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IN rejoinder to the demand of The? Statesman that the
repealists and modificationists present some program of
liquor control which would be superior . to prohibition the
Oregonian, Portland, submits that such a program nas oeen
suggested, and cites the Wickersham. 'commission; the, ma
: jority of whose members proposed in case there should be
a change in the 18th "amendment that it embrace putting
liquor control m we nanus
concludes: r" . r; i' ' i rr." y ' .
i "The summation this: .National prohibition is not Vsucv
cess. Repeal outright and return to the old days of the wlde-
' open saloon is unthinkable. - The i Wiekershsmi ma jority'out of
long and disinterested study, offers a workable plan. Congress
should place that plan before the states for their verdict."
That olan is congressional control , :'
. There you have it, all neatly packaged in tight chest
with brass handles for carryhis it away and laying it on
the doorstep of congress. The
Jkall O UMl niiw nc vfu wv iuiv v v - w
find it empty. The Oregoniah ! offers a legal solution;1 not
a practical solution. What we are concerned with is. not the
method Of the law-making," but the character of the legisla
tion which will supplant' the 18th amendment and the Vdl
stead act Suppose for instance that congress merely re-
enacted statutory prohibition,.
on the Oregonian which sagely
success ! . i
No. we arte concerned with
with what body makes it. There" would be increased flexi
bility Jby removing the rigid constitutional amendment,, and
congress could, experiment with variouai methods of control.
The fact of course is that the states experimented with pro
hibition bv various methods, local option, open saloon, South
Garolina dispensaries; and still
The crux of the difficulty
thb point, as! we observe it: large cities like Chicago and
NewfYork are predominantly wet, whil sentiment in . many
cf tbe western and southern states is predominantly dry.
Unless congress' under the proposed Wickersham amend
ment, permitted local autonomy; it is difficult to see how
tJiis dilemma would be avoided 'again. We entertain no illu
sknWhat the wets Want is the saloon. What, New .York
andlChicago and Detroit want is the saloohj They want full
personal liberty to step up to the bar; with a foot on the
brass riil, and liberty to buy liquor and drink it.' And for
our part we find it difficult, to conceive of a modification
of fthe 18th amendment which will rt6t wind up in legalizing
open saloons in. cities such as those named, i
We hate to disturb the Oregonian'sj mental smugness in
thinking it has solved prohibition by unloading the problem
on congress.' It may have ended prohibition,; but it has not
solved the problem of liquor control,-and we are not-sure
ourselves just how or when that problem will be solved.
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Call for a Change ! i
mHE Audit of the city's finances shows a distressing situ-
JL ation. The cash account for JanJ 1st -i last showed a
deficiency of 87,000. "Thecity has paid its bills for current
expenses by dipping into funds which were raised for paying
improvement warrants and Bancroft londsi These obliga
! tions w31 have to be met, and the city will have to dig
down deep in its jeans to pay
4f The trouble is that the city
along without paying attention . to : how they were coming
utTahd the treasurer hasn't been able to keep the books so
the exact standing was regular jy a vana Die. Vuy.aiiaxrs nave
been drifting, and now the auditor has told us an" unpleasant
storr. , . -s. ' ... ' . : . " 5 L- ? j;-'
Continued observation of
vinces as that it is not a success i in the economical admin
istration! of the city's affairs. The large council is broken
up into committees and each " committee goes merrily on
spending what has been budgeted to it, and Sail it. can get
from some other fund with no regard to whether the money
is actually coming, in or not! Thus we find for 1930 the
budget was overspent f lt),098 and under-collected $26,689
niaking a total deficiency for. the year; of over $27,000.
The Bancroft bond account is in bad shape too; ' This
is the street lien account to pay of f bonds issued for paving,
etc. and assessed against the property 1 benefited. vThis .ac
count ihowa tliat if all "assessments were collected there
would be a deficiency of $23,000 which would of course fall
on the general property of the city., But of this docket of
$8S0,E13 it is not probable there will be 100 collection, so
the city's loss will be greater ; iv ; j ; ; I '
While the council may pinch down on a sudden streak
of economy, its personnel changes frequently and men do
not serve long enough to get a full grasp of the fity affairs.
