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THE OREGON STATESMAN, 1 SAJEM. OREGON
TUESDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 2, 1924
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- BIBLE THOUGHT AN1 PRAYER
Prepared by Radio BIBLE SERVICE Bureau, Cincinnati, Ohio.
If parents will have their children
It will prove a priceless heritage to
LOVE DESTROYS FEAR:
love casteth oat fear; because fear
Is not made perfect in love. -1 John 4: 18. i
PRAYER: Lord, we will trust Thee and not be afraid.
AIT INDIAN MONUMENT TO JASON LEE
I There is a project on foot
States and Canada to contribute
a monument to Jason Lee, to be located in Lee Mission cemetery
in Salem. . ! .
The body of Jason Lee was brought in 1908 to Lee Mission
cemetery, and with it came the white marble! slab erected at
the original burial place at Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, the place
of his birth and death, and of his departure for the Oregon
Country, Stanstead is located a few miles over the Vermont
.line, land it is the shire town of the; country .ntu that name.
! Last spring, the Stanstead Methodist elmrch celebrated the
SOth anniversary of the preaching of iiisffarewell sermon de
liYefed upon his departure for the Oregon mission field, which
was in 1834. i
There Ls a project also for the spending of $10,000 in im
proving and making more beautiful Lee Mission cemetery, and
the board of trustees having the title to the cemetery has in
hand now about $3000 of this sum. This is the second largest
missionary cemetery in the United States, and it is highly appro
priate that it should be made a place of pilgrimage, and set
apart as a fitting memorial to last throughout the years. The
graves of most of the pioneer Methodist missionaries are in this
cemetery. "-' j - ;
"Beneath this sod, the first ever broken in Oregon for the
reception of a white mother and child, lies the remains of Anna
Maria Pitman, wife of Rev. Jason Lee, and her infant son."
These are the words engraved at the top of the stone that marks
the second grave Trom that of
left being that of his second wife, i
:- The slab brought from Canada, marking the grave of Jason
Lee, begins to show the disintegration of the elements Some of
t the letters are aJmost entirely and others nearly worn off. The
f following is the language engraved on this stone :
, f Sacred to the memory of Rev. Jason Lee, an itinerant min
ister of the Methodist Episcopal church, member of the New
England conference and the first missionary to the Indians be
yond the Rocky mountains. He was born in Stanstead, L. C.
(T),'June 27th, 1803; converted in 1826 under the labors of the
Wesleyan missionaries, Mr. Pope, arid Turner, and commenced
his ministry in 1832 among-the I "Wcsleyan Methodists, preaching
in Stanstead and the adjoining towns till 1833, when he was
called to engage in the Oregon-Mission. To this Godlike enter
prize hedevoted all his talents in labor abundant. He laid all
on the missionary altar, counting not his life dear that the Red
manv might be saved. In this work he crossed the Rocky moun
tains first in 1834 and again in 1838. July 16th, 1837, he mar
ried 'Anna Maria Pitman of New York, who died in Oregon June
Gth 1&3S. IIis second wife I Lucy (Thompson) of Barre, Vt,
died in Oregon March, 1842. He sustained these painful bereave
ments with great Christian fortitude and submission. In May.
1841;he returned a second time to the United States and in
Augiist impaired health caused him to desist from his labors and
find. an asylum among his relatives in his native town where
he died' hi peace March 12th, 1845, aged 41 years, 3 months and
18 daya. K I ' -: :
l'If araan die, shall he live again f All! the' days of my
appointed time will I wait, till my change, come.', Job, 14:14.
: f I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand
fit tho latter day upon the earth. 'Job, 19 :25. i
'Thou shalt call-and I will answer Job, 14:15." -
Jfan the reader think of a more appropriate thing than the
erect on here with money contributed by the -American Indians
of a monument to Rev.-Jason Lee, the first Missionary to the
tribe west of the Rocky mountains? ? jtr r
Vmd can he think of a more worthy object for preserving
and perpetuating as a fitting memorial than Lee Mission cem
etery, with all its hallowed surroundings! ;
.This is along the line of the work of appreciation and love
which The Statesman has long advocated ; the perpetuation of
the Willamette Pageant ; the preservation of the Jason Lee
home, the first dwelling house erected in Salem and the gather
ing of the historic relics of the pioneers, to the end that Salem
may be made a perpetual place of pious pilgrimage; all in the
realm of things entirely fitting and altogether appropriate.
