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The OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon, Wednesday Morning, Norember 11. 1931
- "No Favor Sways Us; No Fear Shall Atce"
- Trom First Statesman, March 28, 1851
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; Health Insurance
THE Statesman looks on the provision for support of the
department of health merely as "Health Insurance .
Most people would agree that it is foolish to drop fire or
life insurance even when times are hard. In fact in such
circumstances people cannot afford to drop such insurance
'protection. It is about the same way with health protec
tion. We might do away with the department of health
and save a few thousand dollars in taxes but what about
the after results? We might easily lose in epidemic of
'disease, in increased death rates, in closing of schools or
businesses far more than the cost of keeping up-tne health
Budgets must be cut to the bone this year -but the
word "bone" is a very elusive word. Thus it was brought
out at the tax hearing before the county court the other
day that where some farmers and grangers favored repeal
of the high school transportation law, the grange lobbyist
did not; so there is always disagreement as to what is an
The city for example in its budget had made a tenta
tive cut of 50 per cent in the allowance for the health
department though no other division gets a cut anyways
near as drastic. Now the city's finances are not in good
condition; and with a deficit staring the city in the face
the councilmen might be justified in making heroic slashes
to balance its accounts. Since it is making no such effort
this year, it hardly seems fair to the health service to make
it the "goat". Ways have been pointed out how savings
can be made which would permit restoring the health ap
propriation to its present figure. Unless the council is
ready to cut its whole budget one-fourth, this item should
People have, we believe, a wrong idea of the work of
the department of health. The staff consists of two
doctors, a dentist on part time, several nurses, three in
spectors and two clerks. Its work embraces: public health
education through schools and clinics; examinations of
school children, examination of eyes and teeth; constant
efforts to prevent disease through milk inspection, water
inspection, sanitary inspection; immunization against dis
eases like smallpox and typhoid fever and diphtheria;
effective measures to prevent spread of disease.
! The results of the work in this county have been
Remarkable. Salem has been rated second by national
authorities, in its standing as a healthy city among cities
df its class in the United States. The mere advertising is
i'orth something, but the fact that it is a healthy city is
vorth most to those who make their homes here and raise
their families here. -"
j In the matter of disease prevention the department
has obtained splendid results. Here are the figures for
diphtheria alone for Marion county:
i Valve - - i
ARMISTICE DAY HEROES
A found the sbrin of country's
flag- wo kneel;
R ejolce that dread barrage, blood
gas and steel
M enact the world no more, nor
sound a knell
I mperlallstlc, weird World war
S ecure, God, fruition of our nope
T bat nations nevermore In war
I mbue their hearts with visions
of thy love:
C reate . in them ideals from
E ndue their minds with friend
O ivinely plant In every nation's
A purpose to avert war's future
Y earn we for worldwide brother
hood's high goal.
II owbeit, should a future foe as
B ach loyal son would spring to
R esist the danger, nor let foe pre
vail; O ur pride as patriots scorns a
B ndemic fervor fuels ship of
S ublima the freedom we disseminate:
... Of Old Salem
Town Talks from Tho States
man of Earlier Days
November 11, 10O6
The people of Salem are
greatly dissatisfied with trans
portation facilities now being
furnished by the railroad. Only
one train a day runs each way
aud that is a slow one. Freight is
given right or way over passengers.
The Oregon City Transporta
tion company's boats today will
make their initial trip to Corval
lis. This is the first time for
many months that the water has
been high enough for navigation
that far up the river.
The C. K. Spaulding Logging
company is faced with suspension
of operations if 50 freight cars
cannot be obtained within the
next few days. Nearly all its
storage space Is filled and the
owners were contemplating dou
bling the crew to operate .the
November 11, 1021
The state industrial accident
commission yesterday received a
check for the first fine to be as
sessed against an employer for il
legally hiring a boy under 18
years of age.
The department of health was organized in
the figures for subsequent years are :
No. cases No. deaths i
1926 87 2
1927 41 I
1928 23 o
1929 ' . 24 1
1930 41 0
So far in 1931 there have been 19 cases and 2 deaths.
