The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, October 31, 1914, Page 9, Image 9

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Innocent Banshees Not to Be Bothered by Chief Clark's
Goblin Tamers, but Tricks Such as Putting Streetcar
on Top of Yeon Building Do Not Go,
. Tonight's the nlRht.
Resiles witches and horrible
UfiHl.i 1 r . ..I - A 1 I . . . .1
V ll I break from their prison houses
0 ift distant Infernos and invade Port-
fi I J . J. - . - ' 1 L A . ...
lunu io H:ree ii ana ginoer mm lerruy
the timid. !
lialoween, like Christmas, colnes
-tit once a year. But when It conies
everybody known it, even though at
Yuletide Santa Claus sometimes for
gets. There will be tlck-tacklngs nn-1
Corn throwing. -Borne of tho hob
goblins may be expected even to
Stretch wires across dark sld :walks
to entrap belated footsteps. J History
tells of gates that were mysteriously
Spirited away and docile Jersf-ys hoist
ed ,tO tiee tops. But this ort of
doings la Irowned upon by. Chief of
Follco Clark, who will have a coterie
4dE-pec!al ghost tamers to prevent any
supernatural destruction of property.
Although this night Is held acri'J
to the powers of darkness, nearly
every boy and girl In 1'ortla.nd is
planning to Join the ghostly caravan.
Bed sheets will be whisked' from
j trundle beds to shroud merry faces
I end cast despair over people who
!' meet them In the gloom. Jack o' lan-
terns and false faces will add to the
4 consternation.
f In many neighborhoods little Hallo
ween parties will bo Indulged In by
children, young people and even those
more advanced In years. At these func-.
tlohs the old practices of bobbing for
PPles and the superstitious glances
Into darkened mirrors, the narration
of tales of banshees and eerie spec
ters and the consumption of vast
quantities of pumpkin pie and cider.
Chler Clark has notified 1 the mem
bers of the day relief and the sec
ond night relief to report for extra
duty tonight. The day boys' will have
to be back at 7 o'clock and the sec
ond night boys at 10. Thus the first
night relief, which otherwise would
have tho Job of keeping the spooks
properly lined up, will have some help.
No Innocent banshee Is to be both
ered, even though the sly "cops"
catch him or it in tbe act of tlck
tacklng. But woe betide the witch
or elf that daubs paint on the Yeon
building or puts a street car on tho
roof of the East Side library. De
(Copywright, 1914, by V. Werner).
LYDIA PACK had not expected to
be asked to meet Mrs. Whitford.
In the first place, the scarcely
knew Mrs. Ostrom, who wAs Mrs.
"Whitford' s hostess. Mrs. Ostrom was
Just then the first lady of Westmore.
Bhe had as much money as anybody
and brand new Ideas of usinp it. She
had also an aggressive spirit. She
could have run the town and still had
time to. spare. As it was sbe organ
ised a woman's club and ran that. She
had not asked I.ydla Page to join the
club,; which was supposed to be com
posed of all the Intellectual lights In
town. Lydla was not intellectual and
knew It, still sh did long to be Iden
tified with women who were. When
the invitation to meet Mrs. Whitford
came sbe felt girlishly glad. She could
hardly wait for Rodman to come home
from the grocery to tell him.
"How do you suppose Mrs. Ostrom
.came o ask me. Rod?" ho asked,
"Why shouldn't she ask you'" de
manded Rodman. "You're as good as
she Is blamed sight better, to my
notion. Any woman is who keeps her
home nice and makfs her husband
-and children tprnforjable. I've no
rati en ce with females who, having no
. business of theit own, want- to run
everybody else's. It looks to me as
If Mrs". Ostrom wanted to handle this
town.but she can't do it, I'll tell her
'. that, though she starts forty clubs."
"She does buy groceries o' you. I
suppose that, accounts for it." said Ly
dla. still puzzled. "Yes, that must be
. it. Thjs Mrs. Whitford is a very
great somebody. Rod. I've seen her
picture evi-r. so many times In the
papers lately and I've read things
she's said. She's .out for suffrage,
you .know, ,aral all that. I Bhould like
.-Sfb jgpv her. ' jft's ' to be a ladles' Hinch
' eon. .' 'I've ri$ver been to any-thing of
-' rh. ,ik.rnd?'arS3U I've got my new "dress
o to wear. If-1 could get somebody to
'.Why shouldn't she ask you?"
staj) with the twins I belle
.tV- "Cio by all means," urge
leve I'd go."
jrged Rodman.