The record of the cities of Oregon: which have adopted a
city managerplan shows an improved , administration of
city finances. Oregon City, Beidr Astoria are cases in point.
We believe the time has come for Salem Uy revamp its
councilmanic system, going eitherfcb a compact commission
or a city manager plan. While no plan u selfexecuting, it
is hard to see from the standpoint of theory or practice, any
system pore cumbrous and costly from the administrative
standpoint than the large council system we now are labor
From the old bom a tt
y. r. yiuer has started up his sorghum mill."
- Hrtw U? Missourians, Iowans and mid-westerners
w Si hat'Tnaie jo mouth waterl-ReailIississippi val
ley mo!asses.AiNot your blackstrap bitter NewSieans
product, but that sweet, brown .molasses you liked tet
on your buckwheat cakes. We don't get any of it outere
only we noticelasteek in the MU MgS rl i
outfit and was starting to make f molasses, i Somehow
sorghum cane has never done very jyefl in the Willamette
vaUey, or else the transplanted habitants from the luid of
corn and cane have lost their taste for its product
Strikes us though, that Augusts a bit early for Diller
to start his sorghum mill Our memories go back to hitchinir
up on. a frosty morning in the fall and driving across foe
:iver to fill the jugs, or keg withjthe winter's supph of
,m. vAjiigiesa.. , -me. vsieguiuau
difficulty with the .Oregon-
What a i joke that would be
finds that prohibition is not
the contents of the law not
find any system a
of national prohibition lies in
up. v (i , v
council has let things slide
the councilmanic system con
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By C. C. DAUEIt, M. p.
:MarIoo County Deprtneat ef
Peopio often : talk profoundly
anayet euoiy about an acid -con
dltlon of the stomach or perhaps
usiag the word
"a e ldoili"
alone. Jrst of
all. r Tery : one
has an "add
stomach"; It Is
a normal . eon
dition of a heal
thy human be
ing;, la some
anemia for In-
s t an c e. t h o
amount of acid
is reduced In
r a; y 1 .n k
. o. o. caaar such Instances
are decidedly abnormal states.
J To be sure, in some other disor
ders there may be an orersecre-
tion of acid in the stomach but
this" can only be determined with
any certainty., by withdrawing
some of the contents of the stom
ach and. haying a chemical anal
Acidosis Not m Disease
Acidosis itself is not a disease
buy a symptom which is indeed a
frrare one when It reaUy ; exists.
The normal reaction of a person's
blood is alkaline and the mechan
ism in the body that controls this
alkaline state . la a very delicate
one. A reaUy adT reactleO in the
blood neyer exists, we only apeak:
of acidosis as beinr present when.
the reaction, of the blood is ap
proaching acidity; Such a state of
aria Irs la brought about by some
profound 'disturbance Or illness.
One can expect the symptom, of
acidosis is diabetes, serere forms
of ! Bright disease, occasionally
in blood poisoning and frequent
ly in lnxants with severe bowel
VPSetS. . ) r, J
A great many people have the
mistaken idea concerning the ac
tion of acid f ruits. Such f ritrts as
oranges will not aggravate acid
osis; as a matter of fact, they will
improve such a condition. When
such fruit acids enter- the blood
they are changed to alkalies so
they will benefit acidosis. Neither
do these fruit adds cause often
skin eruptions; when fruits cause
eruptions it is on account of oth
er: elements in the fruits such as
carbohydrates and '.proteins. '
Wilt baalth problem aira jov t It
the abov artiela raUei aay qaeitiaa ia
year mind, vrita (hat eaestioa aat and
ad it aithar ta Th Sttttimti n ta
Marion eoaaty deprtniet of aaaUa. Tha
aaaver will appear 4a this col a ma. Kama
haald be aifoed. bnt will net b ased is
the aaoer. - . j : I . -
Testarday Statesman " reDoriera
asked: "What is yonr reaction ta
the report on the City of i Salem
Charles CL Ktaxar, barber : "Ifa
a bad state of affairs when - you
can't trust anybody, but it looks
as mougn yon nave to check up
on people. Look at that woman
tip at LaGrande. Maybe the en
tries here were not made i wrone
intentionally, but accountants
nowadays want books so they can
go right In and tell, you in a little
while where you stand. : i
Watson To wnsend. sJderman:
"I hardly know. I ha vent had
time to go into it yet.1
-s . ;
Dr. O. A. Olson, dentist j alder
man: . "I have not had tun to
look It over, I have been away." .
