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r 4 TIIE OREGON STATESMAN, BALEM. OREGON
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in thi.V.XT Jl upauc creauea io u or rot otherwise credited
m XUlm paper and also the local news published herein.
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Entered at the Poatoffice la Salem, Qregon, a second class matter.
PRESERVE OUR TIMBER RESOURCES
We are using up timber in
than it grows. In 1000 years;
, at that rate." ;; ... .
The above paragraph Is?
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serious, but for vigorous and timely work, j
. ... Col., William B. Greeley, Chief Forester of the United
States, predicted on June first, while on an 'official visit to
thlssection, that the lumber business of Oregon will be ten
times as great in ten years as it is now, due to the rapidly
diminishing timber in the east and middle west.
" One-fifth of the 'standing timber in the United States
is in Oregon, and a well posted man speaking in Salem two
years ago made thev statement that in fourteen years the
- timber supplies east of the Rockies would be exhausted
And he said further that the abundant! timber supplies
up, and down f the Pacific side of both North and South
America, from the point where our Far North possessions
look across to the . continent of Asia, to the jumping-off
place on the lizard's tail of Chile, will surely bring the great
manufacturing interests of the New Work to this side of the
two continents; and mostly, for obvious reasons, to Oregon,
.Washington and California j
And the soundness of this prophecy is fortified by the
fact that about half the water power of the United States is
in these three states, and about a third of the undeveloped
water power in the Columbia river basin i
IFor the bulk of the manufacturing of the future will be
done-with , the aid of "white coal," or hydroelectric power,
rofiiMi l rwvtVi rVioan an1 SnoTionatik1o : Tr unll nevw WPr
outJ It will never run out. It
rise from the rivers and the
rain and snow on the hills and
water runs and grass grows.
The ten times the present lumber business of Oregon in
ten years visualizes great things for this state; but the busi
ness will not' endure "oif that scale' for a great length of time
unless , there shall be team work on the part of the best
statesmanship and the most able manufacturing and com
mercial, leaders. There must be planting as well as reaping.
There must be reforestation carried on with a vigor and
persistence equal to the enterprise of the men with the mills
taking the ripe timber from the' lands. . 1
Senator McNary of Oregon understands : this, and he is
active in committee and other work in furthering the idea of
making our forest resources enduring j ,
f Yes, the necessity, if ten times the present lumber busi
ness in Oregon is to be both reached and stabilized. This
can be done. ? Good authorities say it is practicable. The
highest and best men. among the manufacturers are willing
and anxious to cooperate; and to make the cooperation of
all the rest obligatory, - i ; ' V :. ' ' ; ' 'P p . ; :f
. :VVithJ-f ull hydroelectric aevelopment here on . this side
of the Rockies, and with a new forest tree planted for every
old tree harvested, the people of the Pacific states, looking
out to the west upon two-thirds of the people, of the world,
joined to us (rather than divided from us) j by the, greatest
of the ocean highways, are going to realize the dream of
having the workshops of the' world here in the sunset land,
for every factory, even to a steel mill, must use wood, for
crating and other necessary things; and taking all the fac-
' tones' of all kinds, about 25 per cent of the cost of raw ma
terials is for wood or articles made wholly or in part of wood.
f Mow Ynrk SnnHflv riewsnaner takes
VHC AW avv v " tf -
the pulp wood from ten acres of timber land such as is found
in states like Colorado. Notwithstanding ; the j enormous
growth in the uses of steel and concrete, j the demand for
timber keeps on increasing, and the perpetuity of the supply
depends entirely on scientific methods of its harvesting and
its planting. , i - ;
v; Oregon being, the last state in the line of full lumber
development, our state stands the best chance of them all of
seeing such a program carried out completely.
Jack Dempsey la mighty un
popular and yet what, a roar
would go up if Pirpo should lick
hlmi, - " ' ,
A The. Baptist are preparing to
raise, a ?12,00fli.000 fund. And
yet aome people say that religion
Is on. the wane, v - : .
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a government bulletin recom
mends s Douglas fir sawdust for
cattle feed. .. Gradually we are
singverythlng nature gave us.
