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"Nq Favor Sways Us; No Fear Shall Aice'
From First Statesman,; March 28, 1851 f
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r j Todat Talk
By It. S. Copeland, BL D,
The Current of American Thought
" ' It la quite common to meet
woman who has a large swelling
In the neck. This Is due to a eon-
i i dltlon spoken of
In front of
the neck, ; just
skin. Is a aland
called the "thy
gland Is normal
In size It Is not
can It. he felt
it mar assume
ous particularly upon swallowing.
The thyroid gland absorbs the
Iodine contained In the blood. Io
dine Is converted by the thyroid
gland into other substances, par
ticularly a substance called "thy
roldln." This is an important proc
ess, essential fr-r the normal op
eration of the body.
Disturbances of this gland re-
TVT os man, tnnntlia o rrn T Viot-io rtaaQOrl Q WO V a TtrnfftSSOr
IV TTf 1 IV- tt .L f -rP Ti," " n various-diseases. If the
J.1 of English at the university or vvasnington, vernon -Ian4 ls over-active there may re-
of this gland ls known as "simple
goitre." This condition ls due to
a deficiency of iodine la the wa
ter or food. The gland increases
in size and if not checked in its
.Louis famnoxon. whose own comnouuon in ine iieia ox ui-isuit an ailment known as
'" 'efatnre mAde his untimelv rjassiac seem traffic. He was en- thalmlc goitre." If It Is
gaged at the time of his death oh a comprehensive study of 2V" L l"ft??Z:
thA'main Mirrpnta in AmpnMn thnuirht" and had Dub isnea
two of the three volumes of the! work. The third, which he
The most common disturbance
had practically completed, was published posthumously.
J The initial volume, "The Colonial Mind," we read some
two or three years ago, and recently we have concluded a
leisurely readinsr of the second. "The ; Romantic Revolu
tion in America." The two volumes. give' a critical study of growth, there may result serious
the trerminatinir. budding and blooming of thought in nervous disorders.
America from the colonial day forward to the eve of the 5SL c? ih ...12
civil war. Cross-sections of contemporary literature become h?rtct
tne snaes wnicn tne autnor examines to trace ine evoivuigi iodine content of the water is low.
- 40 m M t m - mm I.
morphology and physiology ot the American mma. j as soon as the- deficiency is cor-
I Tf is rv tn ka tri- Pjirrinorfnn "hiftq Hia svmnatriips I reeled, which is usually done by
are plainly KberalrThe Hebraic jheocracy ofew EngUnd frtlnof
ana ine acquisiuuve commercialism 01 rew.xorn are con-i throat gland rapidly disappears
trusted sharply with the unitarian revolt and the humani-1 in the goitre districts school child-
tanamsm or Jenerson which round expression in ms nsyi- ren are iea ioame laoieis. in
ocratic theories of politics and economics. The sketches m some cities iodine is actually add
u i I - i j a-v I ed toi the municipal water supply
me nisi, vuiuxiic uc uinuf ui. iiwm u xiuctj wunc cts even- lt g known that certain foods
ings, with an economy of stroke jand an accuracy of feeling J notably salmon, carry iodine. The
that indicate the author is himself a literary artist. Roger I vegetables raised in South caroi-
Williams, seeker, leveler. "first rebel arrainst the divine la found to be high in iodine
churclwrder estabUshed in the : jwilderness." The linT
increase juiu lyULiuu, ijijju pneai ui ie puritan iueucrac , your children, particularly if they
xealots of Calvinism. Judge " Sainuel Sewall, thrifty, con- show any signs er goitre.
erative, conventionally pious, whose diary opens a win- Besides those i have mentioned,
dow on the routine of colonial life as revealing though by her re other,,,or,n?L ot tttr1
no means as captivating as the journal of -Samuel Pepys. rSurmSicM Ind'SS
JpranKhn, Hamilton, 'lorn fame and Jefferson all of these times, in advanced cases, are only
are appraised for their contributions to the emergence of cured iy operations.
