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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL,, PORTLAND, 1 OREGON
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1820
XV INDEPENDENT KEWSPAPEB
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Then to nothing in the world o much
admired, as 4 man- who know bow to bear
uahappuMss with eouraga. Seneca.
LET THEM RAVE
AT ONE time, agreement was fully
reached ' with Senator Lodge
tis a party to it, under which, with
League reservations acceptable to the
.Democrats, the peace treaty was to
have been ratified. Now that . the
election is over and no further need
for making a 1920 campaign issue,
why; cannot the treaty ba re-submitted
to the senate, the same reser
vations be agreed to,' the treaty be
ratified, rod .the way be opened tor a
speedy return of all nations to settled
peace and prosperity?
When, under the agreement, the
treaty and league were on the point
of being ratified, Johnson and Borah
hastened from their stumping tours
to Washington. - They assailed Lodge
with threats of bolting the party,
frightened him out of his purpose and
defeated ratification. It was their
threat of bolt that wrecked the treaty.
Why should not the sane Republican
senators and the Tafts and Roots and
the Democratic senators join in a
movement now to return to the old
agreement, quietly communicate with
the president, have the treaty re-sub
mitted and. end the matter by ratif id
eation? j -. : - '
Let Hiram and Borah bolt if they
want to. With the election over, all
they can do is to rave, and their rav
ing now will be nothing byt empty
sounds. They can do the Republican
party no harm--the ballots 'are in the
boxes and counted.
Settlement of the treaty. Issue by
the present congress would relieve
Republican leaders of one cf their
most embarrassing problems. . It
would deliver ; the Republican party
and the Harding administration from
tt question, that threatens to destroy!
th power of either to serve the coun- j
try, during the next immediate years.
It would deliver, both from the pow
er -of ' senatorial bandits who have
bludgeoned a whole nation out of its
true . course and bulldozed a whole
people, inio abandonment of the fruits
of victory in the war. -The
One hopi of ratification lies in
the present congress". The one chance
for Root and ; Taft and Lowell and
their associates to make good in their
; campaign promises is to secure' rati
fication before Harding comes Into
power. ; ' V'v .
In the next congress, Hiram and
Borah, at the head of new recruits of
- treaty rippers, will stand with leveled
guns ready to shoot down all meas
ures, all programs and all proposals
yntil the Versailles treaty is definitely
and absolutely ' abandoned. They are
Pledged to the hyphenates to beat the
treaty and the league. Their support
of Harding and the support of the fol
lowers of Harding were based on the
definite understanding that the treaty
should be scrapped. " They will make
V good in their determination to 1eat
the treaty, for, being in the senate
with 25 or 30 votes behind them, they
can dictate- terms to the White
House. , v .
If the, treaty is not ratified, watch
a new army of unemployed grow.
A' student at the University of Il
linois haa established three apple
stands ' on the campus'; with - signs
'readmg: "Jonathan apples, five
cents each: take your choice. Bold
- by the honor system;, Drop coin in
box. - Thank you." It. takes five
. barrels per day to keep the stands
applied, and the dimes and nickel!
tally with the apples. It's a (rood
story but' it sounds fishy
IN WESTS TIME
STATE TREASURER HOFF proposes
a board of control to . supervise
the investment of state bonds.
It is a .sound proposal It is simi
lar to a recommendation to Uje legis
lature by Oswald West in his time
as ; governor J; was defeated at the
time ! by 'the political machinations
which always "run riot In legislatures
In Oregon. Had it been then adopted,
Treasurer! Hoff would have been
spared the embarrassment to which
he was subjected in the purchase'of
bonds early in his administration.
The new recommendation examples
the scrupulous honesty which his
friends always knew to be a part of
thej make-up of Mr. Hoff, and evinces
his' desire to put the treasurer's office
beyond the reach of future embarrass
ment. , After what has happened, It
seems that this renewal of the West
proposal of some years ', ago will not
meet the same fate at the hands of
the legislature that befell the original
A stylishly dressed Nev York
young woman, after shooting a
gentleman friend five times, reached
into her gold mesh bag, withdrew
a lace handkerchief, wiped the
power stains from her fingers,
and said: 2 "Thank goodness,' that's
done." But was she so calm and
collected in what came after?
TO SAVE $4,998,240
ONE of the great livestock exposi
tions iof the world will be, held
in Portland, November 13 to 20. It
win bring here in' competitive display
the finest I horses, cattle, sheep and
swine which the science of breeding
has been able to - produce. World
champions, so classed in the prize
awards of, other distinguished live
stock expositions, will be included in
the exhibit lists.
