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CURRENT TOPICS OF INTEREST
FOR'MEN AND WOMEN READERS
POKTLAtfD, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14, 1900.
PAGES 13 TO 24
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GEORGE'S BABY SISTER HAS THE GOLIC
"Paw" Gets Into a Fearful Lot of Trouble Because He Is Opposed
to Clever Trained Nurse Graduates.
The Baby's Got the Colllck. I Bet you I
It -would Be a gralt bit If Sum collldge
had It to Help hoop fer the foot Ball
team. Nite Befoar last paw diden't hard
3y Sleep a Wink and you could notus It
on Him Easy the next morning By his
4 1 Like to no, he says, "How the hed
of a. Fambly Kin ern a Liven in the Day
lime if He Don't git no- Best at nlte.
Here I am payen fifteen Dolers a "Weak
fer a nurse what Don't seem to no Enny
more about a Baby than me and Not
Haff as mutch Becoz I had two Before
tl..s one. It's a Blame swihdul, all this
trained Nifcse blzness thay go Into in
the sltty. Look at our Muthers Out in
the country. Thay Diden't Haft to have
no Frills like these when the Fambly
was Gittln so Big they Had to Bdld a
xaddlshen onto the house Every year er
63. But you Got to Have a traned nurse
now er thay won't Let you in Society
enny more ixma u. you ww u ""jBut they alntV'-Georgle, In the Chicago
Housework and Diden't go round tellln' j Times-Herald.
OiKS 11 was xsecuz jou uuveiuxcu ti.cc
times fer a Hired Gurl and never got
The nurse Told paw he wasen't Fit to
he a fawther, and he was agoln to Talk
Back, only Little albert throwed a Tooth
Brush at the pupp and nocked a Hole thru
one of the Windows, so thay Dropt the
After Breckfust ant Fanny come in, and
when she Herd about the Baby beln sick
Change of Diet Jfecessary.
"You must stop glvln it that kind of
food rite away. When my little Florence
was horned she had the same kind or
Trubble, so I fed her condensed milk and
she cum thru all rite."
Purty soon Mrs. Bawson and Mrs. Pond
"My good nuss," Mrs. Bawson sed when
paw told Her about the Condensed milk;
"Don't give her That. It would Kill the
Poor little Thing. I alwais Bring my
Babies up on Stunleys otes water, and
They never Give me a Bit of trubble."
I wouldent Dare to give no child-of mine
that kind of stuff," Mrs. Pond told paw.
Tou mite as well f ead it Green Cucumbers '
and Be Done with It. They ain't nothing
L.ke malted milk fer a Baby with the Col
l.ck, and if this nurse Had enny sentz
she would of knowed it at the start."
Thay was about a Half a Dozen other
Ladles Come while paw was Thlnken about
It to tell Him what ot to Be done, and
reerly all of them sed thay Had the Best
dockter on erth and paw ot to change Be
fore it was too Late or we wouldent Have
ro luck with the Child.
After thay all Got thru paw went to tho
Basket where the Baby was Sleepin as
peaceful as a Lam, and looked at it a Long
t.me, and then H went out in the Hall,
and got little albert's drum and Begin to
pound on, it and Jump up and Down and
Sing Git your munny"s wurth.
Purty soon After that the Dockter come j
.cad Him and tthe Nuree sneeked up Behind j
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"arlor suits, frames birch, 3
Parlor rockers. In Imitation
Upholstered spring -sett rock
Couches, upholstered in Orien
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Couches, upholstered la raw
Ievonports, upholstered In
Center tables, In quartered
Hotel suits, consisting of bed
6 feet high, combination bu
reau and commode, with
mirror 12x18, small table and
one chair, $11.75.
Bedroom suit, consisting of
bedstead, heavily carved. 0
feet high, bureau with Ger
man beveled mirror 18x24
Inches, and large commode .
with 2 drawers and cabinet;
price for the 3 pieces, all
hardwood maple or ash, $13.
Bedroom milt, solid oak, same
number of pieces as the pre
ceding, mirror 24x30 Inches,
French bevel; price $20.
Bedroom suit. In solid mahog
any, 3 pieces, mirror 36x48,
Bedroom suit. In blrdseye
maple, 3 pieces', beautiful
colonial design; worth $80,
reduced to $40.
Dining-room suit, in oak, 6
chairs, 1 sideboard, 1 pillar
leg extension table, $30.
Dining-room suit. In ash, 6
chairs, 1 eldeboard, 1 exten
sion table, $20.