American thinking-. 1 Great strides in the study ot
There ij Tom Paine for instance as eatly mahgned ftSSf dlceThrls
a figure as there has been in our history. He wa9 branded particularly true in the field of
as an infidel by the tories and the clergy, though he was thyroid aurgery. Much suffer-
like most of the leaders of his time Jeff erson, Washington, an ?hj?1Sai "WUty have
ui ; jttA. t.- ' t il ? jj i- i been eliminated by means of this
sm. in 1 1 1 1 as aisii rMii iv inaa fir n km cv-w-aaa t insia t r a nn at
of the jf earless battlers for principle, and one of the most
independent thinkers the English, race has produced.
The second volume of Parrington's traces the impact
of French, romanticism of Rousseau and the revolution up
on America, notes its first rooting in the .south under the
friendly encouragement of Jefferson, its extinction through
the rise of slavery and Calhoun's espousal of a type of
Creek rather than French democracy, its scant impression
on commercial New York and federalist Hew Ernrknd.
There is, however, the 19th century revolt of New
England as marked by the spread of unitarianism. the vert much worried q.
growth-of the abolition movem-int. and transcendentalism ?.?wJon wiu ?. u" A6?.1:
with its affiliation more withf German riiysticisin than ?
a.-xciiv.xt xviiuuiuwsiu. billet qnuc 01 new fiigiana con-1 and Jiave had the trouble about
enuons; inoreau, social rebel as well as lover of nature; nine months.
IiOncrfellow. immiirwi in hia lihrarv lnipnsiMo et af arm nr1 1
, F mm-m.mmm,m mm. 1 VSMS MMV4 I m VfVIlL A x .
atress without; Hawthorne introspective ethical analyst; and 'general care the r tSSe
James Russell Lowell, "Cambridge Brahmin these are should be definitely cleared np
the great characters of the 19th century epidemic of New within a reasonably short apace
England culture.-How urreatlv this neriod has rahninV in th 01 ltmB- Ia" parucuiara
nast twpntv-fiv rr.. if ot4, for A mtn I self-addressed, stamped
iT: rJ3:.Zr'.J ana "Pe your ques
'ffto V wr.U kA.il. XT TT" 1 1 -1 T . I
won, UU 11CW XLiIiUillU ClOSSlClSIU. '
The Parrington work is by ino means "popular. It is
not light reading. It is the distillate of wide reading and a
tvery intimate acquaintance both! with American literature,
north and. south, and with American political and indus-
; trial history. It is worth more than borrowing from
the public library. It merits possession and study by every
person with broad interests in America's cultural evolution.
SIGNS OF SPRING
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1 BITS for BREAKFAST
By R. J. HENDRICKS
Answers to Health Queries
Lulu C. B. Q. What is the
caase of ice cream tasting like
copper? Green beans and chicken
gravy ' taste like copper, too.
A. You prorably have some
intestinal disturbance, and it
would be wise to correct your
diet! and avoid constipation.
"Nationally Knovjm Engineers"
JI1HE day's best joke out of Portland is the slan at the firm
X of Carey & Harlan by the jPortland chamber of com
merce in urging, the employment of a firm of "national
standing" to make a survey about municipal power which
mnussioner isiyae is .cent on! hanng Carey and Harlan
do for $25,000. What a joke! The Portland chamber has
made- no'better record picking! out engineering firms of
"national standing" to do its town chores than the Port
land city coXmciL -
Some time ago, yeara it. seems, the Portland chamber
Ah a sV Sk am mm a aL . W . SV S J 1 '
Kreat ciangm or oeiu, i announced it had hired a
nationally known" firm of engineers. Day & Zimmerman,
to survey Portland's industrial possibilities. The news stor
ies were accompanied by assurances that when this report
was completed some-"big interests" from back east were
going to put millions into Portland development
Months and months passed,. a year or, more, if our
memory is correct, and the ) Day & Zirnmcrman report,
which had cost the Portland chamber .some $50,000, was
handed to the directors. Ther jlooked it over and sent it
back for repairs. Finally it was mpkted and given to
the public and all it contained could have just as well have
been assembled by home talent n Portland. Carey and Har
j t ' themselves and Portland some publicity,
and that s more than the chamber of commerce got for its
fifty thousand spent with Day!& Zimmerman. The report
gathers dust on the shelves of the chamber offices, no east
ern philanthropists are coming to invest millions in indust
rial development, and Portland s now ready to spend more
fedeSnSgtaww.eCt state and
. . Appointing Judkes . !
