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From First Statesman, March 2S. 1151
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The Anvil Chorus
OREGON is being treated to an overdose of lamentations
in this glorious springtime. Between the waitings of sev
eral of the gubernatorial candidates afid the recriminations
over census shortages, it is surprising that the state has any
residents left. Over at Sheridan Friday night the American
Legion had assembled various candidates for governor and
the speaker's platform became a wailing wall for those who
want to get the office through the promise of the efficacy
of their particular brand of promotion serum. A few count
ered, but the anvil chorus seems to have had the day. Even
The Oregonian accents the complaints with the comment
that "Oregon has not made the headway it should in the
last ten years."
What's the matter; what's the matter?
Every man has his theory! Joseph says: Elect me and I
will give you cheap power to bring industries. Ed Bailey
says : High taxeS on real estate are the trouble ; elect me and
the income tax and then the crowds will come. Hall says:
Elect me and I will "industrialize Oregon," presumably with
Class A stock. Norblad says : Elect me and III put pepper
on Oregon's tail. The Oregonian says our slow progress is
because the state "has not told its story in the same syste
matic and convincing manner that has brought results else
where." So we have the jerimiads of the discontented and the
panaceas of the politicians.
We would take all this deeply to heart if we had not trav
eled about some in the good old U. S. A. and i ided in dif
ferent states and heard something of the same wail of woe.
There is scarcely a state which does not have the same anvil
chorus working overtime. With a few outstanding exceptions
all the cities are engaged in internal backbiting over their
slow rate of growth. The big town tomcats have alley rackets
just like Portland has been having because the luncheon
clubs -haven't eaten the town into junior New Yorks.
All this coyote cacophony makes us tired. Oregon has
gone ahead in the last ten years; has made abundant and
gratifying progress by whatever measure one wants to use.
When the tally is complete we venture that our percentage
of growth will compare very favorably with either Washing
ton or California, that our rate of growth in value of manu
factured products will likewise be as high as most any of the
other western states. Oregon has had more railway construc
tion in the past decade than either Washington or California.
Its tourist travel has grown far more rapidly than Wash
ington, and in percentage, probably more than California.
The volume of foreign commerce out of the Columbia river
has likewise shown wonderful development in the past de
cade, and the number of shipping lines making Portland a
port of call is greatly increased. There has been fine growth
in production of specialized agricultural products, as well as
sustained volume of production in the major crops of wheat,
wool and sheep.
Oregon is just as alert to progress and development as
any other section; perhaps it has not been as generous in
spending money for promotion, but that is being corrected.
The old description of "mossback" doesn't fit a state which
has spent $100,000,000 in developing the finest road system
of any state in the west, the state which has taken a lead in
preserving and exploiting its scenic and natural resources,
a state which has made national records in many lines Of
produtcion, in dairying, poultry-raising, in flax-raising. We to tell them and, if tLyaktt,
are as eager for progress as anyone; but it takes more tha- to tarn it over to them.
campaign speeches and luncheon club resolutions to build
factories, cultivate idle acres, and develop our na'tural re
Oregon is going ahead, but the anvil chorus of pessi
mism is more of a hindrance than a help.
t two. Km Tmtmt SimlnU. It- drwt lriti rieto tmtrvi . , 12. Vjt" -
WHAT HAS HAPPENED SO FAR.
EMILY DUANE and her friend, Pauline Pennington, disappear
on Emily's wedding rehearsal day. Emily had gone to visit the
hospital, bat never arrived there. After leaving the Dnane home,
Pauline alio vanishes. Later, Pauline's body is found ia the ravine,
and, dote by, Emily's scarf.
" NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY.
THEY retired to the other end
of the long room and talked
among themselves. It was
easier without Sayre, for though
they all loved Emily, it was not
the vital thins to them that it was
to Rodney, and they began to feel
the excitement of it all rising
above the grief.
And, too, there was always hope.
Whatever had happened, Emily
might yet return safe and sound.
SayrVe voice interrupted them.
