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September 25, 1927
Boast not thyself of tomorrow; , for thou knowest not what a
day may bring forth. Let another man praise thee, and not thine
own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips. Prorerbs 27:1-2.
MONUMENT, MEMORIAL, PAGEANT j
The Oregon Conference of the Methodist church is of
ficially sponsor of the movement for a fitting monument to
Jason Lee, and a memorial establisment to the Methodist
missionaries who founded the church and began civilization in
the Oregon Country, and for a pageant (to become an annual
pageant) to show forth the missionary activities of the early
pioneer days here- (
The conference took official action at its 75th session now
being held in Salem, charging. the Conference Historical So
ciety with the work
And at the pilgrimage last evening to the Lee Mission
cemetery and the exercises at the grave of Jason Lee, W. T.
Rigdon, of Salem, pledged the initial $500 subscription to the
Jason Lee monument, and this proposed gift was duly
The proffer is conditioned upon the monument being erect
ed or ready for dedication seven years hence, in September,
1934, at the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of
the commencement work here by Jason Lee and his first
On Mission Bottom below Salem, then known as Chemawa,
where the first missionary buildings were erected of logs.
' So the epochal project is launched; the three-fold project,
for a monument to Jason Lee, a memorial to the missionary
work, and a pageant setting forth the historical incidents of
- The details will unwind themselves with the passing years,
haltingly or hurriedly, according to the -enthusiasm and the
quality of leadership that shall be aroused and enlisted.
Already the Conference Historical Society is calling for
articles of historical value, representing the period of the
labors of Lee and his followers.
. Already plans are being thought out for enlisting the
leadership that will be needed to make of this project the
great success its importance in the history of the Methodist
church and of the United States gives warrant for hoping it
may become. ' .
Of a certainty, it must in time become a wonderful suc
cess. The memorial should include the restoration of the first
dwelling house erected on the site of Salem, still standing,
and capable of being restored to its entirety as it was when
first erected, with slight cost
For most of the structure with its original hand hewn
timbers and hand fashioned finishing stands as it was when
it served as home, hospital and headquarters for the mis
sionaries ; around which grew the capital city of Oregon.
; The pageant of 1934 must be made a great event in Salem,
attracting people from all parts of the Oregon Country of
those days, extending from the crest of the Rocky mountains
to the shores of the Pacific and from British Columbia line
to California's northern border
And attracting people from all over the United States and
from far countries, where the Methodist church and its mis
sionaries live and labor.
There will be seven years for preparations.
k Perhaps the pageant may be started before 1934, giving
time for perfecting the details of it
But the great year wil be 1934, and that year and its his
torical importance will be worthy of a major effort; a cen
tennial celebration that may be advertised to the far corners
of the earth, beginning now.
" Cyrus Shepard, missionary companion of Jason Lee, and
dne of the most powerful of the workers of the early days
yghen Oregon was foreign territory, started the first Sunday
schooVwest of the Rocky mountains, at the Mission Bottom
(or Chemawa) log station. This was the beginning , of the
First Methodist Sunday school of Salem. It was suggested
at the pilgrimage meeting last evening 'at the : Lee Mission
cemetery, that the First MethodistSunday school take up the
matter of the care of the grave of Cyrus Shepard there. The
matter of restoring the broken slab at this grave (broken for
25 yars) 'has already been arranged for; as told in the news
columns this morning. . -
The decree gave the father custody of the child. Since both, parents
have remarried. '
Twice Mrs. Barnes has traveled from Kansas to Oregioii to see the
child and two times she tried ineffectively to gain custody of the child
by law. The girl has been kept in seclusion for the past lew months,
her father said, because he feared Mrs. Barnes would attempt to
Editor Statesman : J
The above item apepared in last night's news dispatches.
Terrible, beyond words! That's divorce for you in all its
ghastly, damnable soul tearing, home breaking nakedness.
And while we are on the subject, we think it Va pity that
the great Methodist conference that has been in ; session , in
Salem all this week failed to utter a word about it. No curse
in modern times can compare with it. It is worthy of the
thoughtful consideration of any body of men or women.
What's going to be done about it? We hear the question
asked on every side.
Divorce will continue just so long as people regard the
marriage lightly, as a thin of pleasure, convenience; as a
toy be played with and thrown aside at the first moment of
irritation. And yet, what can we expect, with all the trial
marriage thorists going about the country with their diaboli
cal programs. "Try it out for a while, and if you can't make
it, quit." Great stuff, we call it. to replace the order that
comes ringing down the ages, "What therefore God hath
joined together, let no man put asunder."