'dismisslm? the whole subject, as he
opened the newspaper at the market
quotations. ,
.L" Afte supper, when the twins were
, asleep and Katherine and Raymond
.hd .been "tucked into bed and Don-
facement or destruction of property
la strictly taboo. So is the dismem
berment of fences and the dissection
of automobiles.
Twenty-five of theses ''cops" will
watch the west side.' They will wer
' if m i I nn m -
A like number will aJ li'V1 ' V tf $ U ? ; . rMfJl
plain clothes.
prowl around the
11ns, be warned.
old and Hugh were doing their les
sons, Lydla ran across to Mrs. Storie's.
Mrs. Storie was one of Mrs. Ostrom's
set, and though she- was Lydia's
neighbor their acquaintance had never
progressed beyond the formal call
stage. Mrs. Storie on her porch gave
Lydia a courteous but cool Invitation
to come up and sit down. Nervously
she stated she wished to accept the
Invitation, but there were so many
things she didn't know.
"You sefi I've never been out in so
ciety mucrg" Lydia murmured, hum
bly. "I married young and since then
I've had just all I could do to look
after Rodman and the children But I
would like to meet Mrs. Whitford."
"Mrs. Whitford is wonderful," said
Mrs. Storie. "I am well acquainted
with her. She is the most gifted
nuiimii i ever Knew, but, like al
girted women. she has ,n--.i
ties. " One of them is her aversion to
children. She doe- nnt Aieui,. i
but she shuns them; she. never refers
i mem in any way. She herself Is
childless. I just mention thia that
you may avoid the subject If you
should happen to talk to her Of
course. Mrs. Ostrom is anxious' that
nothing should mar the occasion of
her visit."
Lydia. went home with her head
swimming. She must wear white gloves
with her new dress, and sh must not
mention children.4K4.Sot mention chil
dren when she had six and a pair of
twins at thaand she thought of noth
.Jif . f-oming until night'
hrLf 1 lips'" she Promised
?m t silent that's one
thing I can be. If I mustn't' talk chil
dren 1 can't talk anything, for I don't
know anything else."
A little sting of regret stabbed'her
when she thought how ignorant ishe
must aDDear hesfHo o,nn. ,i "
uuier wom
en who knew so much and could talk
SO WelL Mrs Ktrtr-ttt'o V W l
- uuuuy was ara- '
matic Poetry; Mrs. Brady's Greek!
.wuc, irs. usirum j sociology But
then they were childless. Oh, the pity
or it!
"Its foolish of me to think of go
ingonly I do want to." she thought.
'I want to see Mrs. Wltltford." .
She hunted up an old picture of Mrs
Whitford which she had cut from a
newspaper .and studied it carefully
Such a close, still, controlled face:
Hch eyes, with vistas! She had the
mn T,nJntlier and yet sh dunned
little children!
However, Lydla had received her
The day of the luncheon arrived, was
cool and dull. Lydla got Hannah Clapp
to stay with the children. Hannah
came at 12. the Pages' dinner hour.
The luncheon was at 1. Between 12
and 1 somehow Lydla meant to find
time to dress.
Between 12 and 1. however, came "a
variety of happenings. Katherine ran
gainst Hannah when she wa3 filling
t-he teapot and she got slightly scald
ed. Cold cream was applied, but her
WOA filled th a hmisa
- vuniu wa.8
late to lunch, and Mrs. Bright stopped
In as Bhe was passing: to leave some
word or other which must bo heard.
The moment she-Heft 1 Lydla ran up
stairs to her room. Her new dress
black satin, of course, lay upon the
bed. She got into It quickly. Time
was going: so fast. The thought terri
fied her. She gave one look at rter
heated, flushed, palpitating- self In the
glass and fled. j
At the foot of the stairs Hannah
met her. She dangled a twin by eadh
hand. "Oh. Mrs. Page, what shall ?I
do with them?" she half wept.
Lydia half paused. They were soak
so. gob. l wssfw m, ,.v. ,&MJmp
ing wet from head to foot.
