The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 09, 1919, Page 14, Image 14

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Personal Reminiscences of Old-Timers by One of Them.
Four new members of this famous
organization are enrolled this week,
whose total years aggregate 310, all
four enjoying life and doing their
part in keeping things going. All
lour show the value of labor as a
means of enjoylne a Ion and us.w
ful carreer. The four include a
farmer and fruitgrower, a carpenter
a hod carrier and a blacksmith. It
would be pretty, hard to pick four
younger men who are any more use
ful or happier than these veterans at
the gentle art of staying on the job.
Acid Stomach! Meals Don't Fit!
Gases, Heartburn, Indigestion
Instantly! Stomach feels fine.
The moment Pape's Diapepsin
reaches the sick, upset, sour stom
ach all distress ends.
You wonder what became of the
indigestion, acidity, gases, flatuence,
heartburn, sour risings, dyspepsia.
Magic relief ! No waiting I
Eat without fear!
Costs little Any drug store.
upset? Pape's Diapepsin SSJtV
The chief Slick Arounder of the
thirtieth general assembly was Alex
LaFoIlett of Marion county, - going
on 75, hale and hearty, of Falstattian
proportions, well fed and possessed
of Falstaffian humor and punch. Af
ter a few years in California fresh
from Indiana, he came to .Marion
county in 1860 and 1 !U5i got hold
of 310 acres of land in Misiron bot
tom at $10 'an acre which he ?till
cwns and the orchard of which is
worth $500 Ian acre and over. He
has the firsrloKanberry patch plant
ed in Oregon from the original cut
tings bought of Colonel Logan of
California. He has thirty seres in
fruit, mostly peaches that bring him
as high as $1100 an acre. He c'eared
his land from the original stumpage
with Chinese labor at 17 "erts a
day. While he pulls off his coat
and runs his big farm nnd Is the
biggest fruit grower in the county
he has a residence in the city and
has a son who is following, in his
footsteps as a fruitgrower. He first
was sent to legrslature 32 years ago.
and again in 1903, besides a special
session, and two terms in the senate,
with another term to serve. He is
easily the Nestor of Sol on s and a real
solon at that. He virtually leaves
the plow and with the smell of hay
on his clothes, and some lime and
sulphur Jspray, takes hlj seat in the
senate. tHe shaves in regular far
mer style once a week and puts on
clean clothes on Sunday. The rest
of the time his pants aro baggy, and
his waistband is rather loose, and
sjme from tt little fellows who
come from the city to lobby for this
or for that conld be lost in the great
loose folds of he seat of his capac-
This Substantial Bungalow
Dioieg Suite Solid
Qoldeiri Oak
Exactly as shown in cut, consisting of Solid Oak Buffet with heavy French
plate mirror j one six foot Solid Oak Dining Table; four Solid Oak Chairs to
match. Regular $57.50 suit,
2J ay iSp
Soon the weather will be fine but we will now and then have a bright day before
settled weather comes, so be prepared to take advantage of every sunny hour.
We have an excellent line of Go-Carts and Reed Carriages. We carry-the fam
ous Sturgis line which is so favorably known to the Mothers of Salem. The
'.. Sjurgif give the best satisfaction, being made to stand the wear and tear and
at the same time have the grace and beauty so much desired in a Child's
carriage. Let us show you our Sturgis Runabouts today. They are six cylinder
style at Ford price.
340 Court Street
ious trousen. He beiie7es there Is j
no legal or lToral grounds for the
bi-ennial salary raising rtunt that
has come to be the principal business
or a legislature. He take the same
ground he would with a aired man
on the farm who has been hired. l
forty dollars a month and board lor
the year and in the midst of his term
is asking to have his salary raised,
and still worse is able to raif it
himself and draw his own chec.
against the taxpayer In the shape of
a bill put through the legislature.
One county official who wanted to
have his stenog's saliry raised from
$600 to $900 a year was put out of
countenance by Senator LaFoIlett
pulling a record of vonthers tinned
by the official giving his stenos. ex
actly $1H2.0 in the yea- lSJ.
There was nothing further doing
The salary raises, for tha judges he
fought in the same way showing that
the state of Washington with two
and a half times the wealth nJ
twice the population was paying H
Judges $20,000 less a year than
Oregon. He had the official record
to prove it. But what did his fellow
senators care, they raised the salar-
Inst the same. While rugged Al
exander from Mission Bottom was
not able to stop everything, there is
no telling where they would nave
stopped If his high treble, voice had
not rung out for the state taxpayers
as it did. The cry. Hail, Hail, the
Gang's all here, only had to Se htart
ed when the chorus fell in and the
band wagon was full enough to put
it over.
Breexy Albert Breeze Gibson blewj
in tne otner a sty to pay nis aues a
the Stick -Around club. He it In
the prime of life at 76 and has a re-
ord of four relatives in the nineties,
two brothers. 70 and 79, and his
baby brother born In Oregon in 66.
Breeze was named after a governor
of Illinois and he himself Is happy
though never married. His mother
who lived to be 92 claimed his first
attention and he was so devoted to
her as long as she lived none of the
girls could come near; now he is so
old he can't pick np the tricks ot
the courtjng business. But we
rhould not be surprised to see Breeze
married almost any day, now that
he has left the farm and is living at
Dallas where he Is en honorary
member of tho Rummy Card club.
The family settled near Eola which
whs then called Cincinnati. A sing
ing teacher who was great on classi
cal names and loved the Eollan harp
and "was a windy chap himself ex
pained the meaning of the nae he
proposed and it was hanged. Breeze
has handled oxen, horses and mules
but has never been to the legislature
He worked at carpentering In the
summer and on ' the farm plowing
aad making. rails in the winter. He
did not stop growing nntli he was
70 years old and Is nearer the seven
If Your Back Hurls or Bladder
Bothers You, Drink Ixt
of Water.