An issue that is bound to grow
and., progress la the limiting ot
nilitary aircraft. The nations
rrnnut ihlr warshlvs are
geiserally expecting to spend
their money for aircraft,
Governor McCray of Indiana
finds hla affairs so complicated
.v.i ha nill far helt. He
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lavs it all te farm depression. In-
r -rnuch as the governor' liabili
ties are oveKaJl.OOO.QOO, we
cpiae that the real trouble is that
the u.e for publl-
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Manager Job Dept.
this country five times faster
the earth will be entirely bald
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from, the Los Angeles Times.
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will last as long as the mists
seas and fall; in the form of
mountains; will endure while
he has spread himself out too
thin. That is responsible for a
number of breakdowns.
One of the things that Oregon
should capitalize more than It has
is climate. A letter from a friend
in Kansas states that tb ther
mometer Is hovering ; around the
105. mark. " It rarely reaches
ninety here, j
The moving pictures are ad
vancing leisurely. They used to
be in a feverish rush to get pic
tures made. Now there Is such
a large number of competent ar
tists that they have more time for
better work.' In the better class
of pictures the time for making
has been extended from six
weeks to six months.
Mr. Burbank laments that he is
getting old and ho one, can take
up his work. Because, ne -wui
never see this criticism, we re
mark that a hundred men will
take up his work. Nothing worth
while fails any more.
When Thomas H.; Denton left
the senate in the early part of the
last century be told a new mem
ber that It was a great pity to
start a life service when all the
great questions of the country
were settled.' This was In 1844.
Italy has handed an ultimatum
to Greece, and Greece has replied
evasively. It is a dangerous situa
tion. Greece is not in a position
to offend again. The inordinate
ambition of the late King Con
stantino is responsible for Tur
key's coming back Into Europe.
If Greece gets gay again her own
integrity will suffer. This is no
time for pliying with fire.
Hiram Johnson would give a
good deal now for an Issue. ,He
wants to run for president and
cannot find ah opening. It begins
to look as if that astute Yankee
In the white house Is not only a
statesman but a mighty good po
litician as well. A good many
good men are beginning to place
their money on Coolidge. '
A REAL PHILOSOPHER
A letter from an old friend gives
this sage Information, "The fel
lows -1 have watched for fifty
years who have kept a good flock
of chickens, a couple of brood
sows, a few milk cows, a stand
ard mare or two, are owners of
all the land, with money loaned
to their neighbors. !
"The wheat they raise Is vel
vet, regardless of the price, as
butter and chickens pay practi
cally all of their expenses. - These
are the people who have made
money at farming. You do not
hear them talking of never bar
ing had a show."
Mr. Harding was probably the
best busiffes man who has occu
pied the white house since the
war; in fact he Is about the only
one. ' ' : ;.
Grant was a great failure In
business. Hayes was only mod
erately successful. : Garfield was
a politician without tangible busi
ness assets. . Arthur was a gentle
man of New York. Cleveland was
a hard-headed lawyer. Harrison
was -a politician, yet had a very
good eye for business. ' McKfnley
was a failure In business. . Roose
velt rfever was a business man.
Taft has been a politician all of
his life. Wilson was a college
professor1 who saved his money. ,
k TTiora ta roninn tn hellevn that
Coolidge possesses that thrifty
spirit, which has made New Eng
land wealthy In the face ot the
hardest conditions. '
A PASSING FORUM
1 It has not been very long ago
since the world's affairs were set
tled at the country stores. Then
the beet minds of the neighbor
hood met and were matched -In
intricate discussion ot problems
of church ' and state. Today the
country store Is deserted.' A cus
tomer whirls in and whirls out
taking the least possible time for
his purchases. He- does not have
time to Join a forum if one was
there. The loafers today are men
who are not interested In public
affairs.! They have taken I the
place of the statesman of the soap
box age and It has been a sorry
change. The few of them there
can not even make a numerical
showing. -'r, ;? -:- ?.