"They've been playing with the
lawn sprinkler," Hannah said, "and
I've spanked them for it twfte al
ready." Tears of mortification sprang to
Lydia's eyes.
However, there was nothing to be
done but sit right down and then and
there change them Into dry garments
before they took cold. It was a duty
she could not evade, for what did
Hannah know about the intricacies
of baby clothing?
The clock was striking 1 as Lydia
ran up Mrs. Ostrom's arlstocratio
front steps. Her hand trembled be
tween excitement and hurry as sho
rang the bell. A moment later she
was being ushered into the gorgeous
parlor, rustling with still more gor
geous women who were rather Impa
tiently awaiting the summons to
luncheon. Mrs. Ostrom advanced to
offer her hand. Aa Lydla responded
faintly to the greeting she felt Mrs.
Ostrom's eyes grow startled aa they
rested upon her.! Lydia underwant
an Instant's uneasiness; then she for
got everything save the fact that she
was being presented to Mrs. Whit
ford. All over the room women were look
ing at Lydia. Some appeared aston
ished, some horrified, and some
amused. But the eyes of all were
riveted upon her dress her little
black satin dress, which was so new
f - n mn, upon a rormaaen topic, ana sne iriea - i i I
II 1 fi i'WV mnr . V the home." lacsil ui uiauco uiawo I IIGi f I ft t
-&SJk of her indeed her attentions made flnt HpflVV I OQC-. 4" f J C f
tit 7 . i. , - 1 courier and mall to New York) Ger- f sH" f i , ?,
ysrfn''r''rTtrm- fa- Kobbins, a veteran of the Civil war, made them especially the targets for X & . ZtexL-
and she felt so appropriate. She be
came aware of all' this presently.
What was the matter? She cast a
troubled glance around and her hand
fluttered to her bosom as if to shield
it from their strange glances. Her
heart seemed turning bottom side up.
Then something happened. Mrs.
Whitford leaned forward and quietly
detached a string of safety pins from
the bosom of the black satin gown.
"I -See you have little ones of your
own," she said.
Tears of mortification sprang: to
Lydia's eyes, and In her stress she
subject is not odious to me. as you
have been led to believe, only pain
ful. I had a little son once, and I
lost him. That Is why I turned to
the work I am doing I wished to for
get. In my heart, I still believe that
the normal woman's true place is in
the home."
Mrs. Whitford had Lydla alt beside
her at luncheon and made very much
of her. Indeed, her attentions made
Lydia the favorite of the occasion.
Lydia was a very happy woman
that night as she told Rodman all
about It. "They seemed to think I
wasn't so very Ignorant after all,"
she confided. "They've asked me to
Join the club. They said I knew
more about child culture than any
one they ever saw. Just think of it.
Another Veteran Goes.
Chehalis, Wash., Oct. 31. Andrew
S. Bobbins, a veteran of the Civil war,
died suddenly at his home on Folsom
street after, an illness of a week from
rheumatism of the heart. The deceased
was 67 years of age. Mr. Robbins was
a soldier in the Sixty-sixth Ohio in
fantry during fhe Civil war.
blurted out the whole story of the pllfnftnO niOnifinrn ti i
twins' last misdemeanor. Too late wllrfll lllxl A 11 IH 1 1 - X ft
she realized that she had enlarged OllUllUO U UUnllULU I A
kxw! i Jjyaia ine ravonie or the occasion. VUui hbmmMmmm" -1
John Haehlen? who drew this cartoon, is", a Journal, carrier and
cartoonist for The Little Journal, the publication of the Journal
' Carrier's association, and of the Lincoln High School Cardinal.
By Karl JI. von Wiegand.
Alx La Cfiapelle. Oct. 17. (By
courier and mail to New York) Ger
man officers are throwing away their
swords. They have found them use
less in modern warfare. The high
percentage of fallen officers on the
kaiser's side is attributed to their
failure to recognize soon enough that
the style of weapons they carried
made them especially the targets for
the enemy's marksmen.