One of these deaths was of a girl whose parents had refused
to allow the girl to be immunized. When she became ill it was
days before a doctor was called, then anti-toxin was admin
istered but it was to6 late. It was a needy family so the cost
fell on the county, amounting to several hundred dollars
which the taxpayers had to pay. Immunization as carried on
by the department of health costs the county but 19c per per
son. So it is from an economy standpoint that proper hearth
. protection amounts to real Health Insurance.
What lack of thorough health protection means is shown
over in Linn county this fall which has been pointed to as a
place where money is "saved" by maintaining no health staff
which' could cover the county. In country schools of Linn
county there has been a diphtheria epidemic. The Tallman
achool was closed one week, the Spicer school two days, the
Conner school 1 day. The Midway school had three cases and
one death. The child who was the seatmate of the one that
died had previously been immunized in Salem and so escarjed
the disease. Altogether there have been three deaths from
diphtheria in Linn county so far this year. Last year six
deaths were reported. The population of Linn county is but
nan ox that or Marion county.
Shall we provide adequate InsDection for strawberry
..plants, cherries, cows, and let the children grow up subject to
. an tne diseases that flourish 7 Shall we pay bounties for eoDh
ers and wolves and nothing to keep off the armies of in
vading disease germs?
In view of the record made In lowering death rates of
women in child birth, of infants, of persons ill with contag
ious diseases, The Statesman has no hesitancy in urging con
. iinued support of the health department even in time whpn
every tax penny has to be put to the acid test of necessity
& A. l la. l i .
nnu oi me vaiue h returns to tne public.
In 1916 the potato croD of Klamath emmtv -a. m;
In 1121 It was worth $21,129. In 1929 the potato crop or the county
baa grown to a talus or fl.147.4U. The total agricultural produc
tion, not Including live stock, rrnw In vain rm tsnic itt i mi
and 1717.439 in llt tn U 711 in i. is VT. , I VT 1 I
i!?, , ,gr!cuUnr progress, because the growth of the potato raia-
a.V i, m8ur " to me fostering or County Agent Hen
ZltiZr. "",A," " county. Tho story or It Is told In a recent
u . . ,n stat K- tory of real progress In
I Oregon "agriculture and development
" i 1
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j i smudge Pot Perry of the Medford Mail-Tribune, writes: "It nev
! bills" The11 d,at!sfctorl,3r DlaInc4 why the mails still bring light
Armistice day will be observed
here at the armory with a pro
gram of patriotic songs and ad
dresses. Tha Civil war veterans'
fife and drum corps will partici
pate in a parade preceding the
Construction of a viaduct over
the Southern Pacific tracks near
the fairgrounds has been urged
upon state highway engineer.
Residents of that district have
protested the move.
Yesterday Statesman reporters
asked: "What do you think about
the Japanese-Chinese situation?"
Jay B. Hewitt, chler clerk,
Southern Pacific ticket office-.
Dwight Adams, Y. M. O. A.
boys' secretary: "It is up to the
League of Nations to show wheth
er it has any power."
By EPSON I
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A Hem RccrU DtrUt m Offx Um Hm Im
TU Veic b RtconM Oa SW Wi
AN INVENTOR CONNECTS
FINE WIRES WITH THE AUTO
BATTERy AND IMBEDS THEM
IN THE WINDSHIELD TO
MELT SLEET AND SNOW
TVC SUN COMBS
h&H-t&Xi WlfH ATMOS
ijfci, PHEIIC PARTICLES
PT TO PROOUCE BLUE
Tomorrow: Vitamin Elements in Tasteless Pills.
" By FAITH
BITS for BREAKFAST
By R. J. HENDRICKS
John Brown's son in Salem:
(Continuing from yesterday:)
Elbert Hubbard wrote a book,
published In 1899, that was
among his first; it was his third.
The title he chose was "Time and
Chance, a Romance and a His
tory: Being the Story ot the Life
of a Man." It was republished in
1901. It was the story or the life
of John Brown ot Osawatomie.
