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The OUTGO!? STATESMAN. Salem, Oregon, TnesJay tlorsla?. December Z3,
"No Faror Start. r. ; No Fear Shall Awe"
From First Statesman. March 28. 1851 r "
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fAO you-know that one-fourth of all fatal accidents occur
U right' In the home?.
- You are skeptical no doubt, but : the National Safety
Council says that of the hundred thousand deaths in 2929,
one-fourth befell folk in their
. What risks are there in
4eIV here are the chief ' causes: for these npine-fataliues :
falls, burns, scalds, explosions, asphyxiatjons,rpoisons, cuts,
aIaxMk oViinlrs Anita m 1?af Jt Att 5!a rYlo Vfl af0 t"klH
something about safety do not turn the subject aside as
.one that applies only to reckless auto-drivers. The topiq is
of vital concern right. in the. home. v - ? :
' The council suggests that folk take-ftrwntory'-or home
conditions which may cause accidents. Here is the Est : -f
- 1. Are ruga onpoUshed floors eqriipped with such safe
ty devices as anchors or xoibber lining-?
2.. Are stairways and landings Kept free ox toys, dooks,
brooms, dustpans, etc 7 ' ' , r
" v 3. Are stairways properly lighted, treads in repair, and
liand Tails provided ?
4. Are pins and. needles picked up from the floor, work
sjasaets ana snaxp msirainema sucn as scissors, .can-upcu-ers
and ice picks kept where young children cannot get
5. Are all mecUcines,. poisons, washing powders and in
secticides containing poisons properly labelled and kept in
a safe place?- r .
6. Are open fires screened, chimneys cleaned and heat
ing apparatus in such condition that it will stand the heavy
firing necessary in cold weather?
7. Is the garage door always left open when the car is
being started or run?
8. Are steps and sidewalks cleared of snow and sanded
or otherwise cared -for during. icy and sleety, weather?
Right at Christmas additional warning is desirable:
1. Do ' not burn lighted candles about a Christmas
tree; use only electric bulbs. ' .
2. If you are foolish enough to burn candles, start
lighting them from the top of the tree down. I
3. Quickly burn up in your stove or furnace the wrap- J
pings and tinsel of Christmas packages.
t 4. Re careful about electric connections: use standard
approved equipment"; avoid home-made. splices and connec
tions. ' " ': ' , . ' - . '- ' "
5. Watch fires and flues.
Your Christmas will be merrier if it is a SAFE Christ
SALEM churches last Sunday gave a. wonderful array of
Christmas programs, and any Salem folk who remained
away must be destitute in Christmas spirit or in apprecia
tion of music From the wealth of offering this editor at
tended "The Messiah performance at the . First Christian
church, partly because it and Christmas seem inseparable,
and partly, because Ronald Craven who works days as bind
ery man at The Statesman and tnen on nights and Sun
days warbles sweet tenor solos,
lb was uiuctai a v eijr xiius
del oratorio. Prof. Hobson had
the slightest twinkle of his baton; and best of all the chor
us was not overtrained so its
singing was fresh and vivid. In the inspiring number "Be
hold the Lamb of God" the chorus responded as perfectly
it seemed as though it were
leluiah" chorus is always the
fective massing of volume, but
Is what still lingers in our ears.
Mention should be, made too of the fine solo work of
Everett Craven, bass. His premier number was- "Why Do
the Nations Rage so Furiously Together ? and he poured
into this turbulent number all
muster. : - "
Of the program as a whole we might comment that
there were too many recitative numbers. This was "Hob-
con's choice" but if we guess
sneeiaDv for recitatives. They are as nainful to listen to
as to sing; and where there are so many as in this pro
gram, the -audience-gets .worn out. "The crowd likes mass
aingingj the great choruses, with the solos as restful inter
ludes. . x
wBut the whole program
giving, a high, fine tone to Christmas week. ,
Seattle Has Troubles j
IF Tacoma is conspicuous
' ownership, Seattle Is the
the same as applied to street railways; The street railway
utility in Seattle is and has been for. years', in dire straits.
