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THE- SU2SDAY OKEGONLA PORTLAND, -JUNE 11,-1905.
what I'd do, and I would take the very
first thing that came to hand. That's
What They Would Do If They Were Broke
SEVERAL PROMINENT POR1XANDERS EXPRESS THEIR
VIEWS ON MAKING A FR&SH START -IN LIFE &
JohnDavenport, Coif ax, With ' 'Chinned'' Beard
all there Is to do In such a case, and the
quicker a man begins to rustle, the better
It Is for him."
By A. A. C.
THE question of -what a successful
man of affairs would do in the
event of losing from one fell blow
all "the accumulations of a successful
career is always a source of interesting
and not unedlfying speculation.
The contingency of "going broke" is
not at best a very remote one, even In "the S
case of men who, by reason of brawn
and brain, application, honesty and en
ergy, have gained a competence. Cur
rent annals are full of Instances of busi
ness reverses which amount to absolute
failure. "Going broke" is far too every
day an occurrence to be viewed entirely
in the light of theory. The fear of it is
too often a hauntlngspecterwhlch follows
the man of business to and from his of
fice and sits upon his troubled pillow at
night. So it happens that men are given
to speculation as to what they would
do if some frowning morning they should
awake to find that occupation, worldly
possessions and prestige were all gone.
In an effort to got something like a
consensus of expression on the subject,
I asked a number of Portland's most sub
stantial men in many avenues of activity
what they would do if tomorrow they
ehould find themselves "flat broke," with
only health and their mental faculties
as assets. I wanted to know what they
would do to earn a livelihood and regain
their lost estate.
Some of those who answered were brief
ly positive and decided and said so In a
few torse words, while othors asked for
time, and wrote out their conclusions at
The effort to $nd out what these men
would do brought the following results,
and they should each one be an encour
agement to the man who- Is "down on his
luck" and thinks all the world is in con
spiracy against him.
FARMING OFFERS BEST CHANCE.
A. D. Charlton Knoiri No Vocation So
Certain as Tilling Soli.
I I were broke and bad to begin over
again? "Why, that's one of the easiest
queations I ever undortook to answer,"
said A. D. Charlton when the query was
passed along to him. "I'd go to farming
and I'd soon get on my feet again."
The Northorn Pacific's distinguished As-
Fistant General Passcngor Agent was not
Joking cither. Ho meant It. and took ad
vantage of a chance to tell why.
"Of course, if I had no money I couldn't
buy a farm, but without a cent I'm sure
I could rent one. or at. the worst I'd go
to work as a farm hand. I've farmed
and know it to be the most satisfying,
and if done proporly, one of the most lu
crative employments. The fact Is. I'm a
farmor now. For two years I've owned
a 4S0-acrc farm over In Washington, and
although I have never on It and have
farmed it from my desk hero in this
office, the place has already .paid for
ltsolf. I bought the place two years ago
and the first season I put out 320 acres
of wheat and volunteered 160 that had
been sowod the year before. That reason
my crop paid 30 por cent on the Invest
mont. Last season I reversed the order.
owed ICO acres and volunteered the otlicr
320 and when I sold my crop found that
3 had made 70 per cent on the cost of
the land. I contracted all the labor from
my office and, as I say, I have never yet
eecn the farm.
"Farming in the Northwest is certain
If a man has a little sense and a lot of
energy. That's why if I were broke I'd
Mriko into the country and ront a piece
of ground, or if I couldn't ront I'd begin
as a hand and watch my chance to get
snrne land of my own. les, I'm certain
I d Mart again as a farmer."
WILLING TO RUN A STREET CAR.
H. C Cnnipbrll Would Not Scorn Hon- j
cut Money From Honest Work. I
HAT would I do It I were broke?"
"repeated Mr. H. C. Campbell.
manager of the Regulator Line, with his
hearty laugh. "Why, I'd go around, and
borrow from all of my fiionds."