The words or dedication, from
Ecclesiastes, 9:11, were: "I re
turned, and saw under the sun,
that the race is not to the swift,
nor the battle to the strong, neith
er yet bread to the wise, nor yet
riches to men of understanding,
nor yet favor to men of skill, but
TIME and CHANCE happeneth to
Albert N. Bryant, (ravelins
freight . and passenger agent.
Southern Pacific railways "I've
been too busy reading about the
western Paclfic-O. N."
8. Ellis Pravlne, business man:
War with Japan might accom
plish tho unification of China
where everything else seems to
havo failed. Whatever happens
thero is one thing sure United
State should keep her bands out
tt the situation."
Fred A. Williams, attorney:
"Well, we have the precedent of
the Russian Japanese war. TIth
the present situation there is fie
added unrest and domestic tur
moil tn China. It might easily bo
that Japan la striving to Increase
this domestic tension In China,
and Russia may have an ulterior
motive, too. They are all so close
together over there than anything
could easily happen. Our present
world financial situation may
havo this much good about it it
may bo tho only thing to prevent
war at this time."
; ,1 T .T Ck .Pww oniPMr daiiters them In person, not even trust
ing mem to Uncle Sam's lettar rriar prh.n. u
still got tho same heavy light bills Is because Dan Kellaher rinall
landed Job on tho state parole, so can't function as Chier House
wiro for lighter light bills. Also Carey and Karlnn .nd Gross have
f,0!.0.,?0 iree telephones without eost to the taxpayer so the heavy
light WUt remain ndistnrte. 7
Peorl Scott, Liberty: "I haven't
reri much about it. All I have
time to read is tbe correspond
ence and tho funny paper".
Lorenao Anderson, laborer:
"Looks as though things were
getting good and hot over there".
Wayno Pet tit, newsman: "I
hope they bare a war. It would
be a good thing Tor this country.
It would help business, ir they
killed three or four million of the
Chinese and Japanese what differ
ence would it make?"
1 Now I sea through a glass
darkly, then fact to face. Paul.
One finds from this book tBat
in the John Brown family there
were, in the early days of Kansas,
nine children: "John, Jr., Jason,
Owen, Ruth, Frederick, Sarah,
Watson, Salmon and Oliver," and
that "the last five on tne list
were the children of Dianthe
Lusk" (second wife.)
Following the story of the Hub
bard book: "In 1854, when the
United States government opened
up the (Kansas) territory for set
tlement, there was an instant
rush of immigrants .... From
the northern states came the
prairie schooners' of New Eng
enders and their hardy sons who
had settled in Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Indiana or Illinois . . . And from
across the sister state of Missouri
poured another tide of restless
wealth seekers from the south.
For tho first time in tha history
of our country Jamestown and
Plymouth came Into serious colli
sion .... Slave labor and free
cannot exist side by side and each
retain its Individuality .... In
October, 1854, four sons or John
Brown moved to Kansas, and took
up claims 10 miles from Osawat
omie . . . . On March 30th (1855),
an election was to occur at which
representatives were to be chosen
for tho territorial legislature.
There was much feeling on the
subject of whether Kansas should
be a slave state or not, and at this
election the matter would bo prac
tically decided . . . Early in the
morning of the 30th day ot March,
tbe five Brown brothers started
afoot tor tho polling placo 10
miles away .... At several cab
ins they were joined by other men
also going to vote.
"All were walking, tor horses
must be saved tor tho plow . . .
'Hello!' suddenly cried Jason
Brown, 'why, here's old man
Blanton, be should be at the polls,
tor ho shewed mo only yesterday
his certificate as Judge ot elec
tion, aimed br Oovernor Reeder.
"A buckboard drawn by an oldj
white horse was Just-coming up
out of the little valley ....
" 'What's this, neighbor Blan
ton, are wo ofr in our due wo
thought it was 'lection day?'
" 'And so 'tis, gentlemen, but
you'd better go back.'