The people's country store
forum Is passed and the farmers,
reading the daily papers with un
usual Interest and marked intelli
gence. It might also be remark
ed In passing. it Is a difficult
thing now to sell gold bricks. 1
A DOG'S TALE
There are two dogs connected
with Wa Hong's 'Chinese noodle
and rooming house, a black shep
herd and a white bull ; terrier
Jerry. Shep pipes 1 up - several
times a day with a delightful stac
cato musical spell ot barking and
howling when the whistles blow
for eight o'clock and eleven, but
Jerry maintains a dignified sil
ence. Shep is assisted In the
open-air vpncert by a young dog
who lives in the adjoining apart
ment upstairs with some colored
people. While Shep and Jerry
live In a dark and gloomy back
yard and basement. Tuck ' lives
upstairs and never gets his feet
on earth, but can only run on an
elevated platform of the story be
low. It is a well known fact that
dogs cannot enjoy good health
without having a chance to chew
up a few blades of grass once -in
a while. But these three dogs
never see a blade of , grass from
one efnd of the year to the. other.
Their only amusement Is the
twice or thrice a day free halt
hour of howling and barking in,
their open-air concert., which Is
especially enjoyed by the lawyers,
doctors and other . professional
people in the Bank of Commerce
building adjoining across the
alley. The colored people and
the Chinaman are the only
friends the three dogs have. Wa
Hong is a special friend of dogs
and is not to blame for keeping
the two he owns In the little nar
row dark basement backyard of
his noodle house as that is what
the city and state laws in Oregon
compell him to do, to keep the
dogs on his own premises. The
dogs are well fed and well bred
animals but state aud city laws
require them' to be kept prisoners
for life. A lost dog was taken to
Wa Hong one dogday and he was
asked If he wouldn't buy it.
"Him dog huntem cats? Yes.
No?" ; t
"No, he likes cats." said Jo.
; "All litee. I take him. How
muchee? I likee all same dogs
; And forever that tramp dog
had ' a home, such as It is, and
became a prisoner in the noble
Adele Garrison's New Phase of
REVEUTI0NS OF. A WIFE
THE WAY MADGE ROSE TO
MEET DICKY'S NEED
: I do not know how other wives
react toward the different moods
of their husbands, but the most
clutching, the most pervasive of
Dicky's many appeals to me is the
one I have most rarely known in
him, when he needs comfort and
turns to me for it.
j I have seen tears in Dicky's
eyes before. . Highly strung as he
is, I have seen him wipe his eyes
at a particularly affecting bit of
a powerful play or some similar
appeal. But those tears were far
different from the ones which ,1
now felt against my throat,
where Dicky had buried his head.
Never before had any trouble of
his own been strong enough tb
extract the tribute of tears from
him, and though I knew that he
was bitterly ashamed of his weak
ness, yet I also knew from the
clinging clasp of his arms; such
as a , hurt child might give -to Ita
mother, that I -was the one of all
the world who could com Tort him.,
"You Blessed Girl!" J:
It would be a strange woman
indeed, I fancy, who could not
comprehend how I thrilled with
sympathy, which held, in 4t some
thing fiercely maternal, possessive
and protecting. He was my man
mine whohad come fro me, a
it were, wounded from a battle,
sure of refuge and succor in my
arms. Mine the blessed task to
bind his wounds, mine the privi
lege to gird him afresh for the,
fray, mine the Joy of sending, him
forth to : win, regardless' of what
I robbed myself in so doing.
, ; I do not think that I ever have
loved my husband so passlonate-l
ly, 'so sincerely, as I. did in the
minutes while, with his face
against my throat, he clung to
me. I knew that I must utter no
word .until he himself should
break the silence that held us,
and I contented myself with wind;
Ing my arms about him, holding
him close as I would Junior, and,
pressing my lips against his hair,
the while my spirit faced a task
which I knew I must undertake,
but a task from which every fi
bre in me revolted quiveringly.
"You blessed girl ! " V 'f
Dicky's voice was tremulous
with feeling as he raised his head
and gazed up at me with eyes
holding such loving admiration
that I had to turn away my own
In flushing embarrassment.
"If anybody else in the world
but you had seen me do that I
should have died," he said extra
vagantly, and my heart thrilled
selfishly enough with the knowl
edge that he had not even includ
ed his mother in his, statement. 1
"You must think me an awful
ass,'!; he went on deprecatingly,
"whining like a whipped puppy,
but this thing struck me between
the eyes, and " '
"Stop talking that way!" I
said indignantly. "You never
whihed in your life, and you
aren't doing it now. And you
don't know how wonderful it is
to me that you let me share your
troubles " ,
"Share 'em!" he ejaculated.