"But suppose you wore away from all
friends, and among strangers?" queried
"Seriously," said Mr. Campboll. "there
is Just one thing I would not do I would
not scorn any honest work that would
bring me in honest money. There is an
unfortunate tondency among some of our
young men of today, who have been col
lege trained, to feel that only some pro
fessional or high-grade work is becoming
to thoir dignity. Two young mon from
tho East . rocently came to me bringing
lettors of introduction from an old friend
of mine. They were desirous of getting
fomething to do hore. and in the course
of our conversation I said that some very
fine young mon had come here and hail
taken up work on the streetcar lines as
motormcn or conductors; that one of our
formor carmen was now getting J200 a
month in Spokane and anothor had been
recently admitted to the bar in San Fran
cisco. "I afterward learned that one of my
visitors was quite offended that I had
suggested the possibility of his going to
work as a carman. For myself. If I were
without other occupation tomorrow, 1
would be quite willing to begin at the
bottom of the ladder on a streetcar as
well as anywhere else."
ALL DEPENL"CN THE MAN.
Ex-Mayor Rorre Thinks No One "Who
Has Pluck Can Lone Remain Broke.
EX-MAYOR H. S. ROWE. when the
question was propounded to him. be
came reminiscent. "Once upon a time."
he said, "a question something like this
was put to Secretary Gage. The Secre
tary answered very promptly. "If I were
out of money. I suqdoss I should do what
A. li. Charlton Would Farm.
the other fellows do, go out and steal.
He had a few moment for reflection after
the reporter disappeared, and then be
thought himself that it would sound -cry
reprehensible next morning if a news
paper should say that the Secretary of
the Treasury had been advising men to
stcaL So in breathless haste he started
out after the reporter, who gave him a
chase of several miles.
The Secretary's experience is a warn
ing to me. and Tra not going to advise
men who are broke to help themselves to
the belongings of others. What I do
think is that any man in this country
who has pluck and is willing to work
can not only find some kind of work to
do. but can get comfortably rich. Every
thing depends on the man. No one who
Is willing to work will be broke for
TRAVELING SALESMAN FOR HIM.
Arthur Devers' Idea In to Sell Goods
for Some One Else.
R. A. H. DEVERS replied when
the question was put to him: "Just
at this moment, if I were busted, I would
apply to Closset & Devers for a Job. We
want a man, but they all have to think It
over for a few days before deciding. That
is because there is a little work and
little dust to the Job.
'The truth i. so much denonds on a
man's past. For myself, I would try to
get a position as traveling salesman. I
am not as young as I was once, and there
is a bald spot on my head, but I think
there arc perhaps half a dozen Jobs in the
city I might get. Falling the salesman's
chance, I would get somebody to give me
a few goods to sell, and I would go out
and peddle them. That would be my
WOULD MASTER SOME TRADE.
Ben Selling Believes Today Opportu
nitlen Are Better Than the Past.
BEN SELLING, in reply to The" Ore
gonian's question, said:
"The world loves a winner. Strango
as it may seem, the man who above all
others needs sympathy and good will
the unsuccessful man never receives
it. The multitude applauds him who
come out ahead in the race and has
well faint censure to heap upon the
more unfortunate. For these and other
reasons it is somewhat difficult to an-
swer, 'What l would do II x had to start
life over again.
"With my prcsont knowledge of af
fairs, I would take up and learn a
trade in line with the business which
1 intended to follow, would learn that
trade thoroughly. In fact would master
It before attempting to bogln business
on my own account. For a location I
would chose none other than Port
land our beautiful city which has an
almost unlimited fiold for Improvement
and advanceraont and which will fur
nish opportunities for the foundation
of huge fortunes.
"With 20 years of my life to live
over again I would Join with two or
three other young, energetic, upright,
honest, young men and engage In mer
cantile life, wholesale or retail, either
of which could be developed far beyond
the anticipations of most of our old
"It would be no difficult matter for
a firm so constituted, by energy. In
dustry, perseverance and pluck to
amass a fortune of a million within the
next 20 years! It is men that is want
ed, not money!
"What lias been done can bo done over
again, and whon I say to you that both
of my stores arc the rosult of above
methods in the short space, of eight
years without tne invostmont or a sin
gle dollar of my own. you will not con
sider my statement as an Illusion or
"One more thing and that most Im
portant I would choose as my motto:
'Honesty Is the best policy.' or trans
pose it. It pays to be honesty "
CUTTING CORDWOOD FOR BREAD.
JW. F. Woodward; Speak From an
Actual Experience of HIa Own.