Aside from Portland's pride and
natural gratification in being identi
fied as the livestock ' center f of the
West comes the Inevitable discussion
of the valoo attaching to the move
ment of meat animals in this direc
tion. 1 r '
.The Portland ear has become ac
customed "to hearing that the trans
actions Incident to the assembling
and marketing of beef, mutton and
pork In Portland aggregate $2,000,000
a month,. But does anyone in Port
land understand how small the busi
ness Is compared with its possibili
A resolution adopted by the" recent
Northwest Rivers and Harbors con
gress asserted that three fourths of
the livestock of the Northwest, which
means the Columbia River basin, must
be shipped i acrossvthe Rocky moun
tains to the Mississippi valley be
cause adequate outlet , here is lack
Seventy-two hundred carloads of
livestock are snipped annually to
Portland. Twenty-one thousand six
hundred carloads are shipped from
the Columbia basin to the Mississippi
According to figures by G. A. Pelr-
son; president of the Portland Union
Stockyards company, the average
shipping charge is fl.92. (covering
freight, feed en route, shrinkage and
expense of attendants) a hundred
weight from a point like Ontario,
Oregon, to Kansas City, Missouri. " On
the other hand the similar cost of
transportation from Ontario to Port
land i3 81.03 a hundred weight. A
saving of 89 cents on each 100 pounds
is a saving of S2C1.40 on a carload of
On 21,600 carloads the saving
would be the astonishing sum of
i Why isn't this saving made? First,
because Northwest markets will not
consume all the. livestock produced
in the Northwest. Second, because
water transportation would be neces
sary and the four large meat pack
ing organizations in' Portland are not
equipped to ,handle so large a volume
of meat for movement by water to
the Atlantio coast ana other markets.
Third because the costs "imposed by
the present harbor arrangement would
nullify the ;railroad freight savings.
Fourth, because an improvement of
the North Portland harbor, upon the
shores of which the greater part of
the local meat packing is done, has
not been made during the three years
that it has been the responsibility of
the Port of Portland. Tentative est!
mate of the post is (250,000.
It might be suggeskd that th meat
packing institutions with such a sav
ing in prospect , ought to move over
on the Willamette river. But one
reminder Is needed here.- Certain
classes of business such as stockyards
and meat packing must for obvious
fceasonn he more or less detached.
North Portland , is the place where
the stockyard and meat packing busi
ness is carried on. The horth Port
land harbori is the . place where - it
should be possible to bring-and load
refrigerator ships with an . efficiency
that would icontinue the economies
possible In 'moving livestock here by
rail. ' t: : . . :
jWhy isn't 5250,000 (or less sum,
possibly) spent to save 14,998,200?
Why isn't four times as much live
stock brought to Portland as at pres
ent? Why isn't the livestock and meat
packing business here $8,000,000 a
I month rather than $2,000,000?
Let the Port of Portland commission
i Annoyed by its heat a woman pa
tient in a Utica. New Tork, hospital
threw 118,000-worth of radium Into
the Wash bowL For several days
workmen searched pipes, sew- con
nections and the sewer itself in the
attempt to find it. The radium was
finally located in the sewer. It was
in three .particles, each about the
size of a small bird shot.
A VICTORY IN DEFEAT
SENATOR CHAMBERLAIN leaves to
night 'tt a circuitous Journey to
Washington for the closing session of
his senatorial term. Tho wind up of
his senatorial career is not as one
defeated, but as a victor. ' -
Many of , those who voted against
him regret it now, anl are saying
so. '.'hey ere buncoed by false
arguments and they fcnow it after it
is too late.
They were, in effe,ct, told, that
Stanfield could give them $3 wheat,
and high prices for wool,- and in
crease the prices of butter and eggs.
They swallowed that silly slush only
to realize now that Stanfield can no
more do those things than he can
dam up the ocea.v tides or stop the
sun in its coirse.
There is a wonderful word in the
English language and that word is
"think." It is a tremendous word in
Its power to advance human welfare.