S hV 22? J00" infrodoced a resolution giying
Set iJS2E??JFrf to appolllt circuit and dist
removanjf judges whtdid not conform to his ideas of
anM??e? J?1 conservative have long- 4rged appoint-
nii)er than the roustabout
similar interests are strong
that appointment gives better
method of .election. Labor and
ior eiectea judges;
Woodward's measure calls, for a constitutional amend
ment, -and it wouldn't luTRsi
ive - -
It may be a little late in the
season to call attention to an ob
jectionable practice on the part
of house-to-house advertising dis
tributors hut, -trusting some -eood
may come eventually from a -comment
at this time. I am -going to
put myself on record as in favor,
by some means, of discouraging
these house-to-house ad ver Using 1
pftaaers wno come to our doers,
several each, day, from paaalnr
directly over oar lawns instead
or keeping on the sidewalks
which; were built at a consider
able eapeQ8e for them to travel
on. Any one who tries to main
tain a good lawn knows what
travel on tit durtnr wet
does to Jt There are many final
mwds in foaiera that members of
the family are not allowed opon
d ring wet weather. There are
many more auch fine lawns where
the family is grown and gone and
the only damage from travel is
from the source mentioned. What
can -he done about It?
EUGENE T. PRESCOTT.
1084 Oak Street.
MUSICIAN'S KSJOY PRACTICE
I WALDO HILLS. Feb. 7For
the- next program to be given at
the Waldo HOls Community club
Mrs. Will Krens. program chair
man, wanted old-time music so
she invited a group of playert to
meet at her home Thursday even
ing for practice. " Those playing
were violins, Theodore Fisher.
Charley U or ley. Frank Egan
Mrs. Edsoa Comatock:
giltar, Mrs. W. F. :Xren; drums.
"Murder at Eagle's Nest"
The murder of Baroness von I did we find back of the auinmer roin home by herself. ThouKl
Wlese at Eagle's Nest stirred the
town ot Kingcliff e. Walter Vance,
assistant enter of police, is In
charge of the investigation, aided
by his fiancee. "Blm" Martin,
young newspaper reporter. A note,
written by the baroness, is found
near the body. Bim recalls seeing
the baroness slip the butler a
piece of paper, which he denies.
Suspicion is cast on Mary Frost,
whose husband, Ted. had flirted
with the baronesssaMary'-s shawl
is found wrappediund the body.
Mary claims she waaP&tfable to lo
cate the shawl and left with Ted.
It develops she. return later for
the shawL Complications arise
when it Is learned that Laura Al
lan had borrowed the shawl. Em
ily Hard's maid heard the bar
oness quarrel with her maid. Bim
wonders about the wounds on the
head and arm ot the baron nesa'
maid. The Jewels of the baroness
have been stolen. Laura says she
saw Mary entering the garden
wearing her shawl. Blm finds a
atone from a man's ring on the
summer house path. Laura denies
wearing the 'shawl. Bim learns
from the gardener that Bunny
Baird was entertaining a lady in
his bungalow. Bob Trent, gassed
war veteran, tells the police the
baroness Insulted his wife. Mrs.
Trent is fear-stricken. Baird re
fuses to reveal the name of the
lady who visited him.
It was not nntllithe finger-print
expert, a mimed, bespectacled
little man. I had hustled through
. . . . r a . '
ma report ana ia?n ousiiea away
that Bun understood how much
Walter had expected from his
work and how disappointed h3
was when it yielded nothing.
Neither the wicker furnishings
of the summer piouse nor the
rough-hewn saplings from which
the building was constructed fur
nished the smooth surface npon
which fingers easily leave their
imprints and the leather !ag,
brought from the bottom of the
ravine, was as clean ot markings
as if it had been scrubbed.