' People.' he said, "com back
From -his seat on the sofa ne
spoke like a magnate front his
Thev trailed back, wondering.
This," said Rod, holding up the
far, "must be reported to the po
lice. I wander you haven't seen
that before. I wonder I didn't see
it sooner. It's most important evi
dence. We have no right U hold
it back a moment. It's our duty
tective was better than ho had
"Why, if Miss Duane had gone
first, she would have gone on to
the hospital and Mrs. Pennington
couldn't have met her on the
-now no you snow tney did i lor,"
meet on the bridge?" "Ok
How, otherwise, could Mrs. we've all told every word we know.
Pennington become possessed ef
Miss Duane s fur!"
"Perhaps Miss Dnane dropped
her fur piece as she was on her
way to the hospital and Mrs. Pen
nington retrieved it" This from
I Lamb, who wu thinking deeply.
"Perhaps, but that necessitates
Miss JJoaners having gone first.''
"I eant see," put In Nell petu
lantly, "what earthly difference it
makes which one went fiat"
"That's the difference. If Miss
first; she was surely
! Lumber is the Sacrifice
LUMBER was the lamb at the slaughter Friday. By an
overwhelming vote the house of representatives defeated
the proposed tariff of $1.50 on lumber and likewise voted to
keep shingles on the free list. Congressmen Hawley and,
Albert Johnson of Hoquiam led the fight in favor, of these
rates, but in the name of "farm relief" the tariffs for the aid
c-f these distressed industries were defeated. It was the votes
of the mid-western representatives who have had increased
duties on most all their agricultural products that defeated
the duties on lumber and shingles.
This robs the sick lumber industry of the northwest of
or.e ray of hope. Though it qualified as did few other indus
tries, with the Hoover formula of limiting changes to indus
tries suffering from adversities, the opposition of the con
suming areas was too great Now all that Oregon appears to
get out of the tariff measure is a cherry, a nut and a ball of
wool. Measured in dollars and cents, the added protection on
these products, while important, will not be large to the state
as a whole, when compared with the expected benefits to
fiow to a big industry like lumbering.
There will be a disposition to blame the defeat on Con
gressman Hawley, but he is no more to blame than Johnson,
Hadley of Bellingham or other northwestern representatives.
They suffered because they were from those states which
Grundy said ought to "talk darned small The bouse is not
nearly so much of a social club as the senate.
Tar iff -making lias become more than ever a clash of lo
cal interests. The old theories of broad beneficence are prov
ing a mist to cloud the activities of the organized forces of
local selfishness. The present' tariff satisfies nobodv: about
the only reason to vote for it is that another revision might
be even worse. Tariff duties have not been decided on the
basis of needs, but on the basis of votes, political deals or po
litical fears, tnougn there Is nothing new in that.
Lumber will simply have to solve its own problems even
if that means busted companies, busted employes and busted
communities. We have seen grass growing in the lumber
docks on Grays Harbor; it may have to grow there again
until healthy conditions are restored in the lumber market.
The G.A.R. post at McMinnville will end Its organization today
when its guns and flags will be turned over to the Spanish war vet
erans, for later delivery to the American legion. Time has decimated
.the ranks of this post, till only three survive, two of them ia poor
health. The charter of the post will be delivered to the department
commanders. But a little while, and all the charters mast be sur
rendered, and the once powerful organization of "boys In blue" will
become bat memory, sacred to those who knew them, and to those
coming after, who know the value of the service they rendered to
country and humanity.
The stock market had another bad heart attack last week which
. the federal reserve bask needle wits tart per coat money failed
You're rwrht. old man." Cibbv
said, realizing, after being told,
the truth of the matter.
"Do you mean to-night?" asked
"I think so. It's only a little af
ter midnight, and those police
chaps are not early birds, want
to telephone. Lsmmie?"
"Yes. What shall I say?"
"I think Td say that we have
a bit of what may bo evidence,
and shall we telephone about it,
or will they toddle round?"