" "Why? - V4S)
" 'Why? What a Question! Is
it possible you haven't heard? Ev
err ravin tor 25 miles has bean
filled lor two days with MUsouri-
ans. and they -are rottn.' Go back.
for it they know yoo- aro anti
slavery men your lives won't be
safe lots of them aro fighting
" 'But you are a jadga ot elec
tion did you accept their votes?'
M 'Did I? No, that's tho trou
ble. When I refused, they out la
a man or their own, and I'ro bare
ly escaped with my lite. Go back.
or there'll bo bloodshed!'
" 'We're not the kind that go
back!' shouted Owen Brown, 'tor-
ward march, boys!' And rorward
(Followed a description ot tho
turbulent scene of tho polling
place. Resuming:) "Horsei, wag
ons and men stood out plainly.
From several of tho wagons flags
and banners were flying. One ot
tho flagpoles was . ornamented
with a long atrlng of waring
hemp; another bad a white rlag
with a skull and crossbones rude
ly daubed upon it, A whiskey keg
npsido down was carried on an
"The Browns noticed with
little alarm that these men were
armed with knives, scythes on
poles, pitchforks, and guns of ev
evidently organized, for there was
a commissary wagon in charge or
a sober man, while everybody else
seamed to bo rearlng-tearing
" 'We'll vote the dam Yanks to
hell and then tight 'em, or we'll
light 'em and vote afterwards
200 of us here two comp'nies
there's a comp'ny at every votin'
place in Kansas, and if that's not
'nuff we vote at two places!
whoop la! No Tree niggers In ourn
free whiskey's tho only thing
for we!' " (This from a spokes
man of tbe imported MIssoutI
(Followed a description of a
wild scene; the mob crowding the
Browns and their companions
away from the polling place, with
drunken joers. Jason Brown pro
tested that they were legal voters
and wer going to vote. " 'Hear
him just a If anyone had inter
fered!' " answered a big Missouri
spokesman. Replied Jason Brown:
" You have interfered you are
armed aud we are not, yet my
brother here, only a boy, can whip
you in a fair fight will you
fight him, Salmon?
" 'I guess I will,' answered Sal
mon, an he shed his coat.
"The big crowd fei! bur-!-; i'r,i
sudden move had siirpri ; "1 ti er-
There was a brief lull in the yells,
and then the crowd ; 1 1 1 . -; i mt ..
big man to 'go iu uii' kiii thr
Yank.' There was no backing out
the big joker must fight or
stand convicted of cowardice. He
blanched perceptibly, hesitated.
pulled at his dirty ye"ow beard.
sighed, and slipped his coat. A
ring wa made, and it looked a3 if
the tall, slender lad of 19 had
more than met his match in the
. ; - s S YNOPSIS
While tho newsboys slotted,
"All about tho big gang killing."
Fanchon Meredith and a man
named Tony planned their get
away. Tony gives Fanchon 14000
and Tesorroo passage for her un
der tho name ot "Miss 8mith" on
an airplane chartered by tho.
wealthy Mr. Eameo enrouto to
Now York. A follow passenger,
whom sho had previously met on
tho boat coming from Hawaii, re
cognises Fanchon. Sho Is Evelyn
Howard. Evelyn Is going to live
with tho wealthy Mrs. Allison
Carstairs, an aunt whom sho had
never seen. Fanchon envies Eve
lyn flying to happiness, while sho
ia trrinr to escape- becanso sho
was Tony's girl Tony, who lied
his way through life and whom
sho had Innocently accepted on
face value. Fanchon conrides in
Evelyn about her love tor Tony.
The police aro searching for Fan
chon. "Tho Mystery Woman.
Fanchon asks Evelyn to enlist her
aunt's aid in securing a position
for her. but Evelyn becomes
aloof. The plane crashes.