It got a time extension of two years on Its bond . payments;
but doesn't seem to be making headway even with this
breathing speU. - : i , m '
Now they are talking "refinancing and the little barb
on the end of the hook, is some form of guarantee for the
bonds to be issued. Hitherto the utility has not been able to
dip into general taxes to meet its deficits. So it has rolled
into debt trying to meet its running expenses, interest and
bond payments and outlays for new equipment. "This is of
interest to Oregon where campaigners assured the people
that wonders were possible "without cost to the taxpayer".
It will be interesting to see if the street railway utility can
secure the substantial "prop of access to the tax funds. If
it does, then we may be sure the deficits will grow instead
of diminish. . . . i -.'..
In one proposed plan there Is a plank: 'removal of the
street railway management from political control of influ
ence". How. can that be done ir our form of public owner
ship? Perhaps it can; but governments have ahown. them
selves so feeble in managing even the expenditures of ad-
can xtxp puuucs uui ui ui muo uiuusvnea vney may farmer.
. Tacoma is one side of the picture; but we -do not want
to be deceived. It is good sometimes to turnTacoma aida
to the wall and study; the Seattle picture for awhile.
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the home, you may inquire.
was in the cast.
nmuuiug ui xicai, xuiu
his chorus trained to heed
work was staler, No. the mass
some mighty organ. The "Hal
climax and was-done with ef
the "Lamb of God" number
thevocal violence he could
, right,, audiences do not care
was of a high order of merit,
as a shining example of public
antithesis, a horrid example of
By R. S. Copeland, IL IX
Wa lira In a tlxna whea mo
many men and . women orerdo.
Thjej barn tb eandl at totn
. eads. Taey ara
so tired all ths,
time that they
This is t&a
fanlt of .taa
It is the 'wrong
system It yo
axe wise., 70m
will ' learn to
; say "no" to the
tt nodal' and
If yo don't
reform,- j on r
doctor will become toot chief
companion.. He may be the best
chsp on earth, but. Ten . so, it
seta tiresome to hare a doctor at
roar elbow erery day. It Is far
better to reform your dally lite.
Among; . th erils ot orerwork
and - worry is foond "low 'blood
pressure. v;;- j ,J
In the absence or bodily abase,
meat eases -f low blood yreaiare
follow eonstitntlonal disorder of
some sort, This may be an te
Tolrement ot the'heart or of the
kidneys.. It may result from some
leas: eontlnned nerroos disorder. ;
8omojersons appear to lack.
sufficient blood nressnra t sojeet
the needs of eircalatlon. . It hap
pens, often -that - there Is no evi
dence 9t Illness, rat least, not
enottgh to eanse-the'low pressure
In all soeft cases there Is la ex
of :enersx Joss . of ntallty ' and
mental depression. There la like
ly to be headache and a general
It your -doctor tells you. y&n
are set ferine; -trem law blood
pressare. be will probably . pre
scribe some tonic which will do
mach-to benefit yon. In addition;
yon ahonld .haro plenty of noarJ
ishlos food .In well balanced
mean. There -mast be reenmr
and nroper exercise and sufficient
rest and sleep. . , I
Ton-ahoald be oaV-of-deors a
sreat deal, in the sunlight; if -possible.
Qire yonrsotf the benefit Of
deep breathing -exercises. -
Be regular In 7ovr earing. Take
your meals on time. Among the
foods beet salted ta restore your
vigor, are. milk, eggs, well-cooked
meats In moderation, fresh fruits
and vegetables as well as cooked
vegetables It Is .a good thing to
change the usual program, by eat
ing more frequently and less at a
time. This is a good rule to fol
low if your vitality Is low from
any cause. .