1 N using the word 'broke," said
I W. F. Woodward, of Woodard,
Clarke & Co- "I assume that it is taken,
in its common sense and material
sense, meaning dearth of funds and a
pressing need for tho same. This con
dition came to me onco In my life and
was quickly relieved. At IS years I
was looking for a 'position In Portland,
a stranger without Influence. Ponding
the aforesaid position I cut cordwood
for R. A. Habersham at SL00 a cord,
doing this for several months until
something better offered. As there has
never ben a doarth of either of wood
or wages since then I should certainly
suggest this as a cure In all able
MINING OFFERS BEST CHANCE.
H. C. Wortmaa Think No Other Equal
Opportunity OCTera Itself.
R. H. C. Wortman. of Olds, Wort-
man & King, was caught at a busy
moment in his busy day, but ho found
time to make a thoughful response to
the question In point.
"As a Portlander." he said. "I should
perhaps mako a different reply from that
I would make In Chicago or New York
or Washington, if the same question were
put to me in either of those cities, because
the opportunities In any place must be
considered In answering this, and the re
sources which offer best openings "for a.
"It seems to aa tkt hra lath 2ortb
A. II. Ievrra Would Turn Drummer. '
west a man seeking for a business open
ing could not do better than to go Into
mining. He could take up a Government
claim, and by working for some one else,
could gradually acquire the Implements
to work his own claim. The mineral re
sources of this country arid of Alaska
have scarcely been touched. To the man
who will work, they offer stupendous
"The stock industry, sbeepralsing "and
agriculture all offer splendid chances, but
If I personally had to start all over again
tomorrow, I would go In for mining."
ANY WORK THAT "WAS OFFERED.
That U What F. E. Bcack Would Go at
and Peak Upirard.
rVlVHAT would I do If I were
W broker repeated Mr. F. .
Beach. "For an answer to this question
one must look back over his personal
experience, if he has been obliged to rely
on 1118 own efforts. The young man start
ing out without practical knowledge Is
liable to go broke,' but from my own ex
pcrience and observation, if he Is willing
to do any kind of work at wages he can
earn, he will not be broke long. My first
year's work on the Coast was driving an
Ice wagon, getting up at 1:30 ana start
lng at 2 o'clock In the morning. If I
was & young man today, without business
experience and found myself broke, I
would do any kind of work, and if the
wages were SO cents a day I would try to
earn for my employer 53 knowing that
the character of the work would improve
and wages be advanced to my earning
capacity. But, If I was possessed of
Bomo business experience. I would get
work in the linos I was most familiar
with, relying on the same principles
working for any wages If only CS a
month, but trying to cam $250. and I
would get the same results a better po
sition and bettor pay.
"This Is what I would do If broke,
and there is not an idle man wanting
work in Portland today, if h has even
ordinary ability ana will adopt this pol
icy, who will not get a position. He may
have to accept email wages ana unde
sirable work, but If he has it In him and
will work for it, he will get a better
place and better pay. and win not nave
to move on to some other city. Every
business firm in Portland Is increasing
the volume of its business and has posi
tions waiting for mon who have or are
willing to show that they can earn a good
BACK BEHIND THE COUNTER,
Dan McAHcn'n Bet Hold Would Be
Sellln-c Dry Good.
IT is only necessary to talk to Daa Mc
Allen, one of Portland's most success
ful merchants and the most popular Irish
man in the city, to discover that the
Daa McAIIra Would Torn Salesman.
prospect of "going broke" has no terrors
for Mm. He is by nature sanguine and
happy, and Is on very good terms with
"Why. I'd begin again behind the coun
ter. Tve done many things in my time.
I've been a farmor, a miner and a dock
laborer. I've also been a dry goods clerk,
and that's how I became a dry goods mer
chant. 1'vo been broke a good many
times, but don't expect to be again. How
ever, if wo suppose a case and say that
I was I wouldn't hesitate a minute. I'd
go to work at most any kind of wages as
a cleric, and I'd have a store of my own
before I died. Any man can got ahead In
the world If he will be honest, indus
trious and reasonably economical."
IN THE OFFICE OF A GOOD HOTEL.
Here Is Where H. C Bowers AVoold
Make a Fresh Start In Business.