"Too bad," .Reynolds remarked.
wobbling his chins, "but not nn-
'W might have cleaned nn the J
whole thing today,' Walter rrom-
Jled. "Now It's likely to take
Reyaelds object to this. "The
killer 41 ever went Inside the -snm-d
mer house, son. Ten closed the
windows yourself, didn't yoer?"
And t Walter's nod. "The shootH
Ins; was done, from the garden.
probably as the .woman and her
corn-pan km got np ready to leave, i
Or they might hare heard a neise
and got up; she fell nn her side
which seems te indicate that she'd
half turned around. .Maybe aba'
saw who It was and .maybe she
didn't, but that's what happened.
In the Dark
Blm could not suppress a squeal
of protest. "But the person that
was -with her the man I
thought well, I thought he was
The two men laughed at her
dismay and Walter shook his
head. "He knows, though. A lot!"
-Well, who was he- Blm per
sisted. "Not Ted, because lie went
home witk Mary, and aot Bunny,
because he went with Laura, and
not-Bob, nor th count, nor Mr.
Hardy. Who did the baroness meet
in the garden?" :
. "Check. Bim. Also whose tracks
house aad where, did the sheet
come from and who spread it over
the body? And why did the bar
eness wear Mary Frost's ahiwl?"
"Maybe," said Bim slowly, "to
confuse people. Maybe she want
ed someone to think she was iMary
"Oh! Supposing someone did
think so; who's got a grudge
against Mary Frost?"
"No one In the world, wall.
Mary's the most beloved woman."
"You're both forgetting."' Rey
nolds put In, "the missing jewels."
Fred Burke appeared at this
moment to report that the search
carried on by another policeman
ana himself for the death gun
had been fruitless. They had
combed the house and the gar
den and the woods outside.
scrambling up and down the ra
vine and even : inspecting the
marsh land which flanked the
beach at the toot of Eagle's Nest
but with no result. Should! they.
Fred Burke asked, keen Hd?
Taking the man aside, Walter
gave certain instructions, and
Burke dashed away in some ex
citement, though Walter looked
glum over the failure to find the
gun. As a matter of, fact It nev
er was found since it lay at that
moment and doubtless forever
after in the slime at the bot
tom ot the river.
' There, was nothing more to be
done at Eagle's Nest for the
time being and Walter decided
te return to the station house,
there to talk things over; with
eld Jer Fury before going; home
tor a few hours sleep. Bun torged
her fathers ; flivver upon him.
"Take Mr: Reynolds with yon.
Wally, and I'll walk. I can think
"We'll crowd you in between
us." ireynolds t offered,, eyeing
tne tiny little car -doubtfuUy
"Or maybe you'd sit on my lap?"
"You haven't any lap." Bim
giggled. "Nope. Tm going to
walk. You -never can tell what
a walk will turn np." '
Her words were prophetic, as
It happened. The flivver chaffed
out of sight as she left Lowland
Drive far Xing Highway, the res
idential street through the east-J
era end of the town parallel with
the river, when she was hailed
from a car which -drew invitingly
to -the- curb, waiting Jtor her.
The car was one of the town's
two taxis and belonged to Char
lie Perrone who- was driving it
and -who seemed . eager fori a bit
ot -.gossip as Bim seated herself
at hiS -sida 'and they proceeded
toward the Tillage. - j
"was quite a. time they had
np on the Hill last night,- Char
lie hegan with : a pleased crin.
"What'd they do Irast up' in a
row or aontttttaT I
A row, Charlie? What do you.
mean?" ..Bim wondered If the
story of the murder -had perco-'
lated Into the village in spte of
their attempts to keep it quiet.
aw. -nothln." I was -onlv ask-
in that was all. I tinda wond-
goin' home by herself. Thought
maybe she had a run-in with her
old man. - j
Bim wanted to bombard him
with questions but the events of
the morning had taught her cau
tion; she realised that she would
learn nothing by showing Inter
est. So she noded her pale head
in a wise way and looked as
knowing as she could and Per
rone was encouraged to add,
"She was crjrla'."