No. Until, people realize that there' is something sacred
about the marriage vow; that the practice is not man-made,
but divine in origin, and that no greater crime can be com
mitted than to deprive Innocent little children of a mother's
and father's loving care not until we get to thinking along
those- lines will the terrible monster of divorce begin to lose
its ugly head from the society of humankind.
Salem. Ore.. Sept. 24. 1927.
OF HeiLGN OF TOS$f
. This is an advertisement. It is the first advertisement of
the centennial celebration in Salem in September of 1934, to
commemorate the beginning of the. work of Jason Lee and his
missionary followers here out of which grew the states of
Oregon, Washington Idaho, Oregon and parts of Montana and
Wyoming, under the Stars and Stripes, instead of the British
The Salem Y free employment of f ice sent out 381 persons
to work the past week. High water mark. But unfortunately
the flood tide of seasonal employment is over, and thia record
cannot ue Kepi up. ...
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rnvmiCETlIlS MON8TEU - - -
, PORTLAND, Sept, 25. Smiling? nanny while her mother stifled
sobs, a Uny girl, ja bit" over 17 years. -nodded her sunny head In affir
mation that she live with her father here and not accompany her
mother back to Kansas.' .The mother: Mrs. E. W. Barnes of Madison
Kans.r hftft twice traveled half across the continent In futile legal
effort to gain custody etthg child from her divorced husband, Mkrcus
Landonf Lee. I ' f; sl v " '. -' -' '.- . 'pw , t'--
Tears came io'the eyes'ot the mother as she "sarin the. "courtroom
here today and heard the Judge's ruling that her daughter remain with
the father. ; The child seemed contented thafi her situation was not
to be changed. ,. - . .....
Lee and hl former wife were divorced in Oklahoma five years ago.
"If you stayed, you mght pro
tect me." said Helen. "You know
how to protect my husband's in
terests better than any man he's
likelv to find. Very probably l
shall never fall in love again, nor
anyone will lose his heart to me.
"I wouldn't put the sligntesi
faith in that. I didn't uiame far-
Is." said Eteoneus. "In a way. I
didn't blame you. since, as yon
say-, you were infatuated with the
fellow. All' that was natural en
ough, and I knew' what to th'nk of
it. And, besides, I could see tnat
Menelaos didn't understand you.
He's had no experience with wom
"He may not have understood
me then, but he has no difficulty
now. That s not me irouoie wun
Menelaos. He's too sort. I'd rather
say. He never lives out his wis
dom. He knows far more than ne
knows what to do with, as to me
and o.ther things. "
"That's exactly what I've been
tryine to Ray!" Eteoneus exclaim
ed. "I had no Idea you saw it too."
"Why. Eteoneus." said Helen,
you and I have more ideas in
common than any other two peo
ple In the house. "We have had
some experience of the world, and
we've thoueht about what we hav
seen. I naven t nan tne opportun
ity before to thank "you for what
you nid to Hermlone."
"About women "
"Why Venelaos was gainer to
nut m out of the house for that!"
?e would feel that way about
It " said Helen, "but you told the
rnth. And Hermione needed to
har it. I suspect Menelaos knew
t van the truth, too. nd from
first you did the right thing
ibont Oreros And you showed a
human attitude toward ioor Ad-
te. You are really a very noble
I m a verv orninarv one. sa'n i
"!tenneu. "and I'm not what T '
Tt. I Ir'nH of vmt to sneak m
-n fact, it's the f'rst comnliniert
r've'hd from nvbody since yon
went to Troy. I flon't count tb
tribute'' I could nick out of your,
hmband's sarcastic remarks if I
. "Oh. he like you enormou'v
Steonens! I rather ffcv-hfi relie
"n yon to see that Ms nioe fool
fan commands are not ca"Hed ot
f . he eets a new man who ohevs
Mm morally, the hoii9 will bs ,
-p'ped. Won't you stay?"
"If. vou both want me so badl"
ald Eteoneus. "But there other
.Hffirultles.'tno. VA bttr sro now
before rt in.Heeoer."
"Let me hHr the other difficul
ties auld Helen.' "Perhan w
ould reach some .solution of
"?Termione and Orestes." said
Ktfloneus. - "We're not through
with them. Tbey think they n
to travel indefinitely, but what's
Indefin'tely? Menelaos forgave Or
estes before they left, and he's
wrapped up In hia'daughter: "
"He should be." said. Helen.