THAT'S something that might hap
pen to any 'of us," said H. C. Bowers,
the manager of Portland's great hotel. "If
such a calamity befell me I would apply
for a situation behind the desk of some re
spectable hotel, and when I found a place
rd take such an Interest In that hotel
and work so faithfully that tho manage
ment of the business would advance me
as rapidly as my services warranted.
"There are splendid opportunities in the
hotel business for the man who Is de
voted to his employer's Interest. I could
cite many Instances of men of my ac
quaintance who began In a very small
way as employes who are now either the
owners or managers of some of the great
est hotels In the world.
"I remember the caso of a brother-in-
law of mine, particularly. I gave him a
place as clerk in the Arlington Hotel. In
Washington, some years ago. He worked
so faithfully and to such good advantage
that he has lor some Umo been manager
of the Arlington, the best hotel In the
world, at a salary of S3O.OC0 a year. Now
a magnificent hotel Is being built for him
in New York, and he Is recognized as one
of the most efficient men in the business.
Too many men in this and other busi
nesses watch the clock, to sec when thelr
shift of duty ends, and as soon as the
hour strikes they walk out and forget all
about their employer's interests. This
course never advanced any man. and in
the hotel business such a ono Is fortunate
If he can retain a place, even as the
humblest of clerks. The man who is
willing to .work an hour over time In case
of emergency, and who studies the busi
ness and makes It always -his first duty
"If I were suddenly to find myself with
out money or Influence Td take any kind
of a place on some hotel force, and am
confident that I would soon be on -my
GET OUT AND HUSTLE.
TML Metsehaa Would Take -the VrrV
First TalBr That Came to Hani.
1 'nere out o a -J00. said Mr.
I Philip Mctschan, proprietor of the
Imperial HoteL "I would rustle, that's
LAY SERMON TO YOUNG MEN.
K. Lee Paset Sets Dews Rales He
Talmk Mast Win Sneee.
I DO not have to draw on my Imagination
or evolve any pretty theory or fairy
tale In order to answer your somewhat
A Methodist is expected to be always
ready "to give his experience;" and this
must be my excuse for seeming to take
advantage of an opportunity to parade
some methods, which I found useful IS
years ago as an entire stranger In Port
land, beginning absolutely at bedrock, un
der conditions similar to those Indicated
by your query.
Perhaps I may be pardoned If. for the
benefit of any young man who may read
this symposium In order to glean practical
Ideas for his own guidance. I suggest that
my experience has shown me that, in en
deavoring to secure a goodly ahare of the
confidence and respect of the community.
the following aids hare been absolutely
Prompt and energetic application to the
first honorable employment attainable and
contentment with Its duties and remunera
tion until a better opportunity Is found.
Persistent economy, whilst avoldlns par
simony. A reasonable Interest and co-operation
In movements and organizations instituted
solely for the public welfare.
Active and consistent church member
A conscientious and faithful discharge of
all duty. Including political responsibility
and affiliation with a party measuring
fully up to the standard of one s political
Ideals. Last, but by no means least:
A wife who Is ever ready, with Intelli
gent and sympathetic counsel. In any
problem that presents itself.
xnio combination will create for any
man an asset which would prove of price
less value In the event of such disaster
as Is contemplated by your question, and
enable him to rapidly regain any com
mercial or financial prestige of which he
might temporarily be deprived and to re
tain a full measure of public confidence.
B. LEE PAGE.T
ANY KIND OF HONEST WORK.
John F. Cord ray Speaks Ajcalaat the
Great Error of False Pride.
IF I "WERE "flat broke." the first thing
I that would come Into my head would
be work. ,
Work. work. Is the greatest panacea for
a penniless purse.
What kind of work? Any kind of work
that was honest. "Root up the earth;
till the soil. No one need go hungry In
this land of plenty unless crippled to such
an extent that he cannot work. It is cer
tain the Great Master who created the
unlverso Intended that man should earn
his bread by the sweat of his brow. Allow
the body to remain Idle and watch the
result. An absolute decline of everything
that goes to make life worth living.
Therefore. I say. If you want to succeed
In any kind of business, it requires work.
Be a producer, if possible: Did you ever
stop and think what could bo done with a
single potato by dividing it into several
parts and then plant in the ground. In a
short time you would reap a peck of fine
potatoes. Here Is the nucleus. Try It.
We have too many living off the other
fellow. Manage to be a producer and sec
how. quick you will be above want.