"That's a nice, kind, polite way
t6 put it. I simply dump 'em all
In - your lap, including myself,
and hang on you as Junior might.
Yes. I share 'em all right, only
you have the lion's share. But;
oh. girl,, I don't know what I'm
going to do about this!" r j
His voice was despondent again,
and I saw that the news of the
rejection of his drawing for Pf h
nington's novel, which he had
Just received in Marsden's letter,
had, indeed, to use his own words,
"struck him between the- eye3,"
and that something must be done.
and that speedily, to reassure
For Dicky has the failing com
mon to many persons possessing
the much -Abused aJtisUC-iemperA-
Oregon State News
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Chango in Fair Dates
McMINNViLLE, Aug. 31. The
fair in this county will be held
September 17, 18 and 19. The
change , in ; datel is made for the
benefit of stockmen who want' to
exhibit part of their herd. '
The closing day of the fair has
been designated as Berriaas' day"
in honor of Newberg, and a par
ade will be staged. Already eight
communities have indicated that
they will have booths in cpmpe
tition and two of the neighbor
hoods are now at work gathering
exhibits , . K ,
The premium list is to be dis
tributed in the near futurei j The
concessions will be in " charge of
Glen Macy. ' . ; ?; ' L"it I ..
,c . Patriotic Essays
The , Oregon Society, ' Sons of
the American .Revolution, in of
fering its annual prizes, for essays
written on subjects pertaining to
the Revolutionary war wishes to
reach as many of the high school
children of Oregon as possible. It
is anxious to enlist the help of all
patriotic citizens. 1
K. K. Endorsement
PORTLAND,' Aug. 31.4 Fred L.
Gifford- grand; dragon of; the Ku
Klux Klan and formerly exalted
cyclops of the organization in Or
egon, was indorsed for United
StateS' senator by a state-wide klan
caucus held in Portland yesterday.
Whether G if ford would accept was
not known. , He was' undecided
when the news was sent to him,
and the klansmen gave him two
weeks in which to announce jjhis
desires.' ; , "
The gathering was one of the
most Important the klan has held
since 'the order j was introduced
ment, of being unable to dp good
work under adverse cri ticism. He
has a high and rigid standard of
his own, to which all his work
must conform. I 'have seen: him
tear up many a drawing which to
my yes appeared perfect, but
which failed' to satisfy him in
some minor particular. But if he
evolved an idea that some one to
whom his work was to be sub
mitted did not look with enthu
siasm upon : his ability, and his
execution of the particular task
assigned him, I have known him
to sit for hours 'at a time -despondent,
unable to do any satis
factory .work until some- fortui
tous circumstance showed that he
had been mistaken in his belief,
and that everybody concerned in
Ihis work rwas eminently' satisfied.
I knew, no one better, how uni
formly good his Work during - the
years ' had been, and until I this
letter I had known ot no adverse
comment. " And with the remem-
brance of his hours of impotent
idleness when; he .had merely
Imagined that publishers-were not
pleased, I quailed at the thought
of wbat-effect' this ; unexpected,
and I was sure, wholly unde
served blow, might have upon
him. It might, indeed, be as he
had said, the beginning ot! the
end of his career, j. '
"DidnU Marsden Bay that it was
not the' quality of the work to
whch Pennington objected'" I
ventured. . ! ;
"Oh, yes!" .' Dicky's tone j was
lifeless, hopeless. J "It was the
model I had all right. She didn't
know enough to pound sand, and
she looked as much like Draper
as Katie resembles 'you. You re
member Draper ' , posed for ; the
Day Drem' ' illustrations, j and
those were what took Penning
ton's eye. But, of course. Draper
was and is out of the question."
It was, at 'this moment that I
took my courage in both hands,
flung all caution to the. winds,
looked my husband full in the
eyes and uttered the " monosyl
lable: "Why?" "
(To be continued) ,
September 1. Saturday Muscovite go
to Atia ceremonial. . 1
September S, Monday Labor day. .
September 3, Monday Automobile races
at state fair grounds.
September S, Monday Tommy Gibbons
to be in Salem.
September . 8. Monday Mt. Angel Highway-Holstein
September 4. Tuesday Sacred ! Heart
academy to open Slst. year.
