceed without
Train Scheduled Today.
The first outbound passenger train
to be dispatched over the North Bank
since the storm will leave Portland
this morning at 7:35 o'clock, accord
ing to announcement last night. The
train will be a local, with no sched
uled destination. It will proceed as
far as possible and It is thought that
it will reach Cooks.
With the freeing of its trackage,
the Spokane, Portland & Seattle es
tablished direct telegraph connections
to Spokane. A freshet now is feared
by General Manager Davidson in the
Washington country. Reports from
Lyle and Cooks yesterday said the
temperature had moderated to 60 de
grees and may result in a sudden
break-up of the snow and ice jam. A
freshet would tie up traffic for sev
eral days, it is feared.
Snowbound Train Reached.
Word was received lata yesterday
afternoon that Oregon Trunk line
train No. 102, which has been snow
bound at mile post 68, near North
Junction in the central t)regon coun
try since Saturday night, had been
I cached by a rescue train from Bend
and all passengers transferred back
President Turner said that a ro
tary snow plow working out from
Pasco crossed the Columbia at Fall
bridge last night and that it will pro
ceed up the Oregon Trunk today. It
Is probable that it will clear the
tracks to the stalled train "near North
Junction, thus opening up the Trunk
line from its junction to Bend.
Employes Without Sleep.
Some of the 'employes of the Spo
kane, Portland & Seattle have not
slept since Sunday in carrying out re
lief work to the passengers of stalled
trains In the snow area.
"In all my railroad experience I
have never seen such devotion to
outy." said President Turner. "Every
passenger waa cared for by the train
men and the men refused to rest until
the last stalled train was released."
Conditions have continued to Im
prove In Portland, with progress be
ing made in the restoration of both
light and telephone service in the
residence districts. On the Columbia
highway, however, conditions re-
ivgaolutlod ea U Culuwo. SJt
Tax and Maternity Measures Gain
Presidential Approval and
Senate Has Wrangle.
WASHINGTON. D. C Nov. ?J. The
first and special session of the 7th
congress ended late today after Presi
dent Harding had visited the capitol
and signed measures enacted in the
closing hours. The house was the
first to close up shop, adjourning sine
die at 4:01, and at 4:37 o'clock the
Chief among the measures signed
by Mr. Harding were the tax revision
and maternity bills. After finally dis
posing of the tax bill the senate
turned to clean up some 600-odd presi
dential nominations. But nearly half
of the number were left to die under
the law. Most of these were minor
postmastershlp appointments. It was
understood attempts to put through
the last-minute nominations had been
blocked largely through charges of
several senators that an effort was
being made to "railroad" appoint
ments. Meanwhile the house was waiting
announcement that the president had
signed the tax and maternity bills and
had no other commuications, and,
when so Informed, adjourned. The
senate finished its executive business
and plunged into controversy over the
resolution by Senator King, democrat,
Utah, calling for an investigation of
the activities of interests favoring an
embargo on imports of dyes and chem
icals, but could not hold a quorum and
Frequent reference was made In the
closing debates to the length of the
session, which began April 11. some
saying that the work had caused ir
ritability and lack of co-operation
among members. Congress will con
vene In regular session December 5.
CLEW TO GOLD FOUND
Freight Back of Specie Tanks on
Liner Sonoma Moved Away.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23. Police
and federal officials Investigating the
disappearance of 1125,000 In gold from
the specie tanks of the liner Sonoma,
discovered today that between Hono
lulu and San Francisco a quantity of
freight back of the tanks, blocking
the only passage to them except one
leading past the crew's quarters, had
The money, in English sovereigns,
was contained in five steel chests,
consigned from the Commonwealth of
Australia to the International Bank
OREGON GETS $23,000
War Finance Corporation Makes
56 Advances for, Livestock.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Nov. 23.
Fifty-six advances for agricultural
and livestock financing, aggregating
32,073,000, were approved today by the
War Finance corporation.
Wyoming got $436,000; Oregon $23.
000 and Montana $232,000.
FIVE-CENT FARE ORDERED
Reduction In Street Car Charges
Fixed In Chicago.
CHICAGO. Nov. 23. The Illinois
commerce commission tonight issued
an order reducing street-car fares in
Chicago from to 6 cents, effective
The order is not effective after
July 1, 1922. although the commission
reserves the right to continue the
order after that date.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Highest temperature, 62
degrees; lowest, 41; cloudy.
TODAY'S Rain, southerly wind.
Flht for army is won. says xlsnd.
French challenge Chinese delegates. Page 2.
America fighting for China's sovereignty.
Germans protest order closing factories.
Congress adjourns and Harding signs bills.
President signs tax measure during closing
hours of congress. Page ft.
Preparedness Issue made hauls for attacks
on Wilson, Says Tumulty. Page 6.
President signs antl-medlcal beer bill.
Medical expert Is witness for Arbuekle.
University co-eds admit peccadillos. Page 1.
Christian Science directors upheld. Page 6.
Special session of legislature to meet De
cember is. i-s.se i.
Army runs through Its last practice.
Winged M and Oregon In scrappy mood fo
game toaay. re n.