Tour physician will giro yon
a tnorongo, examination to see
that' no kidney trouble exists. He
will make sure that the heart is In
Since low blood pressure usual
ly indicates lowered vitality, the
body must be built up in all ways.
As yon grow stronger physically.
yonr vitality will increase. At the
same time your ambition will be
restored to normal. 1
Answers to Health Queries -Mrs.
A.F.S. Q -What causes
me to be nervous and shaky my
heart seems to beat fast at night?
2 What would account for
head noises ' Would diet be of
any benefit? v !
A. This may be due to sever
al causes; infection la the system,
anemia, a run down condition or
some- abnormality of the heart
may be at the source of the
trouble. Have yonr doctor ad
vise yon. In the -meantime watch
yonr diet and elimination, and
have plenty of rest.
2 -This symptom Is usually In
dicative of catarrh. Keep the
nose and throat clear. I doubt
that-diet would have any appre
ciable bearing on this distur
bance. . M.R. Q. What will increase
the growth of the eyelashes?
A. AppUeation of 1 per cent
oxide' of mercury ointment, ap
plied at night upon - retiring
should be helpful, but the treat
ment may have to be continued
over a long time -before the de
sired results are obtained.
C.W. Q. -Will brushing the
hair do it any good?
2 Will castor oU make It
2 Yes, it may help.
Of Old Oregon
Town Talks front The States
saaa Oar Fathers' Read "
Dec JCS; IPOS '
Capt, -Charles A. Murphy has
returned - after spending some
time in Portland. ;
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SupL Edwin Chalcraft of the
Chemawa Indian school was In
Forest Grove to Inspect the old
Indian school property there.
Members of the Criterion club
are planning a vacation dance.
Delegates of the Greater Sa
lem Commercial club - named to
accompany the state delegation
to California arer-C K. Spauid
Ing, John H. Albert. Paul Hau
aer, George E. Waters and Hal
D. Patton. - i ' :
The Spaulding logging com
pany has Installed, two. electric
are lights la .its yard hero. j
H. B. Thlelaen is eminent mm-
mander and A. H. Stein er is gen
eralissimo or Deaxolay Command
ery. No. 5. Knights Templar.
Elections were held last alahL
J. H. Albert is socreUry. -
Senator George Vest, the 100th
anniversary of whose birth Mis
soorians have been celebrating,
la best remembered for his eulogy
to a dog. r .
- ' esssBasMeesBBaMMaBa-snsaaaB-
After five .years' study, Adam
Berry, ; 74.-1 of Council "Broffs'
Iowa, has - passed ' to the sixth
reader and learned to write. Pre
viously he was Cuterate. .
ill ' ' " .--'"
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cnDccT 1 rrw
After giving no Mat Tully be
cause he is poor, Nancy Hoilen-
beck encourages the attentions
of Jack Beamer, wealthy sports
man. Jack plans to divorce his
wife and. marry Nancy. On a
mountain, trip, Nancy falls in love
with Roger Decatur, handsome
ranger. She leaves her chaper
ones, the wealthy- Porters and sh
eretly marries Roger. Nancy la
happy with Roger in his rough
mountain cabin, but when he
leaver on a trip, the loneliness Is
unbearable and she returns
hQme. She continues to keep her
marriage ja secret. Jack Beamer
sends flowers. Nancy and her sla
ter Lou. attend the engagement
party of May Belle Craig. Nancy
longs for Roger. Beamer arrives
and ; monopolizes her. Nancy re
pulses Beamer's advances. Louis
thrilled by , Mat. Tully's atten
"It was a' . wonderful party.
May Belle a perfectly .wonder
ful party!" Louisa Holenbeck
cried. . .' - -
"Why, Lou, did you really
think it was a success?' Enthusi
asm from Louise was rare en
ough to mean something. 1 May
Belle beamed upon her, and no
ticed for the first time what a
really charming; gown she- was
wearing. It waa- made of some
deep purple stuff, heavily shirred
and corded, that had begun life
20 years ago, as a ban drees for
mama. Curtain ring earrings and
two doxen brass bangles from the
ten-cent store were supposed to
lend the Venetian touch. Surpris
ingly, they did. 'Why you look
beautiful," May Belle exclaimed.