Afterwards, even at a time
when sho was harassed and har
ried by questions ami urgencies,
sho was forced to confess sho re
membered very little ot tbe period
between tho return to conscious
ness and her rescue. She remem
bered coming up out ot bitter
seas, smothering, choking. She
opened her eyes aware of terror,
aware of stinging pain. She was
pressed down. A weight lay
across her lower body. Hnrtlngly,
she dragged herself free. The
weight was Evelyn Howard, ly
ing prone, lying bloody across
Fanch'on's thighs. Fanchon re
membered dimly palling, hauling,
dragging herseir, and the Inert
weight of tho other girl tree.
There were trees. Rough
ground. No signs ot a house. Tho
storm was abating but tbe heavy
rain still fell. The plane, a twist
ed mass of riung wreckage. Bod
ies. Carnage. Horror.
Fanchon got to her teet She
looked down at herself. In bne
hand sho clutched tightly, ironic
incident, the pocket book which
Evelyn had entrusted her. Fan
chon took a tep forward. She
was, save for a deep cut on her
arm from the shattered window
glass, save for wrenchings and
bruises and aches, perfectly and
The girl's body remained where
Fanchon. half unaware of what
she did, had dragged it lying at
some distance from the plane.
Fanchon tried to run to her, stum
bled, fell from weakness and ter
ror, rose and crawled painfully
over on her knees.
Evolyn's face was almost unrec
ognizable. Fanchon felt for one
blood-stained wrist. Her own
hand was scarlet. There was, she
thought, no pulse.
Somehow she got back to the
others . . . what was left of them.
One searching sick glance told
her there was nothing that she
could do, and very little that she
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a m,Xh' MUX I
In Evelva's bar there were money, letters, calling card--
could even recognize.
The gas, she thought dimly,
might explode, the piano go up
in flames. It was raining, per
haps that provided a factor of
safety. She didn't know. She
only knew that somehow she
must get away, must escape.
She returned to Evelyn and
half lifted, half dragged her body
to a safer distance. She knew
nothing of course, of that treach
erous stealthy leakage in the gas
tank which had crashed them,
looking for a safe landing.
Trees. Hills, rolling. A leaden
sky and the pouring rain. She was
soaked to the skin.
She sat down beside Evelyn.
Evelyn, she thought, dully, was
dead. There would be for Eve
lyn no happy reunion in the East
with the aunt she had never seen.
N'o luxury, no breakfast in bed,
no pretty clothes, no happy times.
Weakly, piteously, Fanchon be
gan to cry. She felt something,
something that was pity, that was
resentment at the waste ot human
life. Yet her sensation of emotion
was dull. She was too stunned to
feel anything acutely. She found
herself wondering dimly about
"The big man made a rush like
mad bull. Salmon stepped light
ly aside, but as the fellow turned
to come back he got a stinging
blow in the ear; his hands drop
ped, and, before he could guard,
Salmon gave bis a swinging left
handed blow on the nose which
sent him stumbling face to earth.
"The crowd rushed forward
with roar3 of 'Kill the dam Yanks,
kill 'em!' but quicker than
thought r full half dozen of the
proa (tjo-slavery men) stretched
their lengths on the grass with
blood starting from thsir noses,
eyes and ears ... A little light
haired man sprang out f the cov
ered commissary wagon with a
pistol in each hand; . . . slipped
through the mob and in a twink
ling stood with the Yankees.
" 'Keep back, gentlemen. I'll
plug tho first man that touches
these mii! Open up there, and let
" 'But we haven't voted.' said
" 'Good God. what of it! These
men are drunk. I can only hold
'em ofr ror a minute you must
go now, please go now they will
kill you all one taste ot blood
and they snuff you out. Go!' " . .
" 'I didn't vote I'm not 21
yet, you know!' said Salmon."
(This after the Browns were at
home, having ried ror their lives.)
(Note: There was a typograph
ical mistake in yesterday's article
la spelling or Osawatomie. This
name, and other matters, will be
explained in the closing articles.
The Bits man thanks several in
terested readers who have phoned
information to him.)
