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"1 - I1 1 I . ''- : i The OREGON STATESMAN, SsJeaXL, Oregon. Sunday Morning. Septemper l. -
'&tea THE CREAKING DOOR j terrS ffnr BREAKFAST!
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Wo Favor Sways Us; No Fear Shall Awe'
From First Statesman, March 28, 1851
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Copy 2 cents. On trains and News Stands (.cents.
Labish Center Gets a Bell
rr was a cheering: item of news which our Iabish Center
correspondent sent the" other day and which appeared in
the Thursday Statesman. Labish Center school lwuse is to
have a bell, a brand new bell, and it will be here in a few
days to perform its duty in that thriving community. Ten
years now the school house has been built, and. school has
been kept in it all the while without a- bell. It had no belfry
eyen, and the bell -had to wait perforce on. the belfrey. But
that came this summer, and now the bell lias been ordered.
Bells are sot quite easily nowadays. The school clerk
just sends in an order for a bell; and the bell comes out by
rail or truck; and the -schoolboaid draws a warrant to pay
for it. It was a different matter years ago. Bells were bells,
and not ordinary items of merchandise and school equip
ment. The first schoolhouse might be :built from donated
labor or volunteer subscriptions ; and always the belfrey was
built with the main structure. Then getting the bell became
a matter of community effort. The men did their manly
part in building the school, and the women perhaps took
the lead in getting the bell. Mayhap the edifice was opened
with a dance and the proceeds u&ed to-buy a bell. Or enter
tainments were given and sociables that the bell fund might
grow. It might take months to get the bell after the order
was placed as it came from San Francisco or even from the
bell founders in the east.
And how eager folk were to hear .the tones of the new
school bell that is the. contributors were eager, if not the
children whose feet turned schoolward reluctantly at the
peal of the summoning bell.
City schools get along now without bells, save perhaps;
the signal bells in the hallways. They have no great, boom
ing bells high overhead. City churches toe- are becoming
voiceless, no bells pealing the call to prayer. So much of
noise in the city, bells become but jangling sounds. But in
the country it is different. There is quiet there and the
silver tone of the bell carries far, far. Time jwill be set by
it in farmhouses. Each resident of the district will feel a
sense of proprietorship in th schoolbeM. In future years
men will recall its tone with pleasant memories. ,
We are glad Labish Center is to ave a- schoolbell. It
will be a good investment for the community.
Don: t Dodge, Decide
WE hope the city council does not pass the buck on to
the general public in the matter of the vacation of
Trade street for the benefit of the paper mill. The respon
sibility is by law placed' with the council and the action of
the public in voting may be advisory only. The affair has
dragged along unduly as it is.
The Statesman repeats the position It has taken in the
matter: the vacation should be granted but only on condi
tion that such vacation meets with the approval of owners
of adjacent property. This was "the position we took when,
the matter was first proposed and which we still hold. In
asmuch as that approval has not been secured, we do not
see how the city council is justified at the present time in
approving the ordinance. Lacking such approval the ordin
ance would be of doubtful legality as well as setting a bad
policy in apparently invading the property rights of one for
the benefit of another private 'interest, even though the
general public may feel it would derive substantial indirect
benefit from the latter.
Under the circumstances we believe the ordinance
should be indefinitely postponed at the present time.
The Governor's Salary
IF Julius Meier were a poor man and Phil Metschan a rich
man, who offered to return to the state treasury four
fifths of his salary, what a chorus of protest would arise
from the Portland Journal and Portland Telegram. They
would ring all the changes about a rich man buying the
office.
With the situation reversed, the Telegram, advertising
that Meier has said he would give back $24,000 out of his
$20,000 salary avgovernor, has the audacity to taunt Met
schan with the proposition, and ask him what he proposes
tado.
Is the governorship going to the highest bidder? If
Meier will give $24,000 perhaps some one else will, give
$30,000 and so forth till the offices of the state with their
emoluments are sold at public, auction. Such a proposal is
highly improper. If set as a precedent, it would forever bar
a poor man irora occupying me seat, aauey, iur iusuukc,
says frankly he would draw his salary because fee needs it
and because he would earn it.