"SUQAR BEETS IN OREGON"
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(From the Oregonian of yesterday.V
'Since sugar .beets can be
they should be a profitable crop in the Willamette valley, and
the efforts of the Portland. Chamber of Commerce to introduce
the industry here should have the support of other communities
and of farmers. Success in growing flax as a new crop should
"be an incentive to apply the soil to other new crops after tests
have proved it adapted to the purpose and in what localities.
: Oregon's great need is diversity, for that is the deadly enemy of
adversity. ''-.' u'; :. , : Vj - t- J' '
.''Oregon has become a center for fruit-preserving on a large
scale, hence will be a good home market for the sugar that it
produces. It has cheap water transportation to carry any sur
plus to other markets. Refuse from the sugar refinery would
be of great use on the farm, helping to increase the yield of
other crops or to fatten live stock. No part of the beet is
.wasted. v'.--' ';..y: i ; iJ '--L i -I' v
"Development of Oregon means the best use of all its re
sources, in soil as well as in other forms. Progress has been
marked by diversion of land from such primitive crops as hay
and grain to fruit, vegetables hops, flax, nuts, dairying, and
success has followed these new ventures. That Ls warrant for
The above from the Oregonian hits the nail on the head;
hits several nails on their several heads. But there is no war
rant for casting doubt upon the ability of Willamette valley
farmers to grow sugar beets With a high enough sugar content
to make the industry practicable. -The Utah sugar people began
experimenting 20 years ago. They were satisfied 10 years ajro
poncernins the growing of good
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them in alter yean
2, 1924 j i
- There is no fear in love; but perfect
hath torment. He that feareth
for the Indians of the United
$10,000 to a fund for erecting
Jason Lee, the first one on the
grown profitably on Pucret sound.
sugar beets in all the wmajn-
ctte valley counties. The Oregon Agricultural college has ex
perimented for years. The college authorities say it is prac
ticable; that several sections of the valley have produced beets
with 25 per cent of sugar eontent; and 12 per cent is enough
to make manufacturing economically sound. It is entirely a
question of labor; hand labor in thinning and weeding that
only besides capital or organization. These seem to be about
on the point of coining. Salem, for one Willamette valley city,
is ready for them. And a number of the rest night to be.
TUB BUSINESS OUTLOOK
The hopeful tone of business
the last month has been noticed
on every hand. People are in.
better spirits, they expect big
things. The vision has returned
and prosperity is with us. One of
the best articles on the subject
of Improved business comes from
the promotion department of the
National City Bank of Chicago.
Extracts follow: ' . -
"The overshadowing develop
ment affecting world business has
been the breaking of the European
deadlock over German reparations
and the agreement by which the
Allied nations have resolutely set
their faces against war. This ls
an achievement ; of immense im
portance and must be helpful to
business in the United States and
in Europe. Some formalities re
main to be completed, but world
pressure is so great as to make
It reasonably certain that the re
forms' provided by the Dawes Com
mission will be sacredly carried
out.. As a consequence of the
satisfactory conclusion of the
negotiations in London, the world
basis of doing business has chang
ed within the month! and the "ex
posure hazard" has been largely
reduced. No one can forecast at.
this time the far-reaching benefits
of this famous pact, but it is be
lieved the world can now face the
future with a greater confidence
than has been possible, at any
lima llniu Vio amtlnA -- -I
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ed in 1918. A significant change!
in business abroad must lead ulti
mately to a release of foreign
buying and raw materials of vari
ous kinds. . :
"There has been an increase in
buying in the agricultural states,
which are enjoying a prosperity
not considered possible a few
months ago. The crop promises
a larger yield than last year, al
though it is. still some S per cent
below the average of 1918-1922.
Wheat, being a world crop, has
been naturally Influenced by the
forecast of a deficient foreign har
vest, while corn, according to 'the
government's August forecast, is
some 11 per cent below 'the five
year, average. The money value
will probably be exceotionallv
large, with sufficient returns to
gfve the producers a high degree
of prosperity. Some judges pre
dict that grain values will be more
than double those of 1923 with
the most notable gains in North
Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and
other states which suffered sev
erely from the depression of last
rear. The Department of Agri
culture August forecast of cotton
places the probable yield at 12,
351,000 bales. This Is a gain pf
417,000 bales over; the forecast
of July 15th, the indications fav
oring the heaviest yield since 1914
with the exception of the extra
ordinary crop of four years ago.