Ono great error amony many Is falso
pride. Some people consider a pair of
overalls a disgrace or a kitchen apron aw-
iuu .Keep away from the dandy who ab
hors manual labor and look out for the
young lady who reclines on a sofa in the
front parlor, reading a yellow-back novel.
wnne ner poor mother Is washing the fam
ny dishes. A subject of thl3 kind always
reminds me of a railway station In one of
me -eastern ciues tnat was bothered a
great deal by an indigent olass, who were
always "broke" and would appropriate
articles (not steal). The agent stuck up
this notice: "The Lord helns those who
helps themselves: but Lord help the one
wno helps himself here.
JOHN F. CORDRAY.
STAKES OUT A STRAIGHT ROAD.
Samncl Coancll, After -O Years Expe
rience, Indicates Essentials.
F I WERE beginning my life over again
I would at the very outset Identify my
self with the church, and In all things
strive to act consistently with its teach
Ings. This step, as I know from over 20
years of experience, will save any young
man who takes It honestly, from many
temptations. I would strive for a good
practical education along technical lines
ana especially in tne use of the very
best English. A knowledge of mathe
matics is not one-half as important as
to know how gracefully and forcibly to
write a letter or Issue an order that will
secure the.desired end without giving of-
I would seek employment and take any
Job that I could get. providing the work
was honest and I could do It at all.
would work as diligently and thoughtfully
as though I were to participate In the
results of my labor and thus by intclll
gent application to my work I would
seek advancement. Every man who em
ploys men knows that good, thoughtful,
diligent employes are valu&mo and ad
van CPs them. Too many young men are
not satisfied with their employment and
are constantly looking for and thinking
about a new position. This Is a poor
plan, and I would never change employ
ment except there was a good cause for
my doing so and a decided advantage to
I would not be over anxious to engage
in business on my own account, but af
ter reasonable experience I would look
for a business opening for myself, pref
erably In the manufacturing line.
would then seek to employ only good
men. and by this I mean men- of char
acter as well as skill. I would treat all
my employes well and encourage them In
putting- thought, as well as time and
muscle, into their work. I should have a
sufficient system whereby I . might ac
curately know my own business In all of
i Its various departments. I would cultl
vatc a xrienaiy loieranco xor an ot my
competitors, believing that there Is more
profit and satisfaction in such a course
than can be found In intense, intolerant
competition. I have found that no com
petitor is small enough to be ignored
and' that no man's business ever becomes
so great as to Justify him In becoming
unmindful of bis competitors.
I would cheerfully give a portion of my
time to the consideration and promotion
of public matters. There is a large
amount of work to be done for the gen
era! Rood In every community and
should be done cheerfully by our bus!
est business men. As to politics well.
would at least register and vote regu
It is my ambition to proceed upon the
forecolnx lines, doing my outy to myself,
my employes, my competitors and the
public, for I believo that such a. course
consistently followed win result in
useful and successful career.
His Last TVIsk.
Casey An Kelly's lasht wurda wux.- "Ol
wish Ol cud live two Jys longer."
Riley An for what?
Casey So he could see how manny
tacks wad Tm at hi fvaeraL
AN OREGONIAN WHOM THE INDIANS LOVED BECAUSE
HE NEVER TOLD THEM A LIE
Oi ct. m biivcrton. Oregon, unuer tne
big oak tree that stood In the center
of Main street, an old Indian was
seen to bo half crying as he talked to a
white man. They had been dear friends
for a great many years, and they had
met io say good-bye, apparently forever.
The Indian was an old one, and his face
and hair were about the same color of
tho tears that went streaking down the
deep wrinkles of his face till they met
under his chin. The white man wasi
young in appearance, although with whit
ish hair and a white chin beard, with
which he gavo apecullar toss now and
then. There was a ItfHg hand-shake with
the Indian clinching, apparently to save
time. Finally the white man pulled him
self away, turned and walked Into tbe
old brick store. The Indian wandered up
the middle of the street till It changed
Into the Molalla Road. There's where
his pony was tied. Here, drying hl3
eyes with the corners of his buckskin
coat, he scrambled onto his pony's back.
as only an Indian would, and went at
slow dog trot down the road towards
the" heavy timber ranges . of the Upper
Molalla. Not many noticed the Incident,
and there was little or no comment out
sldo of a few Joking men, the main Joke
being that an Indian could cry or nearly
so. Tne Indian was old Shlan. tho last
of the Molalla tribe. The man with the
pleasant smile and the queer chin beard
was John Davenport, a partner with Al
Coolldge, pioneer In the old" brick store.
