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True fortitude I take to be the quiet
possession of a man's self, and an un
dfctarbed doing of his duty. whalerer eril
beset or dancer lies in' the way. ;Locke.
FIGHTING FOR THE SPOILS
OW comes a movie actor with a
suit against his employers,
barging: that they failed to pro-
e sufficient publicity for him.
Tb company answers that sev-
ral hundred thousand dollars have
teetl expended in providing pub
licity for the actor, including: press
Bind advertising: notices and maga-
The actor receives 93000 a week
pp $150,000 a year under his con
tract. "Several hundred thousand
Hollars" : are spent in advertising
tiime His contract runs for "three
years, -which means in that time
fcie will collect .for his services
f early half a million dollars. And
is not satisfied.
In time everything finds its level.
All things sooner r later, 'hin, in
dustries and practices, have to
Stand on their merits. But for the
timet, many men and Industries be
ome Intoxicated with their own
power and success.
Some day the movie business
-Will come back to Its proper sphere.
Salaries and the fabulous expendi
tures of production will go down,
p'ust now all are Inflated. But the
riation will not continue, especially
fcvhen" those within the industry
fitself are. tempted to fight over the
. Todd, killed In a boore gun fight
ktNew Grand Ronde, was father
pf.four children, and Price, another
'dead enforcing officer? was father
jof three. Warren, who did the
hooting, was the parent of seven.
vFwirteen children are thus brought
kinder the shadow by booze. It is
the toll on the innocents, which it
ha laid- for centuries, that is one
of the merciless exactions of the
HEAVIER AND COSTLIER
"""kNE of the reasons why the rall
tV roads have tnoubie is explained
in , the announcement that the
Pennsylvania system has placed
orders for 115 locomotives of the
heaviest type. "They will also draw
cars of the heaviest type.
"it costs more money to fuel loco-i
motives of the heaviest type draw-
wa. vus v met ueaviesi type man
lighter locomotives drawing lighter
equipment. It costs more money
w replace tnem. it costs more
iwoney to keep raijs and ties under
hhem. It costs more money to oper-
it costs more money to
Jhe trend is toward lighter and
cheaper means of transportation.
Many experts are asking th&:
! Would stronger and lighter loco
motives drawing stronger but
jligbter cars hot be quite as service
:able and far more economical than
the heavier type? ' Could no$ lighter
locomotives drawing lighter equip
jment" move the same number of
passengers and the same amount of
freight as heavier trains -at far less
leostT i Would that not, "be of' tre-
mendous advantage s both to the
roads and t the. public ? l!j ' ,
j j. Railways are eeting- a stronger
competition than ever before. They
have automobiles and motor trucks
'and . steamships to compete with.
.Soon the alrpjane will be a competi
tor. ,- Costa xotNahe; most part i will
be .the deciding factor.' " And - the
railroads with their heavy equtp
, ment and heavy locomotives are
auite'aa likely to give way to the
-reached by this nnmher.
lighter and more economical means
of transportation as the urban rail
ways are Co 'w way.t more mod
ern equipment- - The day when
hundreds of tons of locomotives
and equipment are employed ' to
move 10 tons of freight and passen
gers is rapidly approaching its sun-J
set. " ' '
A HAPPY POSTPONEMENT
r IS a good thing to- postpone
the vote ton . the Portland' charter-
rev isioiiJ' " ; ' i .'
In fact, " thef e" has been a" rood
deal of speculation as to why there
is a revision. ' There had been- no
general call for such action. There
had been no , discussion through 'the
usual channels " Of -any particular
defects in the Portland charter.
Nobody had heard that there was
anything so wrotrg Jwith the Instru
ment that it could hot be remedied
by Bimple amendment offered by
the city council in Its wisdom.
It can, Indeed, be confidently
stated that there was a general
expression of surprise when the
announcement was made that a
commission had been named to
revise the Portland charter.
- However, some very good men
are on the commission. Of course,
they largely come from the same
group, and of course .there are
many interests in the city that are
not represented. But if -the com
mission can make changes that will
simplify and expedite the conduct
of public business without modify
ing the present 'ery open and very
clean plan of government, the
electorate will undoubtedly be
ready to accept Its recommenda
tions. But the public will wanP, to
know exactly what H is asked to
do. It will want opportunity for
a "full discussion of the proposed
changes. That it could not have,
were the vote to be had at the
coming election. The postpone
ment will add materially to VuMic
confidence in what is going on.
Bound hand and foot and lashed
to the wheel of a motor car the
body of a man has been found in
the swirling depths of the Missouri
river in an 18-foot eddy near Kan
sas City. Police say that two to
15 mptor cars are in the same
waters, and they expect that other
bodies, similarly bound may be
found. Some months ago, New
York police discovered many cars
similarly buried in the waters of
the harbor. To what depths of
cunning and deviltry twentieth
century criminality is descending?
FOR two years a young couple
had been sweethearts. They
were almost constantly together.
They lunched together and he invariably-called
for her when her
day's work was done. They were
soon to have been married.
Gossips got busy. Among them
was an admirer of the girl. ,-She
was told that her husband-to-be
was undrue to her, that she was
being fooled. Several people car
ried her tales.
One day after work she looked
down the fiVe escape to see if the
young man was awaiting her. He
was not there. She reflected on
the stories that she had heard.