Washington p First Sts.
and the Furst thing paw new the Dockter
was Holdto his arms fast to His sides and
tryin to push .Him into a; closet whare
thay wanted to Lock him up.
"Here, confound it," paw Hollered,
"what are you tryin to Do."
"Be Cam," the dockter told Him. "We
are your Frends. We are Goln to pur
teckt you. It's all rite."
"No, it ain't," paw Hollered. "Tou
may think It Is, But I ain't payln Tou $3
a visit to Come Here and' Try to play
Horse with me."
By that Time the Dockter seen paw
wasent Crazy so he let go and ast what
he ment by makln Sutch a Racket.
"I was tryin to Keep the Baby awake
In the Day time so it would Give a pur
son a Chanct to sleap a Little at nite,"
paw told him.
"Then I Take It All back;" the Dackter j
sed. "I thot the Wlmmln what ar always
Cummen In and Tellen what to Do with
the Babies was the Worst fools on Erth,
BrenUinc It Gently.
The doctor came Into the room rubblnsr i
his hands and smiling,
"Everythlng all right?" asked the man
who was anxiously waiting "for him. j
"Couldrit be better," returned the doc- ,
"Good," said the man, with .a sigh of
S - 2 3nfeA&tG '
relief. Then, when he saw that the doc
tor inteded to say nothing more, he
asked, with some hesitation, "Er ah
boy or girl?" ,.
The doctor stopped rubbing his hands
and looked a trifle uneasy, as If the task
before him were not just to his liking.
"Well," he said at last, "you'll need a
tandem bicycle for It" Tid-Blts.
Just Tvro Pair.
In my hand a small hand rested,
Small and fair,
Light my an&era Arm did hold it,
Light as air.
Then I dropped It, for 'twas only
Jus tt?o pair.
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FTER furnishing for
service In the Philip
pines one of the finest
regiments that ever
fought under the Stars
and Stripes, the Ore
gon National Guard
remains a fine body of
men and is gradually
advancing to the front
rank of military or
ganizations. A little
more than a year and
a half ago, it was-dec-
imated to make soldiers for the United
States army. Some officers and men re
mained, however, and from this nucleus
has been formed the present guard, num
bering 1200 officers and men, and which
is growing so rapidly that the adjutant
general is kept busy keeping track of it.
Sixteen companies of infantry, a light
battery, a troop of cavalry and three di
visions of naval militia are now organ
ized, equipped and ready to defend the
peace and dignity of the state of Oregon,
whenever they shall be called upon to do
so. Other commands are in course of for
mation, and the deep interest that is be
ing taken in the Guard by the returned
volunteers one company of Spanish war
veterans having already been organized
by them affords pretty good evidence
that ere long, the gaps that were opened
when the boys marched away to war will
be closed. It may be that the regiment
which It Is in contemplation to form here
will have six or seven companies of the
men who know what real war is, and
that Brigadier-General Summers will be
induced to accept the colonelcy thereof.
Certain it is that General Summers, who
so many years served with the old First
regiment, has taken a deep interest in the
proposed new command.
To Brigadier-General Charles F. Bee
be, commanding the Oregon National
Guard, is due much of the credit for hold
ing together what remained of the mili
tia, after the volunteers had departed,
carrying its guns and wearing its uni
forms. For a time the matter was left
as It was, but as soon as possible. Gen
eral Beebe took steps toward a reorgani
zation, and made plans which resulted
In the preservation of the Guard. Many
of the loyal members of the old companies
united to keep up the company names,
and Id this way supplied a working nu
cleus. Major Jubltz, one of the best offi
cers In the Guard, took command of the
Armory in Portland, and was untiring In
his efforts. Gradually new companies
'were formed, drilled and quarteredr and,
after some little time, uniforms and
equipments were procured. In .the mean
time the naval reserve, which was formed
before the outbreak of the war, held down
the Armory, and Its frequent drills made
things look lively and Interesting there
about. Slowly the new Guard grew. A stimu
lus was given by the prospe'et that It
might possibly be needed as the basis
of another volunteer regiment;- but this
was short-lived, for the government soon
made known Its policy of forming new
volunteer regiments at the army posts.
The militia, therefore, has made its
growth strictly as a National Guard or
ganization and retains its membetshlp,
without false pretenses or false hopes.
