The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, January 05, 1932, Page 4, Image 4

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The OREGON STATESMAN, Salenw Oregon, Tuesday Morning, January 5, 1932
T here's how
"The Gay Bandit I Border"
Of Old SaUm
, 'aVo Favor Swais (7; No Fear Shall Aw'
FroidFirst Statesman, March 2d, 1851
' Ciubixs A. Spracuc, Sheldon F. Sackctt, PuMisfcers
,-4 Chveles A. Sprague - - T Editor-Afonaffer
SaEUKN F. Sackett ' - Managing Editor
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Within Orecon: Daily a.m
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Elsewhere 50 cents per Mo- or Si 00 for I year In advance.
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14.00. 1
Town Talks-front The States
maa of Earlier Days
Moth and Flame
I'M here to get a job and begin all over again".
. The speaker is Marian "Kiki" Roberts who ran to her
- mother's home in Boston after her paramour, Jack "Legs
Diamond, paste-diamond gangster, was killed in Albany.
iTow she comes back to New' York where she left the chorus
to flit about with .this professional criminal, like a golden
winged butterfly attracted to the flame. She says she is
"through" with all that, as generally they claim to be when
the fire singes. ? . '-. v.' ,,'t ; .
' t But the sentence in the news story which caught her at
tention was the statement that while in Boston "she had been
' writing the story of her life". Who, pray, is interested in
the story of her life? The tabloids or the Sunday magazine
sections may bid for it high or low as they think it may sell
their printed pulp. Her story, what is there in it even of in
terest? Empty it' must be of anything clean and wholesome,
empty too of any effort or accomplishment save a brief glam
orous period on Broadway.
' Jler story, why it has been written hundreds of times,
written by her. female ancestors since they beguiled the ear
ly cavemen The old story of innocent babyhood, of speaking
. pieces at Sunday school programs, then the budding of wom
anhood and the pretty face and shallow brain come to the
common and sordid end. '
.Yet there will be a market for her story. Other empty
headed young things will read it and seek to emulate its
thrills. so there will be still more stories for the Sunday
magazines, the scenarios and the tabloids. The flame still
ourns ana us ongntness sxiu mres- iuc imu iug uuun iucs.
January ti, 1007
Torrents of rain from a Chin
ook storm have swollen the rivers
and Wooded Salem basements
downtown. The Southern Pacific
trains are stopped by a 15 0-foot I
washout north of Salem. The post-
office basement last night had 14
inches of water.
: ' The Portland. Express, ; San
Francisco-Portland Southern Pa
cific limited was wrecked near
Comstock last night when a new
fill, weakened,, by the rains, gave
way. The engineer and fireman
were aiuea -out passengers es
caped serious injury. c r
Oregon is the first state to se
lect a site for its building at the
Alaska-Yukon Pacific exposition
at Seattle. An . appropriation of
a -a ? a aaa sea . . . . I
xaw.wvu win oe sougm zrom taei
legislature for erection of Ore
gon's exhibit. -
January 5, 1022
The recent action of the State
high school association in prohib
iting members from employing
professional athletic coaches will
not affect Salem high school since
Coaeh Lestle Sparks holds a
teacher's certificate and instructs
classes at Washington junior high
"Portland should finance the
1925 exposition and not ask' the
state at large to do it," declared
senator Louis Lachmund In ad
dressing members of the Kiwanis
club yesterday.
I CATEsiiAMT$.SAy$or A I A eirtiticmr
I frTrte?TS ' f.M gAvrtAitnrui.
Charles H. Wleder and E. L.
Wieder have purchased an .Inter
est in the Salem Laundry com
pany owned by Colonel' J. Olm-
j Rosteins, Figiirin
ED ROSTEIN came in to'see us the other day with a lot of
figures on a piece of paper. He had it figured out how
we could buy the water plant for a song and sing it ourselves.