. "Poor . Mary,!' murmured Elm.
Yehj That's what I thinks
when I pulls
make It! sound
np and she says,
Charles, tfyin' to
regular. But I was
watehinf her In the mirror goln'
up the: hill and she a as cry in',
all righty. 8o I figures prob'ly
she'd had another set-to with
the bees" 1
"Well you know how Ted is."
Bim conceded.: "Did she say he'd
gone and ; left her?"
"That what he done? Naw; she
didn't isay nothln', Just klnda
shivered like ahe was cold and
cried. And It ain't so warm at
that npi there around midnight"
! "Was! It midnight. Charlie?"
"Musta been, close to. I start
ed right out soon's I get the call
but yon know hew it Is folks
droppln in to be took home and
this and that, I gets up there
maybe tn : ten minutes and went
t turn In when I seeh her stand
in by the gate."
Salem's first atoret
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The Salem chamber of com
merce has from Burt Brown Bar
ker, vice president of the Univer
sity ot Oregon, the following let;
Iter: - . :
"1 recently received the Ladd
Bush '- Annual of I November,
1130. On page nine at the close
of the first paragraph there la
statement to the effect that Mr.
Thomas Cox, an 1 immigrant . of
1847, built a two story house at
the corner of Commercial ana
Ferry streets in which he had
store. Thomas Cox was my great
grandfather and we have always
understood that be had the, first
store In Salem.
.ri believe you will have no
trouble In establishing this as a
historical fact. I have conferred
with Bob Hendricks,, who con
firms the Idea, and I believe that
if you will refer to the Salem Di
rectory of 1871 you will find an
article written by J. Henry Brown
which establishes the same fact.
J. Henry Brown crossed the plains
when a boy of nine or ten. as I
remember, . and was a grandson
of the said " Thomas Cox. He
therefore knew the circumstances
and remembered the same. In
addition thereto, I have a copy of
the autobiography of J. Henry
Brown. It ls to be found In the
Bancroft 1 library and In it he
I H V
' " 'Afeout the middle of October,
1817, we arrived in Salem, thus
finishing our lat journey of over
2000 miles across the American
continent. Salem, at that time,
was a I missionary town; that ls,
had been laid out a short time
previously by the missionary
board,! and was the seat of Pro
testant education, andT contained
only three or four houses. My
grandfather opened his store,
the first ever there, and soon had
a thriving business, taking for
pay for goods the currency of the
Inhabitants wheat at the value
of one dollar' per bushel. For
groceries he went to Oregon City,
the then emporium of Oregon,
making most of his purchases of
Dr. John . McLoughlin, and when
that good old man was told that
he had brought his store across
the plains, his astonishment knew
no honnds. It seemed so incred
ible that for a time he was In
clined to doubt the statement.'
"It seems evident, therefore,
that Thomas Cox must have been
the first merchant in .Salem.. As
a matter -of fact. Chester Cox. one
ot the officers of the Ladd &
Bush hank, still has the original
books of entry of said Thomas ;
Cox, Indicating purchases and
sales which took place in ' said
"I am writing to ask if the
chamber of commerce could not
interest iiseir ana negro a move
ment to -mark the early historical
events ot Salem. It would seem
to me that this should be done
while Joe Baker ls stUl living.
wnose memory would be Invalu
able in helping to locate and Iden
tify the early historical facts. .
have talked with him about the
store of Thomas -Cox and he re
members it, although he was not
in saiem when It was built.
"I have a feeling that If the
Chamber were to undertake the
matter of marking the historical
spots, probably it conld get the
various families to provide the
markers. I am sure that our
family ; would be very glad to do
two things: first, we would be
willing; to present the Chamber
with a photograph of the said
to me, . therefore, that It would
be very commendable IV the
Chamber would aee its way clear
to begin, making these Investiga
tions, and if yon wish Xo begin
by marking the location ot the
first store, I feel sure our family
wouia maxe ine start.