Lamb inwardly rejoiced thai
Sayre was at least coming out ef
his apathy enough to speak a lit
tle more lightly, and went to the
He returned to say Lawlor
would be right over.
The detective came and listened
to the story.
He was greatly impressed, he
seemed astounded, and his expres
sion was deeply regretful.
Ha accepted their declarations
that the for was positively Emily's
and that she had positively worn
it when she left the house. Abo
their statement that Mrs. Penning
ton had not worn her fur, which
was exactly Kke it
"You think it important ?" asked
Gib by, trying to gauge the detec
"Vitally. At what tine did Me
Guire cie you this?"
MJast after they had taken Mrs.
Pennington to the hospital I said
I would restore it to Mr. Penning
ton, as of coarse we assumed it to
"Of course. WelL IH have to
take it along," Lawlor sighed
deeply. "Look here," he said, sud
denly, "which left this bout first,
Mrs. Pennington or Miss Dunne?"
"Why. I don't know," Betty
said, taking ft on herself to an
swer. MYu see, Emily just flung
a word to Mrs. BeM and myself to
say proper goed-bys to departing
guests, as she would be away for
a few minutes.'
! "You thought nothing of tfca&t"
-Mercy, no. Why shoald IT"
What time was that!"
"I don't know. About five. I
"Well, did Mrs. Pennington go
"Let me tee, she
"I know this much," Sayre nut
in. "Emily said good-bye to the
renaingtons, Tor l saw and heard
her. Then she caste to me and
told me she was going over to the
hospital, and she went immediate
ly. I should say they left about
use seme time, within jive minutes
"Mrs. Peaoiagtea most ' save
gone first." said Lawlor decidedly.
"How d m ret that?" sakndt
Gibby, concluding the police de-1 cried Nell.
w wav enssrw
I prmpom fe rmU im m celebrated detective to take up the
matter of Mu$ Dnane'a ditm p pearance" said Sayre.
over the ravine bridge and on her
way before- Mia. Pennington ap
peared." "Proving," said Burton Lamb,
"that Miss Duane didn't tell Mrs.
Pennington about the Laurence
baby, and m threw her into a mel
ancholy fit, which caused her to
end her life, That it?"
Sossethins; like that," said Law
lor. "Do 70 think her fall was not
an aeddent?'' asked Rodney, his
face suddenly changing.
"I'm almost certain it was not
The bridge rails are not worn or
broken ta any way."
"Somebody said they were.
"It may have looked so because
the vines were broken and torn.
They are so carefully kept that
any imperfectioa shows at once.
And ai the place where Mrs.
Pennington's fall occurred, they
are greaty mangled."
"And you think she threw her
self over?" Betty spoke sob
binrfy. "I cant express any opinion
about it ma'anL. It is all very
mysterious, and this fur business
makes the mystery deeper. In
fact it means that there must now
be an inauest"
"An i&qmstT Whalers fori"
BITS for BREAKFAST
-By R. J. HENDRICKS-
"It's always done in a case of a
death unattended by any physi
cian, or well, I dont know. I'm
sure, but I'm almost certain
therell be one. A mere matter
of form, they'll call it But the
case has its queer points."
He seemed to forget his au
dience, and sat staring at the fur.
Then suddenly, "WelL I'll bo
going. You've told me aD you
His keen gaze rested on one
after another, and he felt sure no
one was keeping anything back.
"Just one more thine. Mr. Law-
lor," sounded Sayre's clear voice.
no, not about this matter
But I know how busy vou must be
with ft, especially if there's gome
to be an inquest and all that; and
also because I want to do every
thing I can, I propose to call in a
celebrated detective to take up the
matter of Miss Duane's disappear
ance. He will have no connection,
of course, with the Pennington
matter, and will in no way inter
fere with the police work, but I
feel I must do this and I thought
you ought to know."
"Thank you, Mr. Sayre, for your
thoughtfulness. And I may say 1
think you're doing a wise thing."
"What a nice man," said Betty
as the detective went away.