Suddenly she swallowed a dose of
deadly poison and was soon un
The "girl had hardly taken the
drug until the young - man arrived
at the top of the stairs. He had
been on his way up to get her. He
was ready to leave-with her as he
had. always been. 3ut the gossips
had impressed her, and she had
"swallowed the poison and was on
her road to .another, world before
relief could come.
"The young man attempted suicide
immediately after. He was saved.
But may he not try It again with
Two young people were very
happy. A few other people were
very busy gossiping. One of the
happy young people Is now dead.
Twenty-one million dollars is a
great deal of money, but when ap
plied through the national Episco
pal organization, with all its human
and spiritual force, the offering-is
apt to. do a great deal of good.
MEN AND BOARDS
nHHERE Is a new voice In Indus
try There Is a new philosophy.
There is a new -rocabulary.
The Loyal Lesion of TMrrv.
"Lumbermen, for instance, is a body
representing Northwest lumber in
dustry. War emergency disclosed
to both operators and loggers that
they had interests in common.
The legion was organized. Em
B,oyers and employes joined it.
rne organization has Itved beyond
The first president was General
Disque. an army officer who -In
private life before the war had
made a record as warden of 'the
For his successor the legion
broke into a college. It took Nor
man F. Coleman away from Reed'
college and.made him -president.', "i
-How ..could a .. pedagogue allay
distrust, remove prejudice andpro-"
duce Tlrmonjf 1 Jbetween thel In
stinctively contentious elements in
the . lumber - Industry ft .Whttj. did
he , know, about -the business, any
way?' . t- ,
Answers - by rote to these- .ques
tions are net available.. 'But the
fact .remains that . the legion; has
not ' split and Professor -Coleman
stm Tioldsnhet jour. " Moreover, he
is getting readere of and believers
in this sort of utterance: r
There are more kinds of men than
there are Of lumber, and their' arradea
are more easily raised or lewered.
Boards are subject In yard or kiln to
influences of beat and moisture. . Men
are responsive) - to,t a- score of influ-
encee. ; - . ; . - ,- --
If industry is to become more pro
ductive it must be through the better
ose of men. It will not be enough to
gfve better training to their intellects.
though this la important. We must
realize that men are moved mainly by
their emotions, and tbat a man's value
to .industry depends largely upon ; his
Today industry Is demanding, more
than anything else, the education of
those engaged In ttj education of un
derstanding and education, of feelings.
JvoUiu-'E lav. can cbeclc. that -etupld
waste which affects all our great in
dustries and threatens "their, destruction.-
In industrial as in International
relatione, a race is on between educa
tion and catastrophe.
, Mr, Coleman is still the school
master, hut . one who has left the
lecture room to give his adult
pupils a course in applied eco
nomics where they work and live.
Can it not be safely predicted that
the result will be in savings, not
only in the boards and the money
of the lumber industry, but in that
greater value so often destroyed by
Tail's once noted cafe has passed
through the exit door of fortune in
San Krancisco together with the
Poodle Dog, Techau's tavern, Tor
tonl's, the Portola-Louvre and
Marchand's. Once these places
lived prosperously by selling much
entertainment, fizzy drinkables and
a little food. -Now, says Tait, peo
ple eat for nourishment and not
for entertainment. Wasn't it pos
sible, too, that the entertainment
only became attractive after about
the third drink?
IN FACE OF OPPOSITION
r1 IS assumed that there will- be
the usual opposition to the pro
posal for one-way traffic.
If not already here, the time is
near when all opposition will have
to be brushed aside. The streets
cannot be widened. Two bodies
cannot occupy the same space
at the same time. Two lines of
street cars dashing madly forward
in each direction and two lines of
automobiles doing the same thing,
are a monumental example of dis
order. ' 1
We can have disorderly traffic
or orderly traffic. We can go hap
hazard and pell mell or we can go
under a harmonious system. The
first is expressed by a go-as-you-please
traffic, the other by all traf
fic on a street moving in the same
The only institution that would
attempt to do business on the prin
ciple of traffic moving in all direc
tions, on the same street is a city.
No private establishment would at
tempt to get anywhere under such
a principle. Private brains do not
function so unintelligently.
One-way traffic where streets are
so narrow and so congested is uni
versally recommended by experts.
There is no dissenting voice. Under
the circumstances. to continue
under the present rabble plan Is to
block progress and defy all intelli
gence. Whatever is best for the city as
a whole is best for all the people in
it. The whole theory of the social
order is that it is the cdmmon good
that is the reason for organized
society. Under the principle, each
must concede something to the gen
eral system of organization. This
thought and this thought atone
should guide those who are charged
with and responsible for traffic
conditions in Portland.
A Swiss doctor now says that he
has a serum that will not only cure
tuberculosis but enables the patient
to live 150 years. But what's the
use ? The Philadelphia savant pre
dicts that the world will come to
an end in a giant earthquake' this
fall and. another American profes
sor is trying to blow the earth up
with an atom. '
HARD ON, THE CROOKS
POLICE in two' cities are fussed
up over disclosures claimed to
have been made by a ouija board.
Mrs. Polmateer, a bride, disap
peared from Olympia and. no tid.
ings have come back. A woman
at Auburn says she received from
her ouija board the information
that Mrs. Polmateer had been kid
naped and taken to Mexico by a
man with a legal wife in Canada,
that she was delivered to a gang
of men in Mexico and that she
came to her death at their hands In
some manner which the ouija board
does not explain. A dispatch says
that the police in both Olympia
and Auburn are much impressed.