"We have paid heavy toll to the
sword, so far as the infantry is con
cerned," said one major to me. "When
the charge was sounded, the officers
sprang forward, flashing, .blades in
of Fnem AS. With Rfisiilt- i V
1 I . 9 I ?r tl
ua. xiiey nave iouna mem use- . a 1 o-a
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their' hands, to lead their men. the
allied soldiers could see the gleam of
the light on the metal and naturally
they have picked off those who called
particular attention to themselves In
this way.
"Now, however, the officers at the
front leave their swords in their quar
ters when they go Into action. In
other respects everything possible has
been don to make them indistinguish
able from their men. Many of them
carry rifles when they charge. Not
only do they serve to make them look
like common soldiers, but they are
really useful.
"Discarded long: ago by American
army officers, except as dress, par
ade ornaments, swords have been
clung: to tenaciously by the Germans
as traditional badges of rank, but I
think th present war marks their
disappearance from the battle field in
the Infantry branch."
But while the sword unquestionably
Is rapidly going- out of date as an in
fantry weapon, the lance, which most
of the world's other armies have dis
carded. Is declared by German military
men to be proving Itself a most ser
viceable weapon for cavalry.
In a charge, officers say, this wea
pon's constant motion- and fluttering
pennon confuse the enemy's eye and
aim, its reach gives the soldiers an
advantage and Its pyschologtcal effect
Is to spread terror In the ranks op
posing; It.
Formerly only Uhlans carried lances,
but practically the entire German
cavalry has now been equipped with
them, which explains why, in the pre
sent war, hardly a reference is beard
to any cavalry patrol in Belgium other
than Uhlans. ,
A new milk separator for household
use parts the skim milk.' - which ts
drawn off at the bottom, by gravity.
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American Marines
For Port au Prince
Transport Eaacoek and Battleship
Kansas Ordered to Haiti to Frotect
America From Bevolntlonlsts.
Washington, Oct. 31. That Presi
dent Zamor of Haiti has fled from
Port Au Prince, his capital, and gone
on board a Dutch ship was reported to
the state department today by the
United States legation in Haiti.
Port au Prince. HaitivOct. 29. (De
layed) Foreigners hers received to
night with much relief the news that
the United States transport Hancock,
with a regiment of marines, had been
ordered here from Dominican waters,
and'that the battleship Kansas was
on its way from Wera Cruz.
The cruiser Tacoma was already In
port and marines were guarding the
United States consulate, Jbut a strong,
er force was deemed- necessary to
handle the threatened danger growing
out of the rebel leader Davilrnar Theo
dore's march on the city:
Considerable fighting has occurred
already, and a grave situation was
thought likely to develop. v"
Auto Drivers In Court.
Eight auto owners were befors ths
municipal court yesterday for traf
fic violations. They were II. K. Haak,
J. H. Crane, Edna M. Long, F. M. Nehr,
C. E. Bolds, J. A. Humphrey, J.Melick
and H. B. Wolkheim. The charges
were passing street cars . while the
cars were discharging passengers. . No
fines were given, as the arrested persons-
agreed -to more carefully Watch
the street cars hereafter, j
Town Is Declared Not to BiP
on Verge vofj Bankruptcy,
as Asserted, if
To the Editor of tlyie Journal An
swering letters written by a certain -
party by the name oc. II. King, and
the paid advertisements that- the liq
uor dealers ar sDrs&dlns: broadcast
I ever Oregon containing statements
concerning regon Klty that are "0
patently falsa and njs lead lug that no
attention need be paljl to thorn, except
in such cases wherej'ithe readers may
have no means of gefting at the truth,
the facts are as follows:
Oregon City, for yais was in ths
hands of the liquoeRtrust. Its poli
cies and politics vre also in ths
hands of that iniquitous gang. Ths
result was that the;fcity had not pr
gressod ae it might, lilts finances were
crippled by incapatsty and the ex
penses of taking cajjjjs of the product
of the saloon. L.astj!lanuary the city,
by a vote of the Ijieople, started a
new career as a Mijponletia town. A
dry council was eletjjed and the town
was dry in tact asi;jvell as In name;
crime was cut do win lees than half
in city and countyihand here let mi
state that prohibition hurt "the crimi
nal-lawyers and thod "garnishee' busi
ness, for without cflfne these lawyers
were out of a Job, 'and as the work
ers have money to py their just debts,
there was no occasion . to garnishes
Men who formerly! were liut wrecks
are today walking ;:;with their beads
erect, with new lie, new courage
lew clothes, and rnpney to Jingle in
their pockets, and jjp Xatten balances
at the savings baks. HomeH ars
made happy- that Sfprmerly suffered. -Crime
and drunkeitess would prac
tically disappear big fur booze joints
at Portland, Milwfbkle and Oswego,
where a few of thi city and county
wets get filled upiln'tlmt diabolical
tanglefoot and brain fuddler.