In fact he had the words all set to music. He was going to pay
the company say $800,000 in city of Salem Ay2 bonds. The
company could turn around then and sell Salem Txmds for
whatever thev could eet. say at 75 cents onthe dollar. And
it could turn around and buy in some of the Federal Water
Service bonds at' around thirty cents on the" dollar and thus
show big book profits on the deal. :
' The onlv trouble with Ed's scheme is that the Oregon
Washincrton Water Service company which owns the local
plant, has several million dollars of its own bonds outstanding-
If it sells one of its plants, it is like the sale of a portion
of a mortgaged farm. The money doesn'ivgo to the company
treasury to be siphoned off into the holding company treas
ury. Instead it goes to the trustee lor the bondholders. The
bonds are callable at 10S, according to statistical manuals ; so
New Views
i eater day statesman reporters
asked this Question: "Do von read
the news on the Japanese-Chinese
situation? why or why not?"
Mrs. Bertha Junk Darby, music
teacher: "I Just sketch this type
or news, i reel that the truth is
not sent out from the Orient, Real
tacts are censored. Why read
carefully a censored report?"
Ruth Mae Lawrence, society ed
Itor: I did when they first got
maa at each other now I've giv
en tnem up.
Beaver factory and Jefferson:
On Not. It and SO this column
contained some facts concerning
the Beaver Hosiery Manufacturing
company that operated in the ear
ly seventies at Jefferson, and ask-'
ed for more Information.
The facts then related came
from' the chance finding-by D.
Samuel of an old day book, the
blank back pages of which were
in use by him for his Commercial
hotel on the upper floors of hlr
building in which is his general
merchandise store, northwest cor
ner Commercial and Ferry streets
-formerly known as the Holman
building, where for 20 years up
5 1871 the-'Oregon legislature
held its sessions, and in which
were the principal territorial and
state offices. I
Lola Morean. visitor: "Yes oer- Mr. Samuel has since found in
tainly. Because it is an interesting 80me effects that came tq him by
affair." accident the old ledger of the Bea
ver Manufacturing company. .In
neither the day book nor the led
ger is there any heading or other
writing, to identify its use by the
Beaver company. But in each case
there Is .ample Information to
show for what it was used, check
ed against county records, etc..
The writer has also found an
advertisement in the Salem Direc
tory for 1872, reading: "Beaver
Hosiery Mfg. Co., Jefferson, Ore
gon. Established May 25th. 1871.
Manufacturers of all kinds of knit
goods. Goods of this company are
ples furnished upon application.
M. L. Calvergent, W. O. Badger,
Louis Thayer, ellfeu-lcian: Yes,
when I get a look at a paper. The
war has deeper motives than it
looks from the outside. There's
something to do with Russia in
Anona Welch. stenoaraDher: "I
haven't paid much attention to it.
I know I should but there are so
many things to do.', What is hap
pening there, very much?"
Daily Thought
"Blessed are they who have the
rift ef maklnf frlAnrin f nr It la
we can't see how Ed's hieh and low financing w5uld succeed. I one of God's. best gifts. It involves agent for California. Murphy
Rostein has all the braims of the pro-Santiam crowd and many things the power of oing Croasman, Saiem, agents for
roia mm wnen e ieib io use ma ueaa uvc uu ws yv another.
-Thomas Hughes.
There is also found in the Ore-
- 4 Per Cent Beer
THERE are bills in congress which would permit the sale
of 4 beer. The purpose is modification now without
waiting lor tne consxituiionai process Dy wmcn me xoui
amendment might be repealed. The old beer contained only
from 5 to 7 of alcohol, but it was gloriously intoxicating.
Four per cent stuff would have a good kick in it which some
people seem to want.
But modification is only an opening wedge; and one
which would not satisfy the repealists. The vote in Finland
showed the futility of modification. While outright repeal re
ceived a exeat majority, modification received an insignifi
cant percentage. Senator McNary was right when he said
fight wines and beers would not satisfy. As he put it,
the American people have a taste fof hard liquor. So they
do, and four per cent beer would merely stimulate consump-!
tion of intoxicants, build up more appetites for whisky and
gin, and result in a quasi-legal breakdown of the lKtramend
Political honesty alone should defeat these modification
bills. If the country wants to go wet, let it do, so through the
constitutional processes, and not through semi-legal nullification..-;
Daily. Health Talks
plaint, yd
Dr. Cepelaai
. Continue Mrs. Wilson
rflHE state fair is of far greater importance to Salem and j
to the state at large than the welfare of any one individ
ual If Mrs. Wilson, who has served as secretary for many
years, has been inefficient or prodigal then he would need
to make way for some one else. But we do not believe any
such complaint against her administration can Jbe sustained.