Of course, the ouija board knows.
A piece of plank with some lines
on it Is a great storehouse of
knowledge. We can all see from
this case that ail policemen, all
detectives and all federal prohi
bition agents should have been
provided with ouija boards long
It's hard on police and detectives
to admit that in solving criminal
mysteries a piece Of plank has the
real brains, but that is "wfiat this
case means. If you have faith in
this Olympia Incident and .here
after, jomebody v burglarizes j your
house or, runs off with your wlfe,
don't hire a -detective buy -a. ouija
board and - bunt the. rascal .'to,, his
lair . J i
. If this new. power pf -divination
proves to be true,, we - are .certain
tq have a boom in the lumber busi
ness before spring. Y
. The dollar-a-week pass plan has
reached Astoria.. Each passnolder
rides -the street' cars as much-as-he
or "ahe pleases urras-the- -week.
Tacoma started the scheme. - Is the
idea on a round-about route to
Portland? , -
A PLAN XO PAY
DEBTS OF WAR
Proposed to Appoint the United States
. fCecetver for Germany and Make
i Her a. Cotnar Concern Ctaica
j - . - Raw- Materials. '
Colonel Robert M. Thompson, well
known both as a' Republican friend of
the present administration and as first
president of the International Nickel
company and chairman of its board,
and former president of the TCavy
league and of the American Olympic
association, puts forward in the Sep
tember number of the magazine "Our
World" a striking plan for solving this
problems of war reparations from Ger
many to the allies, revival of German
industry and buying ability and of
European markets generally, and pay
ment, of the allied debts to the United
Colonel Thompson declares that Gerj-
mauy is practically in the position of
a bankrupt industrial enterprise and
proposes that the United States should
accept what would be tn effect a re
ceivershlp for Germany to make her a
going concern again. He says :
"What is the condition of Europe
today? Germany overspeculated in the
bad business of war, lost heavily-and
cannot pay her debts if pressed for
immediate payment. Her assets are
a -fertile soil, an industrious popula
tion and a record of having for 40
years paid the expense of maintaining
1,0W.(K)0 men while she was teaching
them how to destroy other people's
property. It will cost no more to mainH
tain 1,000,000 men now to produce
things, and .their product in 40 years.
properly applied, will pay her debts.
"France,- too, is heavily in debt and
unable to pay. She is burdened' not
only by an enormous exterior debt,' but
by the necessity of rebuilding cities
and towns and reconstructing mines
and factories destroyed by the Ger
mans. Her assets are her claims oft
Germany, partly secured by the pledge
or Herman lands in -the Ruhr, and
Rhine districts, her army, which en
ables her to hold these lands, a fertile
soil .capable of supplying enough food
to feed her people, and last but no
leajt, frugal and industrious popu
"England owes money but has morj
due her than she owes, without count
ing her claims on Germany. She ha
disbanded her army but maintains a
navy that is comparatively much
stronger than it was before the war.
She has no destroyed regions to rer
build. She has an excess of machin
ery and that built during the war $
more productive than the older type,
but she cannot produce food enough
to feed her people nor raw material
enough to keep them employed ; and
she must find markets for the products
of her factories or she cannot pay fot
the food and raw materials that shi
must import. j
The United States is solvent, owe
no exterior debt, can feed her peoplei
has large supplies of raw materials
and need Import only luxuries thai
could he dispensed with, if necessary
She holds nearly the entire world's
supply of gold, giving her a stable
basis for her currency. Our internal
debt is very large, but the debt of the
European nations to us equals about
one half of our total debt. Many
workmen are unemployed ; part of the
community are spending extravagantly
and part are going hungry ; discontent
la rife, strikes are frequent and mor
"Let England, France, Italy, Belf
gium, Poland ' and the Balkan states
ask the United States to Join and in!
vite Germany to a. meeting, to arrange
a settlement that will' remove the
friction between . France and Ger
many, and reduce the chance of waf
to a mLnumum ; that will make proi
vision for the immediate - rebuilding
of the ruined cities and towns and
the reconstruction of the destroyed
mines and factories of France ; for
the return to Germany as soon as pos
sible of the German territories no
held by the allies as securities for
Germany's "promise to pay,' and fof
their government until they are re
turned by some official acceptable to
both Franco and Germany. Assuming
that the claims on Germany have been
reduced to $28,000,000,000, an annual
payment of about Jl.000,000,000 will pajf
interest at 2 per cent and provide 4
sinking fund that will pay the prin-i
cipal in 40 years. The present GermaTf
government is not strong enough to
impose and collect heavy taxes, so
some method must be found to enablf
the German people to make not only
the reparation payments but also to
pay for the food that she must import
to feed her people and the raw mate
rial to keep them employed.
"In other words, an arrangement
must be made with Germany anal
ogous to a receivership, and a friendly
receiver must be named who can find
the capital and furnish the manager
meru necessary to carry on tha busi
ness of the empire and make the neces
sary payments. . ;
"Such a plan can only be carried on
if it meets with the approval ant
hearty cooperation of Germany, and
the United States Is the only nation;
that Germany will cooperate with end
the only one that can furnish the food?