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the authority of the Chamber, so
that It would hare the proper
backing. It woyld aeem that the
Chamber should I certainly Interest
Itself in the matter of locating
the first store an dbarlng a pic
ture ot the first merchant In Sa
lem. The marking of these spots
might be made ia matter of con
siderable local Interest and pride.
"I am writing to Indicate the
willingness of the Cox family to
start the undertaking It the
Chamber wishes to interest Itself
In a movement of this sort."
There ls no doubt concerning
the location of the first store in
Salem or rather In what became
Salem, for at that time this was
The Institute," meaning the lo
cation of the Oregon Institute
which by change of-name became
Willamette university. The school
was before the town. The town
was born ot and cradled in the
school, as was the state also. And
the first courts were held in the
The Cox store stood at what is
is now the northeast corner ot
Ferry and State streets the Bur-en-'
building corner; the one
across the street from and north
of the Marlon hotel. There Is no
doubt concerning the location.
and It was the first store here,
and It was started by Thomas
Cox, together with his son; Will
lam Cox. .
They brought their stock of
goods all tbe I way across the
plains In covered wagons drawn
by oxen; a fleet, of covered wa
gons. They came from Wilming
ton, Will county, Illinois, which
town Thomas Cox founded.
In his address at the seventh
annual reunion of the Oregon
Pioneer association, at the state
fair grounds June 15. 1879, Hon.
Ralph C. Geer said: "Uncle
Thomas Cox and William, his
son, brought a respectable store 1
across the plains and opened out
at Salem the first store south of
They had Intended to open the
store at Champoeg, but found too .
much competition there. ;
v. - . . V --" .
(There will fee somethlnr to
add to this la early future Issues.)
"Did she call yon herself?"
- - . - W SBt .VMWB.WSfc.a ABJU mmm lubi sua sin
JOT t i "ii. thold de- Thomas Cox. Indicating that he
"Don't: be dnmb. Charlie.
You're asking me and I'm ask
ing yoni"; i
"Yeh? Sure she called me her
self who else?"-
"It might have been the but
ler or-4or Mrs. Hardy.'
"Hawr way. she was actin" I
guess she wanted to keep it on
the qaiet. Say." he bruat ; out
eagerly, "they wasn't nothln big
goin' - on, was they? No heads
punched nothln like that?"
"Of course not." Bim . laughed.
And -Charlie." ahe added, as he
stopped to let her out, "keep It
to yourself what you know
about Mary will you? There!
a reason. . 5 .1
Sura," he nodded. "No one
never heard me telUa aothln.
Yon -gotta keep youT face shut
in the hackia' business. S'long.
was the first merchant of Salem:
also, I think the family would
pay for a marker to be attached
to the j building now standing on
the corner of Commercial and
Ferry,: indicating that It was the
eorner where the first store In
Salem was located.
"We; are now far enough away
from j these historical events to
have an appreciation of what
they mean, and at the same time
we are near enough to them, to
find people who can verify the
truth j regarding them. It seems
! , J Of Old Oregon
Town Talks frees The States
man Owr Fathers Reasl
February 8, 1DOA j
i The steamer Altona arrived
three hours late last evening ow
ing to the unusually large load
ot freight, consisting of several
tons of feed and flour for the
Salem Flouring mills. i
; A total clips of the moon will
be visible to Salem folk i from
1:50 to 2:20 tonight. With weath
er conditions as they have been
the past several alghtr. the sight
should be a grand one. -
Earnings of the portage rail
way commission for the past
month were - 8298.11. according
to the report j given at the com
missioners' meeting yesterday.
Expease of operation and equip
ment was 8C17.10. i
. .. J
Rer. W. A. Daly, who was nan-
tor Of St. Joseph's church here
from 1818 to 1908. and since
pastor of St. Mary's Alblaa. Is In
the - city visiting with Father
The women of the COO club of
this city will! meet at the home
of Mrs. Castck On Commercial
street this afternoon. , i
Bim waved and started off
toward the station house. She
had no lllasioBS about Charlie
Perrone's -discretion. He knew
more than everyone in town nut
XuLPZS"?.1?!1 Tal out la the country
w.-Aiuswuis cm-jxrom IMasnua. Iowa. This Jirmn
rIK ART-THROBS I2f RELIGION
' O cosm U ekarsa ! k wflowsod,
O nan ta taa -ekaanh tm (k. 4.-.