On the contrary there has been widespread confidence in the
way she managed the fair. The fact that it has thrived under
ber management, that its finances have been well conserved,
, that its plant investment has been steadily enlarged is indi
cation, of her abilfty as manager. More than! this, Mrs. Wil
son has enjoyed the confidence, of exhibitors and patrons of !
the fair. - :
- Running a fair is highly technical job. You are dealing
with human beings of all classes. You are- attempting mass
entertainment which is always a fickle thing. It would be
the, height xt folly to throw out a trained secretary, with
years of successful experience, and substitute some one who
lacks those qualifications. Ii Director Gehlhar persists in his
intention to drop Mrsu Wilson, the governor should interoose
a hand for the welfare of the fair and the protection of the I
. state s large investment therein.
'The Oregonun is engaged la a commendable battle against
drunken drivers. We have similar teal on Its part in going
after, the bootleggers who furnish the stuff that makes tha driven
drunk. Instead its present policy seems to be toward making boose
easier io ODiain. - .
W. R. Bearst says that Speaker Garner Is another Champ Clark.
we isiix so ioo, nee, nawi nee, nawi
In these days being a creditor la sot mueh easier than- belnr a j
CIATlCA is a common com-
yet its true nature
overlooked. Fre
quently it Is confused with other
ailments. The name is ami led to
tht symptoms
caused by an ir
ritation er ' in
flammation at
the telati
This nerve
looks like a flat
ribbon. It passes
down tii back
of the hip, into
tite thigh and
divides behind
the knee joint
i n t o t w o
branches. These
reach to tha
sole of the foot.
The sciatic nerve Is the largest
nerve in the body. It is. about
three Quarters of an inch in width.
big enough to cause a lot of trouble
when disturbed.
It Is subject to lnfla.mms.Uons.
These are caused br many condi
tions, but are most commonly traced
to rheumatism, diabetes, tubercu
losis, syphilis and rarely to the pres.
sure of a tumor within aa area close
to the nerve.
Another Uncomfortable ailment Is
hxmbaxo. An attack of this may be
followed by sciatica. The pain neVer
Dreads to the front, but is always
behind the thigh. It is quite severe
and more or less constant.
The pain of sciatica Increases on
walkina- - and particularly when
' stepping forward. It rarely occurs
in both legs, usually affecting oao
side only. -
The condition is confused with
ether ailments. For Instance, It is
mlte possible to regard the symp
toms as indicating sciatica when la
mailt thn Mm. from tTOllhiO in
Ue hip Joint. la early eases of ar- they are actuaBy
f Answers to Health?
W. H. . Q. My wife baa bad
several attacks of pnonraonia- dar
mg the winter. Can anytalaa; be
done to prevent suea trouble? ., -
'ki-t ta general health Is good
the pattest should net be susceptible
to the germs of colds and eoaglas.
Strengthen her resistance, by spring
; her a good, general tonic to buUd aa
her health. Tor further pmrtlculare
' send a salt addressed, stamped.- en
velope and repeat your cueetlosu ,
: J. K. ; a-Wby Is ft 1 that very
Ome X go swimming 1 get a cold la
say bead. X keep blowing- my nose
and aneeslng for two or three days
tarxoa, wnica u an Inflammation el
one ef the Joints, particularly if It
attacks the hip. the pain aaay be
transmitted down the back of the
le and act like sciatica. But la ar
thrltls. If the leg is bent and pres
sure is placed oa the hip Joint, Um
pala la Increased.