It was about the year 1S73 that John
Davenport was going to the Palouse
country to go Into the general merchan
dise business on a large scale, and he
finally settled at Colfax, Washington.
There were more Indians there than
there were In Sllvcrton, and. perhaps, for
mat reason alone. John Davenport was
happy. Ho laughed and played practical
Jokes on them, and they seemed to like
it. and they talked loud whenever hv
passed by. In fact, they cackled like
geese whenever his name was mentioned.
They hung about his store and examined
minutely the fiber or texture of all the
goods he had for sale, even examined the
grains of brown sugar, during which time
he learned their language, and they in
turn learned most of his. He soon came
to be the most popular man in town with
whites as well as Indiana, Other tribes
came and camped and sold their beaver
skins and bought his flour and blankets,
and before many months had passed John
Davenport was doing a big business.
One evening a strange chief came to his
store. He spoke different Jargon, even
looked different from the other Indians.
Through an Interpreter that he bad he
said that he wanted to sell some deer
and beaver skins and buy big lots of
"All right." answered the storekeeper.
"We will buy your skins and sell you
blankets after 6 o'clock." At which pros
pect the Indian chief seemed pleased.
At the given hour the hides the Indian
tribe had to sell .were brought in, the
transfer consuming about 20 minutes, but
when the Indians of the new tribe, which
were more than a hundred, began to
buy. It took more time.
If an Indian was going to buy silver
spoons by the dozen that were all of the
same pattern, he would examine each
spoon separately, spending from 10 to 15
minutes on every spoon. So with this
method they had hardly commenced to
buy when midnight came. The old chief
realized that the merchant and his clerks
were tired out. and said to the pro
prietor: "We have come a long way and
haven't broucht many tepees, trustlnsr to
the clear weather, and It Is now beginning
to rami we want to know if you will let
us Indians, squaws and papooses sleep
here on the floor of the store. John -Dav
enport had been used to Joking Indians,
but at this hour of the night it struck
him as rather queer. He smiled at the
Indian, but saw no smile from the Indian
In return. The merchant told the Inter
preter' to tell him that they locked up the
store at night and went home.
"Yes. I know," said the Indian, "but
let us sleep here on the floor."
John Davenport walked around the In
dlan until ho. could see his eyes to bet
ter effect. Then be looked at them In
tently for a moment, smiled that smile
that the Indians knew so well, and gave
ltbe white beard s peculiar toes, aad hM
PLEASED THE MAN WITH
"Tell your Indians to get their blankets
and come ahead."
While they were preparing their beds
the storekeeper tried to pacify the excited
clerksand at the same time counted out
some change and left It scattered on the
counter, here and there. Also took some
small rolls of red ribbon from the shelves
and left them at Intervals on the counter;
put out the lights, left the store door
open for ventilation and went home, won
dering whether he would still be doing a
general merchandise business the next day
or not. He did not know the Indians:
never had seen one of them before. Did
not know where they lived; all he knew
was that the chief came and had a small
slip of greasy paper, on which was writ
ten. "John Davenport, Colfax." Tho mer
chant did not sleep much, although It
rained on the roof till daylight, at which
time he Kot up. and without waiting for
breakfast, went down and peeped around
the corner. He saw dust coming from
the open door, and found that the In
dians were trying to sweep out. All greet
ed him with a grunt and a smile, and as
he walked lazily around to look at his
"trans." as it were, the money and tne
red ribbons all were there.. Not even
a linger print In the sugar barrel was
to be detected.
Bv- noon the Indians bought more than
their furs came to. and had established
a credit system that eventually meant
much to the Indians of that country, each
Indian being numbered aud a small tag
with a corresponding number kept by tho
merchant, the number alone being charged
on the books with the amount of his pur
chase. This news spread like prairie fires
which run over the bunchgrass of that
district. Indians cam from greater ais
trnitpa and boucht on the credit system.