:; Arch Lianslng, wood : cutter:
-Hott can I take time to watch
the city finances. I gotta -cut
wood fast so somebody else does
n't get the job. . " I
- Ethyl Mcintosh, stenographer:
"Sounds and reads bad; but may
be it isn't as bad as we think.
FTM. Gregory, mayor: "I have
not read the report thoroughly.'l
cannot speak adTlsedly. However,
I know I favor a . commission - or
city manager form of government.
Committees are not efficient."
'Is . not true leisure
One with true toU? D wight.
' XEAIi IS HOSPITAL
SILVERTON, Aug. 'SlL-JL. Q.
Neal, Silverton Hills fire warden.
IS In the local hospital, recoverinr
from an emergency operation for
appendicitis. . U r'; I ;.-it..-
molasses. Then it was i that the
maples golden in the autumn
ways tne montn tor grinding
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mtv nave sieppeo w up a iew weeics.. t , j - r -;
And we suppose Diller'a mill -is driven with an electric
motor or a gas engine; instead of a patient old white na$
hitched to th end of I a. TV1a tnirl frnvlintr in an andUc
circle. -Indeed, a sorghum mill
oi - one norse power . And doubtless DiUer s mill is modern
and sanitary, without as many flies buzring about as in
the old days before we knew that flies were worse than an
annoyance.:: m? ; ;-? !,'., ! j ": 4...i:.A;;l..:,':;-
We are glad to see they still make sorghum in Iowa.
So long as they have cornnieal mush and molasses to sweet
en it with they will not starve. The diet along with sowbelly
and sausage gets pretty tiresome by spring; bat people have
thrived on it, won battles on it, ' built states on it.
I Who Won the War 1
Kansas City. (AP) Immediate cash payment Of soldiers' :
adjusted compensation certificates was advocated by Panl C.
Wolman, Baltimore commander-in-chief of the veterans of for
eign wars, upon his arrival here Friday for the 8 2nd annual
.a encampment -of. his organisation. ; 5 :.A i.t'.X-S
, In addition to the payment of certtfleates In cash. Com
mander .Wolman said, his organization has pledged Itself to "
seek the expenditure by; the-government of 1H bUUon dollars
more for the Teller of war veterans, "their dependent parents,
orphans and widows. :i'' " v -
i The war may be over,' but 1 we're still paying for it.
Bonuses, pensions, disabili- relief: we will oe paying ; and
paying for the rest of the century. If the Lorrors of war
do not make pacifists, the post-war costs should. r
;:; If there is graft among the police under prohibition 'think what
the graft would be If the government went into the liquor business la
a big- way.- - - 5'-i-"."v-'-'':'; -u;-
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BITS for BREAKF AST
By R. J UENDaiCKS
The Salem Directory for It Tl
had;, under the heading, "City Ex
penses an, article reading: "Tha
following is the statement of city
expenses from 18 SI. to Xlst De
cember, lS71r as nearly as prac
ticable. There may - be some er
rors, but the amounts were tak
en from the warrants drawn:
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"1861. $523.45. 1SS2. $5,575.
02. 18(3. $527.31. 1884, $382.5$.
1865, $3,554.4$. 1888, 88.764.-
57. 1867, $3,452.84. 1588. $7,
598.28. 1889. $8,903.80. 1870.
$12,181.28. 187$. $12,575.05.
S In th year 1861 'the city
drew warrauu to the amount of
$2,t77.5 for building the bridge
across Mill creek ana graamg
down the hilt on the south side of
that creek., leaving to expenses of
the city $2,297.52. which will ap
pear to our readers as exorbitant;
but it must be borne In mind that
there was a great amount of side
. . (. - 1 L . ,
ana cross wuu iaiu awwn. iui
year,' besides grading, 'ditching
and other; Improvements.