In sciatica. If '.he lee- is lifted us
from the bed without permitting the
snee to Dena. pam is produced. This
is a helpful alga in recognizing tht
true eondlUoa.
It is wise-, to have aa X-rar pie
ture Jaken in every case of -sua
pected sciatica- la this way tt Is
possible to determine dooaJtoii
whether there is any change or de
formity of the- hip, or trouble la the
Joints of the back.
During the acute stares of the
disease It Is important that the
patient bo put to bed. Very often re
lief can be given If a small pillow la
placed under and be ween the knees.
It may be necessary to give medi
cine so that the pala may be reduced
and sleep obtained.
Neat in Importance In the treat
ment of ; this condition Is heat. This
may be applied in many ways. Una
tard plasters, hot water or one of the
various lamps which are now so
common, may be tried la these
cases. Where diathermy, or electri
cal heat is available, great be Befits
can be obtained.
After the acute stages have
passed, gentle , massage may be
started. The massage abould never
be given! during the acute stages, er
when acute pals, is present. The
massages may be Increased aa the
leg becomes stronger.
Sciatica occurs most frequently
after exposure .to cold or dampness.
Those who are particularly suscep
tible, to' rheumatism and other in
flammatory cendlUoas, should avoid
exposure. '
rn addition, r-X advise that the
teeth, tonsils, nasal abruses and the
intestinal tract be gi Ten. mtten tion aa
possible sources of Infection. Many
eases et scia&ea have disappeared
after the removal ef infected teeth
tonsils. But first
' SYNOPSIS . r Tba girt ran to Adcla and, faUiag
tw- ifi m.svLum. Jt before her, wound both arms about
Tha Mexican peons, grown urea . . .
of Pseo Morales oppression, await i, ... - .t ' it
tha wortl from -a Coyote" their ". arlu- J?Te ?!
tnaskedptosc. to rerthw him. F0 make ae P" hun. Donot
U. S. Cavalry to capture tha notorf. -?J ? "V . - Tl
tbMWit siua w wssm oa sows-
ous bandit. Ted RadcUffa, a young
American, learns that Morales was H ,u UC1 w'
rrSefoYHsUt. xathTr? ruS JJ8?- $ Tery
r-. ! j 1 1 nave been ul.
hint not to raake an enemy of Mo
rales, as ha Jias ether plana. Ted is
enamored of Morales' beautiful niece,
A J.I. A . - a J .t- - ' - -
ilXr7!L5 1 w Ted. with clenched fists, ad-
Imploriogly Adela turned to her
uncle. The old . Spaniard gave no
sign, but as she looked her uncle's
eyes rose, with a sudden . catlike
for Ted, exacts a promise from Ted
never to fight with turn. Morales In
forms Bob that his men will join in
the search tat "EI Covets." and that I r4"
t:. t... .j:....j ki ir ui .ulhand on
1 . j-i. .n. -..j & everything."
. . , . , . . . I "I II rum a lew ol these drunken
vancine toward Jito.
With a quick step she was at Rad-
diffe's side. "Don't.- She hid her
his arm. "You will, ruin
vaquero." His voice was thick with
repressed anger.
Adela's enp tightened. "Don't you
see that it is just whafthey want?
let his lack of wealth keep him from
love. Bob receives a note and leaves
tha merrymaking. Shortly after,
news is received that Jito a vaqueros
u : .. rrt J i
to tieti TeTanTM not ft !
-T-JlrJ-VlSi If forbid you to interfere, whatever
u iiwwi m tiwiv unyiHim aua
She calls "Ei Coyote's" vengeance
upon Jito. The latter abuses a far
mer for not leaving his land.
Send sell addressed.
stamped envelope for fuU particular
and repeat year
9 i 9 9
Cautious tt What
skin to peel between the toast
Aw This may be daa to
Hon or eczema. - .
.--,. see.
"Thank. Ton" O I ass sabjset to
severe cold wXQ raw eggs and soQk
help to soak .see stronger t.