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carry them while the goods are being
produced and sold. The problem foir
the receiver will be to secure front
Germany goods to the value of a Jit-H
i more tnan i,ooo,ooo,ooo a year plus
enough more to pay for the food and;
raw material that GernlSany must have
and to find a market for these goods
with the least possible interference
with other nations. j
"Now what will the United States
reteive in return for the- effort - that
she must make? Remember that if
this plan is carried out and normal
consumption follows, we will find in
Germany a market for 1.600,000 ,to
z,oou,000 bales of cotton. 600,000.00(1
pounds of copper and great quantities!
of corn, wheat, bacon and other prod
ucts of our farms. Our steamers wll
be employed carrying supplies to
France and Germany, our bankers will
be getting good pay for their credit
and our workmen will have steady and,
remunerative employment. If this plan
is carried out, the United States should
receive about 424 per .cent of the
claims on Germany. If congress will
provide for a tax-free. 3 per cent, 404
year bond, using the German payment
for paying the interest and; providing
a sinking fund, this German payment
will pay the principal and interest and
our; taxpayers will be freed from the
burden of more than one half of thent
debt." ' f
ECONOMY IN DELIVERY i
Front the Albany Democrat j
The Salem system of delivering goods
to the customer from the stores and
markets of Albany is being advocated
aa in the interest of economy- and bol
ter service. The plan is to charge each
individual for the delivery of goods of
any kind. It Is said that merchants and
those making their; own delivery oJj
goods purchaeed are being infringed on
by those who follow the opposite plan
To Illustrate, some families make sev-
eral purchases during the day and may
live on the outskirts of the city, re
(quiring aa many, trips as purchases
awit avt i it caucose oa voa iner
chant. A email purchase of a few
cents.; under the. present system; costs
the merchant more to deliver the goods
than the profits in the transaction. In
order to make even the overhead, ex
pense of the business necessitates a
higher price for the goods, and the
individual paying cash and delivering
his own goods pays the same price a
those buying and having the material
In Salem the plan ha been , adopted
by mofet merchants of making a charge
for each delivery, with the result that
many people who have been careless in
burdening the merchant are now more
considerate in their demands. ' While
the average merchant is in the ' mar
ket to serve the public, it is pointed
out. that, with the use of the telephone,
the housewife buys without considera
tion of the service she is demanding of
the merchant who is burdened by meet
ing the excessive demands in point of
service by the customer.
Letters From the People
f Communication sent to The Journal for
pubiKaUoa in this department should be writ
ten on only one ride of the paper, should not
00 words in lencth, and mast be
JMned by the writer, whose mail address in
lull must accompany the contribution. 1
THE DEADLY PISTOL
The Journal's Position-as Not Indorsed
Portland, Sept. 5. To the Editor of
The Journal To me The Journal has
always been the defender of the public
welfare. It has never forgotten that
Its life depends upon the support of the
common American citizen. It haa never
been narrowed to "paper policy, but
has always been square and above
board. But we are all liable to make mis
takes. There is one 'movement on foot
which you are erroneously champion
ing, and I, as a subscriber, wish to call
it to your attention. The Journal fre
quently publishes sentences like this,
"Again the deadly pistol has done its
work." A great deal of space has been
favorably devoted to an organization
whose intent is to make the ownership
of pistols unlawful. The idea promul
gated being, the fewer pistols the fewer
murders and suicides, which is so Il
logical that it should be' disregarded,
but the idea has gained prestige, by
aid of the unthinking and credulous
throughout the country. Do you re
member the Goliat incident. If the
implement used was the cause of crime.
we would, as H. S. Watson says, have
to collect all .stones larger than a pea
and throw them into the sea, cut down
all trees and shrubs larger than one
half inch in diameter, and burn them.
A recent murder was committed by
use of a hammer, others haw been ac
complished by the aid of pokers, hat
pins, canes and a Richard of England
even used pillows. There are millions
of pistols owned privately throughout
the country, and immense quantities of
ammunition are used yearly, and if
these bore any relation to crime Tn
the United. States we would have
ceased to be in existence today. Bo
cause a man or woman insanely kills
another, is this sufficient cause to re
fuse all sane people the right to own
arms? Let us not forjret the Insistence
of our forefathers, that it is a neces
sary ripht of a free people to bear side
arms (Article' 2, amendments to the
constitution). To abolish the right to
bear side arms removes the power of
defense against autocracy, should au
tocracy become unbearable and threat
en the liberty of the citizen. The causes
of crime lie with the monopoly of na
tural resources, that is, the abridge
ment of equal freedom not with pis
There are sinister forces at work in
our country today which seek to dorh-
inate and dictate. The methods are se
cret, cunning and persistent and al
ways operating in the dark. Our insti
tutions are threatened by and are the
unconscious prey of. these forces. Was
The Journal unwittingly become the
exponent of propaganda launched by
ppefiteers and financial masters of the
nation to abolish firearms? If Amer
leans do not think and act quickly
they will wake some morning to find
themselves crushed, broken, and in
the condition of the British Indian
subjects who are beaten -and Jailed for
even carrying a cane on the street.
Bold and dangerous ambitions lie be
hind proposals to abrogate a people's
freedom in any way. The time needs
strong men, champions of inalienable
right, not old worsen, but men, in
whose heart throbs the understanding
of freedom that our forefathers, the
real, honest-to-God Americans, had.