The explanation of the big Item
of $2,297.52 for the expenses of
the city for 1862, on account of
the "great . amount . of side and
cross walks laid down' that year.
besides grading; ditching and oth
er improvements." - appears fan
tastic to present residents; ; fan
tastlc in its amallness compared
with the totals of recent years.
And, the explanation of the cost
for building "THE bridge across
Mill creek and grading down the
hill on the south aide of that
creek, amounting to ! $2,277.50,
also gives an Interesting compart
son between the ideas of our fath
ers and their children.
That was the covered bridge
across South Mill creek on Com
mercial street. It was THE bridge
of Salem town of the sixties. There
had been an earlier bridge, much
shorter. There was a steep hill
leading down to that pioneer
bridge on each side, giving teams
drawing early day stages and oth
er heavy loads all they could do
to make the ,up . grade on either
side; and . in some cases helper
teams were required. That bridge
over the .creek between the two
steep banks was near tha .water.
and It was washed away by the
famous flood of 1861-2.
The covered bridge that cost
$2,777.50. together with the grad
ing on the. 'south side of the creel
was a longer structure, and served
its day and generation touch bet
ter... it went the way of wooden
bridges along In the nineties, and
waa replaced by a wider and long
er . structure, and' a higher one;
leaving a lower grade to negotiate
on the south side; helped, too. by
the grading down of the hill lead
ing over to 'sleeky- hollow-by
which designation our fathers and
mothers knew the South Salem of
oaks were aflame.' and tKa
sunshine. September was aH
sorghum cane, put; perhaps
must have been the original
cio-mi poo-a .a To -T-iT offnge
awaof wom vucAft ev i-
.Vtoe - f wtc. vfer ev- Mja- oo Ula
their time A, struggling settle-.;
ment aronna w&ere the rairmount
dairy plant nowatands. We hear
little of nothing these days of
auch names; like Piety hill for
section north of the capitoi,
Oayety hm for the' eminence be
tween THH bridge ; over South
MUI creek; and sleepy hollow;
stringtown, hangtown, shanty
town, etc., for the rows of small
houses south of Willamette cam
pus," and generally along t both
sides of South Mill creek and east
of High street.
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And' there was North Salem, a
by-word in the seventies: and ear
ly eighties, after the old woolen
mill .had burned and -tha pristine
glory of that section had departed.
That was where the town started,
and where r' it ; flourished exceed
ingly ufo to the time of that his
toric firrf. Then, for a long time.
North Salem ' was almost' out of
the running; was the early "red
light" district had the most dis
reputable grog shops, etc.. etc
A man owning North Salem lots
advertised them for .sale, or "for
trade for anything but other North
Salem lots." He ran for a county
office a few years later, and this
Incident ' cost- him the votes . . of
some "of the residents north of
North Mill cjeek. He waa M. I
Chamberlln, who" became county
clerk and held otherv positions of
trusts ' t, , . ; - - v
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The reader will nSte in the fig
ures quoted above that the citys
basinese made a quick advance be
ginning with 1865. The war of the
states was over. And another one
In 1870. Theflrst railroad, had
come. There, have been many up
turns !, since, for various substan
tial reasons. The capital city of
the present day will seem small
aad alow by comparison1 to the
metropolis that will spread Itself
north, east, south and west as the
years roll on. There wUl be more
than 40,000 people la the metro
politan district that ought to be
la the city limits in 1940; more'
than 50.000 in 1950. and more
than 100,000 a decade or two or
three later depending upon the
slow or rapid development of the
resources of . the country in the
trade territory for which Salem is
and will be the commercial, bank
ingmanufacturing and shipping
center. Its fall -development, even
as we can "now foresee it' as a fu
ture certainty.-will call for a sol
id city of half a million people.
- in . tnira wooden structure
where THE bridge of '62 was
built was found worn out a few
years ago and now a street wide
viaduct of concrete serves: eon-
aiructea on the street grade. How
were the streams at all other
points crossed by our pioneer fath
ers and mothers? They were ford-
eo, a times or high water, when
necessuy oemanded, they swam
them on borseback, or used boats.