The present plan of organizing the
guard, which is, however, subject to such
modifications as the increase In its mem
bership shall direct, Is that of a three-bat-,
tallon regiment, with separate companies
annexed to it. Two battalions .are now
organized the first in Portland, under
command of Major Raymond G. Jubltz;
the second in the Willamette valley, un
der command of Major B. H. Leabo. A
third battalion Is forming in Eastern Ore-
gon, but a major has not yet been
elected. The second battalion is now com
plete, and the additional companies which
have been organized in the valley are
known as separate companies and will be
attached to headquarters and report dl-
rect to the adjutant-general, until fur-
ther arrangements shall be made. The
company of cavalry at Lebanon; tho bat-
tery at Portland, and the three naval bat-
talione two at Portland and one at As-
torla are Independent of the battalions,
reporting direct to the adjutant-general.
The executive officer of the guard, and
the man upon whom its future welfare
largely depends, is Adjutant-General Cal
vin TJ. Gantenbeln, formerly senior ma
jor in the Second regiment of Oregon vol
unteers, and one of the best tacticians in
the Northwest. General Gantenbein Is
well qualified for the duties of his office,
and. as he has the Interests of the militia
at heart, he may be depended upon to
bring it to a high point of efficiency. Bjs
first connection with the old guard was in
1891, when he organized High School'
company H, and became Its first cap
tain. H stepped .t once to the foremost
place in its regiment, and such was Its
standing when volunteers were called for
by the government for the Spanish" war
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that it 'was
accepted Intact for the
service, and mustered in
as a body." Shortly after Major Ganten
beln, Us former commander, returned from
the Philippines, he was appointed adjutant-general
for Oregon, and assumed the
duties of that office on November 1 of
last year. General Gantenbeln has as
assistant Captain K. E. Davis, an old
National Guard officer and a captain of
the Oregon volunteers.
The Portland contingent of the national
guard now consists of three companies of
Infantry, a battery, and two divisions of
the naval reserve. The armory which these
cltlzen-soldlens occupies Is one of the finest
west of the Mississippi. It covers an entire
block, and cost In the neighborhood of
$125,000. On the first floor of the old build
ing Is an assembly hall, around whieh are
arranged the quarters of the various com
mands; a room for the board of officers;
one for the colonel, and another, adjoining,
for his staff, and a large apartment, which
Is occupied by the battery and the gun3
and caissons which form its equipment.
On the second story are the brigade
headquarters, which are comfortably fur
nished and of ample size for the purposes
for which they are intended. Here, too,
Is the old drill hall, which Ss now used
also for the balls which are an important
feature of Ntaional Guard life, and ad
Joining it Is the bowling alley and gymna
sium. The gymnasium is one of the beat
appointed in Portland, having all the ap
paratus requisite for the training of ath
letes, and as fine a running track as can
be found in the Northwest. The bowling
alleys are excellent ones, and are liberally
patronized by the militiamen when off
duty. In fact, this portion of the build
ing embodies all tho features of a modern
athletic club, and Is a home to which young
militiamen can come and spend a pleasant
and profitable evening.
The main drill hall is In the annex, or
new wing of the building, and is 200 feet
long by 100 feet wide. It is paved with as
phalt; lighted by a score or more of axe
lights by night, and by day by windows
which comnrise nearly half of the arched
"roof Galleries "extend around' lton "every
side, and they will seat 5000 or 10,000 people,
on occasions of public drills, concerts or
athletic contests. It Is In this hall that
hundreds of, hungry volunteers were fed
as they passed through Portland, and jt
was here ftfit many of the men who com
posed the splendid Second Oregon regiment
learned their first lessons of soldiering.
Below the drill hall on the north side
of the building is a rifle range, and there,
under the supervision of an Inspector of
rifle practice, the members of the regi
ment are given regular Instruction in
marksmanship. -Medals are distributed at
frequent intervals, and the fact that more
than half of the members of the regiment
are usually to be found wearing them, in
dicates that a high degree of proficiency
has been acquired in thl most important
branch of a soldier's trrtde. "
Each company takes i& pride In its own
room, and well it may, for the cozy quar
ters have all been sumptuously furnished
and decorated, and are as pleasant places
as one would caTe to spend an evening in.
In addition to the allowance for arms and
equipment, each company has just been
allowed $100 for the furnishing of Its quar
ters, and the interest that will be taken In
the expenditure of that money will insure
that none of It will be wasted. Many of
the companies have pianos, and, asamong
every 50 or GO men, are always to he
found some with good voices, hardly an
evening is passed In company quarters
But recreation is not the principal end
and aim of life at the armory, although It
Is a very agreeable feature of it. Each
company has a drill night once a week.