"Qukker-witted than I though!
the police ones were" said Gibby,
with a tTuHging admiration. Bji
2 ration of himself as a Sherlock
olmes was rapidly dwindling, fot
he realized he had done absolutely
nothing as yet
"An inquest! Think of HI"
acclaimed NelL "Do you suppose
we can all go?"
"Sure," returned Pete. "They'll
"My heavens t To testify, or
whatever you call It?"
"Maybe. An inquest ia Hills
dele is bound to bo properly con
ducted. HowM yon like to bo ia
the witness box?" '
"I'd love it" responded NeTL
truthfully. "It'll give me a thrUL
I liked Paulino aU right- but of
course, I knew her only slightly,
and Mr. Pennington I scarcely
knew at-elL I'm terribly sorry for
him, but truly, all my sorrow and
sympathy Is for Roddy and our
own crowd here of Emily's friends.
Oh, where' EmttyT I, cant see
through this far business at aZL
To sao it looks sort oi "
A card or thanks and a note
The census enumeration for
the second Oregon district, head
quarters Salenf, talcing in Marion,
Polk, Yamhill and Tillamook
counties, has been conducted
strictly according to the program
of the heads of the department at
Washington. Among the direc
tions to supervisors was a recom
mendation that, at the end ot the
work ot enumeration, tho news
papers should be asked (tree of
co), to publish cards requesting
those who thought themselves
overlooked to mail their flames
on the coupons to the supervisors.
S e e
All the newspapers of this dis
trict have freely responded, in
cluding th two Balem news
papers. This publicity campaign
is still going: on. and this kee-ps
the schedules open for a short
time yet. In order that the enum-
eraors still in the field, or the
office force where the enumera
tors hare turned in their schwl
ules, may check up, and add the
names in case they are entitled to
be added. This process automatic
ally gives a slight extension of
time necessarily so, for in some
cases 1000 and more names must
be scanned to verify the correct
ness of one person who thinks he
has been missed.
Now the card of thinks is to
the faithful and patriotic people
who have reported, and are yet
reporting, for themselves and
members of their own families or
households, or for their neigh
bors or others within their know
ledge. A man and his wife came
to Salem from California, he to
work here. They established their
home here a few days ago. They
had not been enumerated there,
or on the way here. They are
clearly among Salem's population,
and they surely wanted to be
counted in the population of the
isolated case. There are manv.
A Salem lady is a world trav
eler. She Is Just now in Africa.
She will surely not be enumerat
ed there. Her permanent home is
in Salem. She has been enumer
ated as a Salem resident. Neither
is that an isolated case. A Salem
boy has enlisted in the fighting
forces of the United States. He is
not at West Point or Annapolis,
or at San Diego, or any perman
ent post. He is at sea. on a ve&sel
of Uncle Sam. So his mother
gives him m as a Salem resident.
She is entitled to do thts. Other
wise he would not be counted as
a resident of the United Spates,
though working and training to
defend the good name of his
country. Neither Is that an iso
A bcry Is away at school, at
Eugene; and a girl at Monmouth
or Corvallis, or studying music
or some other branch at Portland
or Chicago or elsewhere. Her
home, or his, as the case may
be, is till In Salem. The enumera
tion should be here. A stndent
does not lose his residence, for
census purposes, by being away
from home at school. It is differ
ent with teachers, where they
live or room or board In the dis
tricts where they teach. So all
Salem teachers except one, so far
as known, have been counted ia
Salem's population. The one not
counted lives outside of the city
and neither rooms nor boards or
In any other way establishes her
census home here. Her name is
entered la the district where she
lives. Tbe cases of the students
eo not by any means constitute
"e m 'm
A man has his home In Salem.
He works for one of the state de
partments. His family is now
with him. at his Job? m eastern
Oregon. He is loyal to Salem. He
has responded to the call of the
"pink slip" sent to him. He is
counted. Neither is that ao iso
Salem loses the enumeration
ot all university students who do
not have their homes In this city.