West Salem News
WEST SALEM, Nov. 10 Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Hauser and daugh
ter Ellen ot Albany were Sunday
visitors at the homo ot Mr. and
Mrs. E. F. Rowland on Edgewa
ter. Mrs. Stella Thomas, who
makes her homo with the Row
lands, Is spending the week at tho
homo of her nephew, William
Ward In Eugene.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Moran and
two small daughters are recent ar
rivals from Los Angeles, and are
making their home in West
Ray Eshelman was ' arrested
Saturday night by State Officer
Mogan and Officer J. Simpson ot
West Salem, tor possession or
liquor, and was fined $250. Ho
was unable to pay tho tine and
is In jail at Dallas.
Dinner guests Tuesday at tbe
S. Pfietary home on Skinner street
were the C. E. Greene family of
Sclo and Mrs. Pfiefary's sister.
Mrs. A, Englehart of St. LouU.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Monoco and
LAKE HOI MADE
LINCOLN, Not. 10 The ap-
poaranco of tho Gus Lake home
at Lincoln has been materially im
proved by a three toot grade
along tho market road and gradu
ated cement steps trom the road
to tho walk leading to the house.
inner recent improvements are
wide cement steps at tho tront
porch. George Boyd did the ce
Miss Doris G if fen of Salem who
was a Lincoln guest last week at
tho homo of D. R. Ruble and Miss
Jeanne Smith is recovering, nicely
trom injuries received when she
erw, period of antiquity. They were was returning homo Friday and
the car in which she was riding
was struck by another. Miss Git-
fea has been a patient at the Sa
lem General hospital since Fri
day but will bo able to leave soon.
Mr. and Mrs. D- R. Ruble ot
Lincoln has as their Sunday
guests, J. R. Shepard of Salem
and Mr. and Mr. W. N. Craw
ford and two daaghters. Alice and
Wilms or Zena.
Mrs. J. D. Walling ot Lin
coln attended the third annual
grange exhibit hold at tho grange
hall at North Howell Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Buckles
and Mrs. J. D. Walling enjoyed
tho rally day program hold by
Brush College Sunday school Son
day. November 8.
TO BE EXHIBITED
OAK GROVE. Nov. 19 Th
Ladles' Aid ot Oak Grovo will
hold their fourth annual Chrysan
themum show in tho grange hall
tho afternoon and evening of
Thursday. November 12.
Anyone interested In flowers la
Invited and growers aro asked to
brine their flowers ror display.
Thero will bo a program In tho
evening. Tho rollowing is a list
tor which prize are to be given:
Grand champion best blossom
on display, any rarlety. Incurr
ed best blossom, two best blos
soms same variety, threo beat t
rietles; pom pons, best vafo.
Buttons, best vase. Garden vari
etles. best vase. Anemone, best
Children under 12, best vase.
Basket to bo jadged an t artistic
arrangement, yellow xr bronze or
combined, white er pink, or com
bined, rod or rose, containing
flowers other than chrysanthe
small son Jimmy of Pedee are vis- i
ting for a week at the home of
Mrs. Monoco's parents. Mr. and
Mrs. F. C. Duelgen at their home
on Edgewater. Frank Duelgin,
who attends the Pedeo high
school, Is also a guest ot his par
ents ror a few days.
Twenty-rive men rrom West Sa
lem were employed Monday by the
state highway emergency work.
and are working on tho highway
between Rlckreall and- Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. L, M. Hill enter
tained Sunday at their home oa
Third street tor Mr. and Mrs. E.
O. Rico and son Edward and Mr.
and Mrs. John Devlin or Camas,
Wash. These people and tho Hills
were old-time friends in Idaho.
Tho West Salem schools will be
closed during tho remainder ot
the week on account of tho Polk
county teachers Institute mt Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Clark
are the parents of an eight-
pound son born Saturday at the
Jackson maternity homo in Salem.
He has been named James Rich
Mrs. N. O. Brown, who is spend
ing tho winter at tho home ot her
son, J. R. Brown, has returned
trom a week's visit at tho D. Ho-
gan homo in Independence.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Paul
son ot King wood avenne aro en
tertaining Mrs. Vado Strohm ot
Portland at dinner Tuesday night
Mrs. Strohm will remain over
Mrs. Anna Jensen, who recently
underwent a major operation at
St. Vincents hospital tn Portland,
will arrive in Salem Thursday and
will recuperate at the home ot her
son. Earl Jensen, on Edgewater.