,and recruits are drilled by noncommis
sioned, officers appointed for that purpose
at more frequent intervals. The noncom-.
missioned officers are, in turn, instructed
by an officer every week, and the com
missioned officers have formed a lyceum,
which meets regularly to discuss matters
pertaining' to duty, or to listen to lectures
from army officers 'on the art of war, or
Setting 'Em Up. i
When whole companies are enlisted and
mustered in together," the embarrassment
of the raw recruit is modified! by aplenty
of company, but when recruits come in
a few at a time, they are takeri apart
by a drill corporal, and put through ji.
course of sprouts, which finally result?
-in making good soldiers .of them. They
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are first drilled without muskets, and
taught the various steps, and all the
other things necessary to mobility under
orders. They are also put through the
setting-up exercise, which is nothing more
than a series of, gymnastics, given for
the purpose of squaring the shoulders and
lending to the figure that erect, soldierly
bearing which is so much admired In
regulars, and which must be acquired if
a Guard regiment Is to make a fine ap
pearance oir parade.
After the first lesson has been learned,
the recruit is given a musket and taught
the manual of arms. This Is more diffi
cult, but a man who Is eager to become
a good soldier soon acquires a tolerable
proficiency in it, and is then ready to
be assigned to a squad, there to drill
with other of his fellows., In the mean
time the quartermaster-sergeant has
been digging up a unifoflm that will fit
him, and ho Is presently decked out in
all the paraphernalia of h. defender of his
country. And he is no tmere ornamental
soldier, either. He Is ready to respond
General Calvin U. Gantenbeln.
when called upon, and he does not ask
any questions about it.
In June, 1890, there was a rumor of
trouble with the striking fishermen at As
toria, The National Guardsmen were
notified that their services might be
needed, but they hardly expected to be
called out One night, however, the offi
cers were Informed that the militia would
be needed. Messengers were sent out all
over town, and Inside of three hours al
most every member of the regiment was
on hand and ready for duty. In another
hour all wore on board a river steamer,
with all their equipment, and rations, and
on their way to Astoria. While they were
not actually needed ' for fighting, during
thelrf stay there, their presence quieted
the -strikers .and probably prevented a
Perform Their Duty.
Company K, one of the old organiza
tions, was formed to assist In quelling
the Chinese riots In the '80s, and a num
ber f the old companies were called out
at that time. Never has the guard failed
to respond In time of need, and never has
a single member shirked his duty.
Whan the call for volunteers came In
1898, the National Guard Immediately vol
unteered as a body. It was found Inex
pedient to send them in this way, but the
guard organlzatl&n was made the basis
for the formation of the new regiment
and, with one or two exceptions, all the
officers were taken from the militia, equal
consideration being shown tho various
portions of the state. But a few days
were required to get the new regiment
into shape, ami as soon as Its full
strength was recruited, It was ready to
take to the field. Its service Is now a mat
ter of history.
Early Guard days at the Armory that
Is, the days of 10 years ago used to bo
times of public interest, the like of which
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.have been hardly equaled in Portland.
The indoor baseball contests between the
different companies; the athletic games;
the competitive drills, and the band con
certsj all served to fill the Armory to
overflowing with big crowds of the
friends of the soldiers. On one occasion,
the regiment held a society circus, which
was talked about for years. Everything
that It undertook was a success, and
thousands of dollars were realized, which
were expended In various improvements
about the Armory.
The legislature has uniformly appreciat
ed the importance of tho National Guard
and has made liberal appropriations for
its support. The interest of Multnomah
county is shown by the fact that It do
nated to the Portland regiment a block
of ground worth 550,000, and expended
?125,000 in building an Armory. The pub
lic has always appreciated the citizen
soldiery, not only In Portland, but all
over the state, and the new National
Guard has better prospects ahead of It
than its predecessor "before the war."
Growth, of the- Guard.
i Aimuiani-iaenerai viantenoein .naslust
and he reports a satisfactory state of af
fairs. At Ashland a company of ex-volunteers
has just been formed, under the
command of Captain J. L. May, formerly
of the Second Oregon. A number of cthei
officers of the volunteers have accepted
commissions In the guard, and once a
start Is made, It seems probable the vet
erans will flock back around their old
standard. Thl3 will tend greatly to in
crease the efficiency of the militia, as well
as add to the Interest In It. The old sol
diers know what real war Is, and their
new comrades will learn from them more
about actual soldiering In a week's time
than they could get out of military text
books in a year.
The 1200 Oregon militia form but a little
more than half of the state's full quota,
as she is allowed 2000, and General Gan
tenbeln hopes that the full number may
be enrolled during his term" of office.