CHIEF IS RESPONSIBLE
Portland, Sept. 5. To the Editor of
The Journal Your dispassionate and
masterly editorial "Outlawed,"- In Sun
day's Journal is at hand for reference
as I write, after two readings. -I won
der if you know just what that edi
torial discloses. If you do, you have
taken a long step, in the" Interest of
the long-suffering, too law-abiding
American people. Daugherty is a sub
ordinate. He has a chief, the president
of the United States. He is in perfect
harmony - with his chiefs wishes, or
his resignation would have been re
quested as soon as that injunction was
issued. No such request has been
made. Daugherty. is carrying out the
wishes of his ehief the president of
the United States.
At the close - of your editorial you
say : But Daugherty-ls not the spirit
of this republic. He is temporarily a
misfit n the cabinet of the president."
On the contrary, he is a perfect fit
fn the cabinet of the only president
which the republic can boast of at this
juncture. It is the entire administra
tion which is at -variance with "the
spirit of this republic" If the working
men had seised the reins of govern
ment and were guiding public affairs
In their own interest, there would be
a great howl from those now at the
head of things, that our government
had been "overturned." Will you tell
your readers how- much longer we
must wait to announce that the finan
cial oligarchy who, as you state, ared
the "banker-owners of . the railroads,"
have already overturned it In their in
terest? If you can, please point to ope
single act of ' this administration that
has been wholly and disinterestedly in
the interest pf all the people of this
If in the government as in any other,
business concern the chief is account
able to the owners for the' remissness
of his appointees, then President Hard
ing should be promptly Impeached and
his attorney general relegated to pri
vate life. ELF-Baldwin,
: MEMORIAL DAT IN JAPAN
From the Eat and West News
Americans in Yokohama celebrated
Memorial day, May 30, as usual, under
the auspices of the Arnertcan Associa
tion of Japan. An? address was deliv
ered by Mr. Roland a. Morris, the
American ambassador.' at' the-Gaiety
theatre. The national ; anthem was
sung. Many citizens of the allied .pow
ers - were present. . The new - United
States naval monument , was unveiled
by Miss Morris, daughter of -the am
bassador; and was covered with floral
wreathat The monument has been
erected by the American rovernment
to the memory of United States ma
rines and soldiers burled in the naval
hospital cemetery. . ; ;:;v t
WHERE- THEY'D LOOK BEST
- From the Toledo Daily Blado
We wish the rail and coal strikes
were tn the "Twenty Years Ago Today
column, ; ... : .-, ... .-
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' Right after two weeks off comes two
off weeks.- Nashville Tennessean.
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- Five Detroit nurses Suspended : for
bobbed hair. Maybe the patients
didn't want Q get, - welLj Worcester
Post. ' ;;" -';
ia--:-. ;' .
In extenuation, most of those jokes
on- the - Volstead law are so dry you
haven't the heart to protest against
them. Nashville Banner. ;.r" .
Jud Tunkins .'says he sympathises
with, actors. Entertaining tired busi
ness men must' be the most tiresome
business on earth. Washington Star.
By living to the age Of ninety-four
a resident of Washington has become a
viscount. Another argument for taking
care of your health. New York: Post.
To reform the marriage ceremony by
striking the word "obey" from the
bride's lines will be all right but what
they should do is write in a small part
for the best man. South Bend Tribune,
If the tariff bill becomes a law, there
will be a high duty on scissors. Which
may be congress' revenge on a lot of
unkind editors and colyumists.-Kansas
It is better to leave your kid an in
heritance consisting of a good consti
tution, a good head, an honest con
viction and 17 cents In money than to
die and leave him a million dollars.
But if you have that much money, you
will not be able to comprehend it
MORE OR LESS PERSONAL
Random Observations About Town
Among late arrivals to the Episcopal
oeneral Convention are Mr. and Mrs.
William Reed of Orange, N. J. Mr.
Reed, who Is a Cripple, has an unbroken
record for attendance of conventions
of the church.
Among delegates attending the Epis
copal uenerai convention is ST. F. John
son, president of the Boise City Na
-. a. camunds of Tillamook was
transacting business in Portland Thurs
S. T. Gage of Newberg was among
arrivals of Thursday.
Mrs. W. R. Willis of Roseburg Is a
guest of the Portland.
Among out-of-town visitors 1 H. L
koss or Baker.
FItn?'i5al8 Torett. Episcopal bishop
of Idaho, is registered from Boise.
V. M. Heckaft of Corvallis is
John Brogan of Antelope Is a guest
of the Imperial.
F. S. Gardner of The Dalles is among
business visitors tothe metropolis.
Among out-of-town visitors is Jf J
Broughton of La Grande.- ' .'
R. T. Kinzey of Prairie. Grant coun
ty, is among out-of-town guests.
Roscoe Hurd of Florence is taking
in the sights of the metropolis.
J.E. Stewart of Prineville is among
Among out-of-town guests Is J H.
Lindley of Enterprise.
R. L. Haines of Burns is in Portland
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred S. Walker of Eu
gene are among out-of-town visitors.