We are really surprised at the Telegram's effrontery
as well as its display of bad judgment in making the salary
rebate a campaign issue. . y
J The city council would do well to' leave tbe existing milk code
untouched. It has been effective only three months and to date the
majority- of milk producers have complied with its provisions and
are advocates of its continuance. Almost exactly duplicate codes are
aow effective In Eugene and lledford. There is no .provision in the
code which la obnoxious to tbe public which desires, always, the
best In its milk supply, and any complaint against It on the part of
the producers comes from a small minority. Alderman Vaadevort
means well but In this Instance his "sheep herder's" ethics are mis
placed. The repeal move should be
Never has a train recjgsaaV the advance advertising in this
territory that the new UsImi Pacific "PorUead Bese" hat receiv
ed. The-TJ. P. baa used generous display advertising space even ia
tf-linj cities like towns in the WiUamett valley. Portland and
Oregon should appreciate this compliment which has been shown
fa the naming of this crack train. It is a graeloms tribute to our
metropolis and to the charm for which it is distinctive: its roses
sad gardens. , -
; American skill in designing, handling sad maaning the yacht
ras beautifully displayed in the- victory of the Enterprise over Sir
Thomas Upton's Shamrock V. What a .gallant sportsman Sir
Thomas Is; Americans "love him 10 veil they almost wish he could
Et-to take home- the cup hehas striven fer so peraeveringly and
it with such grace.
t Justice Kelly win be aulte at home in Salem, for he has served
as circuit Judge here formany years. His . appointment aa succes
sor to Justice McBride has been
, ' The estimated loss of Ufa from. antosMMIo accidents tats .year
JMU., Peace becomes quite
tou ana nearly every accident might have bee prereatad.
A bank Is like the gOTernmeat a lot ol checks sal balances.
ten
tabled.
cordially received byv bar audi
as hasardoua at, war! A ierriMe
h! Ill innaV'X laikT; : 11 . . . - -,-- !: I "T
1! 1111 BrCS-CpehrtlLD. I -iSSOTS " " " ., W":
Sight is the most Important of
all your precious senses, j What
It gives us adds immeasurably to
the satisfaction
of living. It
informs . us. of
the world in
which i we live.
of all 1 lta ob
jects, land the
doings of our
friends. '
"Myopia.- or
near sighted
ness, ! la an
eye defect that
can be ; over
come I by, the
wearing of
glasses. 'For
years man has
tried other means of relief. .Mas
sage, suction pressure an dj vari
ous exercises have been tried bnt
to no purpose,'
In very high degrees of myo
pia, operative procedure baa , been
used. But if the loag- run glass
es seem to be the only corrective
measure worth while.
Persons who are near-sighted
are called "myopes." They have
exceptionally large : eyes. : They
are so large and so long, that the
retina, the aeeing part of the
eye Is too fr back to receive dis
tinctly the focussed rays of light.
The effect la the same upon
vision as though the picture used
ia the projecting machine of a
moving pkture theatre wera too
small for the room. The screen
is so far away -that the. Images
reaching it are blurred"- and in-
distinct!
A person- afflicted with, near
sightedness- Is never sre of
what he sees. He cm scarcely
make out objects across ' the
room. He fails to recognize his
friends on the street. ' I
There is oh thing he- can do
which his faT-sighted brother
fails to do. It is his only ad
vantage. I refer to -the ability
of the myope to read the finest
type nearby without spectacles.'
Occasionally we hear abont an
elderly person who reads : with
out the aid of glasses. Almost
always this is because the, myo
pic eye is well suited for; close-
work. While the distant vision
is exceedingly defective, the near
vision may be excellent. :
Myopia Is sometimes progres
sive. Increasing from year to year.
Any severe illness may material
ly aggravate this visual defect,
In the correction or myopia
strong concave lenses are; used
fof distant vision. . Unless the
degree of myopia ia very high.
no glasses are required for read
ing. When there is an excessive
amount of near-sightedness It
may be necessary to have a sec
ond pair of glasses. In such a
case tbe reading glasses are
much, weaker than the distance
ones.
Weak concave lenses have the
effect of Increasing the clearness
and definition of distant objects.
Thlnn may look somewhat
smaller but at the same time
they are far mere distinct.
It is important that : near
sightedness be corrected. Certain
eye diseases are more common in
cases of neglect myopia.
Too many persons are careless
of their sight. When the wear
ing of glasses ean overcome the
evils of eye detects it is strange
that so many persons go on from
year to year without them. I
cannot urge yon too strongly to
atenft to your eyes.