Ha asot is aa aw aw '
as taa UttU rwn -chores, ia fas wsla.
... . . Hjraw.
There was a ilttle -brown church
In the lives
sens, aad he told most of : what
he knew. But In a few hours the
Banner i would be on the street,
and then Charlie Perrone would
anaersrano. 3ast mow big" was
that whteh -had tonm on at Eaav
le'a itest. last night. His 3 ins
would b sealed. i
In the meantime Blm had
tne carefully contrived storr of
Mary and Ted Frost:
Ralph Egan. Additional guests
were Mrs.: Frank Egan, Edson
Comstock and daughter, Janet; i
w N thi liitntation of their
Bow!7nd ifMcr;MTitr P? koW1 the trial of
that it .should lL Tk; . U far enough away :frem Portland
wokth SS T&kSSS r. lZF" JW ret near
r-m andi tfJJ rwn. Fortfcaul mayrewd the eourt-
ataanias.- mu .JL ' .
moath a eloae-w-Tir , T MP?. exonst has again this
Newport. ' '" ugnuiouse, which -stand.
r? 1 A . ?CeZ V: . r.l
' fe sssaJca U Mmnd j
ka ssnrs. Gd mnUt, CkmrUeirrU
"h,' f..--:.. i si :.v.:;.; ..,.., r,
about it -has heea sung all over
the land. Its words awaken ten
ner memories. Even those who
have aot darkened a church door
Tor. years are touched and their
taengnu go 3acJc to the church
at -their childhood and of their
Barents when they hear it sunr.
. Kftntlmanf Am i rnnnln. fnn. 4,
H,111 tk,Ilic the world. There are people who
which woald ahalter i cUaar to a rhnrr-h mnnAoHAn
cause they were reared la - the
church. Seme continue to be
Baptists or Presbyterians or Lu
therans though their intellectu
al views differ widely from the
traditions of the sect, because of
sentiment. They hate to break
with the church of their fathers.
So it la that critics take note
?i ioa maniien inertia among
people; The dead weight of sen
timent they say, holda them back.
So religion may be branded as
archaic, a clinging to dessicated
ideas and beliefs. They scold be
cause of this inertia and feel
that It retards the progress of
man jand the freedom of his
mind., ; ... ':. , . :
- Is there ao value to sentiment
such as this appeatfag echo of
the 'Tittle brown church In the
-raleT la it some vestige of men
tal infancy that adheres to us?
Should .we throv It off like a
.last rear's garment and step out
naxea in the free- freezes of
moaern tnougntT we . do grow
vexed' at aaperstttlons aad bund
tabus that "hind men's 3 -lnds even
today. Yet I thlak that one of
the virtues tt religion ls this
very inertia which -ft possesses.
? holds fast, sometimes to wrong
Ideas, but always to high Ideals.
While it marj serve as a retard
g weight, it serves also as a
Wholesome restraint. "Rock of
ages" may not .satisfy the critical
mind but it does soothe the
weary, restless spirit. It offers
lrbor and refuge. In this day
of disintegrating jadlcalism, there
Is a need even for sentiment which
erves as a cement to hold one
te some established standards of
idealism and of conduct.
Waa It Botlw wh wrote:
Let, me write the songs of a
people and I care not who writes,
the laws." g it is with hymns
they touch the deep emotions of
men and they influence nen's
lives profoundly. And this old
hymn about the- little brown
church In the rale, rsther poor
poetry it ls. but It strikes re-
jnsive chords In the hearts of
men and women everywhere.
Memory calls up the picture of
a church, brawn or white or red;
and faces; and voices; and ex
periences. Oar paths may never
lead us back to that old church
with fts nearby graveyard where
familiar names are still chiseled
la stone. But Its Influence is a
persisting force la our lives.
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