Astonishment glowed on her pi
quant, freckled face.
.A warm, bright blush mounted
to the roots of Lou's dark hair.
"Do you really think' I look
nice?" Her eyes searched, the
mirror over the buffet. Had aho
really looked lovely to Mat?
Hadn't-he missed Nancy at aUf-
Nancy . . . she hadn't seen her
for hours ... The bright Mush
faded, the old strained -took about
the . mouth and - eyes oam back.
"Has anyone aeen Nancy?", she
asked nervously, looking from
one to the other of the little
group ' beginning to -mount the
"Nancy?- May Belle remem
bered she had not seen her for
hoars -either. -
"Tes. what did happen to Nan
cy? 11 r. Craig mumbled, a little
worried, for his old favorite.
"Oh,- Nancy went far bed hoers
ago. Sire. Craig, eald. complais
antly. "She came to bid me good
nlght. She had a horrible head
ache. That wUd dance she did
was .probably too much tor. her
. . J thought at the time . . . by
the way, whoever invited that
Beamer. person?' May Belle, did
you?,""' ;vi.- -X'
No, X didnt, May BeUo
yawned, waving goodnight 'to
Lou. who liurried on ahead. "By
the way, mama, did you ever see
Loa Holenbeck look: so hico?"
. "No, I never did, her mother
agreed acidly.' "Of course. 70a
kaow why?" . f .
"Matthew Tully! He epent ev
ery minute with -her! I don't be
lieve he paid th I4SAST atten
tion to youat your own party!
"She can have him, May Belle
a a no a n e e d magnanimously,
through yawns. "I've got my GIL
the sweet-thing. But Helen Het
tinger will fix her. Here she got
herself up like a plush horse for
him and ho never sawiier. Serves
her right: she's such a cat; I'm
-glad old Lou got a break . . .oh!
I'm sleepy. Let's talk tomorrow.
Lou! Where's Lou?" '
Lou 'had': already- closed ' and
locked the door of the room she
was to share with Nancy. She
stood la the darkness with -her
i-back against the door, listening.
listening for Nancy's -breathing.
For the first time-in -her life-she
hada't "looked out -lor Nancy.
SEEMS TOR HEAVY
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1 LjV V Li
She Was Beginning to Worry. Suppose Roger Should Find
Out About Jack.
She was almost afraid to turn on
the light lest Nancy might not be
September passed in a back
wash of -weddings. Announce
ments. Rich, black cakes in
chaste whie boxes. Family argu
ments over presents.
Nancy was a bridesmaid twice.
"That means you can't bo a
bridesmaid for May Belle at Eas
ter!" mamma worried.
"Three times a bridesmaid.
never a hirde," Nancy quoted,
trying to mimic mama. "I may
surprise you and be a bride my
self before then!" And she laugh
ed a little wUdly.
Mama ahut her mouth tightly.
so that her thin Hps were ust a
line of blue. Very well, if Nancy
chooses to be - secretive, let 'her.
One they were a tamUy. They
all worked together, sharing the
same ambitions, the same dlsap-
polntments, the same joys. 'Well
. . . mayne not eter. ue naa al
ways had a queer inner life of his
own. His poor relations.- His bills.
His- dabblinga in stocks. The girls
got their reticence from him.