Answers to Health Qweries
S. J. Q. Can bow legs
straightened?
, A. Tes; in some instances. It
would be wise for yon to consult
an orthopedist.
C. G. P. Q. X am 18 years
old. 4 ft. 10 ins. tall; what should
I weigh? v
2 What foods should I eat to
gain weight?
A. You should weigh about
109 pounds.
2 Eat plenty of good- nour
ishing food, including ' milk,
eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Drink plenty of water between
meals and get plenty of sleep.
Take cod liver oil as a general
tonic:" '
H. W. O. Q. What causes
quick -sharp pains around the
heart when I take a deep breath?
2. What win cure a small
rupture?
A. This may be due to some
trouble in the -chest. Have, yonr
doctor make an examination.
2. In. most instances an" op
eration is necessary to rare, ;
... Of Old Oregon
Town Talks from The States
man Our Fathers Bead '
Sept. 14, 1903 ; :
saiem railroad extensions are
now practically certain, with in
formation that Interests behind
the Portland Consolidated Elee-
tric railway have purchased the
controlling Interest of the local
gal, electric lighting and power
ptant. This deal is taken to mean
connection of Portland and Salem
by an electrical line.
First three days pleklng onthe
lower part of the Camnbell and
Walker hop yard gave 3 l,7rf
pounds, which should dry to -
ss7 pounas.
Rex W. Davis, formerly in bus
iness In Shedd but now a com
mercial traveler, is in the city
tor a few days. .,;. i.
Firebug's attempt vpoa whole
sale destruction of property 'was
made. . A can of kerosene was
nd near fire- which broke-out
the alley oa Marloa and Front
streets. . :; .
"iWe guarantee ourS carrier
service. - fx your copy of 1 the
statesman falls to -arrive bv f:!0
avA&aaaJt and a cojt will.
ee ww to you. ,
Yest
era
The OTHER BULLET
By Nancy Barr Mavity
.CHAPTER SO
"Maybe you think that living
here alone has made me queer,
too?" There was nothing apolo
getic In Cousin Maria's tone.
Peter, bending forward, looked
into eyes whose vital intelligence
go had been powerlesa to
quench.
"Let'a be queer together
then," he said. "I've been back
I eleven years, and that isn't far
enough. I ve beea clinging for
dear Ufa to proper little facts
that caa.be labeled and put in a
box. amd they haven't led me
anywhere.
"I'm just as befuddled as I
was at the beginning. I don't
know what good ifs going to bo
but anyway it's sure to be In
teresting, so suppose you give
me your impressions of the Mon
tanya family. Something might
bob un If anyone had both the
opportunity and the wit to know
them thoroughly, it was you."
Cousin Maria flushed faintly
under . Peter's enthusiasm. Evi
dently she felt her own height
ened color, for she said 'ilf
very nice to be made to blush
again. There's been nothing
worth blushing about for a loag
-ttmeV
She settled back In her chair 1
with a delicate rustling move
ment of satisfaction.
"Nobody else felt as I did
about Jerome," she said. "Of
course It was shee contrariness
oa my part. I amghf to have
been glad that he wasn't like
David. Instead of that, despite
aU the trouble he caused us, I
was glad that David - wasn't Uke
Jerome. -I might have been a
little bit like David myself if
things had been different but
of course, being a girl, X never
had a chance to bo sinful."
Peter could not resist smiling
at her simple regret that girls
were restricted to virtue by -rigid
necessity.
"When I think of them at
boys, it doesn't seem long ago
not nearly as long ago as the
night that Jerome was killed. I
came here when they were quite
little, to be a companion to Cou
sin Judith after - her husband
died. And it didn't take me long
to see . that while Judith always
said that she loved both of her
children the same, It was one of
those things that yon say from
the Hps out."
"I don't believe ft takes you
long to see - anything." Peter
beamed upon'faer with delighted
flattery.
"When I waa young, gentle
men did not have to ' pay that
sort of compliment to my eyes,"
the old lady answered tartly.
"They were more Interested In
looking atthem than what they
looked at. But then ladies
weren't supposed to- have brains
in those days. It .was almost as
bad to be clever as to have a
squint. At least I haven't the
squint, thank goodness!"
"Indeed you haven't! And I'm
sure you're reconciled to being
clever by this time." Peter de
clared. "Tes, whea you're bid and have
nothing to do bat think, ifs a
comfort to have something to
think with," Coueta Maria agreed.