"Oh. I knowV said ; Efeonn
"but they wfll rome back, that's
'h- difficulty. When Menelaos for
gave him, it was on the assumn
lion that they were saying good-;
by forever. First I had to get that
food and staff done tin in bag fo
Hermlone. then I had to put It
awaybecause she was ton prou
to accept It. then I had to get it
all-out aga'n the next day. and
iwJce as, touch, for Orestes, He
wasn't ; too ; proud, I can tell you.
And TVIenelac? made him prom
ise, without any great difficulty,
that if ever Hermiohe was In need,
they'd let us know., We'll be feed
ing the m at ,a,dlaUnca-iill-th7
find it more convenient to be fed
"Orestes will go back to his fa
ther's estate after a while." said
Helen. "There's .no doubt at all
that the very people who are crit
ical of him now will want, him to
rule them later. Then he will
have the best of homes for his
"Do yon think he would care
to settle down and look after his
own affairs?" said Eteoneus.
'Iteraeniber. he has grown up in
a hide and see,k kind of existence,
at first cludiris his mother, then
hunting Agisthais, then waylaying
Pj rrhus. I fancy he is too much
aciustomed to it to ehangte If he
only could take vengeancoion him
self for Pyrrhus, he'd be (entirely
In the vein. But I can't 'imagine
him .tamed down. There"js noth
ing really stable aJout hitn; he's
one of those people who talk about
the established order of .things,
but never try it."
"He had the decency to marry
my daughter, when she would
have been compromrsed. if he
"How do you know he married
her? He told you? That's great
evidence, isn't it?"
"Tt' no evidnc at all, but I
believe him." said'Helen. "I don't
like" him, but he tells the truth
VWell; I'm sorry for thel- chil
dren." said Eteoneus. "It will be
the greatest race of reformers
that wa-? ever invented."
"I taV it you are going to stay"
said Helen, "and I'm happier ov
er the prospect than I've been in
a" long time "
"I didn't say I'd stay." said Et
eonen "But you will, won't you?"
Dou you think I'm too old?"
"Not a bit! You will soon be in,
your prime as a gate keeper
you know all about men,' and an
extraordinary .lot about women,
and yon can. act on your knowl
edge, to the great advantage of
all of us. And whether you were
old or not, Menelaos and I should
want you to stay. We shall love
our friends at any age."
"If yon put it that way." said
Eteoneus, Mthere doesn't seem to
"be so much point in going. I shall
keep my prejudices, of course.".
"Of course." said Helen. "What
would a man be without his prej
-"The going to Troy wasn't so
bad," said Eteoneus
"As the coming . back." said
Helen. "We understand each oth
er. Eteoneus. Thank you for stay
ing, and thank you for thi3 talk.
If you ever have; anything to say
that you feel would be helpful to
me. come and tell me."
'I will." said Eteoneus. "I've
enjoyed this talk, Menelaos and I
always disagree. Shall I tell him
I'm staying, or will you?"
"Neither of us," said Helen.
"Just stay. If you tell him you
are going to. he'll ask you why.
and you won't have a good reas
on unless you say I asked you to.
?nd then he may discharge you.
Stay with us. Eteoneus. without
words, and I think the house wil!
be at eace.'
"This is as good a place to stop
a? any." said Orestes. "The view
is very fine from this bend In the
road, and the shade of this lonely
tree is welcome. I've had my eye
on it for the last half-mile. If I
had known how heavy your fath
er's supnlies would prove, I would
nave declined at least half of
"We needn't walk much farth
er today." aid Hermlone. "What's
the use of hurrying on as if we
were afraid of being late some
where? We aren't going to any
particular place, and it makes no
matter when we arrive. My, but
"Now. don't lose your courage!"
said Orestes. "The main reason
for moving on is that no one
seems eager to have us stop. That
house last night barely put up
with us I was fearful to the end
that theyd' risk the sin of Inhos
pitality, and invite us to try some
"The trouble ia. they've ail
heard about you," said Hermlone.
You have as a wide reputation as
my mother. They are afraid you'll
murder them in their sleep. Poor
"Partly," said Orestes, "tut
when they see a woman along,
they immediately conclude that
you are not formally my wife. I
suppose they think no one would
marry me permanently. They don't
like tor take in women who are
not strictly married or unmar
ried." "Isn't it strange how people will
miss the essentials." said Hcrmi
one, "and fasten on the mere for
malities! If I had brought a mar
riage certificate with me. thev
would be cordial, but without it
they are frigid. Yet I couldn't be
mor your wife than I am. even
f there had been no ceremony at
"I feel thoroughly married my
self," said Orestes. "Homeless,
but domesticated. I wonder who Is
calling on your mother about thi?