When all learn to "think" before they
act and 1o act ts they "think" a
great step will be made In human
progress, la that time when all
"think" here will be better days for
If those who now regret that they
were bamboozled into voting against
Chamberlain had only . stopped to
think they would be without occasion
for regret There were mothers
whose sons in hospitals and else
where were rescued and served by
Chamberlain who failed to be think
ing when they walked up to the polls
and voted for Chamberlain's oppo
nent The roll call of the women who
did that sort of thing is not a short
The victory of Chamberlain is that
there is a long record of useful serv
ice to thousands of soldiers and sail
ors and their parents In the war, that
there is" a long record of useful and
valuable service to ''private individu
als who wanted things done at Wash
ington, that there is a long and hon
orable distinction for Oregon in Cham
berlain's work In the senate. ;
Back of that is six years of splen
did work as governor of Oregon. He
was the governor who began the work
of recovering valuable school lands
to the state. He was the governor in
whose time there was begun In Ore-;
gon the movement that ended in elec- i
tion of United States senator by direct J
vote with its delivery of the state from j
senatorial hold-ups and senatorial
brigandage that were the scandal of
Oregon. The preset;; freedom of
Oregon from bribery, corruption and
public scandals is very largely the
fruit of a movement begun under the
governorship if Chamberlain.
A state is classified by its public
men. The senate of the United States
measures up a new member within
a few days, and j.angs him on a peg.
It is seldom that he gets off that peg.
By that test Oregon, as all the, great
eastern newspapers are saying now,
stood in the front rank of states.
That is why chamberlin goes back
to Washington a victor, and vyhy he
is the subject of highest congratula
tion. The libelous lie of a newSDaDer
story that pretended to reflect on the
integrity of Senator Chamberlain
during , the war must daily prick the
guilty consciences of those who con
spired to have it published. The
outstanding feature in Chamberlain's
public ard private career is his prob
ity. The mendacity of the crew that
procured the circulation of that
slander will ultimately reap its, bitter
, In the end, truth is always tri
umphant The good will of the thou
sands and the confidence of , those
thousands who know ! George Earle
Chamberlain for what he is and what
he has done are the truth that makes
Chamberlain's loss of the election a
victory and a declaration of freedom.
It is related that Russell Sage, the
late millionaire money lender, never
paid more than $20 for a suit of
clothes. It might be added that a
few years ago a kind Providence so
fixed things that $20 was enough.
IN ANOTHER CITT
A BETTER from Cleveland, o., says
V Cleveland has never failed in one
of these community campaigns to
reach the objective originally set, and.
in fact, has overrun tens of thousands
of dollars on each occasion. But the
amount of money is not the most signifl
cant test. The community in these cam
paims is not driven to give. There is a
willingness on the part of all concerned
to respond with work as well as money.
and the city is proud to feel that itis
trying to do its duty in a collective way.
As Portland perfects plans ? for a
Comnvmity Chest an occasional
doubter throws into question the
willingness of this city to centralize
its giving into one fund gathered at
one time with representatives iOf the
contributors both conducting the cam
paign and becoming trustees for the
equitable distribution of the amounts
Cleveland's direct testimony quoted
above discloses the attitude of . a city
which has had experience with a
Community Chest In the Cleveland
budget for 1919 was a total amount
of 13,425,000.1 After the campaign It
was found that the pledges and cash
represented a total of a little more
than f 4,000,000, in addition -to which
$826,000 was transferred from the
Cleveland war chest
Cleveland's "debt to the needy" was
more than paid. Nor was that more
vital element, the human Interest of
the well endowed in the welfare of
those who had need of their help, in
any -wise lost diminished. ;
If Portland has but a part of Cleve
land's experience this city's social
duty will be equally met when the
Community Chest campaign is con
What Seemed Likely to Happen In the
Event of Harding's Success, as
Viewed by a Champion of.
From Better Firming.
When this issue of Better Farmlnc
reaches its readers, the great referendum
of 1920 will have been registered. It
Beems certain to impartial observers that
Senator Harding will be known as president-elect
after November 2. Then he
will become our president on March ' 4.
Every good American will wish him well
and do all In his power to uphold the
new president in every effort to regain
the prestige of America which has been
lost during the last year of ignoble
squabble among her low-browed politi
cians. "America first!" ;
That has been the cry too often heard
in the .throat of spurious patriotism.'
First in what?
First In self-interest? First In ag
grandizement of power and riches? First
in self-will and insistence in using our
power to drive a hard bargain with the
prostrate world which owes us money,
but needs part of our strength to re
cover from "its own exhaustion?
The better heart of America will an
It will say, rather, "America first in
faith in the ancient faith that a na
tion, -like a man. gets most by giving;
that a nation, like a man, saves its life
by seeming to lose it in service. Amer
ica will not be first by repudiating Its
pledge to civilization, by undoing the
sublime : deeds its own men did in
For this reason, good men and women
of every party must dare to hope and
persist, for a while at least, in hoping,
that the better . elements in the Repub
lican party were better readers of the
mind of the new president (if it is to
be Harding), better readers than these
baser elements who have claimed that
he has turned Ms back' to the light,
turned his back to logic, the logic of
experience, the logic of history.