"Cousin
Judtta wasn't handi
capped that way. though she al
ways meant welL She dressed the
boys exactly alike, and cava them 1
the same presents and really be-
ueveo: taat.sno snowed no par
tiaUty. But It was Jerome she
loved. She couldnt help that Bat
after Jeronis was killed, .she
thought God was punishing her J
because she had not grieved more
over David's : death. - .She- waa
sorry, of eoojtsev hat, She had a
secret tierce gladness that -It was
David and aot Jerome. "
oifly a year's dif-
f erenee in their -ages, but as so
oftea happens in famiUea of.saeh
a marked physical type as the da.
la. MMiiwTti the resemblance
'topped with H externals, : There
;.. :- I it , '
;
waa wild blood ia the de la Mon-
tanyas, and David got aU of ft,
Perhaps his father. If he. had Uv-
ed, would have understood him
better, and redressed the bal
ance. But as it was, David was
always being told to take his old
er brother aa an example. And
Jerome Just loved being an ex
ample. .
"They never got along well to
gether, hat It was David who was
punished tor quarreling with his
brother never the other way
-round. Jerome did weu ia school
and at games, and David was al
ways being asked why he could
n't do as bis brother did. Ton
might as well ask a weed why
it couldn't be a petted plant.
"It wasn't that David was stu
pid, though his mother thought
so. But he hated routine. He
couldn't aettle dowa to things
that didn't interest him. He did
n't like games, though he loved
riding and swimming the things
you ean do alone. And the trag
edy of it was, that hs loved his
mother, and knew that she didn't
lore him. And yon cant fool
children I I can see him now with
his big black eyes fastened on
her with a sort of hopeless yearn
ing, while she sat with an arm
around each boy, thinking she
waa treating them both alike
hut with her eyes full of adoring
pride turned to Jerome.
"Presently he gave up the un
even competition. When he was
about fourteen he said to me one
day: 'I'm no good as an exam
ple. I gness I'u Just leave that
to Jerome, and be a warning;.' It
was after that that he took to
running away. He- was expeUed
from school fer climbing out of
bis window In the middle of the
night, and then he ran away from
borne to be a cowboy. Of course
he was brought back again. No
member of the de la Montanya
family could be a common cow
bey. After that there was no hold
ing him. He fought restraint like
a wild thing. He couldn't be a
second edition of Jerome, so in
stead of imitating him, he turn
ed everything that Jerome did
into its opposite. 1
"Jerome had a good head for
finance and went Into the bank
lag firm of which his father had
been head. As if out et sheer per
versity, David took to gambling.
He was caught In a low dive,
where there was a shooting tray
and the police had to interfere,
and he was. taken to jail. Jerome
balled him out, of course, and
the family hushed it up. Jerome
could always be counted on to
do the proper thing.
"Then he got mixed up with a
girl. Of course I'm a wicked, im
moral woman and may the Lord
forgive me for my sinful thought
but I always did think that the
girl was asking for ' it. She saw
a chance to climb into the de la
Montanya money and social posi
tion. Anyway, she went to Je
rome about it. an& he told David
that he would have to marry her
Ho do the right thing by her.'
were the words he used. They
were talking in the library across
the hall, and I heard them. I
wont have ft said that a broth
er of mine ruined a girl and re
fused to make an honest woman
of her he said.
"I cant make anything of her
that she wasn't already David
answered. 'I'm the damn fool of
this family, and 111 admit it Bat
ypn cant make me over into your'
Image. And I can't stand being
losked" up. Marrying Jessie would
be the-same thing as prison. I'm
willing to go to hen, but I'm not
srfUhqf to be shut up there.'
tHo dashed oat of the room
and n The stairs. He ran . away
for-good d Mil that .night. That i
ialhsyiart we ever saw of him.
joromsa was -Ja-ths right; oft
coarse, all 'SOWarm waa. . t
leant help talnkinr that if they
hadnt made David "believe that
everything, he did was a disgrace
u mo iinmy, aven when "ho was
Jut::kair.al the things ho i
weren't really disgraceful, he
wouldn't have grown up with the
conviction that he was ne good
.anyhow, and might as well be as
black as he was painted. They
wanted him to be like his broth
er, you see, and he could never
be like him he was born differ
ent. "I heard him slip down the
stairs that night, but I didn't
try to stop him. I couldn't be
sorry he was leaving us. It's only
honest to say that he wasnt any
credit to the family. But they
wouldn't give him the kind of
life he wanted and was fitted for.