The expectation Is for a crop about
0 p-r cent larger than last year
and some 13 per cent above the
five year average. The major
crops are giving a good account
of themselves, ;with prospects of
a most beneficial effect upon farm
ncome generally. '
The Presidential campaign
thus far has not had an Important
bearing upon business conditions,
and the canvass is being conducted
along conservative : lines. There
ls nothing in the situation to in
dicate that sensational' appeals to
class prejudice will be resorted
to by the dominant parties. Busi
ness generally is being conducted
with caution and the records show
that average sales of life insur
ance during the first half of 1924
were at the rate of $20,000,000 a
day. This was a new record for
the United States and reflected the
strong buying power of the nation,
which in certain sections is still
far above normal. Certain of the
basic Industries, however, includ
ing the steel industry, are show
ing a large falling off for the year.
but demand is gradually broaden
ing and the outlook is for moder
ate expansion In various lines." '
REV. BERKXAP RETRIES
Rev. fL s. Belknap one of t the
best known preachers in the Ore
gon conference has reached the
age of three Bcore and ten years
and has signified his intention to
retire. - - - - 1 -!
A.n interesting bit of history is
connected with Mr. Belknap. I In
the year 1856 Bishop Simoson
made a trip to the Oregon terri
tory. He wanted to organize: the
Methodist Oregon conference out
of 4he mission stations which had
been doing such excellent work.
The conference was on the McKea
zie river where the summer resort
of f Belknap is now- located, i It
convened on Thursday, and was tn
session until Sunday. It was ex
pected momentarily that Bishop
Sicpson would arrive." Finally
Sunday morning the presiding el
der was asked. to -prea.eli.aa. &opes
for the Bishop's arrival had been
given up. .,. . ;
e On his part Bishop Simpson had
left Salem Thursday morning. on
horseback for the conference. The
trip was hard at best but the trail
were dim and muddy. The
Bishop's horse mired, and caused
much delay. In order to reach
the conference for its final ses
Bfon the Bishop rode all .night." As
the presiding elder was conclud
lag his sermon a tall man with
Iron gray hair, besmattered with
much mud entered the ' rear of
the church. The presiding elder
stopped his sermon and said,
"Stranger, if you are Bishop Simp
son please come to the platform.
The man started for ward and
began singing "On Life's Tempest
uous Sea I Sailed." The congre
gation was thrilled. ' There was
laughing and crying, shouting and
moaning, all at one and the same
time.' ' (.
; I The Bishop preached his ser
mon and then asked if there were
any desiring the rites of baptism.
One of the children baptised upon
that occasion was the child who
is now the well known minister
Rev. L. S. Belknap, who retires
from the ministry this month.
WAR AND PEACE .
Bill Sinclair of Waldo hills, has
been doing considerable thinking
since the defense day propaganda
started. But let him tell the story
in his own way.
jcauor statesman: I hear a
good deal of talk about preparing
for war. I have no personal ob
jection to that. I am too old to
go to war and my children have
always been adepts in proving
alibis. However I am concerned
In a way that I have- not seen
mentioned. War Is bad enough but
peace Is worse in many respects
We had a few short years of war
when we were all united hurray
ing for the flag but trying to be
come millionaires. Following the
war the real trouble began. Things
have not gone smoothly. We
have been at each others throats
throwing all sorts of projectiles
at each other. In war there are
rules but in peace everything goes
tnat is getabie.
Then, again a good many of us
have lost the money we gained
by profiteering- during the war.
Anyway we have had little com
fort in it. The schemes of the
taxing machines have been as a
ingenuous as the devices of the
tax dodgers. Money has not been
worth much to us. It has been
too hard to 'hold. We have
not had time for anything
expect to deonunce somebody and
while the heads were turned In
tnat direction we did our level
best to hide what we had from the
tax collector etc. By the last af
firmation I do not mean the stock
salesman who has been received
with open arms. He has a good
deal of our surplus. Kings pro
ducts could not have been floated
before the war.
. War is bad enough but we have
enjoyed peace less.
CANNOT CARRY VOTE
In the old days various ward
heelers used to boast that they
carried their wards in their vest
pockets. There Is nothing to that
any. more. The Individual voter
does his own choosing , and votes
as he pleases. No organization
can carry its full membership at
the polls. The day is gone for
a few men to barter away any
organization. The individuals who
do the voting also do the think
ing. i Gompers cannot deliver labor
this year. He make terms for
himself s but the Individual voters
are going to vote as they please.
LESSONS IN THE CONSTITU
TION ,! Q- -How many senators has
i A. Under the constitution each
state has two senators.