Prink Catllson and possibly 8plke Leslie
out of Oregon lineup, r.io i.
Commercial and Marine.
Extension of life of emergency tariff tends
to advance wool prices, rage iv.
Befrlge-ator steamer arrives to load ap
ples. Page 18.
All wheat markets advance, but prices here
still above export basis. Page 19.
Chicago wheat strengthened by forelga
buying. Page 10.
Heavy trading In liberty bonds at highest
prices of year. Page IS.
Portland and Vicinity.
Dan Casey to hang for killing James H.
Phillips. Page 10.
Portland Is thankful today and for reasons
too numerous (or listing. Page 1.
City holds (2.000.000 or 13.000,000 In de
linquent liens. Page 22.
Local music week to open Sunday.
Advertising lures tourists west Page 11.
Boom freed In rile shatters brldgeworks
of steamer Curacao. Pag 1.
Students return on beiated trains. Pag 18.
Southern Pacific cuts rates east .Page 23.
giprm-bouiKi trains are released, i.
Reasons Too Numerous
for Listing Here.. ,
GRATITUDE REALLY GROWING
Real Messages in Some Vera
cious Interviews. j
QUIET DAY HERE ASSURED
Portland People for Most Tart M il!
Be Found at Home or in
City's Many Churches.
BY BEN IIUR LAMPMAS.
Speaking of being; thankful, on this
morning; of Thanksgiving;, It is the
fact thatVhankful folk are often sin
gularly Inane and trite in their' ap
praisal of those things (bey have to
be thankful for. Throughout this e'ty
and thousands of others, from Flym
outh Rock to Tillamook Head, the
church bells will ring and the kitchen
fires be kindled and turkeys will bs
stuffed and pies baked, and folk will
come home to their firesides In trib
ute to the day. And thlsi beyond
doubt, signifies that Thanksgiving Is
abroad and that as a people we are,
indeed, vaguely but sincerely grate
ful. Yet If you were to ask the Indi
vidual whence springs the fullness of
heart he would tell you, In the terms
of that terse old generality:
"We have much to be thankful for."
Wherefore the Thanksgiving spirit
undertook to Interview certain citl
lens of more or less prominence, anil
to make due report of those tremen
dous trifles that occasion gratitude,
and to publish them for tha realities
they are. On such a mission this
morning, if you could have perceived
It, the presence of Thanksgiving
greatly favored the late Governor
Bradford, albeit neither austere not
unctuous, but blithe and grinning.
Borne Thoughts) Unfettered.
Though names have been' sup '
pressed, for reasons of policy, the
veridical statements that never were
made appear herewith, to-wlt:
First Tromlnent Citizen As I
shaved this morning I estimated the
profits of the past yesr. They havs
been most satisfactory, showlrg
definite and permanent Increase In
volume. If at first thought I gavs
thanks for this happy circumstance,
candor compels me to admit that I am
still mora thankful for the frendshlp
of my employes. The boys actually
seem to like me.
Second Prominent Cltlren I have
not shaved, and don't intend to. By
daylight Ml be In no, not church
In a duck blind on Sauvles island. Tha
birds ought to fly low today, and I
shall be correspondingly pleased. But
the thought that will comfort me
most, out there In the rain, is that
something Impelled me not to fore
close that mortgage. The sledding has
been tough for some of the little fel
lows. Kid Is Getting Well.
Third Prominent Citizen I said to
my wife last night, "Well, my dear,
we'll build that house you've wanted
and take that trip. Fine business."
Naturally we're thankful for being
able to build a bigger house and a
finer one than anyone on the street.
Yet I find the satisfaction to be little
enough. You want to know what I
really am thankful for? Have It your
own way. I'm thankful that the kid
Is getting well.
Down by the Troutdale bridge,
where the sleet shattered and stripped
the willows, there was at the time of
tho silver thaw a homeless man,
sheltered beneath four uprights and
a roof of rusty tin. The river brought
him driftwood from Bull Run and
beyond, and an apple can bubbled
over his gusty fire. "Take it from
me." he said, "I'm thankful that storm
waa no worse. Once in Dakota t
seen It snow for five days, and those
boob farmers had to dig their way
into the barn. If you're asking mo
what I'm thankful for. I'll tell the
world I'm thankful for having four
bits." Gratitude lias Grown.
Neglecting to Interrogate those
who have much to be thankful for,
in a material sense, but have some
how missed the target. Thanksgiving
brings to many Portland people a
sense of gratitude that has grown
with the year. It is this apprecia
tion of the holiday that will seek
out neglected homes this morVng,
and stuff hampers with royal food,
and remember the men In Jail, and
the less fortunate wherever they
may be; that will banquet the news
boys at the Multnomah, and run a
thousand gentle and well-bethought
errands of nelghborllness.
A, fine old-fashioned holiday quiet -will
envelop Portland with its stores
closed, and its schools vacant, and
Its offices and publlo buildings de
serted. Save for the duck-hunter
and the football crowds, if you want
to locate a Portland resident you'll
have to seek him at home with tho
folks or In the churches nearly all
of which have announced special
services, with Thanksgiving sermons
and music, and In nearly every in
stance community services are belns;