I hope he found It before he
died."
"How did he die?" Peter asked
curiously.
"Jerome got the word of his
death years later. He sever told
us muck about H. I suppose even
his death wasnt a credit to us.
I think he was relieved that Dav
id was completely out of the way
at last. The relation between
those brothers wasnt Quite what
you'd think. You might auppose
that David hated Jerome because!
he was jealous of his success,
his tightness, the way he fitted'
in with everything admirable and
settled. But It wasnt that. All
David asked before he found
out that it was hopeless to ask
it waa m be allowed to be him
self and not aa imitation of Je
rome. If they'd let him go off
that time and be a cowboy but
of course that was out of the
question." Cousin Maria's thin
breast rose and fell In a long,
tremulous sigh.
"What nobody but me ever
guessed Is that It was Jerome
who hated David. Instead of be
ing an Imitation, David was a
caricature of all that Jerome was
and stood for. He couldn't mould
David into the proper pattern.
He never dreamed that Instead
of moulding him, he had distort
ed him. Boys sometimes come out
with a deeper truth than they
know. Because he couldn't follow
Jerome's example, and his moth
er wouldn't admit that any jway
but Jerome's could be foUewed
David turned to the other ex
treme to be a warning, as be
said.
"I am sure Jerome didn't see
it as clearly as that I'm an old,
old woman, andt's taken me
many years to work it out. But
I'm positive that Jerome was
glad when he could tell his moth
er mac nis aevirs shadow was4-'
laid, that- his caricature of him
self was no longer roaming the
world, thumbing a nose at him.
I told you I was prejudiced!"
Cousin Maria added defiantly.
"There's more to it than that."
Peter faced the old woman stern
ly, until he forced her eyes to
drop under the determination of
fiis gaze. "You're holding some
thing back. You didn't teil me all
that j about David for nothing.
You think there's some connec
tion between those two deaths?"
"I'm nothing but a fanciful old
woman." Cousin Maria said with
hypocritical meekness. ,
route about as fanciful as an
fkfaV 1A . - It .
Ice-pick,". Peter chaUenged rude
ly. -
Cousin Maria leaned back In
her chair. Her high, cracked
laughter Jangled through the
atm air r the room.
v "If yoa'd thought I was so old
you had to numor' me, -I would
aot have said another wordl"
she exclimri iA&rnw h
really think I'm worth listening
to, or you wouldn't be so impo
lite to me. I'U tell you this mm
jinsrrpnnrs or no fingerprints,
I don t think Lynn Inst marr)uu
ia and killed Jerome for the sake
ox a few hundred doUarsL
lft " aU. the incxlminatlaa vi
deacs obligingly fcahdy for the
pouse. we wasat that stnJUd."
you a c
own?'
. ', aot a theory, just s ao
Uoa a notion vahsot jania. t
foald be tow stupid God to
tl:,JetW - ain
Mistakes of Moses:"
s - ' '
The generation before the pres
ent one heard much discussion
under the above heading, the
Bits man is reading and compar
ing a good deal of history Just
now, most of it Oregon history,
so not by any means as old as
that of which Moses was a part.
- S
This is one reason why the
'matter in mind Is submited to
the public in this way. Here is
the situation: The Bits man has
the job (without pay, of course,)
of furnishing the wording to be
lettered on the tablet of the big
basaltic boulder that is to serve
as the marker of the J as oft Lee
mission site, 10 miles below Sa
lem. So he has written it, as
follows:
"JASON LEE landed here Oc
tober C, 1134, and began the
first Christian mission in the
Oregon Country. Here Willam
ette university had its birth. This
site was donated by Joseph W.
LFoilett and wife Annie, Clyde
M. LaFolIett and wife Luella.
Perry L. LaFollett and wife
Phoebe. Charles R. LaFollett,
Eiva Aapinwall and Brltt Aspin-
waU, husband, heirs of A. M
LaFollett."
m Is
l ne words sows to the ones
telling of the donation of the
site, are, of course, designed to
he in larger letters than the lat
ter. JASON LEE is supposed to
contain the largest of tho letters
though aH of them are directed
to be plain and easily read at a
distance, so that visitors, the
many, many thousands of them
w,no win see tnat site in years
to come, wiU have no difficulty
in finding what it stands for.