But until this summer she had
krfown their every thought. Now
even the giria. had -secrets, from
her. They pounced on mall be
fore she had a chance to see it.
fThey -kept things -from her. It
was a- house divided, each puu
ing a separate--way. ' . -
Kaney was getting letters from
a ranger sho - met la the moun
tains. He wrote on 'the- back of
the envelopes: "From EL E. Dec
atur, Gales Flat,. Cal." Mama
looked at them suspiciously when
she brought them in from the
mail, box. Galea Flat! What a
place. to- get letters from. '
- "'Of courso.it was Interesting
to exchange one or two letters.
dear, she told Nancy in her gen-J
tlest voice, but I wouldn't carry
it too far. After all a ranger"
"A eoUego- graduate, with a di
ploma and everything; mums!"
. "Well, a man like that . .. . I
hardly think . . Nancy 70a arent
SERIOUS about him?
Serious about Roger . . Roger,
whom she saw all the- time, in
hack: of her eyes. Who haunted
her dreamaw who ' dogged her
days. Roger, to whom she stretch
ed out her arms In the night . .
; Nancy's eyes filled. Roger . .
to talk about him, even to say
his name, would help. It's so hard
to bo silent . . Would - mama 'Un
derstand? She had bees young
aad pretty once, surely abo must
hare known what it's Ilka to 'ltre
. . surely ahe mast remember
; . . Her mouth trembled. "Sup
pose I am serious about him,"
she began softly. She groped for
the words. Roger's strength, his
gentleness, his brown skin, his
erlsB. sunburnt hair. The wav. ha
laughed with his eyes. She want-
aawsea W 4seV w j do , -aV . w
ef tn fell It all at ones, and aha
lifted her head, faintly ' smiling,
wondevins whera to atari In.
wondering, how mueh sho dared
w ten. ,
"Tou don't kaoar.' she whls-
AMMil iMil 1i MrftA
meant to me. Why, he he"
. Shyly sho lifted her eyes to
mama's. The eager words zroxe
on her Hps.
Mama's mouth waa working
palnfnUy. A thin finger eased
the high boned collar she always
wore . to conceal her scrawny,
withered neck. She said fa the
hushed, unnatural voice she used
when forced to speak of things
she considered not quite "nice,"
"You must be very careful never
to speak of a gentleman in that
way. It it doesn't mean any
thing, mama knows, bnt anyone
listening would have -thought
that is ... your being away
from home at the- time, and, a
ranger and all that Nancy you
didn't permit any familiarity?
Ton didn't let him . . kiss you?"
Naaey eat there, eyes shut,
hands clenched, fighting for
composure, fighting to keep
from screaming, half sick with
the violence of her own emotion,
Oh. well, she wasn't surprised
. . . It wan what she should "have
expected from mama, mama who
knew hut -oner -virtue-. . . , -Sho
roeaea m ner misery, wringing
her hands. . scarlet, hamUiated
. . . to think she had almost told
CHAPTER XXIX. '
X tall man with a large nose
and a- shiny bald head squeesed
down the aisle. Louisa stood up
to let him pass.
Out came an Immense moist
hand. Thla is a surprise!" The
tall man stopped and beamed at
Louise. "Well!" ho cried Jovially.-
"Well.' well!" - .
He stood there blocking tho
aisle, riant In front nt if at -am.
seemed unable to tear himself
away. " 'V-
"Mr. Lacaman." Louisa Intro
duced him. -
Mr. Lachman aava Mat iii
dead fish of a hand. nid tn
know you. he mumbled, with
out drawing: his gaze from . Loa-
ise. . -. - '
When, tho evening was oyer
ha drove than tn thA r.rrv I.
his car. It was a lama, mumii.
looking car with nickel trimm
ings, cigar ugnters and cut glass'
Is a doctor's Prescription for
COLDS and HEADACHES-
It la tho saost speedy remedy
CCS abo in Tablets.
BITS fop BREAKFAST
-is R. J. JIENDRICKS -
Hlstorle Salem banginfi
. . , a a -rrnntlnnlna
and concluding the
article of Sunday: In tho num
ber of The statesman wbuu
tho report of the- hanging of
Charles J. Roe. the date of that
issue being Tueeday. April f.