Are there any exceptions to
; A. Not legal ones but the
practice does not always ""farry
out the law. For instace, at the
present time Idaho bas three- sen
ators and Oregon has one.
; GOOD FOR EUGENE
In one respect at least Eugene
is ahead of Salem. The authori
ties there are making arrests of
those who put cord wood on the
parking and leave It there. Salem
does not even have an ordinance
against this. Many of our best
streets are disfigured by this wood
piled up on the parking and left
there for months. ; -
; REPUBLICANS ORGANIZING
1 A call has been Issued by Chair
man Burris to organize a Coolldge
and Dawes club In Salem. The
first meeting will be held at the
Armory on Wednesday evening.
This is a republican meeting and
any republican is invited ; to at
tend and participate liiT the deli
berations. It is desirable to get
this club going early. Be on
hand with your mind alert to help
elect ithe right kind -of officers.
The meeting convenes at 7:30. ;
If corn were as persistent as
weeds; the crop would doubtless
be better. But corn gives up. too
easily! and the weeds j never know
when they ha v enough.
Adcle Garrlsfen'c Jvew Phase ol
REVELATIONS OF A WIFE
Copyright by Newspaper Feature
CHAPTER NO. 257
WHAT MADGE'S FATHER
, ASKED FOR HARRY .
Lillian is the least i curious of
women, but as I backed Dicky;
car out of the garage I and drove
it to the road in front fo our
house were the automobile acci
dent had occurred, I kept a wary,
nervous eye upon the doors and
windows. I feared , She might
catch a. glimee of the man whom
she had heard : called "Don Ra
mon, but whom I had .recognized
as her erstwhile husband, Harry
, Luckily for my purpose the big
limousine in which ' Mr. Under
wood had taken shelter upon the
pretense of being faint,' was upon
our side of : the road. 1 So I de
cided; to drive my car to the far
side of it in such a position that
he could step from one car to the
other; without being seen from the
house. . ' i ,
The scene near the car was very
different from the one I had left
a few minutes before. My father's
efficient handiwork was evidenced
by the neat bandages whl :h adorn
ed the chauffeur's head and also
the cordial relations which were
apparently restored between him
apd the taxi driver. - (With the
aid of several farmhands drawn
to the scene by the collision they
had restored ' the overturned fliv
ver to its proper position, and
both : men were busy ' with the
mechanism of the small car.
My father, as I had1 expected.
was seated, in the big car with
Harry Underwood. I had known
that the two men would be to
gether, and I knew also that the
interview had a poignant personal
interest for both of them entirely
apart from the secret, melodram
atic message which one had sent
the other. - ! : . !
Two Tried Comrades,'
They had been tried comrades
in a South American wilderness
through a most stressful and pain
ful experience, and 1 1 knew :' my
father considered that upon at
one occasion at least he owed life
and reason to the younger man's
courage and resourcefulness. '
Through all the obloquy, which
had attached to Harry Under
wood a name in the awful time
following the attempt to murder
Dicky by sawing the win of his
airoplane, my father had insisted
that a drunken and; perhaps drug
crazed spree was the sole reason
for the man's complicity In Grace
Draper's dastardly scheme. ;
He bolstered his theory by the
undeniable tact that, at the last
minute when Harry . Underwood
had come to himself he -had
rushed to the aviation field and
had given information which en
abled the ' ambulances and sur
geons to be on hand In time to
save Dicky's life, almost by the
traditional hairs breadth- He had
done this with the knowledge that
he faced almost certain death as
the penalty for his crime.'
That Harry Underwood later
had escaped his jailers by a clever
ruse, did not, in my father's o
pinion, detract from; the credit due
his stoical facing of consequences.
Harry Underwood's later brave re
cord .: in the ambulance service
auring ; me war, wnen ne naa
saved Dicky's life at the risk of
his own. and the additional pen
alty of tortured months in an en
emy prison were always cited by
my father as proofs: of the man's
A Momentous Interview.
But no record in the world and
no affection would weigh in my
father's mind against the damning
bit of evidence which the hand
kerchief embroidered by Grace
Draper presented. I had recog
nized the needlework upon it as
hers beyond a doubt j and I knew
that before my father would suffer
Harry Underwood to step Into the
car beside me, or,, indeed, to speak
to me again, the .younger man
would have : to satisfy , him that
the : possession of the handker
chief did not mean association
with Grace Draper. 1 .