The work of placing the stone
and providing the tablet Is be
ing performed by Marion coun
y; the fencing by a group of
Salem citizens. The county is
buHding the road. The whole
wiU soon be ready for the dedica
tion. But the work of lettering
the tablet has not yet been un
dertaken. It Is not too late for
criticisms. It -will be. though,
very goon. The BUs man invites'
them, "Or ferever hold your
peaee.
t
Another thing: The site of the
Joseph Gervais house, about two
miles away from the old mission
site. Is now definitely known.
This is where the famous "wolf
meeting" was held, leading to
the one at Champoeg, where the
provisional government was vot
ed. In the Gervais house Jason
Lee preached his first sermon In
what is now Oregon: and his
other sermons that first winter
of 1S34-3S. It was the place of
many historic meetings. .It
should be marked, a small ait se
cured, and a short road con
structed to it. The historic
spring' should be included in the
Site.
The Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution will probably
mark the site of the grave of
the Dorion woman, if and when
it Is lecated-if that can be ac
complished at all. This, organis
ation or some other should at
tend to the matter of marking
the . oft of the Joseph Gervais
house. The site of the school
where was held the preliminary
meeting preceding the wolf
meeting- ought, also, to be mark
ed; and the historic landing
plaee on the 'Willamette river
net far away. The meeting pre
ceding the wolf meeting was held
at the house that was to have
been the Oregon Institute's
home, but was never so occupied;
for reasons too lone for the pres
ent article. It was on land
northeast of the state school for
dentally like that. And if Lynn
wasn't stupid, neither Is God, I
think. They say that love Is
stronger than death, but the an
tagonism between those brothers
was a bond stronger than love. I
never believed that "they could
Just drift their separate ways.
(To be contlued)
LAY SERMON
FIRST EDITIONS
Th salutation of Paul with
min wn hand, which Is ta tok
em In every eplstla : so I writ.
II Thesa. S:17.
Precious indeed are "first edi
tions" and original manuscripts.
Congress recently appropriated a
miUion and a half dollars to buy
an Important collection of old
books and manuscripts, the most
Valuable Item ot which was a
Gutenberg ' Bible, done by the
first master printer. First folios
pi Shakespeare are rare, held In
the richest collections, either of
wealthy citizens or great librar
ies. Original letters of Lincoln
and Washington, of Milton and
Samuel Johnson have a market
value and become the merchan
dise of the brokers of old manu
scripts. How valuable Indeed would be
the original manuscript of any of
tbe epistles of the Apostle Paul.
He wrote as he said "with mine
Own hand;" and his signature
was "the token In every epistle."
Tet none of the original letters Is
preserved. Written oa papyrus or
parchment they bars long sines
erumaied to fragments or, beea
consumed in firs. -All that we
hav mr MhIm .Mh.vi- J
lfi1i,!?.5!d
les t copies. The old maanscrlnts
which wo hare of portions of the
Bible -only go back as far as the
fourth century A. TJ. These of
course are of priceless value.
They are preserved la the Vati
caa at Rome, la the British mu
seam and similar Institutions en
rThera, axe hnadreds of sdAaa.
sprint nut rtr..i -
ui conttaenc
scripts aot original of course, hat
copies, and- 1L has been tho rrt
fi iCttolr to compare tha
uiwva manuscripts. This study
-unnscxipts exactly . alike. Not
Jjr art there discrepancies man-
uesay errors fa . nt v
sometim
w . - - - - - ? VVVJHIK .;. HUB. .
uirv arawwnar tuna
to-be- deliberate alterations of the
:
the deaf, now owned by the Ladrt
and Bush bank people.
mm
The search for the Dorion
woman's grave will go on. The
reader will recall several recent
articles in this column concern
ing this matter. The typesetter
made one statement therein
read: "The Swartx saw mill on
Pudding rlvey was about two
miles 'southwest' of the Tourpin
house, near where the traveler
crosses the bridge over that
stream on the . Silrerton-Salem
highway." The word 'south
west' should have read 'north
west," which any old resident
will gee is obvious. But more
about that a Uttle later on.