OBSERVATIONS AND IMPRESSIONS
OF THE JOURNAL MAN
The first installment of the recollections of
Mrs. George Flarel, octogenarian resident of
Just across the street from the court
house at Astoria is a large white house
of the period of the middle Beventlea
It is the home of Mrs. George Flavel
and her daughter Nellie. The daugh
ter of the house answered my knock
and invited me to wait in the parlor
while she summoned her mother. The
room was very large. The ceilings were
12. feet high a type of ceiling we no
longer indulge in since the . pier ' glass
has gone out. Above the fireplace was
an ornate mantel shelf with vases, and
other ornaments. Above the mantel
piece hung an oil painting of a ship
under full sail, the moonlight gleam
ing on its widespread canvas and
gllntlnr on tba waves. - Big leather
chairs, bookcases full of books, a li
brary table with magazines, made the
room seem what it is a living room.
In a moment or so Mrs. Flavel came
In, shook hands and, in. answer to my
questions, told me of her girlhood in
"My maiden name was Mary Chris
tiana Lydia Boelhng," said Mrs,
Flavel. "I was' born in Cincinnati,
May 19, 1839, so you see I' was 83
years old on my last birthday. I was
married here In Clatsop county when
I was 14 years -old. My father, Conrad
Boelllng, was born in Hesse-Cassell,
Germany. My mother, whose maiden
name was Phlliplna Veith, was born
in 'Rheinphalx, Bavaria. She came to
America in 1831. when she was 13
years old. My parents' were married
In Cincinnati when mother was 16
years old. I was still a baby when
my people -moved to St. Louis. From
there they moved to Peoria, 111., from
which place they started for Oregon.
Wllamina was first of their 11 chil
dren, then came Phlliplna, then myself,
then Conrad, Louise, Elisabeth. Sophia,
Louis. Elism, Thomas and Voelmaton.
Father started from Peoria with two
prairie schooners. ach one pulled by
two yoke of .oxen. In these wagons
he had null irpas and provisions. The
family wagon was. fixed with two
spring beds and was pulled by a team
of horses. When the horses played
out we hitched our two milk cows in
their places. .Yes, we had milk and
butter clear across the plains. We
came across the plains in 1847 when I
i s years old, so I remember very
clearly the Incidents of the trip.
"One time a party of Pawnees who
were on the warpath against the Sioux
Indians held us up. They -were
dressed In paint And feathers and not
much else. They said we had no right
to come into their country and scare
the -buffalo away. We gave - them
bread and ' flour and - other provisions,
so they let' us go on. My mother,
whose health had -been poor, got well
and strong while crossing the plains.
We -stopped for a while at Bozarths,
not tar from Vancouver, while father
went to look for a claim. The winter
of 1847 was a very mUd and open win
ter, -so in February, i lt49. w "came
down the river on flat boats to the
vicinity of Clatsksnie, Father took up
a donation land claim or f 40 acres just
below Youngs river.. That faU. when
the people of Oregon got word about
gold feeing discovered In California,
father went to the newly, discovered
diggings. 4 He came - back early -- in
1849 with about" $1500 worth of gold
dust and we moved to Astoria, living
at first In the Shawfe house, on what
is now called Clatsop Crest, Father
NEWS TN BRIEF -
; SIDELIGHTS ,
Baker county farmers are stacking
an abundance of bay--and harvesting
a grain-yield that promises good finan
cial returns. Baker Democrat.
s. : . . ...
As matters now. stand. It looks' to us
like MHt Miller is the "grand old Dem
ocrat" ef Oregon,-if he should care -.to
wear such a, tille.--La Grande Ob-
.server.,. . , . ..; -
A new logging Company and a-new
shinglet mill for Astoria as actualities
are worth more than a dozen million
dollar factories : in -prospect. Astoria.
Budget.- - ; , , , -,
A representative government is one
that elects six men in favor of a thing
and sis against it and wonders why
something isn't done. Medford Mail
The recent murder trials" of J X
Burch and Mrs. Madalynne Obenchaln
cost the taxpayers, of Los Angeles
county close to $100,000. Evidently the
murderer isn't the only one who pays.
The June bridegroom Is just begin
ning dimly to realize that buying lft or
12 tons of coal at prevailing prions if
you can get it) was one of the things
he forgot to remember. Roseburg
Whether people like Henrv Ford or
not. it must be admitted that, as a
manufacturer, he has been a huge suc
cess. He is one of the nation's big
gest industrial captains arm when it
comes to factory managementhe is an
authority worth listening to. Pendle
ton East Oregonlan. .
William Pennington of Corvallis Is
among late arrivals in the metropolis.
Transacting business In Portland
Thursday was L. L. Noonchester of
Everything in Tillamook county is
progressing according to Webster
Holmes, who is in Portland on legal
Registered at the Multnomah are Mr.
and Mrs. N. N. Blumenraadt of Rai
nier. ' .
John Kolkenny, one of Morrow coun
ty's leading sheepmen, is visiting in
A. N. Pierce and L. -A. Westacott of
Salem are attending the Episcopal
General Convention. ,
Among visitors of Thursday were R.
M. Wood and Warren Merphey of
Among out-of-town visitors is
George H. McMorran, a leading mer
chant of Eugene.
John L. Childs of Crescent, Cal., is
visiting in Portland.
A. J. Davis of North Bend is trans
acting business In Portland.
Robert J. Conroy, M. D.. of Medford
lr registered at the Imperial.
J. G. Day Jr. of Roseburg is among
J. F. Spray of Cottage Grove is . one
of many out-of-tows visiters.
Em 11 T. Raddon of Logsden Is trans
acting business in Portland.