(To be continued)
Copywright, 1925. by the Bobbs
Fishermen Prepare to Sua.
Government for Large
Sums of Money
VANCOUVER, B. C. Sept. 24.
(AP) Battle lines were being
drawn here, today for a court of
fensive which may cost the Ca
nadian government many millions
of dollars in fees and taxes which
have been collected of fish can
nery men during the past sixty
. Following a decision of Justice
W. A. MacDonald of the provincial
Fupreme court yesterday, declaring
federal legislation providing for
such taxation ultra vires, operat
ors began preparation to sue do
minion fisheries department for
the monies adjudged illegally col
lected. Meanwhile the dominion
government proposes to appeal to
the supreme court of Canada on
the decision which would deprive
it of nearly a million dollars an
Until the Somerville Cannery
company, Ltd.. brought suit
against -the government the law
had been unquestioned during
more than half a century of en
forcement. Yesterday's decision also opened
another legal attack upon the do
minion fisheries department by 21
Japanese, who were refused fish
ing licenses this season despite the
fact that they are British subjects.
Proceedings on behalf of these
Japanese are under advisement
and it is expected that they will
claim damages for loss sustained
by the withholding of licenses.
THE MORNING ARGUMENT
By Robert QuiUen
"I. always think- women have
more troubles than men until I
hear the way Pa talks when heis
(Cnpyrirht, 1037. Pcaliahara Syodieata)
By tlaade Caliaa
I j yff ,g:
"When Ma an a neighbor met
in that cheap store each one said
sfle went. there just' to see what
the store looked like."
(Copyrifht, 1927. Putliahara Syndicata)
. Elephants in captivity often do
not lie down for weeks, and some
have been known to remain on
their feet for five years, accord
ing to an answered question In
Blister Rust Makes Gains
In Oregon White Pine Area
The white pine blister made a
decided advance toward the white
pine areaN of Oregon during the
past few months, according to a
report received at the office of the
state forester from Leslie N. Good
ing, plant pathologist at Corvallis.
Mr. Gooding said that in spite
of the limited investigation that
has been made the disease was
discovered in five places in Mult
nomah county. The disease also
was found in Hood River and C
was high water mark. Work will
now grow less, and an unemploy
ment situation faces this city and
section, unless some major opera
tions can be started and carried
The Methodists have had the
most successful and pleasant con
ference of all the .75 in the history
of that church in .this state. Salem
has lived up to her- reputation as
the city of welcome.
But think of the centennial cele
bration seven years hence! Salem
will have to go some and grow
some to be ready for the throngs
that w-ill come from all the near
and far places where Methodists
are found and they are. found In
numbers pretty well over the face'
of the globe.
Otfce more, a more than crowd
ed: 24 page Statesman. . Perhaps
the Sunday -Statesman of a week
from next Sunday may be printed
on the new press, relieving1 the
pressure on the 'mechanical de
partment." The last belated ship
ment of the machinery of the press
arrived on the Quaken line steam
ship Orient yesterday, and will be
brought to Salem by truck tomor
rows The erection of the principal
parts of the big machine will be
completed on Wednesday." ? '
There are approximately 700,
000 reputable words in the Eng
lish language, according to an an
swered question in Liberty. These
do not include vernacular, obso
lete, and vulgar words, which ag
gregate 300,000 more.
Bits For Breakfant
Great news for Salem
Methodist church gets behind
movement for memorials to the
S S "a
And this will result in a great
centennial celebration in Salem in
September, 1934, with an epochal
historic pageant; and in a fitting
monument to Jason Lee, and a col
lection and the housing of relics of
the pioneer days here; the days
when Oregon was' foreign terri
Salem Y free employment office
for the week up to Friday night
sent 381 workers to. Jobs. This
Doctor at 83 Found People
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The basis of treating sickness
has not changed since Dr. Cald
well left Medical College in 1S75,
nor since he placed on the market
vhe laxative description he had
used in bis practice, known to
druggists and the publis . since
1892. as Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
Then, the treatment of consti
pation, biliousness, headaches,
mental depression, indigestion,
sour stomach and other indispo
sitions that result from constipa
tion was entirely by means of
simple vegetable laxatives, herbs
and roote. These are still the
basis of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pep
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Dr. Caldwell did not approve
drastic physics and ' purges: He
did not believe they were goo,
for human beings to put into theii '
system. If grown .people want "to
use them no egecan deny them
the privilegerTmtftiey should nev
er be given to children.
The simpler the remedy for con
stipation, the safer for the child
and for you, and. the. better for
the general health of all. And as
you can get results in a mild and
safe way by using Dr. Caldwell's
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