Aw Tea. - Ton should try to bnOd
on the general health
be less susceptiMe to colds. Eat
plenty ef ceed nenriahlnsr feed. Ex
ercise dally la the fresh air and
shhse. . Oet tagnlar hours
Take cod liver oil aa a general tenia.
gon Historical Quarterly for De
cember (1931) an article entitled
Beginnings of Jefferson." bv Jes
sie steiwer Douglas, being the sec
ond installment of an honors the
sis, University of Oregon, the first
or whleh was In the Sentemhar
number, and covered tha history
of Santiam City, the town on tha
Santlam below Jefferson, that was
among those utterly destroyed by
being left off the railroad, which
was built through Jefferson:
tnough santlam City had been
about wiped out by floods, togeth
er with the greater enterprise of
me rounaera of Jefferson, especi
ally that of Jacob Conser, who put
In and operated the first ferry
mere, erected saw and grist mills,
etc. airs, uougias nas this para
graph m ner article:
"Absalom Smith bought a card
Ing machine in 1863. and started
what was later to become the Bea
ver Hosiery Manufacturing com
pany. Conser and a man named
Culver . were Smith's partners in
this stocking factory. (They were
Jacob Conser and M. L. Culver.)
The latter company did not come
into existence unti 1871. They
sold it to A. Stinson (A. L. Stin-
son) the next year, but he ran it
but a snort time, when It was com
pletely destroyed .by fire. That
marked the end of tha knitting In
dustry in Jefferson.' (Absalom
Smith was the father of Martha
Jane Smith, who is Mrs. W. T.
Rigdon of Salem.)
Jesse Steiwer Douglas wrote aa j
interesting story of Jefferson. She I
shows that the history of the
town for the first few years was
made by two men, Jacob Conser
and "Uncle Jimmy Bates.". Con
ser was prominent In many ways
in early Marlon county life. Ha
was a member of the Oregon leg
islatures of 1849-60, 18S1-S aad
1856-7. a trustee of Willamette
university, a director of the Ore
gon A California railroad, etc.,
etc. Tha last named place of au
thority no doubt accounts for the
fact that his son, "Shan" Conser,
waa one of tha two first railroad
conductors in Oregon, from East
Portland to Waconda. then to Sa
lem. Albany, Eugene, Oakland.
etc., and then Roseburg. And
Shan" spent his mature life- on
passenger trains in Oregon, aad
was one of tha best known of old
time eitisens. Jacob Conser was
very active. No wonder Jefferson
grew while ha was la his prime
tnere. He came to Oregon in
tha 1848 covered wagon immigra
Mrs. Douglas ssys the other
early resident of the place that be
came Jefferson, James Madison
Bates, had a colorful career. Born
at Washington, D. C, he ran away
at 19 and went on a vessel to Eur
ope. Then ha came on a fur trad
ing ship to Pacific waters, arriv
ing in Grays Harbor In March,
1929: thence up the Columbia and
Willamette, to the mouth of the
Clackamas, trading with the In
dlans. They spent that winter at
ScanpoOse, thence went to Califor
nia, and the Sandwich Islands
They 'were, back on the coast In
1830: came into the Columbia riv
er, when Bates first decided ha
wanted to settle in the Willamette
valley.. But ha remained with his
ship in its trading voyages. Ac
cording to Mrs. Douglas:
"His next step toward the San
tiam valley was through the Meth
odist missionaries. Dr. W. IL Will-
son found Bates at Honolulu when
Willson was first coming to Ore
gon in 1837. He hired Bates as a
blacksmith 'helper; and brought
him to tha mission near Salem.
Bates stayed with tha mission Un
til 1847, serving as . blacksmith.
steward, second surgeon . and
teacher in tha school established
for tha Indiana."