G. W. Noble and family of Prlne
ville are visiting in "Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Reynolds of Ban
don are among out-of-town visitors.
Mrs. Tina. KHdee of Union is a guest
of the.lmperial. - : . .
built a house in the spring of 1849, in
which they ran a boarding house. The
miners returning from California were
starved -out for home cooking and were
willing to pay good prices for meals.
Sometimes there would be nearly' a
hundrSn passengers at once swoop in
on us. so we all worked. My mother's
mother was with us and she was a
good hand at working. The men who
boarded with us would leave big buck
skin sacks of gold dust with father for
safekeeping. He had no 'safe, so he
aeu 10 Keep inem under the bed. A
man named Aiken boarded with us.
He was a sawmill man. I had "never
gon to an .English school. Back in
x-wurisv-i went ror a little while to 1
private school kept by a Lutheran min
ister.. it taught us in German. I did
not talk hardly any English till I was
8 years old. When I asked Mr. Aiken
11 ts neeaea more -wmegar he said,
t M 1- '
noit, uurauna, you must learn
to talk correctly. What you mean is
vinegar, not wmegar.' Every night he
taught me to spell and pronounce
words in a . spelling book and a geog-
. , 1 10 went away ror quite a
while. When he came "back he said:
I suppose you have forgotten all I
taught you. Get your spelling book.
Instead I brought Ufa copy of one
Of Shakespeare's plays and read to
aim irom xnat, to his great astonish
mem ana to my great pride. I had
studied all the time he had been gone.
When I was 13 years old I went to
fortiana ana attended ih r-i
Female Seminary, which was run by
!SI- Vint,. a . . -
- . auu his wire, wnen 1
returned to our hotel I found that one
of our boarders. Captain George Flavel
had decided that I was not to continue
my studies but Instead take up the
duties of a homemaker. In .those days
It was the custom to charavart newly
married couples, so in place Of being
married at the home of my parents we
went to the home of my sister. Mrs.
Aioses Rogers, on Lewis ' and Clark
"er. wnere we were married by Rev.
Farrtsworth. I was married on March
5VCard Flavel, my
,.Yt i S. ; t "orn on January IL
1855. Nelhe. who lives with me, was
the next child, then came Katie. Katie
has passed on. Georcre and .T-ui 1
live here in Astoria. r,nr-.
riea and is a grandfather, which means
that, his three grand children .t- ZT-
m-r-m . ..
" . 6'mtHUBrai. wee. nere I me
marriage notice." -
. -e '" t ,- . ...... "
When I had read i. xr m
sa d, "Read the marriage notice Just
below mine. It-was a triple wedding,
and seethe odd" bit of poetry that old
man Dryer wrote about it"
a,Her,s th wddIT notice to which
Mra Flavel referred r -a. 1
denee o Captain William E. Moltrop,
Wapato, Washington , county, Oregon
Territory, March 29, 1854, by Rev. Dr.
ciarlT Trm'ty church. Portland,
R. P. Meade of New York to Lucy M.
Moltrop, Benjamin Stark of Portland.
O. T. to Elizabeth Moltrop. John C.
Assna of San , Francisco to Lydia
X4ke an ewed Whlcs our faith has been
1 ne soona 010 eoctitno 'Home Protection."
And wave a tsnnu nbbhetina
To sly outsiders poppinc in ' - . .' .
a no popping; to oar jjrle the onestioa.
Filching away ?w hope) two food Whig
- . - - atother -. ..
And thereby treats eteppotnUnc others
Who mirht nave duly- propagated v -
The faith and aoadry other thine not stated.
However UuRew that mast be n .. -
And with onr Mews we duly trust
That erery Meade mar be a meadow ..
And f the 'quartet of a detsea . - -t,
Tows fetonionaiy won or stoic .-
Xhat Luuiat totark won't be a widow. '
The Oregon Country
Northwest Happenings M Brief form for the
t .. Busy. Beadcr.
, f OREGON s
Fees and ' fines collected by the city
of- Eugene during the month of August "
amounted to $795.85. r
Riddle, one- of the Vrogresslve tom-ns
of Douglas county. Is installing a water
system and electee light plant-
,EIghly-hine men and 19 women were
placed in employment last. Week by ths"
Eugene office of the United States em
ployment bureau - i r , i s
LjrnL oil well now being , drilled at
jEwthertm has reached a depth of S0O
feet ana. a good . showing of oil has
been encountered. ; . . - .. -. .-
The Damascus farm bureau will'hold .
an all-day harvest festival in that town'
Friday,. September IS. Community v
products ill he exhibited. s . .
Jackson county is installing a big
roca. crusher on Applegate. below Ruch.
for use in crushing rock for the road
down that river, which is being ma
cadamized. , . .
O. p. Ebyv Oregon City's city attor
ney, is suffering from an infection of ,
the right leg. caused from a fall
August 27, while on a pleasure triD
to Ka.ama. . :- s. ... ;
Elmer Jennlson has made, a rich
strike on the Little Applegate, 10 miles
south of Jacksonville. Amv, Hn.., '
about $250 of platinum and $8 of gold
to th Inn
The Fossil-Dayville mail stage has
been in operation only two months,
during which time it has carried more -than
100.000 pounda of mail between
the two points.
After a suspension of two years, the
Sutherlin Sun reappeared last week,
filled with good local and general news
and with a. fair advertising patronage.
tin J. Hayner is owner and editor.