That my father had been given
such assurance .1 knew from i the
look on. his face when I drew
Dicky's car close to the big lim
ousine. It held no sternness, no
doubt, but there was a great sad
ness In It. and unmistakable: af
fection, which showed Itself also
in the comradely hand upon ; the
younger . man8 shoulder.: r. vf
That the interview had been
momentous one for both men
could plainly see. For once, liar
ry Underwood's face held no trace
of mockery, and the brilliant
black eyes from which he had re
moved the thick-lensed glasses
had lost their boldness. They
held something which In a less
unscrupulous man I should have
dubbed remorseful sadness.
The noise of my motor, of
course, had warned . them: of my
approach, so I received no hint of
the talk which had been between
them.. But something inscrutable,
intangible In the eyes of both men
gave me a pyschic little convic
tion that part of their con versa
tion at least had concerned me.
My father, spoke first:
"It is Imperative, my dear, that
Mr. . Underwood leave here at
once," he said.
"Can you drive him to South
arapton immediately?' ,
(To be continued) -
By Edgar Daniel Kramer
While digging in the ruins :
Of an Assyrian Tomb,
He unearthed a loaf of bread
And brought it from the gloom;
He handled it with tender care
And breathed, "It's clear to me
That this came from the oven
in about five-six B. C."
He unwrapped the precious; loaf,
That he had just found,
While the others dropped . their
; , tools
, And crowded close around.
But when he broke bis knife on it
He sighed, "For Heaven's eake!
This bread is just exactly
Like what mother used to
Saving His Breath
The Judge eyed the prisoner
sternly. "Have you anything to
say before sentence is passed upon
you?" he demanded.
"What's the use, judge?" the
.culprit asked. "You won't take
my word against them twelve guys
wot found me guilty."
There Are a Few Left
"What sort of a feller is Sam
Sussions?" ' : i
"Good enough," replied old
'Squire Ramsbottom of Petunio,
"but so durn' old fashioned that
his horses skeer at automobiles
r.k." Chivalry .... ,L ,
"What's the matter, Captain?"
asked an excited passenger. . "Is
the ship in danger?"
"In danger?" shouted the chief
officer Of the boat, "we've been
captured by. pirates and they are
going to make all of us walk the
plank.; Run below QUICK, my
man and- warn the other pas
The man rushed below, and a
few minutes later the Captain was
startled to hear him shouting:
"Women and children first!
he was screaming, "women and
children first! '
: Howard Watt.
"Did you bring any souvenirs
back from New York?"
"Yes, an empty pocketbook."
K. J. E.
- Too Risky.
Bib: "Do you ever- take your
wife to a prize fight?"
Ray; "Not on your life! She
knows enough about scrapping
now, without teaching her more."
. Jack Faber"
The Warm Canine
The Hot Dog is a funny brute; '
He wags no tail in gay salute.
He smells like neither Peke nor
And yet you. know he is around.
The Hairless Dogs of Mexico,
Are famed, 'tis true; but this you
Whene'er your hands a Hot Dog
He has a Skin You Love to Touch.
The Hot Dog breeds to beat the
; . band;.
YouH find a litter at each stand,
And for ten cents may iave your
By harking for His Master's
The Hot Dog is a lovesome pup,
So dear you want to eat him up;
But if your stomach isn't right
He II bark at you the livelong
: night! ;.
' - Wallaee M- Bayliss
f'l cannot laugh at your joke."
said the sage.
"'Excuse it, please I respect
! On the Job
The Girl: "I would like to see
something my size in a bathing
The Clerk (absently) : "So
lie Was Just Skidding
Patron (entering red-front
cigar store): "Pardon me, ls this
a chain store?"
Clerk: "Yes, sir. what can I do
Patron: "Give me two for my
car. The wheels are slipping and
skidding to beat the band."
4 , Rodney tWaldhela. v
Those tiny teeth are
a priceless gift
guard them well !
WRIGLEVS is a wonderful help to keep teeth
clean and sound, for it clears out the crevices,
makes ' the mouth sweet and removes acid con
ditions from Which most people suffer.
A prominent physician says: "It is surprixinj
how free from decay the teeth can he kept by
timing gum after each meah?
WRIGLEVS is good, not only for the teeth, but
for the nerves and appetite and digestion, too.
The whole family should use
THE EDITOR'S GOSSIP
We are very much pleased
to have letters from readers
wherein they state they have
"found" themselves .