Oregon City is nef bankrupt. Sixty
years of an open jjialoon has run it
behind, as they are. jjow doing to -other
wet cities t the state. Of Its 250,
000 of debt, nine-tilths was Incurred
vhen it had ealooM. It .has during
the last year mock nearly met its
expenses than for thliny years, and lias
done a large amoiijjft of street, sewer
and improvement jork.
Since the town jfwent dry the fol
lowing new buildings have been erect
ed: New postoffij, 'new' brick Cour
ier building, ncwfl-Ooinmercial club
block, large concrete livery barn, new
block on tho hill, nd about 60 to 80
new homes completed. - Houses and
business places ar' rented su that tt
is difficult to find an empty plaoa.
Postal savings infeased over $4000.
More than last year's savings bank
depofdts, J51.079.43ij
Anladditional mall carrier was put
to wr.k recently tn the city. Now
firms fSAy Kone Ihto business: Four
new grOters, twaireal estate firms.
one flour and feed'istore, one commis
sion house, 1 pressing and cleaning,
one pew hardware'ittore, one new wood
and coal business ij one harness hop,
two new wood sawjs, one fish drying:
and oil factory, tneo new confection
eries, one creamery, one new pool hall,
four soft drink aind soda fountains,
one new undertaking establishment.
Last year the ounty was out ' of
debt for a few da, seven to be cor
rect. This year ife-j county was out
of debt for sevenpnbnths. Business
has been steady itifkll lines in Oregon
City and Clackaimis county, which
Is the garden spojj of Oregon. And
tbe best answer ttjfjwhat we, the busi
ness men of this- 'think of prohi
bition, is to watchjthe increased ma
jority we shall jtSU up on Novem
ber 8. 1i
Finally, let me ipuote Josh Billings
to my untruthful fjriends, -Charles ii.
King and the Ll'iUiir Dealers' associa
tion. In their various guises:
"It is better nut- to know so much
than to know so? many things that
ain't so." . MACDONALD.
Oregon City. Or
Advertising Plans
Are JNojjUompietea
East Bids Buslnssit' Men Will at Ones
Start Campaign; or Booitlng Tbslz
Section of Clty. "
Plans have beef, "completed for tha
novelty advertlslt campaign to ba
conducted by thejast Side Business
Men's club to create a spirit Of lxost
ing and trading. upon the east side and
two-thirds of thsf money to finance
the campaign hatgi already been sub
scribed. About $?00 per month W'il
ba spent for 12 months. The. slogan
adopted Is: "Helps Boost for a Bigger,
Better and BusiejEast Side. Quality,
Price and Service! Being Equal, Gira
the East Side Rrerence."
C. C Hall, a4lsiaht secretary of
the chib, announces that the slogan
will be placed upon th'T glass of east
side show windows, on folders and
cards to be distributed at residences,
and on- stickers f)d tags attached to
goods sold at enjtt side stores. ' . The
club will erect billboards at the east
side approaches tfjitfee bridges for dis
playing the slogifl.
The advertisings.' plans were adopted
at a meeting of $he club's committee,
of which H. A.'1'Calef Is chairman,
Wednesday nighfj attended by rep re--sentatives
of 33: east side business
firms. ' ) t
Seattle, WashJlOct. 81. A. K. Det
wleler, a bankeriof Toledo, Ohio,' has
Just purchased ;jn' entire town;: for
$45,000 from a lrjf-al real estate firm.
The town is Gran$l Dalles, Just across
th Columbia tiir from The Dalles,
Or. It compriscjs 300 acres, a water,
plant and a few; uildlrigs. .
Detweiicr sayssihe intends to build
up a manufactuihg town with people
from Ohio and Ohliforlnans, who pre
fer northern climate. ' -. v; ii
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