If tha abova paragraph Is true
history; it la new matter, the writ
er believes, that has escaped all
other records, it waa toa long
period for hint to remain on with
tha mission in tha capacities nam
ed attar tha early part of 1844, for
tha mission was dissolved . than.
excepting for the station at Tha
Dallea. Bat it Is within the possi
bilities that the rest of. the story
is correct, and has p to now bean
overlooked. ,
v Mrs. Bates goea on to say that
in 1847 when Bates was St years
old, ha took a alaim west of Jesse
Looaey's, bat when he married.
early la the same year, he and
happens." She stamped her foot in
sadden anger. "Why must you. too,
make it harder for me? I tell you I
do not need your help. Go back. Oh,
please go back"
Reluctantly be turned and walked
"For the last time has Paco Mo-1 to the car.
rales tolerated such swine as youl Already the vaqueros were mutter-
on the range." the biaMexican went I ing at the delay, pressing closer
on. "Who is the law here in north about the little circle, cursing, shout
Mexico? Morales. Who holds "back I ing to Jito, eager for the end.
the gringo oa one side and the Yaaui I Jito nodded to his men. Laughing,
on the other? It is Morales. Why I they seized the old peoa and bared
should he auow you to settle here I his withered, wrinkled back, Witn
like ticks on a cow, here ia the val- rawhide they tied his arms to the
fey. and benefit from what bis work 1 doorway.
has brought about?" I A bad day for you, compadre.
'But. tenor, the land was bought" I when you thought El Coyote could
"Now. by everr saint ia heaven. I protect you," muttered a vaquero.
you come back to that, do you? The "What is the protection of El Coyote
land was bought! In this country worth now?" And viciously the man
tne governor ot onora nunseu couia I ugaicnca tac nwmw woBgj.
not sell you. security on the. range
of Morales. This land is ours. We
who follow the cattle own it.. It is
free, open land for us. It is not land
for farmers or for farms.'
Adela threw herself between the
vaqueros and that aged, drooping
form in the doorway. Her eyes, nar-
. row with anger, threw back the light
of the rising flames. Her words
From within came the exultant I lashed them with their tone of cold
laughter of a man. and a woman's I contempt, "You talk of justice, you
scream, quickly muffled, then silence. I dogs, you cowering, fawning dogs.
Jito pushed his huge form through 1 that come to fight against an old
the door, followed by Ted and Adela. I man and his daughter." Her fingers
On a table beyond burned a feeble; I tore at the knotted thongs aifd again
smoking lamp, and in the dim circle I a wave of pent-up anger arose from
of light the same, vaquero again held the crowd. Jito looked impatiently
the peon giri His bloodshot eyes about him. "1 cannot hold them
glistened. His hand moved over the long." he said in a low tone to Mo-
smooth skin of the girl's throat and I rales. "They must .have blood.
he grinned drunkenly at Jito.
"Is she not a oft armful, cabal
lero? For Dios. she will make one
forget the long ride of the night.'
And he pawed the shrinking girL
Once more Adela s voice rose
afove the tumult. "Jito. make them
wait until tomorrow." But her words
were lost among the jeering cries,
while the maddened crowd pressed
Impatiently Jito shook her head I forward. A vaquero stood raging bc-
"Let her go.'
Ia surprise the other looked up.
He shook his head defiantly.
"Let ber go." Jito's voice had sunk
to a dangerous growL
"Qui val She is the best of the
loot, this little dove."
Jito took one step forward. His
fore Jito.
"Since when do we take orders
from women, horabre? Send her
away while there is time.'
The tumult redoubled. The shouts
had taken on a new ominous quality,
It had become the low, deep roar
of a wolf pack ready to close on its
hand closed about the man's neck Quickly Jito raised Adela and
and be raised him bodily from the
round. -
" I .1 - t - m V .
-Once before I have had trouble '" " r
:.u - h, ; t- Iut0 should be fighting for all our
with you," he said in low, even tones.
"The next time my boys will cast
lots for s dead mans saddle. He
shook the choking vaquero, then
dropped him contemptuously to the
"No harm win come to you, sen-
ortta." Jito told the girL "It is with
your father we have business." Hejj
He raised his head. 'Bueno," he
called. "Thirty lashes to teach this
peon wisdom." . .
Morales looked quietly on,, his
mouth set m s haif-smSe. His re
ftraituBg arms had closed about the
girl, and with a sob Adela closed her
A stalwart vaquero rolled back his
sleeve aad picked up a heavy quirt.