We must believe that men like Root
and1 Taft and Hughes and Hoover will
weigh more in the new administration
than men like Johnson, Borah and Lodge.
The former represent the party's soul.
its heart, its conscience. A party with
out a soul, without a heart, without a
conscience, may win an election once ;
it will not win twice; it will never win
again. If our hope in Harding fails, it
will be but four r-hort years when there
will be a new alignment. There will
stUl be two major parties, but whatever
their names, there will be a deeper, more
severe and perpendicular division, not of
views, but of convictions; convictions
that will cleave the nethermost roots of
our being. On one side will stand Cow
ardice and Opportunism and False Pru
dence and National Egotism. On the
other side will" stand Courage and
Clear Sight and Sacrifice and Service
and the Spirits of Jamestown and Ply
mouth Rock. ' .
Here is a prophecy: Not for fulfil
ment in 1924, but in 1921, IX not in
1920. It assumes that the better elements
of the Republican party are still regnant
in the party councils; that they really
desire, as . they profess, that America
help reorganize the world, for the in
surance of progress and peace. They
must know that for President Harding
it will be a task all but impossible,
since, at his first attempt to fulfill our
hopes, that pack of determined irrecon-
cllables would be on his back-like rav
ening wolves. They are not all Repub
licans. There will be Democrats like
Reed and Tom Watson, and Ishmaelites
like La Follette, to . abet them. What
can Harding do as ringmaster with such
a menagerie uncaged?
Root and Taft and Hughes and similar
loyal friends of the covenant will begin
to ask that question soon. They will
wish to spare their party -and their
country and the aching world another
long siege and a stalemate which might
wreck Hope itself.
These men are patriots and Christiana.
They wUl begin soon to think- of what
has happened. They will remember how
near the treaty was, once, to ratifica
tion. It was when- the so-called Taft
reservaUons were proposed , as a com
promise. The Democrats accepted them.
The liberal Republicans gave them en
thusiasUc approval. Even the BUff-
necked Lodge seemed to have yielded
grudging consent until the bandit band
raised their runs and cried, "Haiti"
My prophecy Is that a compromise
like this will again be offered before
March 4. After that day it will be too
It wiU be accepted.
Harding wiU have won the election.
Wilson will have won the league.
America again will have won- first
place in the glad heart of humanity.
Letters From the People
t Communications sent to The Jonrnal (or
nublication in thii department should b written
an only one side of tb paper; should not exoaed
800 word in length, and molt be sisned by tha
writer, whose mail addresa in full must accom
pany the contnDuuon. j
SINGLE TAX DEFEAT
Umatilla, Or.. Nov. 6. To the Editor
of The Journal. The election is over.
The people have spoken. We still count
ballots instead of bullets, for which we
re truly thankful. I believe the elec
tion was the unqualified expression of
the wishes of the people. One measure.
with the rest, met defeat, which was an
evidence of the distrust of the people in
their own initiative in legislation. But
that, too, wUl change and a reaction
will soon follow this election. The people
will not remain continually in ignorance
of their own interests. When the tariff
mounts up and up, making millionaire
manufacturers and high priced goods to
the consumer, and when a man builds
fine house paying a high tax for doing
so and enriching his slacker neighbor,
who toils not. but holds a vacant lot
waiting : for someone to build a fine
house next door and increase the value
of his lot getUng rich at his neighbor's
expense, as under our system ; when
the present 90 per cent of tenants in
creases to 100 per cent, and the ever
crowding cities. Increasing ' at the rate
of 6ft per cent in 10 years, are all filled
with people clamoring for one another's
Jobs, and we are a nation oi landlord
and servants, then the high school chil
dren, who are now studying the present
gambling system, comparing it with the
single tax economic system which ob
tains in New Zealand, will become suf
ficienUy imbued with their own natural
rights and opportunities to vote for the
greatest remedy ever prepared for the
progress of .Oregon. C - Mock.
THEIR OWN MEDICINE
PorUand. Nov. 8. To the Editor, of
The Journal Since the election and the
great landslide to the Republican party.
I note an editorial In the Evening Tele
gram of November S, suggesting that
President Wilson accept the Lodge
amendments or their' equivalent during
the next session of congress, and ad
vising all ' senators who opposed the
Lodge amendments to do the same, and
at once enter the League of Nations.