Except two mi)n in lh ril.iwil.
bottoms; a half mile north of Shedd,
and another. mile at Driver's crossing,
the paving on the Pacifie highway be-
tween Albany and Halsey is completed. .
Earl Shepherd of Waterloo, em
ploye of the forest service, was shot :
accidentally while working n a gov-"
ernment trail near Cascadia. The ball
entered the arm, shattering the bone.
The Olympic is the name selected for"
Seattle's new $2,700,000 tourist and
community hotel. , . s .. - -
The loss of a large portion of What
com county's unusually large bean crop '
is threatened through lack of pickers. -
Building activity In Rellingbam has
been exceptionally brisk during' the -last
month. In August 142 permits
were issued.-- v ?'
Private Carl C. Lebo of the Tenth
field artillery is dead at Camp Lewis
rmm ItiI.iIam r.n.l...4 ...I. v. ; l
slipped and fell with. him. ;
Trollers working off the Washington
coast during the closed season are re
ported making fair, catches of from
200 to 300 pounds to the boat-
Against the bid of $270,000 for the
plant of the PuykUup & Sumner Fruit
Growers' Canninsr enmmnv arm. elilmi i
aggregating in excess of $2,000,000.
While John Besel and his son Henry
were plowing near' Waterville Friday,
lightning struck the outfit, killing three
horses and badly injuring the two. men.
Degrees were conferred Satu'rda'v on
In -Seattle of more than 2090 Odd Fel
lows from Washington and British Columbia-cities.
C. Dell Guyett.-43, was arrested in
Seattle Friday night charged with be
ingkne of two bandits who shot down
Joseph Brenning, t ' Minneapolis
butcher, January 29, 1918.
Mrs." Viola Drydeh, a widow living at
Tonnenish. swallowed a la rare doa of
strychnine last Friday morning, dying
shortly afterward. It Is thought Jthe
drug was taken by mistake.
The body of William A. Clark.' 19-year-old
Anacortes . boy, was found
Saturday floating near a pier in San
Pedro harbor. The boy had dived off
the stern of a tanker while swimming.
The body of Dewey Olson, soi of Mr. -and
Mrs. Charles Olson, who dirap-.
peared from Port Townsend about four -weeks
ago, was found in the bay Sat-
urday by Monroe Wyckoff.' who was ' .
operating a tow-boat. ' v .
IDAHO - I; ! - '
Thunderstorms accompanied by
heavy rains during the past week have
again postponed harvesting at Grahge
The public school at Plummer
opened Monday with the largest at
tendance in its history and a staff of
10 teachers. .
John W. Cartmill. 90-year-old vet
eran of the Civil war and Idaho plo--neer,
died last week at the Soldiers
home at Boise. j
Star J. Maxwellof Culdesao Is seek
ing $2542 damages from - the Culdesao
State bank for the alleged seizure of :
1542 bushels of grain at- his farm.
The Cascade, Investment company of
Portland has filed articles in the seere- .
tary of state's office increasing its
capital stock from $2500 to $50. 000.
Davenport's city budget ' for 1921
calls for $12,280, or an 18-mlll levy on
an assessed valuation of $692,845, an
increase of three mills over the levy
for this year.
St, Maries was visited by a cloud
burst Monday. . The -street were
flooded with water and lightning
struck the home of John Kersey, which
was destroyed by fire. , 1 '
Governor Davis has refused ' to ac
cept the resignation of L H. Nash,
state land - commissioner, and -has
granted him two-months' leave of
absence to carry on the work of the
political campaign. . .-.
Twenty Years Ago
From The Journal September S, 1903
The -steamer Albany tied up this
morning at the Washington Street
dock, and perhaps for. an Indefinite
time, .Her action Is probably a fore- .
runner of what; win occur : with the
other river boats about the middle of
the week, unless some action is taken
to avert the impending strike.
" Klamath county has followed the
lead of several others in the state
and stopped paying, bounty on coyotes.
The Lewis and Clarke fair site at
the foot of Willamette Heights was
visited by crowds of Portland people
yesterday, alt of whom agreed that it
was an' ideal site, and that.no better
selection could have been made.,
. . ... e e ' :
- Several good strings of salmon trout
were brought in last evening by local
anglers. In about a week it la thought
that the fish will be running 'in great .
The city was full of strangers yes
terday. In tha absence of a carnival
performance they, put their time In
sightseeing at the various parks, on
the sereet ears and along the water- s
front, . ;., ' .-.-.
.last week's :r largest real estate
transaction was ths sale by Mrs. R.
W. Baxter and Mrs.. F. Q. Downing to
S. Morton Cohen, of . the southwest
quarter block. at 10th and Washington,
consideration $50,000. -- . .
The 21st annual convention ef the
Oregon -r Women's ' Christian Temper-' -ance
Union will be held In Roseburg
this week, from Tuesday to Friday,
Ex-Governor Z. F. Moodv is in Port
land, from his ranch on the Deschutes.
marketing hia fruit, which, in peaches.
will amount to 1000 boxes. , ?
Mrs. Jacob Ktmrn, one of " the tAo
neer residents- of the city, met with an
accident today while stepping from a .
car on Fifth and 'Morrison streets.
She was thrown -violently, to the pav--menta
but was not seriously Injored. .