She is not allowed to count a
single persoa outside tbe city lim
its. This eliminates more than
5000" people, in the institution for
the- feeble minded, state tubercu
losis ho?plal. deaf mute school,
girls' industrial school, and all the
people outside the city limits to
the south, east, north and west:
including West Salem. (Even
West Salem has a large popula
tion outside its limits). It
eliminates about 1000 at the Sa
lem Indian raining school. Even
Marion county loses 600 or more
there: for the students are sup
posed to be taken on the reserva
tions or at heir homes.
The meropolitan district that
ought to be Salem, or that really
is Salem .depending upon he acti
vities of this city for their liveli
hoods, contains around 32,000
people. But the metropolitan dis
trict does not count in census
matters, as Portland will find.
The enumeration totals will stand
for the next 10 years at what the
fi.Eyiref; sTiow for the people
counted within the present city
limits. There mu?t be some rule.
That Is the rule.
Now for the appeal: It is the
duty of every loyal Salemite. un
derstanding the purport of the
above suggestions, to answer the
newspaper appeal, or In some
other way to get word to the cen
sus headquarters in the Salem
postoffiee. building, in case of
knowledge, or even suspicion,
that some one who ought to be
counted hag not been counted, or
Is likely in one of many ways to
be missed from the count
And fo do It now. Today, or
tomorrow, or before the end of
the present week. There can be
no good excuse for holding the
schedules open longer, unless
something not now known may
come to light. The phone num
ber of the census office is 686.
The office Is on the second floor
of the postoffiee- building, third
door to the right. It is open about
16 hours of the day (and night),
and every niemebr of the force is
anxious to cooperate so are the
enumerators who have been in
They realize that what the
footings shall show, after a few
more short days, will for 10
years stand before the country
and the world as Salem's popu-.
W - e
And that will mean much, in
many ways. The location of new
industries will hinge on this. So
will the establishing of branch
offices, bringing new payrolls and
people. So will the making up of
advertising campaigns of various
kinds, bringing more money to
Salem to enter the channels of
trade here, in 1000 ways.
That is how important this
matter is. It concerns every prop
erty holder or worker for a daily
wage or a monthly salary. It is
more than a matter of pride. It
is a matter of business. Salem
should have extended her bound
aries. It was attempted. The out
siders, most of them, wanted to
stay ontside. That matter should
have attention before another 10
years. It is too late for this census.
... Of Old Oregon
Town Talks from The States
man Ouf Fathers Bead
May 4, J005
A mysterious note, purporting
to be from a man who was tired
of living and was about to drown
himself in the Willamette, was
found pinned to a trellis pole in
a yard in the old A. D. Pettyjohn
hopyard by Ah Sing, the China
man who conducts the vard.
The members of the senior
class of Willamette unirwrlty
wore their e-aps and gowns for the
first time this year at chapel yes
terday morning. The class in
cludes: Lila Swafford. Kinn!e
Miller, Bnrges3 Ford. Edgar F.
Averill. Eugene Whipple and Paul
There will be an organ recital
Tuesday night at the First Con
pregational chureh, when the peo
ple of Salem will have an oppor
tunity to hear Prof. Goodrich of
St. David's Episcopal ohurh,
F. A. Baker of Oregon Cedar
Camp, No. 6246, M. W. A. has
been elected one of the delegates
to represent the Modem Wood
men of America at the head
camp to be held in Milwaukee,
Wise, on June 14.
For You For Today
A man runs 3 times as fast as
he walks. If he walks 3 miles an
an hour and walks 4 times as
much as he runs, how long will it
take him to cover a mile?
Answer to Saturday's Problem
J7.4::. Explanation Square 7
2; multiply by 22-7 by 2 for
area of ends (77). Multiply 7 by
22-7 by 10 fer area of cylindrical
part. Adf 77 and 220; multiply
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NEW YORK, May 3 (AP)
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serred in the Austro-IIungarian
air forces during tbe world war,
arrived today on the Aqnltanla to
prepare for an attempt at a non
stop flight from Detroit to Budapest.
IT BR IJJ TLT EH
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