ITie city budget of $323,45 In
x a s na grown to S42C. til. 8t
inisiyear it wni keen on stow.
mg. Salem lis a growing city. Br
ine way. no Bits anan is not ex
cited - over Ithe-seport - of tha ex-
pert that j there have- been some
errors In city bookkeenlnc. There
will always be. No one it infalli
ble; and perhaps the new system
employed Is involved and. hard or
impossible to follow. Not a cent Is
reported, tnlsslnsr. however: -Ka
lives will be lost: no one te shoot
at sunrise. V: - .
tm - Bits man Is . convinced.
a a a . w
inwnga, tnac -a -manager or com
mission form of our dtr rovern.
ment .would be better , than the
present one; would give Improved
service at less cost; A commission
rorm jtftef the manner of well
conducted corporations, with the
couneiimen standing for board of
directors.: mayor for President.
and manager responsible tdrthe
governing body thus organized. Is
preferred. That is the form . now
being most generaly adopted. It Is
easiest to .secure and maintain, for
voter in their wards are apt. to be
concerned . about retaining their
spokesmen In their I members of
the dty council. , -r v i i '
r-,.- -t H a ! :
What are . the ' three greatest
factors that will make. Salem grow
to a city, of half a million? The
Bite irfka names: hydroelectric de
velopment and river improvement
including still water In the Wil
lamette to Sugene, Irrigation, and
full use of agricultural- possibili
ties lncludingflax growing and
manufacturing. These, will come;
lnk, time of ancient glory the
rubies belonged to a czarlAa. They
were great and glowing and red-
red as blood, and through genera'
ttons blood had been shed for
them.' LAat to die was their own
er; Prince Moriaov; who. defied a
revolutionary mob while, his serv
aat, Pederof f, escaped from 1 the
barning castle, and t hid i them in
ITen years hare passed.; Peder
off returns and recovers the gems.
With, Mm is Prank Severn, who
represents ; 'Prince Mnrlnov's
granddaughter to whom theru-
biea now rightfully belong. Fed'
ertof f undertakes to smuggle- them
out of Russia. H disappears And
Severn secretly- returns to his
lonely country home la England.
Beggar's Court. He. urgently sum
mons his friend. Jim Wyhter, who
meets reiix sant, 'Severn's lawyer.
iThese! two find Severn's house
lighted but silent, ? with a watch
dog lying dead of poison in I the
hallway. In vain ! they j call out
I . Chapter VI
j r wny aian't Severn Uke me
into nis confidence the night
met, before the lnexDllcableb
thinghappenedt. broke! out Sanf
with, a helpless gesture.) "Well, I
suppose we've got to call in the
poUce- now. He pledged me to e
crecy about Als being here,, bat
hek'caa one keep it. a secret! in
the facofthis?r -;:---.i -,i!' -
i s Almost across his words' 'jflm
Wj(n tor's veice broke startUngly,
touched by a sadden, queer, ex
cited note; : 1 ... ,j 1
:;;.f?Sant Santf Look!" I - f f -
. In one corner oT, -this' room
where, they had found the over
turned chair was a lonsr old-fash-
ioned wall-mlfror that reached al
most to the" floor. Wynter was
pointing at Something his eyes
had. Just caught there half hid
den behind ari article of furhl
tur, on the lower part of the
mirror. Quickly Sant crossed over
to him, saw it too; some Nrords
faintly traced as If by a i finger
tlpj in the dust on the glass: l?
: "S. O. S. For Cod' sake Si
: "For a startled moment the two
mei stared dambly- at, the brok
en, i poignant; words from Sev
ern?. But whom-elsef' ft;.-'- :;:
I Inexplicable Drama
It was as It Severn had tried
desperately 'to give his friends a
message or a clue to the inexplic
able drama that, musfnave been
plated out tonight la this lonely
mist-enfolded, house, . and had
been prevented from finishing
what he had endeavored to trace
fheta . 9amttiln. ,an " A irk anil
sinister behind that i. unfinished
message!- ; - ..; fi
With, a white, unnerved face
Sanjt strode to the telephone to
rinf up the police; . j -r . I
M' Some 20 minutes later brought
a couple of police over by car
' Sant and Wynter !had ' mean
while made a search of the out
buildings. The ; only discovery
they made there was that -- the
Beggar's Court motor "car was no
longer in the garage.' In the house
Itself they made a discovery that
might or might not have a bear-
ins j on me mystery, t-
Lying on the .hearth in the
room where Severn "1 had i been
sitting . was the torn half j of a
playing card or rather, the
"joker" of the pack, t There was
one penciled word on, it not in
Severn's handwriting 1 possibly
one lot other words forming, a
sentence written . on the missing
half of the card, that doubtless
had! been burnt. The j one word
wasi "sllvei"..-: j '-J
. The police from Trayne were
put j la possession of the i facts.