Within two years there were over 5100,000
of Indian debts on John .Davenports
books, and he did not know a name. In
dians came in great droves and sold him
all sorts of skins and bought in return
farming Implements, which their cayuse
ponies would sometimes Tear w pieces ui
the streets of Colfax. The Indians and
squaws would shed tears at such reck
less loss of money, and- come to tho mer
chant to find out what to ao. wnereupon
he would laugh, with the peculiar toss
of his head, and give them more reapers
and loan them gentle norac3 ul iney
broke their Indian ponies to work with
safety. Indians came from miles to see
the man with the "white chinned beard,"
as they called him. They seemed happy
If he would only slap them on the back.
at which they laughed ana teit proua.
They once heard that he was to go by
Rtnirp. on a certain day to Almota, some
SO miles from Colfax, and. on that day
when the merchant and his family start
ed, they found at each stage station that
the' road was lined for a mile either way
with Indians decked in paint and gala
attire. The merchant's wife and daugh
ters were humiliated at seeing the
squaws hold up their papooses, all of
whom had ljeen named John Davenport.
This pleased the man with the white
beard, and he smiled and shook hands
with as many of the little savages as he
could reach. As he passed on the Indians
all took uo the line of march and fairly
escorted him in a great parade as If he
were their god, Sohlie tyee. No Indian
ever beat him out of a dollar, but a bad
one stole - his boy's white pony. Then
John Davenport, the Indian's friend.
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THE "WHITE BEARD.
turned to be the Indian's- enemy, and
sent that Indian to the Penitentiary for
seven years. The Indian merchant, as
everybody called him, grew to be very
wealthy, but he was robbed by a white
man. The Indians heard of his loss and
came by thousands to try and help hlra,
only to find that the grief of his loss
had driven him away. Indians hunted
for him in vain, and finally appealed to
the settlement, asking if they could name
a town after him, which they did, and It
Is Davenport, Wash.
Some years later In Sllverton. Or., near
where the big oak tree used to stand. JC
saw a strange sight, Old Shian had' come
to town, where he had not been for years.
Some were surprised to see him. they
thought he was dead. My father wa3
sent for to see and talk with the old In
dian, as they had been friends for more
than CO years. The old Indian was very
feeble. He could scarcely see. and was
trying to find the old oak tree; once at
the tree he could find his way around
Sllverton, as that was his compass. But
the tree was gone. Sllverton had out
grown the Indian and the tree. Father
asked him If he knew him, and tho In
dian Teplied, "Wake" No. "You 'don't
know me," asked the white man. "Wake."
"Did you ever see me before?" "Wake."
The Indian and the white man stood
meditating, while the other old pioneers
laughed. Finally the merchant's brother
spoke and said. "I am John Davenport's
brother." At this, the old Molalla chief
trembled and shook. A nervous chill
seemed to come over him. His knees al
most gave way. The old Indian reached
for the white man's hand, and when he
grasped It, he turned and looked off over
the hills toward the darker timber In the
direction of the Upper Molalla. For some
minutes the red man maintained silence,
while tears coursed down his deep fur
rowed face. Then with broken voice he
asked. "Oh Ka John?" meaning "Where
is John?" "Sl-ah. Portland," said the
man. At which the old chief had nothing
to say. "Shlan," asked the white man,
"what made Indians like John Daven
port, and John Davenport like Indians?"
The old Indian turned, wiping some of
the tears out of his eyes, and talked to
the white man some- moments in his own
language, a translation of which to?,
"Cause John Davenport never told an
Indian a He."
Morning- on the Maine Coast.
Alice F. THden In Outimr.
The dawn's a-Iin' U4nt on the rareed
With an arm o mist a-wlnflla round a
"While there alnt no -signs of atlrrtn', 'cept a
twltterln" in the woods.
An a lonely seal a'awiromln out to sea.
Now the sky 's a-turnln yellei; though it s
kinder pale -and cold.
An' ' there ain't a breath o' wind to etlr
An little cloud are clutterin up the view,
An" the water. ' quiet as a lookln glass.
All the trees are polntln' up to heaven and
down Into the sea:
"Till a little breeze comes crlnkiln up the
To smash the lookln glass to bits- and chase
away the clouds;
An the sun cornea hovin up. An' then
" It's day!
Everj mother feels a
great dread of the pain
arid danger attendant upon
the most critical period
of her life. Becoming