This absolutely proves one thing, ' that
there are many Republicans that favor
a League of Nations but who are too
party-prejudiced to vote for a man who
favored the same, knowing that the
main issue between the parties was
league or no league. The statements
of the candidates made this Issue plain.
Mr. Harding stating that he was op
posed to the league in any form, and
since his election he has said the league
is dead. Knowing . this to be a fact,
the Republicans now realize they have
spilled the milk and the only honorable
way they can now enter the league is
through President Wilson. As Mr.
Harding strictly opposed the league in
any form, and the poisoned minds of
the voters approved his stand, the only
thing President Wilson can now do in
order to obey the mandate of the Amer
ican people is to oppose the . league in
any form and advise his followers to
do the same and to cast their vote with
Johnson, .Borah and others. I
This Is what the people voted for.
This is what they should have.
H. F. Bailey.
i URGING A HELPFUL SPIRIT
Portland. Nov. 9. To the Editor of
The Journal It is manifest that the
great majority of the electorate are not
In harmony with the president's policy
as regards foreign relational While the
party will be alow to give up Its position :
in general, yet it has now! come to a
decision on this question and all it can
do Is to try to help in the solution of
it, if it can, rather than attempt any
policy of obstruction, as has been some
times attempted in the history of Amer
ican politics. It is manifest that some
policy or -measure of International co
operation will have to be proposed or
worked out that will at the same time
safeguard the independent; or rather
local, position of the country and per
haps the continent (western) included,
as regards, or as it may j be affected
by, the Monroe doctrine. Whom have we
that can suggest something or put a
practical plan in operation or at least
in sight? I believe that, after all, the
Democratic party has statesmen suf
ficient for the task. The old South,
especially, has had able statesmen in
the past, and I believe there are some
there yet if they could only be found
or brought to . light Our j trouble has
been the hampering conditions which
have surrounded the South, including the
disgusting race question, from slavery
days. If anyone has a suggestion of
any kind, let him speak forth.
I Ell Anderson.
i Vancouver, Wash., Nov.! 6. To the
EMI tor of The Journal Last Tuesday
the people of the United States stated
emphatically that they would not be
party to a League of Nations. Now
we hear that the German government
is ready to send our erstwhile friend
Von Bernstorff to Washington in ordrr
to negotiate a Hun-Harding league.
When- our people turned down the
Smuts-Wilson pact it would indeed be
poor sense on their part to accept a
proposition framed by a Hun and an
American who owes his election, In
great part, to pro-German votes.
Measles Epidemic of 1847-8 Specially
Disastrous to Indians.
: In the winter of 1847-48 there was an
epidemic; of measles. It was of a malig
nant type and the Indians i suffered se
verely owing to their method of treat
ment. Many tried to allay their fover
by plunging into cold water or, after;
coming out of their sweat houses, bath
ing in therlver. The remedy was more
fatal than the disease. ,
Curious Bits of Information
Gleaned From Curious Places
: The mysteries of rain are not yet
cleared away. The forces of electricity,
of magnetism, of radio activity, of ultra
violet light and all the other agencies
which may collaborate to the' production
of a downpour of rain are very obscure.
Wind and rain come together, and the
changes of temperatures make what we
call weather. . In the South Sea islands
the natives have no word which means
weather, as the atmosphere conditions
change so little. .
Uncle Jeff Snow Says :
Some people a while back thought tjhe
country was plum bound to destruction
'less Sammy TUden was president of the
U. S. A., and after while it sorter soaked
in that tt was a purty big, prosperous
and glorious country even if he wasn't.
and corn plan tin' went on jest the same. J
Then when Cleveland went in there was
lots of people mourned fer Blaine slf he
was the only man that could possibly
lead the country. Some folks kinder had
a idee the country couldn't run a year
'thout Taft. and yet it done that very
thing. And there ain't no tramps, and
price and wages is good 'thout Jedge
Hughes and so it'll go. I
READY FOR HEAP BIG-FIGHT!
' Copyright. 1920, by the Pre Pa i.Uhlng Co, (The Xew Yorlt Etyning World)
Who let in that earthquake
"Clothing reduced 10 to 15 per cent"
Materials, or prices?
Cooking "gas to advance 46 cents a
thousand feet 1 Someone is always tak
ing the joy out of life.
If some of the churches would "let a
little sunshine in" maybe they'd attract
more Sunday morning motorists.
Some folks work harder to revive
traces of a lost civilization than they
do to build one for themselves.