They,' too, made an exhaustive
search of the house, but with no
results r to throw any further
light on' this mystery.'
all three, with a thousand Indirect
benefits. Then the Willamette val
ley Irill have more than 10.000.
000. people, where a scant quarter
of one million now live i above
Portland, - . ' : '
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I BABY KILLINGS LIGHT WiWl FEAME i
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Blase Mr. Cit!.a .., ly cempUceat !a the Ullef that; he ana fcU
arejsafe fras ratalaas gaadlaad aad If paliessaesi are kill la ike
Strttrmaic ef their daty, weltj what ef it 7 has fiaally Uea
reread te a pitch ef rifbu.ai iadlgmatiea whUh aheeil amlaae aO
aiga faul; reaseve the WUt ef sanraWeme criaae fr tha firat city ef
AaMa-tca. The saeneatess event which has eeeeaaptfahad this feat waa
the abeetuag dawa ef twe laaeceat hahaa, AUchael VeagallL S. amd
.Clerla Leeaz, 3Ji. Uaderwerld gems aavar before had ea tared the
cr lr5ncta ef UVyheed te tahaf th.ir telL Naw that they have,
raa-be Ovtauae aaya tikay saeat pay f ar tt. The lata ewtbreafc ef
bUdy viUmee fat New Yark. wkick clalaaad Um life ef eratty lUUe
mnm.Br Peeaaa Walter J. Wakfe aad
Edw4a V. Ckarck.IL They died ia perferaaaaee ef statyi areteetiag
a eayrall aad tryiag t. ,M,rrkd the kaaaita. hat their deaths,
1? ' A1" ?,,rM,MW fcaT rl theebU aaiad. Bet "
1 WT' .lk1- " It ar he thai a iittl ahlM ehall
laad1 New Yerk te sack dyaaaaic aeUew that Ua alate wUt ha cleaaed 1
- mmj ,.1.1. i i ....... . - .... ... ,
e czarina s ixuDies AWw rk-
. j : rr : rrv;
adok in ociock' a car waa
heard proceeding ttp the drive
a sound that drew Sant to the
door, to peer ' out I eagerly ' Into
the. deepening mist . The three
figures in the car, as It ap
proached the" radius of: light
through the open i door, : proved
to be the servants of the estab
lishment. T h e it ; newcomers
seemed startled: at ; the sight of
thef police there, p.:.;--.--;;-' I
r'Martln,'! brokll but 8aht Im
patiently, "can yon tell ns any
thing about iUr. SevernT" 1 1;
Martin was a man of 50; who,
with his wife, hadi been left in
charge of Beggar's Court during
Severn's absence f I abroad. The
third was a; younger man called
Creyke. ... t:-r-Jii.jij-
"I on'C v.-. nndUrsUhi. elr,
MartiaS looked surprised at the
question. "la anything the mat
ter? s. ' i -M 1 1 '.-j- .. -'iW:
i "How is itr that I aU three' of
you, the entire household staff,
were out ; this evening,' de
manded the police tnspector, ;C: I
"Because Mr. Severn gave us
permission,'; retorted Martin,
staring at the speaker, "as he'll
tell you himself.''
A ' Deserted House
"Unfortunately" Mr. Severn Is
not here tof tell us : anything,"
said , the' inspector. drily. "Mri
Sant and this gentleman came
here tonight at half-past seven
to find the 'house absolutely de
serted? no sign jot Mr, Severn"
"But we left him here, cried
Mrs. Martin., her voice startled.
We'd, arranged to go' to the pic
tures with my sister at Trayne.
and Mr. Severn said we needn't
stay In! Just j because he had a
gentleman' coming; that if : swe
laid .supper Ibef ore we went Out
it would be! all right and that
Creyke could drive' us' ip the
car." . : :' - sx.