H
The Bits man "got his hat "on
wrong" about what finally be
came Of the Tourpin claim. It
was Lewis Johnson who at last
got it. Instead of B. W. Junkers.
Tourpin deeded It to Munkers;
but he had in some way 'hocked
his right to H to Johnson, and
there wag a suit to quiet title.
That was to make good a trans
fer to Johnson, for MuakArs had
traded his right to Johnson tor
cattle in the Prineville district,
eastern Oregon. It was Munkers
who went to Prineville to attend
to the cattle. Johnson remained
here.
About the Swartx mill. There
were two Swarta mills. There
were In all at least six pioneer
saw mills near there; on the
two branches of the Pudding
river in that neighborhood. The
first 'one was the Simon Swarts
mill, on his donation claim, on
the northeast branch; or the
Small Pudding river. This pio
neer mill, erected in the early
sixties, had an up and down
saw, run with a 12 to 14 foot
water wheel. This mill waa
about a half mile due east of the
old Swarts house. It was. for
that time, a large, fine, frame
house built with lumber. It
stood about a half mile south of
the Tourpin log cabin, with tbe
ancient Indian village about half
way between, as told in this col'
umn last Wednesday.
The second saw mill was own
ed by Towle and Hopkins. It was
on the Jefferson place. Hopkins
was the father of Bill Hopkins,
who killed Harvey Ogle In Sa
lem in the early nineties, and
went up for life for the crime,
as all old timers here well re
member; with the mysterious in
cidents it was a notable crime
in Salem high life.
The third mill was the one of
Dick Swarts, son of Simon. It
was the one that atood near
where the Silverton road crosses
Pudding river. It was bought
by George and Dolores Wood-
worth and moved about a half
mile up the Pudding. That was
the fourth mill. They resold
the mUl to Dick Swarts, and he
moved ft to the Tourpin land; or
what had been the Tourpin
claim. That became the fifth
miU. Later. Kutner Bros, built
a mUl oa the old Simon Swarts
donation dalsa: the sixth. A
great deal of timber went out
from that section in the form of
lumber and wood, la the early
days:
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Several pages could be writ
ten about the bloody deed of
that section. Ia 1SSS, Jos
Drake (colored) was hanged la
an enclosure on the east side of
the Marion county court house.
for a murder committed there-
That was before all hangings ia
Oregon were authorised to be
done at the penitentiary.
There was a newspaper item a
few days ago about the burning
of the historic Sappingfleldi
house, east of Salem; a state-
the aid star mart ran naat ft
Stages msy have passed that old
house. But none of the stages
on the main Use. They all went
north on Liberty street, tbe
fairgrounds road, and on straight
to old Waconda, near the pres
ent town of Gervais. (But more
about old roads snd trails In a
later issue).
text by later editors. For instance
I John V:l reads ia the most
ancient manuscript:
"Tee tsar ars three taat Wi
witaess : th Spirit and the water
and the Mood and the three agree
la one."
Later some copyist modified
the language la the effort to sup
port the doctrine of the Trinity
snd put the following ia ahead
of the above: , , .
For thers'era Hum ttii Wr
witness in nearest the Father, ;
the Word, and the Holy Spirit;
and these three are one.
If we had only the original edi
tions and manuscripts! And if we
had Christ's words preserved with
greaser accuracy (for It must bo
recalled that his words were not
written dowa till long after his
death) then perhaps many things
would be clear. Lacking- them,
sad realising through what phys
ical difficulties the copied manu
scripts pass, one sees how danger
ous it Is to wage religious war oa
Interpretations of obscure bits of
tho scriptures. Bitter controversy
has arisen and antagonisms arous
ed amoag Christian groups, who
ought to be uniting their effort
la proclaiming Christ's teaching
of brotherly love, over how some
auviuo bo construes, as
Dryden wrote a hong time
verso should bo construed. As
ago:
"Are there aot many points,
some need sure
T aaviac faith. Ua JSerhv
' tore leave efcsoure,
Which every sect wuTlOrest a
several way?
Fer what one sect mctrprets,
7 an sects Saay.-
If we had tho original manu
scripts we weald still have dis
sension, to be sure. The absence
Of them ought to Impress upon
professing Christians (even it
their own doctrine has tailed to
effectively)' that tolerance and
considerstioa should be shewn to
these who read their Bibles dif
ferently, aad eret to those who
do not find la the Bible the an-
i mumii. - .vui
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