When ipur kidneys hurt and your
hack feels sore, don't get scared and
proceed to load your stomach with
a lot of drugs that excite the kidneys
and Irritate the entire urinary tract.
Keep your kidneys clean like yon
keep your bowels clean, by flushing
them with a mild, harmless salts
which -removes the body's urinous
waste and stimulates them to their
normal activity. The function of the
kidneys is to filter the blood. In
24 hours they strain from It 500
grains of acid and waste, so we can
readily understand the vital impor
tance of keeping the kidneys active.
Drink lots f m-ater you can t
drink too much: also get front any
pharmacist about four ounces of
Jad Salts; take a tablespoonful In a
glass of water before breakfast each,
morning for a Jew days and your
kidneys will act fine. Thfk famous
salts is made from, the acid of
grapes and lemon Juice, combined
with lithla, and has been used for
generations to clean and stimulate
clogged kidneys; also to neutralize
the acids in urine so it no longer Is
a source of irritation, thus ending
bladder weakness.
Jad Salts is inexpensive; cannot
injure; makes a delightful effer
vescent lithla-water drink which ev
eryone should take now and then
to keep their kidneys clean and ac
tive. Try this, also keep tip the
water drinking. and no 'doubt you
will wonder what became of your
kidney trouble and backache. .
Dr. J. Ray
just pur
chase! his
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Each New Day Brings rf
a Better Maxwell
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"OST anyone would tiiink that after building
50,000 motor cars on one chassis plan that
close on to perfection would be reached.
That is true in a large measure; but it happens to
be only the point at which the Maxwell executives
They decided to keep on building Maxwells better
and better as each new day went by.
The locomotive engineer drives his engine better
every day. The' banker who loans money does so
with more and more judgment The man at the
forge likewise.
This is the principle on which the Maxwell is built
It-is not new in the business world. But it is sound.
And today, with 300,000 Maxwells built on this
plan, anyone will readily understand
Why a Maxwell runs on and on and never quits with age;
Why a Maxwell seldom turns in at a repair shop;
Why a Maxwell is so eagerly sought for in the second
hand market.
One of the last of more than 1000 im
provements made since the first Maxwell
was built is the appearance.
Let your eyes glance over this present
day Maxwell and you'll think the price'
$200 more than we ask for it
371 Court St.
Phone 633.
foot mark than most tall people ever
get. He has perfect health, weighs
210 pounds summer and winter, and
would rather tell a funny story than
eat. Two of the latest on himself
are about his telling Dr. Starburk
of Dallas that he had a stiff neck
and It had gone to his bead. The
Doc told me the pain would always
hunt the weakest spot, say Hreeze.
He was in an auto smashup recently
In which he says he tried to butt the
top of the machine, and was laid up.
A sympathetic old lady with a
squeaky voice called and asked hlra
if .he didn't have the flu. No. said
Creese. If I had I'd be flrinr. She
was deaf and didn't eet It but I en-I
Joyed It just as much. rtreene Ifg
u res on 20 years clear sailing and
men some.
May and His Men WUl Be
Mustered Oat Tomorrow
Colonel John L. May with 223
members of the 162nd regiment, in
fantry, the old Third Oregon, will be
discharged at Camp Lewis Monday
and will leave Immediately for Portland-over
the Northern Pacific rail
way, according to word received yes
terday. The men will travel la a sec
tion of train No. 47, leaving Ameri
can Lake at 10: 2S a. rn.. Monday
and arriving In Portland at 3:40 p.
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Alex Cornoyer Is In the seventy
sevens .and started life with seven
years farming en French Prairie and
then came to Salem and polned the
Hod Carriers' union and helped
build the principal brick buildmg
of the earlier days when Salem was
evolving from a country village Into
a little city. lie helped build th
Gldrldge and Hreyman bloc ITS. tne
water; company plant and the Scotch
mills and Ccotch bank building, and
the new chair factory. He is a man
of rugged iron constitution and
shows the value of manual rami labor
in building a well set np endurlnr
frame, as phyticilly Alex is bout
the best man for his age in this part
ot Oregon.
Charles W. Hin came from Wash
ington county, the farthermost cor
ner of the state of Maine to Oregon
about 20 years ago and is now In the
eighties and as lively as a cricket
He worked at the blacksmith .trade
for 58 years but in Oregon has done
mostly ranch work. He makes a full
hand at what he likes best ranch
cook but he can turn his hand to
anything on the faiyn. He was help
ing a neighbor butcher some hogs
the other day and has one hand laid
np with a bad sltsh of a butcher
Iknlfe that will deprive Dad mil
of his favorite amusement, playlna
on the fiddle which he has done
since he was a boy. He has some fid
dle, too. It beinc nothing les than
a Cremona, made In Germany A. I).
1737. At least be believes it Is and
thinks he can prove It. He H venr
proud of his boyi. two of them prin
ters and a third son away from
home. Harry Mil and n. O. F., or
Tlnd. as he Is familiarly known ar
away-up men In the linotype craft-
Know What This Means
It means that at 171 South Commercial atreet vou
can pet the bet work done on your starter, lights,
ignition or utorape battery. That is service. It
means that you can bur the best batteries for your
oar at the right price. That is quality.
171 South Commercial Street
Carter's little liver Pills
You Cannot be X A "Remedy That
and Happy
A BSEKCK ef Iroa fas tb
KLwwl tm IV. - -
many colorless facca
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Makes Life
bet wJ3 rreatty help sot rW-cd mot.