Of Old Salem
Tew TUu front The States-
of Earlier Days .,
. September -1 1904
Turner citizens organized
bucket j brigade and extinguished
a fire, : unquestionably of incen
diary1 origin' in a vacant house
there about! -10:201 o'clock last
night. If the : fighters had not
succeeded, the blase would have
ruined ; other valuable residence
and business! property in the near
vicinity and the county wagon
bridge across Mill creek.
The official weather report for
the month of August shows the
past months to have "been i quite
moderates, in temperature.; The
highest! point-reached by the mer
cury wasj 92 degrees, and the
coolest 4 period recorded was 46
Only a trace jof rain tell and there
were but two cloudy days In. the
: 1 .
According to a'new ; law' that
went! into effect 1 last July. 01
which few merchants are aware,
cigar; boxes must be destroyed as
soon ! as they are emptied. They
may jnot be j given :, away 1 or oth-
erwise used.i : 't....
I Beptenber 1, 1021
'.They're giving a. concert every
night 'down In. 'Frisco for 'the
radio fans- and cranks along the
coast; and the boyf here in Salem
listen in and hear them- as plain
as if they were in the next block.
or just I across th street. Roy
Goodwin; Associated Press opera
tor fori The! Statesman,' has in
stalled the first radiophone set
to Salem.:'-:; . .-" : El
: Logan, w. ' xLl
Logan - authorities tonight sent - a
telegram to ! Washington .stating
that unless troops- were sent at
once the county would be attack
-ed by between 4000 and 6000
Notwithstanding- the threaten
ing weatnerDf about-; noon yester
day, Rotarlans from Salem and
MeMlnnville :! gathered at the
Wheatland ferry for the first an
nual picnic of. the two clubs. .
I I ' j , T1' '.''' ' -Q
raiwae w ia eiuaery. i --
,- r i..r
"ft :; y
- "Why ofj cburae,", Mrs. Martin
Cried in isnrprise "or ' we
shouldn't -have gone." - 1
ii , ; Evidently there was nothing
to be learned:, from the-rvant3.
They had motored i oft about
six; there! had been no sign cf
anything amiss then. Whatever
it was that had happened at this
lonely house must have oc
curred between that" hour and
half-past seven. ': -t
risn't it rither odd Mr. Sev
ern should hve let all the serv-"
ants go ou .when he was expect
ing a guest?'-! said the Inspector
to Bant lafcerJ ,
! "Perhapl U so. Yet I don't
know," said f Sant thoughtfully
"Mr. Sever' always doing the
unexpected! thing and he's
good nature Itself. I suppoaV h
didn't want them to be disap
pointed." f i . . :
S ''Qurte trustworthy, so far as
yon know, 3 these servants?"
"Quite, so "far as I know,"
sald-Sanjf"Martln and his wire
ere witlt the late Mr. Severn
for years, pryke, too, was here
in his timej" :
Presently the police took' their
departure., p 1 . f- "i ;
"There's nothing further- we
can do tonight, ; sir", the in
spector said, t'We seem to be up
against a blank wall and no
mistake. We jshall be here first
thing in the morning. Shall we
find you here?"
' , "Yes. I shall stay the, night
here." Sant's round, humorous
face looked apxioua and worried.
"I ttant to ie' on the spot should
there be . developments."
- Wynter wis remaining, too.
Severn, In his letter, had asked
him to stay, the night.
"What's one to make of it?"
"broke out Sant, helplessly, as
the police 4rove off. I "It makes
me afraid, remembering . those,
oiner . nuappearance cases . ; v
weeks ago how and to thta djy'
not a trace, of any one of tho.s
three men. Vanished as utterly'
as; a stone drops out of sight in
deep water; j. And now poor
Prank Severn' a fourth!"
S'!!." . Oat of the Night
Villi was long before sleep came
that night to; Jim Wynter. with
his mind gfoplng in the dark
labyrinth v of jthat troubling rid
dle... v .i-r i; ji . . j.
!H What had I happened in this
lonely house between! the hours
of six and half-past ! seven?