September 5, Wedneaday Salem day at
' I.inn ' county fair. Albany. -September'
. Thursday Realtor'
luncheon. Marion hotel.'
September ; 6 Thursday Lafayette;
Marne day. 1 .
September 10, Monday Partial eclipse
of the mi. out ponn.
September 11, Tuesday Oregon Meth
odist conference meets in Portland.
' September 14.: Friday Dempsey-Firpo
fight for heavyweight championship of
the world. New York. ' ,'.
September' 17, Mondsy Constitution
Amy. - ' ( ' .
September 16. Bnndar YMCA setting
up program at Wallaeo farm.
September 19, Wedneaday Willamette
university opens., ! ; 1 j !
September 20, 21 and 22 Pendleton
September 24 ' to 29 Ore an atata fair.
September 2. Saturday Football, Wil
lamette Ta. Oregon, at Salem,
October 1, Monday Salem achools
open. - ::. ' '.'.( j
(M'r. . Rtnrilaf Football, i Willi
mett'V. Washington, at Seattle.
October 20, Saturdays Football. JV'illa
metto . Mt.. An re I college, at Salem.
October .27, Saturday Football,;. Willa
irett ym. rKnnewt, ,at Salem. a
Noember S, ' Saturday Footbsll. Willa
mette vs. College of Paget Sound, at
Taeoma. . : f - i " ' :
KoTember S to 10 PaClfiei Interna.
tlonal . Livestock exposition. Portland.
-ember lt Saturday Football, Wil
lamette tva. Ltn field, at MeMinnville. 1
KoTember l,Friday Football, Willa
mette vs. Woitmin. at Salem.
KeTrmber 23, i Friday Football, Willa-
metie tb. raeitie, probably mi Port-
KoTamher 2 . ' Thnnday Football. Wil
- UmO ollese of Idaho, at BoW
into Oregon.. The meeting was
called far, the purpose of discuss
ing the political situation and with
particular reference to a candidate
for United States Senator to the
republican primaries. .Every cy
clops outside of Portland was
present, as were also other klan
officials. The convention had
delegates from all of the 36 coun
ties and the action of these dele
gates is binding on toe rank and
file of klansmen. 1 .
Governor Pierce to Fair
ALBANY, Aug. 31. The Linn
county fair is to be honored next
Wednesday by a visit from Gover
nor Walter M. Pierce and a num
ber of prominent citizens from
Portland and way points, accord
ing to Information received by E.
T. Trofitter, manager of the fair.
K. K. Kubll, speaker of the house
in the last legislature, O. M. PI" ai
mer of the agricultural bureau of
the State Chamber of Commerce,
and of the International Livestock
association; Frank E. Andrews,
president of the Portland Cham
ber of Commerce, and others will
arrive on - the special train Wed
nesday morning, Sept. 5. ,
Xot to Delay Traffic
EUGENE, Aug. 31. There will
be no unsurfaced grade to hamper
travel on this end of the High
pass road ' this winter, promises
County i Commissioner Emmett
Sharp.- . -
; The' county is ' going to put on
extra ' trucks; he . says, to insure
that every bit of grade completed
before the ' rainy season is sur
faced with rock so that winter
travel will not destroy it and so
that it will not be hard to' nego
tiate .with vehicles.' Six trucks
are being used now, but 10 or
more will be working there soon.
Sharp promises. . Walter Camp
bell, in charge, la out seven miles
on the Bear creek-Sulphur springs
section now. The grading from
Sulphur springs' on will be done
io the winter time, so .as not to
lielay traffic unnecessarily.
I Things I
j TheBoys and GirlsNewspaper
Copyright, 1023, Associated Editors.
TALES OUR FISHERMAN
"Do' you know,' said Our
Fisherman, "I always strive to be
truthful in the fish etorles I re
peat, as well as modest, but if
you don't object to what' might
appear to be a little braggin on
my part, I'll tell you a story that
sort of overlooks the virtue of
not. bein proud of your own suc
cess. "One day there was some city
folk down on old Juniper Diggs'
ferry when I was ridin across:
This old Diggs. fellow reckoned
be was about' as good as any one
cotrid be In the f ishin' line, and
had a jealous feelin for me. On
this day someone suggested that
Diggs ' and I have a little story
tellin' contest and they called on
me to begin. .