MORE OR LESS PERSONAL
Random Observations About Town
i A. H. McDonald of Eugene, who has
"built the most beautiful moving picture
house outside, of Portland," arrived at
the Imperial hotel for an indefinite stay,
Tuesday afternoon. He Is here to pur
chase some first run films for his house
in Eugene. v-:--r. . iv
Touring the Pacific Northwest, Mrs.
W. R. Kennich of Clark Mills, N. Y'
and Mrs. J. G. Hilliam of Bradford, Eng
land, are guests at the Multnomah hotel.
Lieutenant Commander W. "J. Hine,
U. S. K.. senior member of the board
of survey, appraisal and sale of the
Thirteenth naval district, registered
Tuesday at the Multnomah hotel. With
OBSERVATIONS AND IMPRESSIONS
OF THE JOURNAL MAN
Here, introduced by Mr. Ixckley, i s man
who is known, personally or through his work,
as well as any other citizen of Portland. Ita
is a very busy nan, always aiming to please,
yet making no fuss about It, and always suc
ceeding in this most Unliable endeavor. LedU)
and gentlemen, meet Billy Pangle.)
His friends, of whom he has a legion,
call him "Billy" Pangle, but his mother
had him christened William Thrift Pan
gle. He was born October 28. 1869, at
Lima, Ohio. You can set a duck egg
under a'hen, but as soon as the duckling
can waddle it will make for the first
pool of water. Billy Pangle took to the
show game as a duck takes to water.
"My father owned a truck and dray
business and had the contract to haul
the scenery of all the traveling shows
to the opersr house," said Billy Pangle,
as we sat in his office at the Heilig.
"From the time I could toddle, the
smelly, mysterious semi-darkness of
the stage was a . land of romance and
charm to me. I organized an orches
tra before I was 4 years old. my musi
cal instruments being Baltimore oyster
cans, square and of one quart capacity.
I gathered them from neighbors' back
yards, and used kindling for drumsticks.
When I was 4 years old I was given
a -real drum, which was the joy of my
life and the despair, of my relatives
"My father went to the Centennial
exposition, at Philadelphia, in 1876, and
upon his return horrified my mother
and our friends by telling them about
seeing women who acted In public In
tights. He had taken in Keralfy's
'Black , Crook, which in those days
played d crowded houses. At that time
women in tights always aroused a storm
nt nrntest from press and sulpit Today
if they appeared " in tights the only
Btorm aroused would be to nave iaera
leave the tights off. When Lydla
Thompson's "Busy Blonds' toured the
country shortly afterwards in a musi
cal show they were barred from many
theatres because of their tights.
"In 1877 De Wolfe Hopper came to
our town, starring in a drama entitled
'A Hundred Wives.' the Bcene being laid
irf palt Lake City. I appeared in his
show, my first time behind the foot
lights. I was a 'regular actor,' and it
wm th nroudest day of my life. I was
drummer boy for a squad of soldiersj
who appeared in one act. i snan never
forget the glare of the kerosene lamps
in the footlights and how I swelled out
my chest and walked proudly across
the stage, i .That winter a crowd of
schoolboys put on a series of shows In
the city hall. I was picked as one of
the actors. We gave 'Torn? Sawyer,'
Huckleberry Finn and other kid plays.
The next summer we organized a real
circus, which traveled under the modest
title of the "Great Golden Circus. W.
W. Cole's circus had come to our town
and exhibited, as a great curiosity, an
electric light- They carried the dynamo
with them. It looked like a fire engine
and sounded like a wood saw. We emu
lated Cole's- example and also exhibited
a "genuine electric light. Ours was
composed of a Bullseye lantern with a
boy outside to imitate the motor.
..;. ..- ! . - i
"I think I got my first desire to be a
cornet,soloist from being In the audience
at a local show and hearing a cornet
solo. I shUI never forget tha laugh
that went up over that solo. The most
NEWS IN BRIEF
The decision of the civic center com
mission . to purchase several tracts as
soon as possible will be welcomed by
the people jyho are eagerly awaiting the
day when, Sfctorla will be provided with
an auditorium and public playgrounds.
Astoria Budget. .
What have you done with those big
wages you have been receiving the past
four years? Are you prepared for a turn
to stable conditions, or are you to find
yourself short on ! resources? These
questions are suggestive and come home
to almost everyone. Baker Democrat
him is Percy E. Wright, sales manager
of the board. 'They are here to call
on those to whom tha navy has made
sales and to "scout new prospects."