Jim Wynter awoke with a
start, .with Hthat- wild cry thai
had broken through his troubled
dreams still echoing in his ears: ,
1 1 wynter-j Wynter !j i Help!"
Like the voice of a 'man in des
perate i flight I from f overtaking
enemies. screSminc out in tha
last extremnlty ef; tear and
Frank Berernjs voice! .
, Wynter staried up in bed, half
wondering even yet In that first
confused moment It he had only
imagined that strange cry. If it
had notVbean ijust part of a vit
ld i dream.. ! - j f-
But not adream! Swiftly on
the top of that-vague doubt, out
of 1 the nlgljt enfolding silence
came that yoe again, still far
away ;in - the . , mlst-wrspped
grounds beyond the i window a
hoarse, I 1 halt-inarticulate cry.
thia time, nit seemed to snap
off abruptly Uke. a frayed fiddle
string, i 5 . 1 .
Frank Seyetn out there Inthe
hands of those unknown ene
mies! With a startled thrill
Wynteri had SPrunr out of bed
'and dashed across to the 'win-
aow. Tne luminous dial or his
watch told I that it was a little
more than ftnf hour past mid-'
uiRht. f ji - .... . :..:
p?He flung Open' the .wlndotr
wfde. -Outside Et6e mist, , faintly
irradiated Jys! moonlight. V was
like a spectral lmpoipable sea
beating-up 1 against the panes,
that . muffled ji sound anT - hid
away completely from his eyes
the night's 1 furtive secrets.
! "Severn!" he cried out loud
ly "Severn!" i s '"I.'- : .
i There was 40 answering voice
from 'out of 3 the white, ghostly
drift, no sound save 1 the fitful
gusts j of Rising - wind that -drowned
the Sistirring of - any
stealthy-, movements In - the
grounds belpw1 no clue to what
was happening'! out there in the
heart of the: muffled, mysterious
silence, j f.;h; 1 ,' : ' i: z j .'
IjiliUnJa feveS ief'j haste Wynter
flting on sqme -clothes and ran
out: of $he room. Footsteps were ,
already stirring In the room op
posite "whej-e Sant j slept; a
knife-edge of light gleamed be
neath the doorj; As Wynter raced
out" into the corridor; the other
door I opened? and . Sant's white,
startled face ipeeredi out. ;IIe
caught at Wt-nter's arm. w
"What is lit?" he cried In: a
strained voiced. y"Wnat nap-.
jienedT" 4 1 1 " i 1 1 ' J :-
j. t! In i his imtfatient haste Wynter
shook -off- the jdeTialnlng hand.
i y ."Hurry ..late some fclotncs,
Sant; rouse 1 the servants! Sv-:
ern'a but there) In the fog! I
heard his cry for help lust nqw
It's amazing but he jean never
have been faii from Beggar s
Court fronf the , time he
Ished!" :Vvl ,ff.,. f,
j The last iwords were "Tiling
over his shouldec as wynw
raced along! the corridor. He took-
the stairs three! at a time, ran
across the hall "to a. side door
that opened en; to the garden. In
feverish haste he dragged bacx.
the ' bolts, dashed out Into the
open. ' ' is - 1
s No sound met him out of the
stealthy hush of the surrounding
mist except the dreary! muttering
Of the rising night wind. The
mist baffled ShU sense . of direc
tion. From I which quarter had
that desperate I cry from Severn
enmi Rarerrl. ;:aa. ba i waa con
vinced. In the; hands of! those un
known enemies? Strange' to
think that frtwa the time of his
disappearance ' i last night tns
missing man, 1 1 for 411 their
search, cOuldl never have ' been
far away from .Beggar's Court, a
prisoner in seme canning hiding
placer- to make this strange
night's mystery; deeper! silll.
Out there i In the; fog ne
paused, listening for some clue
to guide him; j Then suddenly,
far: away out of the .mist-bound
distance,: he saw the sudden
blurred gleam of a moving ngnii
as if from ad electric torch, in
stantly Wynter ; plunged for4
ward In the I direction i of ! that
Will-o'-the-wisp gleam. ! !
(To Be Continued Tomorrow)
; "When joU left
seemed all right T"