George Nelson announces that
a contract sub-station has been
established in his drug store on
Edgewater and King wood avenue.
Tho Ladlor Aid of tho Ford
Memorial church will hold a cook
ed food aalo Saturday in the Stiff
Furniture company building in Sa
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hagen
or Can by were week-end guests at
tho homo ot Mrs. Hagen' i parents.
Mr. and Mrs. s. C. Wetherby on
Miss Claudino Gerth and Miss
Betty Bldford, accompanied by tho
Misses Frances and Lots Fellows
ot Salem, motored to Portland
Monday night to attend tho Zla
tho pilot, Mac. they called him.
Was he married? Had ho people
who would care, who would beat
their breasts and weep at this
disaster which had overtaken him
out ot tho skies ho soared to con
quer? Then she thought or tho
others . . . tho Eames party a
family wiped out . . . gone with
out a trace, leaving nothing save
the shattered envelope of their
She looked at Evelyn. Shudder
ed and looked away. Why, she
she thought, could it not have
been herself? Evelyn had some
thing to live for. Evelyn had been
flying toward safety, toward pro
tection. But she herself had noth
ing . . . nothing. Sho had been
flying toward uncertainty, certain
only that she was trying to escape.
Evelyn's aunt would mourn!
thought Fanchon. Yet she had
never known this girl. Had never
seen her; knew nothing of her be
yond her own vague little descrip
tion . . . dark hair, blue eyes . .
and a snap bhot taken on board
Taken with Fanchon.
Would people havo seen, would
people have heard the great bird
falling to Its doom? Fanchon tried
to remember? They had not sho
thought, failed from much alti
tude. The crash had come fairly
close to the ground. But tho
It had been tho merest chance
hat she. alone of ote-ht
should bar surrired.
Her arm bled badlr. sh
ed about her for a handkerchief.
bne bad none. Her little handbag.
uer luucaso was somewhere in tho
wreckage. On the rrnnnit KjI
her lay Evelyn's pocketbook. Sho
opened It. took out a handkerchief
with Evelyn's name sewn upon it
and picking up a little branch,
broken off from tho trees, riung
1. At. r M m -
oj me wina. sno made a very ama
teurish tourniquet to stop tho
tlow or blood. Her arm ahwt
sho fott numb, now, with the pres
sure on it.
In Evelyn's bag thero were
money . . . letters . . . calling
cards . . . there were small cabin
et photograohs of rmoh
Judged, her dead parents. Idly sho
studied them, tho pretty lace of
iae woman, tne lean worn race of
Evelyn . . .
Why were she not dead in Em-
Why were she not Mr i.
Tho Idea cam to her tlnwlr it
took time to permeate. She sat
huddled by the unconscious body
ot tho other girl, rain beating
down upon hor. Soma dinting
away was tho pitirul wreckage,
i am signts ana terrors of death.
Fanchon was alone, alon with
death, under tho gray skies, un
der tho merciless rain, alone in a
little hollow of rronnri W
small rolling hills, hemmed in by
Mechanically sho looked at her
wrist watch. The crvsal vn hat.
tered. tho wateh bad stopped. Sho
nma nor. oven its friendly ticking
reminder of rieeting time, never
to be retrieved for companionship.
Money la Evelyn's bag.
Fanchon's own handbag was
gone. Close to her golden skin,
pinned to tho little 1 corset sho
wore was a largo amount ot tho
money which Tony had given her.
Sho had enough, even without
the sum In tho lost handbag to
go on with, onco sho was rescued.
To go on, where . . .? and to
Sho had to think or Tony now.
Tony would hear or tho piano
crash. Tony might think her dead.
Bat Tony would learn tbat "Miss
Smith" alono ot eight human
souls, had survived" tho disaster.
(To bo Continued)
LADD & BUSH,
: Salem, Oregon - 1 -
Established 1 668
Commercial and Savings Department .