Lieutenant Commander HJna will ad
dress the Chamber of Commerce while
in the city, telling of the navy's work
in disposing of surplus material and
Some registrants at the Imperial hqtel
Tuesday included the following: George
E. Davis of Vale, where he is circuit
judge; F. ,C. Oxman of Baker, a high
way contractor ; K. P. Leinenweber, at
tached to the county clerk's office at
Astoria ; Robert C. Lee of Haynes, a
cattleman and rancher.
skillful cornet player In town was
scrawny little runt who had no stage
presence whatever. The man who came
out to play the solo was a big six-footer,
as handsome as a Greek god. In the
midst of his solo the scenery hannened
to be shifted, and the audience discov
ered that the scrawny little chap was
hidden back of the scenery and was
playing the solo, while the handsome
chap was only going- through the mo-
lions, j . .
"I never missed a show or a circus. I
watered the elephant, distributed hand
bills, ran errands and hung around till
I obtained a pass. Later I landed a
job as program boy, and still later as
usher; .so I saw all the shows that
came to town. Frank Griffin, now In
the orchestra ar the Benson hotel, was
a fellow-townsman of mine. He was in
those days known as The Boy Wonder.'
He played the violin. He hailed from
Ada, Ohio. When I was 13 lie was
leader of the orchestra and gave me my
first job in the orchestra. I "played the
drums. Frank taught me to play the
xylophone, which at! that time was a
great novelty. When Lawrence Bar-
rett, of Booth and
Barrett, came to
Lima, I played my
first solo on the
xylophone. Being ' a local boy I was
applauded so vigorously that I had to
respond with an encore. I hoped the
audience would like Barrett's work as
much as mine, for I was afraid he would
be jealous if he did npt receive as much
applause as I did. F
" ' '
"When I "was 16 I was offered the--at
that time princely salary of 118 a
week, with board and traveling expenses.
to go out on the road with the Rogers
Koyai joun uomeajr ,. company, i I
played the drums and gave a xylophone
solo at each performance. W played
a week in each town and each noon we
gave a parade. At 16 X was about as
fat as a toothpick. I must have looked
odd. with my long Prince Albert coat
end my tall and shiny plug hat. We
put In the summer touring Ohio. Michi
gan,. Wisconsin and i Western Indiana.
On my way home at the end of the sea
son I stopped at Chicago, where I was
offered al placet with McNish, Arno &
Ramxa's minstrels, but 1 wanted to go
home, so I turned it down.
"Just about then Findley. Ohio, bed
discovered natural gas. To attract at
tention to the .place as a .good manu
facturing site the town organised a
municipal band of 44 pieces. I landed
a job with them at 20 a week, and we
toured the state. The famous Karg well
had just come la. Ton could hear Its
roar three miles. The flame could not
come within 15 feet of the exit of the
pipe, on account of the terrific pressure
of gas. The charge for gas was $1.25
a month for eight illuminating jets and
two stoves. You could burn them 14
hours a day If you cared to do so.
"My sister Myra had -married Jerome
Campbell! They lived in Portland, -Or.
My mother took sick and the children
were sent for. Myra came and was
there when mother died.- I had two of
fers to go on the road, but when my
sister and her husband Invited me to
come with them to Portland the lure
of the West laid hold of me and I ac
cepted their invitation. I arrived in
Portland November 6, 1888." .
The Oregon Country'
Northwest Eappantnn la Brief Fan tot th
!. Busy Bedi. f
OREGON NOTES -' , .'f
The navlnr loh iwhnM nriMmiii
nd Rickreall w&
week. , ,
Ted Cameron, a n.MiuM
under arrest at Dallas, charged with
Passing forged checks.
Registration at Willamette university
this week passed the 450 mark set for
wiw enure year OI 1S30.
At the district anad mtln In
vertan a 10-mlll tax was , voted for
needed road improvements.
As finallv niilliil hT l)i t.l
equalisation, the total assessed value
of Baker county is $20,876,425.
The steamer Steelmaker of the Isth
mian line is loading 600 tons of freight
at Astoria for shipment to the Atlan-
With a material drop In lumber and -:
a keen demand for new homes. Hood
Klver Is fvnwtii. o K.iiiAin,
this winter. " "
Frank Cunnington shot himself at
Baker with suicidal Intent He said
he was drunk at the time and disgusted
with his automobile, ;
A roundup program was given at the
Pialnvlew schoolhouse near Bend this
week to secure money for the build
ing of a community hall.
Considerable' snow has fallen In the
mountains above Ashland the past few .
days, and many ponds in the parks have
been frozen over. ;
The taxpayers of Clatsdp county, '
outside the incorporated towns, have '
adopted their budget for next year
and eet aside 2O5.00 for road work.