"I scratched my head and then
told the ode of the boy I saw
sittin on the bank of a fish
hatchery with a pole In his hand.
'Here, says I, you boy, you can't
fish In the hatchery.' 'I ain't
fishin. mister,' says he; 'I'm ju3t
teachin' this angle "worm to
"That drew a fair laugh, then
Uncle Juniper began. . j
.'."'I remember I was fishing out
there one day,' said he, 'and I
felt a terrific jerk on my line. I
pulled it in and there was a fish
f THE SHORT STORY, JR.
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PAID IX PEACHES
The ripe fruit was lurious ami
But pickers could have n'one to
, One boy tried to trick.
And thiM became sick.
He no Wgr thinks peairhe
. .. trWt.
"Oh, yes. I guess Til come."
lazily swung his bucket as he
strolled down the path to the gate
"But Til tell you this much: I
wouldn't go a step if there "was
anything else lo do. Mr. Forrest
is such an old tightwad he doesn't
deserve to have his peaches picked.
I worked my fool head off yes
terday and then only earned 63
cents.' It wouldn't be so bad if
we could eat one once In awhile.
Hut gee!" .
Ed laughed . as he fell into step
beside his chum.. : "It must be
I. " V n mm-Kft r
SEPTEMBER 1, 1923
A Child Killed
3even-year-old Bobbie Niece, son
of Mrs. T, A. Niece of : Corvallis,
was killed instantly this morning
when he was run over and crush
ed beneath the wheels of a Dodge
auto truck at Fifteenth and Moo
roe streets. . ;' -- -"
The accident occurred at, 8:30
o'clock, when Bobbie-and three
playmates were playing In front
of Moore's grocery, formerly
owned by T. A. Niece, Bobbie's
father. While the boys were play
ing along the sidewalk Bobble
came out of the grocery, paused
at the curb, and suddenly darted
across the street In front of the
truck, which was moving at slow
speed. The fender struck the boy,
throwing him under the rear
wheel, which passed across his
chest and neck. Ife died with
out uttering a sound'. Corvallis
" The Scare Ones
Some three weeks ago there was
a big scare in Dallas, caused by a
generally circulated rumor that
Governor Pierce had announced
his Intention ot "cleaning up Dal
las." ; This was taken to mean that
the governor proposed to search
In Dallas, as throughout the val
ley. It Is quite a general practice
for the people to make wine from
berries and grapes, but generally
the amount made Is small. As a
result the rumor, caused a hurry
ing to cover, . It Is claimed that
most of the stuff went down the
sewers in the various towns, for
Independence was as much affect
ed as Dallas, and the scare In Mc
Minnville was even worse than
here, according to all accounts.
Although7 no one will allow
themselves to be quoted, it Is now
given out that there is no danger
of such raids, and that in fact
there Is no dlsposltltn to make the
prohibition law unpopular by In
vading private homes in the hope
of finding a nip or two. Dallas
i All hop yards In this section
that have been carefully and fre
quently sprayed 'are making a good
showing. Those that have not re
ceived such attention, are lousy
and thin. The McCormick Bros.
Biggest little Paper in the World
TELLS riSSSS ilZJZ',
that weighed eighty pounds.
Yeesir, eighty pounds! 'How do
y0u know it weighed that j much
if it got away?' he was asked.
'By the scales on the fish' was his
answer.' . ,
"Now, the crowd seemed to
think that was pretty good, and
one city fellow reached down in
his pocket and gave a five-dollar
gold piece to Diggs as the prize.
So Diggs went off smackin' his
lips over that glltterln coin, and
all the time he was fishin he'd
keep lookln at It. One day he
was shinin' it up on his coat lapel,
when he got a sudden catch and
up come a big mouthed black
bass floppin' on his line. It
seemed almost in the act of get
tin' away, so Diggs snatched at
it, and if that' coin didn't drop
out straight into the mouth ot the
bass as the fish got away. And
Diggs had lost both the prize and
his fish. .
" 'Bout a week ; later I was
cleaning some fish, and when I
slit open -a big bass I'd caught',
there lay that five-dollar gold
piece. Which all goes to show
that the best fisherman some
times doesn't tell the best story!"