Explaining that, since we
advised them, to keep their j
eyes and ears , open, they (
have found humor every- j
where at . home or . with
friends. Others hear it on
street-cars. - Others ; while
sitting in the motion picture
theatre. '. .V- - ,v . -. j
Humor is everywhere about
you. Wherever people oongre-
gate there is bound to be j
someone .who : has a good
sense of humor, and lie will j
undoubtedly make- everyone I
present laugh -with his wltti-
f clsms- Most of the jokes will
J undoubtedly be poor! BUT
at the most unexpected mo- J
ment a remark of unusual
brilliance Is liable: to be
made. AVatch for those re-
j marks; Put them down on
j paper. They mean money to J
j you. "" ' I
Read the Classified1 Ads.
JOE BUSH COLLECTS
There was nothing romantic in
the appearance of Amos Tuttle
and little, unless an aggressive
General Grant beard could be so
called, that was unusual. Sixty
years had slowed his step and liv
ing alone had given to his eyes a
dreamy, detached gaze, which at
times, was disconcerting. As Amos
hadj little to say and took no part
in the life of the town he was ac
cepted without comment or spec
ulation.. A passing .delivery truck
would have attracted more notice
than an old man who was griev
ing in his. heart because he was
plunging deeper and deeper into
debt. Amos asked no help or sym
pathy. He- held his tongue and
went his way.
It; was his custom every even
ingito play solitaire. There came
a time when, the game wearying.
he imagined an opponent and al
ternated playing the game for him
selflaDd this new companion. To
make It more exciting he kept a
record of the games, originated a
system of scoring in which points
were given as the game progress
ed and found himself in exciting
competition. It was a natural
touch to give his imagined friend
name and after tnat the score
card was marked "Amos Tuttle
vs. Joe Bush." , . .
Through the winter the games
went on Amos exulting over Joe
in victory and threatening revenge
In defeat. There was some pleas
ure In this sort of contest, the old
man thought. Joe was a friend In
I IlLLu Ad Schuster
1 ' r
CFERENT tLAVORS- rML
Same Quauty 1 14 iJ it
need as agreeable a companion as
could be found.
In time Amos could picture Joe
sitting opposite him and . he let
the vision grow. There were some
mighty arguments and hilarious
laughter in the little room and it
is fortunate for the reputation of
Amos there were no neighbors
who would look in upon him cr
listen at the door.
. "Joey," he said one night, "I'll
just bet you a dollar I beat you."
That was when the wagering
started aad when the luck of
Amos Turtle turned. Try as he
would, Joe Bush beat him. Amos
plunged heavier, raising the bet
in' the hope of retrieving his loss
es but Joe continued to win. Amos
kept the accounts in a little book
and as the total grew he hid it
away lest someone would come
upon it and discover his guilt.
Against the record in the little
book the old man balanced his
saving account of 34,000. So long
as there was a cent left he would
play that Joe Bush and play him
to a finish. What did Joe know
about solitaire, he asked himself.
A little luck was making Joe con
ceited but Amos knew, as the
whole world knew, that luck
would turn, and then would come .
revenge. "As a good sport he smil
ed. "Just wait, Joey," he said'TU
get you yet." And the game went
on. v - ,
One night when Amos's Niight
burned late and to the whole town
be was an old man- sitting up
alone, the total In the book reach
ed 34,000 and there came to him
a realization of poverty. He threw'
the cards face down on the table,
sat straight in his chair, and tried
to brave it out.
"That's all, Joey," he said in
a quavering voice. "You've broke
me. No, I'm not whining, you
played square and asked no odds.
Only, Joe, I'm" not one who will
play when I haven't any money
to pay. We're through, Joey, the
game s over.
Followed days and niehts of
loneliness. Joe was gone and
Amos knew he was ruined. He
sought odd jobs, cut down on his
expenses and wondered how he
would live and all the time there
was no one in Minden who gave
him attention or guessed at his
And when he died and it was
discovered that in his destitution
he had been selling his furniture
and belongings for food, every
one wondered why he had not
used any of the 34.000 that was
in his name at the bank. .
(Copyright 1924 by The
Tomorrow A Desperate Measnrn
I FUTURE DATES T
An rout 28-31 -Paifie GnrniK annual
conference. Center Street Methodist
September 3. 'Wednesday, LnTor dy.
SeDteinber 12. I"ridT Xatioul I).
September 15. llonday. Willametta onU
Teraity opens. '
September 22-27, Oregon State fair.
September IT. WedoeadaT Constitu
September 29. MondaT Salem cuiilia
XoTember 11, Tuesday- Armistice !iy.
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