Henry Schndler Kdwln Smith, an
undesirable Unglish alien, was placed
aboard a train t Pendleton and will
be sent to Kills Island for deportation.
Constables to serve the next two
years in two Linn county Justice dis
tricts will be selected by lot This con
dition results from tie votes cast In
: With the closing of the prune pool
November 1, after being opened two
weeks, the Oregon Growers Cooperative
association announces a total member- -ship
Loganberries are becoming one of ther
big erops of the Willamette valley. The
total sales of the Oregon Growers' Co
operative association the past season
amounted to 127.230.09.
The state treasurer reports a cash bal
nce on hand in the general fund of
A newlv finished sawmill, owned by 1
the Olson Brothers, has started opera-
tions at Oakville.
A Kittitas Valley apple show has been
arranged and will be held at Ellensburg
November 15 and 16.
The Sedro-Woollev and Burllnrton
schools have jointly acquired the serv
ices of a school nurse.
( The bdy of George Waterhouse, a
(soldier of the world waiylias arrived at
Centralia from Franca
Lawrence Hutchinson is dead at Yaki
ma from injuries received in an automo
bile accident atSunnyslde.
Frank Beebe. one of the best known of
the old pioneers, passed away at his
home in Kelso this week, aged SI years. '
. It is stated that 837,000,000 of Seattle
money has been expended in public Im
provements to develop the commerce of
the port ,
; Holsteln breeders of Cowlits county
met this week at Kelso and organized
the Cowlitz County Holsteln-Fresian as
The Spokane County .Farm bureau has
named the week of November. 15 for a
membership campaign to increase the
roll to 2000.
Fire In the apple packing plant at Four
Lakes completely destroyed the building
with 2000 boxes of fancy apples and
.8000 gallons of cider.
I Colville now has direct highway con
nection with Grand Forks. B. .., by
romnletlon of n ferry across the CO-,
lumbia at Kettle Falls. .
Struck by a giant '"timber when it fell
bff a. railway car on which he was
working. George Beetle was latauv
crushed at Cedar Valley. '
i .T. C. Johnson, aged S9, a farmer re
siding at Kdmonds. was fatally Injured
when he was run over by en automobile
driven by John Woodeman. .
Blackfoot was visited by another
heavy rr.owffill this week, ftve inches
being i recorded.
In the vicinity of Moscow continued
bard freeaing at night Is interfering
with fall seeding, much of which re
mains to be done.
Idaho' will soon start in on a. road
building program, the bond issue of
82,000,000 for good roads having carried
at the recent election.
The budget of the state technical Insti
tute at Pocatello calls for ' a $260,000
fireproof building, a $60,000 central heat
ing plant and a $25,000 shop building.
Word is received at: Boise that the
Chicago Northwestern Railroad com
pany is putting Into effect a rar parka ge
service direct from Chicago to Boise.
With an average production of 28.90
pounds of butterfat. Twin Falls County
Cow Testing association ranks first In
the state, with Canyon county second.
The Idaho Wheat Growers' association
has completed arrangements with the
federal reserve bank, for a loan of $1
per bushel on wheat shipped for storage
The Parma fruit packing house has
closed Its doors for the season. One
hundred persons were employed and
thousands of boxes, of apples were
shipped to London ' and , other foreign
Business of Budget Pruning
Makes the Pruner's Lot
. , Not a Happy One.;
The city expects to realise for gen
eral fund purposes in 1921 Jhe sum
of $J,775,220. The .budget estimates
which are now being subjected to the
pruning knife at the city hall aggre
gate the sum of $4,076,408. .
Somewhere from the thousands of
Items involved must be taken the
tidy sum of $301,188. With every
bureau . and department . convinced
that its expenses cannot possibly be
met unless it has appropriated to it
the full amount of. Us estimates, the
task of budget making, in which the
mayor and city commissioners are
now involved can be faintly under
stood. ' - - -
Those who are interested in such
things will gain information from the
following table of estimated expense
for 1921 which the city officials are
operating upon :
Personal , ' Operating
10. (ISO 00 $ 1.89R.0O
Mayor's offir $
Police bur. .
Kafety com . .
ntiliUM . .
Motor boa ins
Wta, 4s mas.
hem . . .
Mun. shop . ,
Km p. bureau,
Mua. ret lib.
City ball bu.
License bm .
Man. stores. ,
Park bureau ,
Auditing . .
(71 servic ,
City plsn com
5 23T.1 69.00
: . A.T0O.0O
i 4.12,31 IMS
: 6. 820.0O
' r ISO. Oil
- i 70.00
a. sit. oo