. (These storieo were gathered
from an old fisherman in the
great' North Woods by .A. 8.
pretty hard when you're as crazy
about peaches as you are. But
say, I 'we got some good news for
you. Mr. Forrest won't be there
today. You can eat all you can
hold and there won't be anyone
to stop you. He was called to the
city for the day
"Oh, boy!" Tom licked his lips
in anticipation. "I see where I
make up for that measly 65 cents.
I'm going to eat every other one
The peaches were lovely and
Tom set to work as though he
were being paid for eating In
stead of picking. All morning long
he poked the. big Juicy fruit Into
his mouth with one hand while
be tried to pick with the other.
By noon he gradually slowed up
on eating and picking both. The
hot sun beating down on him
made him feel a little queer. He
was very glad when the time came
for the pickers to stop for their
noon hour. ,
When Ed whistled for Tom to
go. back for the afternoon Mrs.
Lean came to the door. 'Tom
Isn't going to pick this afternoon,"
she said. "The hot sun this mor
ning was too much for him. . I
can't Imagine what is the matter
with him. It never affected him
like that before.' She looked
worried. "I can't feet him to eat
AS LONDON SAY Hill. -
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6ir Kider IaggardM famous
English author, seen by London .
for the first time in years at
the wedding of his daughter,
Miss Audrey Haggard, to Lieut.
Arthur Webb. J
and A. B. Crosby yards west of
here are In especially fine con
dition. Market quotations are 20
to 23 cents.' Dealers will endeav
or to hold' down' the price until
they get nearly all In their hands,
when there will be an advance.
Much of the hop crop is contracted
at 25 cents. A shortage In this
section is looked for. Hop picking
will be in-full swing next week.
Woodhurn. Independent. -
I Ij. Delegates Selected -OREGON
CITY, Aug. 31
Clackamas county Is to be repre
sented at the 23rd annual conven
tion of -Columbia District Luther
league, to be held at Astoria on
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and
2. Among those who are dele
gates from the southern part of
the county are Emil Galbrich, New
Era; Misses Paula and Ruth Fish
er, earns; ; Herbert Schmeiser.
Carus; William Deets, Can by, and
Miss Sedonia Gelbrich. New Era!
From Oregon City the delegates
will be iss Ruth Kraxberger,
Walter Kraxberger, Albert Buol
and. the -Misses Elnora and Elsie
Of Fob )
Edited by John M". Miller
AC COLONS ACROBATIC I
LDCATfD CN THE
IS WHECE YOU'LL FM
HIS SKILL WITM , ,,
fcR. HEAVINESS H&
rCT TWICE TH PERIOD
HIS" ErJTCANC&fVlR IS THE CAUSi
OF ADMIRATION AND APPLAUSE.
Randy Riddle Says r : i
"What would be more exciting
than to see an elephant hide?" '
: "Watt hpur you doing here?"
."Eating currents. Anode you'd
catch me at it."
"Wire you insulate this morn
ing? "I Leyden bed."
"Wouldn't that Jar you?; Can't
your relay-ehunts get you up?"
"Fuse . going to do that ' every
day, you take, your hat and go
Answer to Today's Riddle: To
see an antelope. ,
. Jangle Diving Beauty .
Teacher (exhibiting a picture
of a zebra): "What is this?"
Pupil: "A horse In his bathinf
what had brought about Tom's
illness. - 'Til stop In and see hint
on myway home," he said.
Tom was no better when Ed
called that evening, "He's in
bed," his mother explained. "Just
go on up I think I'll call a doc
"Gee. It sure is a shame you
couldn't go to work this after
noon." Ed began. "Mr. Forrest
got back and he's had a change of
heart, for sure. ; What do you
think? He raised our wages! And
he said we had done such fine
work picking while he was gone
that he would give us each a bush
el of fruit as a bonus. I call that
real decent of him, don't you? It's
a dirty shame you got, left out
when you like peaches better than
any of us. I'll tell you what,
I'll divide mine with you. You've
earned them. Here, I have some
of them with me."
"Ob.!"' Tom groaned, turning
his face to the wall, "don't! Take
them away. I never want to see
a peach again as long as I live."