1851, the hanging having been
on tho Friday- before,, that la,
April 2. 185. there was a Pr
ate item to the effect that Sher
iff Cornoyer had erected tho -gallows
"at the edge of town." and
that some- miscreant or. miscre
ants - .had tampered with the
They had partly aawed oft one
oT -tho posts. a that when the
trap waa sprung the conaemnea
man would be let down to mi
ground, and not be suspended in
tho air at tho and or -the rope.
This -was dono some time before
Thursday, but the sheriff had
discovered It on that day, and.
after repairing the damage, a
guard waa that night stationed la
order that the grim trick could
not be repeated. The supposition
was that som practical Joker
had done tho work. He' mast have
been a fellow who had peculiar
ideas of humor.
In that same issue in still an
other column there was printed
a letter front Roe. which read -as
follows: "Dear Editor: Having
seen an article la tho Pacific
Christina Advocate concerning
mo and my wife (now deceased)
stating that wo were not mem
bers -ot tho church, I have a -de-slre
to correct it, and win Inform
Brother pearne (then editor of
tho Advocate) that I have been a
member -of tho VL . JE. ; church
about 22' years, and also that I
have never been churched. I
joined the church, partook of tho
sacrament, and waa married with
church eeremoales on tho' same
day , with Brother Hauxhurat
(who win testify to tha same) at
the mission about 19 miles below
Salem. My wife has been a mem
ber to my knowledge since 18S2.
also or good standing. I do not
wish to reproach my brethern,
but simply to let the world know
that I am a Methodist." Thin was
dated at the court house Febru
ary 22, 1850. Evidently that was
a typographical .error, and the
date was 186. -
Where was "at the edge of
town' for the Salem of 1859? It
was. tor the purpose of explain
ing the reference, some where in
the block surrounded by Ferry,
High. Trade and Church streets.
Tho .gallows was erected under a
big oak tree in that block; likely
100 to 200 feet southwest ot the
corner now "occupied by the
Clough-Barrlck funeral parlors.
Marlon county at that time either
owned or rented that block or
perhaps Just occupied It, Tho
first county jail was there; a
rude log building. But that Jail
was burned a couple of years or
so before the Roe hanging. It
was burned in 1857.
Joe Baker, the oldest man in
Salem in point of continuous res-
vases and a chauffeur In front.
'He's papa's friend. Wasn't it
lucky wo met him?" Louise
laughed happily, when they were
on the ferry going home. '.'The
car must have cost at least a
million. Did you ever sea 'so
many ash-trays and things? Ev
erything but a cuspidor!
Matthew Tully did not smile.
"So you like big cars too,"
"That's a wonderful girl you
tot, Hollenbeck." ' OllTer T.
Lachman, president ot the Park-
httrst National Bank,told his
cashier the next day. "I reco
nizer her at tho opera, and had
the pleasure of driving her and
her escort to tho ferry. I'd like
to see her again aomo time.
Very Intelligent, charming girl.
very intelligent, Indeed.
Papa's trip homo seemed long
er than ever that night. He was
so impatient to tell Louise what
Lachman had said.
He and Oliver though he
rarely thought of him so famil
iarly these days had been boys
toegther. Oliver had given him
tho position more than twenty
years ago. Ho always thought
it would develop into something
big some day, bnt it never-had.
Oliver had forgotten his prom
ises, mere nad been times when
ho had seemed to have forgot
ten their frelndshlp. when ha
spoke to him curtly, almost
saeeringly, as it he were an aced
pensioner of whom he was anx
ious to be rid.
But if he were going to take
an Interest again, through tho
cnuuren. and want to renew tho
old friendship . . Papa let his
Imagination ;drift a raise . of
course perhaps a vice-presiden
cy no really deserved It . . . a
shame to keep a man of his age
ana aoiuty as a mere hireling,
forced, to take orders from the
yeunger men. And Lachman was
generous to his friends when
he happened to remember them.