Whether this can be accomplished or not
depends upon the energy shown In re
cruiting and keeping up the standard ot
the various organizations, for a well
drilled, well-equipped and -well-informed
company will draw as many new member s
as a poorly conducted and commanded
company will drive away. The roster or
the Oregon National Guard Is given here
with: First Battalion ffortlanil).
Major, Baymond G. Jubitz.
Adjutant, Edward C. Meaxs.
Company E Captain, Thomas K. Mulr;
first lieutenant, Philip Gevurtz; second
lieutenant, D. T. Bulger.
Company E Captain, Charles L. Dick;
first lieutenant, Christian NIelson; second
lieutenant, Frank S. Baker.
Company I Captain, A. W. Olathler;
first lieutenant, L. A. Bowman; second
lieutenant, M. E. Carrier.
Company G Captain, G. C. von Egloff-
stein; first lieutenant, R, O. Scott; sec
ond lieutenant, Charles F. Reed.
Second Battalion (Willamette Val
ley). Major, R. H. Leabo.
Company B (Ashland) Captain, J. L.
May; second lieutenant, George E. Evans.
Company H (Grant's Pass) Captain,
James .A. Tate; first lieutenant, Everett
B. Brown; second lieutenant, Lee McDan
lel. Company C (Eugene) Captain, John M.
Williams; first lieutenant, Joseph A. Cur
rie; second lieutenant, George F. Wll
loughby. Company "K (Salem) First lieutenant.
Walter Lyon; second lieutenant, Harry A
Third Battalion (Eastern Oregon).
Company D (The Dalles) Captain. G. E.
Bartell; first lieutenant, R. A. Splney;
second lieutenant, Roy Emerson.
Company A (Baker City) Captain
Bartlett Shlpp; first lieutenant, Hanry
Schroeder; second lieutenant, Hylan H.
Sepnrate Companlei (Infantry).
Separate company F (Oregon City)
Captain, Frederick A. Metzner; first Man
tenant, Scott G. Godfrey; second lieuten
ant, Adolphus WIHey.
Light battery A (Portland) Captain.
Hiram IT. Welch; first lieutenant. Thomas
T. Strain; junior first lieutenant, J. W.
Nendel; second lieutenant. A. D. Allan.
Lieutenant-commander, William A,
Sherman; ordnance officer, lleutanaat
junior grade, George Pope; surgeon. Kau
tenant junior grade, A. A. Flneh; adju
tant, lieutenant junior grade, Duncan A.
First division (Portland) Lleutanaat.
I William T. Carroll; lieutenant junior
grade, D. W. Stevens; ensign, H. M.
Montgomery; ensign, N. M. Sloan.
Second division (Astoria) Lieutenant,
Robert F. Wilson; lieutenant junior grada.
Charles E. Abercombla; ensign. Gustavo
Ziegler; ensign, P. A. Trullinger.
Third division (Portland) Lieutenant,
Walter. T. Bird; lieutenant junior grade,
R. C. Hart; ensign, Ned Smith; ensign.
H. W. Ormandy.
ORIGIN OF E0WI
Traceable to Army Interconrse ana
Fotv-iyowb Wltli Indians.
They were all sitting around a table In,
tho Gibson House cafe, Farny and a. few
other congenial spirits. Some one ordered
a drink, and when- It came and everyone
was about to raise his glass, Farny said
"How!" It Is an expression that to
heard la. a cafe hundreds of times a day,
and yet few people know Its origin.
Seated In the crowd at the table in the
Gibson House was an army officer, and
some one said: "Where in the world dkl
this expression how' come from?"
Then the army officer laughed and said:
"Draw close, my children, and I will tall
you." And he did.
"How" Is an expression used by every
man when he drinks, but it had Its begin
ning In a joke. Years ago, when the
army was engaged in driving the red man
farther and farther toward the setting
sun, the officers had many experiences
i with the Indians. Many pow-wows and
meetings were held, and at those assem
bled many Indians who could speak but
a few words of English. Army officars
were proverbially hospitable, and at these
pow-wows they always produced a bottle
and asked the chiefs to drink. In those
days the officers said to the chiefs: "I
drink to your good health." The chiefs,
who knew but a few words of English,
always replied, "How." The thing started
as a Joke, but every army officer fall
Into the habit of saying "How," and
now it Is recognized a3 the proper thing
to say when drinking, parthlarly whan
doing so with the sorts of Mars. Cincin