"Mr. Lachman was interested
la you." he told Louise alittle
- (Continued on page 8)
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erer tried. Pnt tin -&,
86e. oe, and 11.00 bottles.
CAPITAL DRUG STOItE
nd an other food drug stores
ldeneo, was In California at the
time of the Roe trim el and hang
ing. He Is not sure where Roe
was kept after his arrest. But it
was likely In the red brick jail
on the northwest corner of tho
present court house grounds.
Court and High streets, though
that building may not hare been
finished In time for that. The
fact that Roe dated his letter to
The Statesman editor at the
court house might indicate that
he was confined In that building
then and that the red brick Jail
was not ready for occupancy. Tho
old court house was on the block
where tho present one stands.
Hon, A, Bush, deceased, was at
that time the owner and the very
able editor of Tho Statesman.
Tho 8herlff Cornoyer of that
day was- Narelsse A. Cornoyer
not - related to the present prom
inent Cornoyer family of Salem.
N. A. Cornoyer was born In Illi
nois in 1818; came to Oregon
with tho I860 'Immigration, set
tled on French pralrlo and was
married there. He served In the
Indian wars la eastern Oregon
and Washington territories In
1855-8. and was then elected
sheriff of Marion county. lie Was
a well educated, polished gentle
man. Ho waa afterwards U. S.
Indian agent foe the Umatilla res
ervation, and had lived and been
active la Umatilla county for 48
years prior to his death March
21, Hot, aged nearly 10-years.
Ho was one of Oregon's best
known men la the old days.
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loo Baker knew Narelsse Whit
man very well. . Not very long
thereafter Mr. Baker was hlmsr-lf
elected ahertff ot Marloa county.
Ho served two terms, from 1878
to 1880. Ho ould tell enough to
fill a book, et the high light hls
torle Incidents of those old days.
Mr. and Mrs. Baker did not
Hve in the old court house- the
first two years of his term. The
boarding of the prisoners was
dona . then by Tom Reynolds,
who kept the old JaiL But the
Bakers did live in the court
house tho last two years ot his
Mrs. Baker remembers aome
things about life there better
than her. husband. In the first
place, Mr. Baker is going on 82
years, and sho Is younger. Tho
difference In age does not matter
so much, either. In their cases,
for they are both young in most
things, including their memories,
despite the flight of the years.
They make a splendid exhibit for
Oregon's wonderful climate.
Mrs. Baker says that was the
only time In her life that she
kept a boarding house she
boarded the county's prisoners la
the red Jail. It is safe to say that
it was a first class boarding
house for the class.
. Mrs. Baker asked the Bits man
to say nothing about one Incident
she remembers from those days'
in tho last two years' of tho sev
enties. A man was found murder
ed in the SUverton neighborhood.
A resident named Whitney was
accused of the crime. He was
tried and acquitted. The Jury did
not think he was guilty, neither
did Mrs.. Baker.
But the town was full of peo
ple from the Silrerton section,
attending tho trial. They thought
Whitney was guilty, and there
were threata that If the Jury did
not convict him, they would
lynch him. Mrs. Baker knew ot
tho threats. As soon as Whitney
was acqnitted,aad before the
would-bsr. lynchers knew he hsd
been set free,- she prepared an
exit for him, through the pantry
window, into a' waiting cab, and
his friends hurried him to a
Southern Pacific freight train
and that was tho last of Whitney.
That was tho nearest Joo Ba
ker came to having the Job of
banging- a man. And no doubt
tho SUverton people who wanted
to lynch Whitney have thought
better of It by this time, If any
of them are yet Uring. Anyway,
If Mrs. Baker committed any of
fense, it has long been outlawed.
A Gift Urn Set at a
Era If we don't Lla
to asoociata the Idea
f price with holiday
C& it Is often rxecca
. . ary. So hexVs a pes .
feet rit mrf? tf
an attractive saving!
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