He stood fuB Is the flaring light of
the haystack aad raised his clenched
turned again to the old man. "Felipe
Dominguez. because you did not see
fit to take Mocales'e warning, this
night your house is to be burned.
your fields trsmpled by horsemea. fof bIow
esiM wmmsi aevtia anns nsirsn siss s
Ton have defied mt orders, these I ht Wow never feH.
men will give you thirty lashes ofj From somewhere out of the dark
rawhide. Tomorrow, when the des-j bars a flame and the. vaquero
ert country hears, they will begin J whirled, dutcaed his breast, then fell
to believe that it is not wise to stand ineaojos at ms masters reel.
out against the w3Li paco Mo-t A clear voice called from the dark
rales." loess. "Let no maa more.".
Clustered about the ? tanchuousa
each vaquero stiffened. One dreaded
word, passed among them like the
roke of death itself. H
"El Coyoter j .
The flames of the haystack rose
higher, tossing great sparks into the .
blue desert sky. Dimly the vaqueros
could, distinguish a double rank of
silent, horsemen surrounding . them.
ready and ominous. The firelight
danced on the steel of their rifles and
glittered on the conchas of their
chaps.. Again came the -dear voice.
"1 am sending men ia to disarm .
you. If one of you moves, it is death
to all of you. " -
Five masked horsemen approached.
Quickly they made a little pile of the
weapons of Jito's mem A short,
stocky rider seemed to! have taken
charge. Presently he ordered the -vaqueros
to stand before the door.
Meanwhile other riders gathered the
horses. - i
"So you thought .the protection of
El Coyote not enough, amigos?"
asked the masked leader, "You will
have other thoughts before dawn.
But now I bring you this message
from El Coyote. Listen carefully, as
you value life, for the patience of
El Coyote is not endless. For twenty
years you. Paco: Morales, and you,
his hirelings, have iield dominion
over the borderland. You have driven
men and their families from land
that is theirs. You have done it
without fear, for you knew that the
peon endured much and did little.
We had no leader, and for these rea
sons the herds of Morales have be
come fat and multiplied, while the
people have lived in poverty and
dread. Our women have ndfeeh
safe, our children have had no future
to look forward to, our old age has
become filled with fear. And all this
because M or ales wanted a land that
was ouc oy ngni. j.ooay lew ot
us now have enough land to make a
grave, and still the herds of Morales
grow." The masked rider stopped
speaking. ;
.The dying flames of the haystack
cast spectral shadows across his face
and caused the eyes behind the black
mask to glisten. Still no man moved.
Beside him Ted could hear Adela's
quick breathing. Jito stood stiffly
before him. not knowing whether to
cdpect capture or quick death, while
behind, in aa outer circle, the out
laws sat ia quiet watchfulness.
Once more the masked man raised
his voice. "Vaqueros of Morales, a
leader has risen. You call him El
Coyote. Many times you have sought
to lull him. Mexican cavalry has
joined with the Americanos to run
him down. But he is still free. To
night he is out there with us. Why
do you not go forth to him. Jito,
you who have sworn to tear out his
heart? See. he is out there only a
little way, and the masked man
pointed to the darkness behind him.
A shiver of fear ran through every
man. Even Jito himself j darted an
uneasy glance toward the shadows.
Out there, just beyond the rim of
light, the unknown killer was. A
trembling vaquero made a fleeting
sign of the cross. "Dios mio," he
murmured. "Tonight for this we all
die." .
"Listen now to what El Coyote
bids me say. The ranchers of the
border will no longer bear the yoke
of Morales and bis .vaqueros. From
now on we will strike back, and, even
if Et Coyote nimself is taken, still
will we strike back. And: for every
cow of ours you take or kilL we will
kill two. For every man! you give
twenty lashes we win tie up one of
your band aad give him forty. We
are mea with our backs to the wall.
We have nothing to lose, for life it
self has long since lost the things
that gave it value. Days; of firing
profit us nothing, for we have neither
peace nor security. But that day is
done. From now on we fight for the
things that make life good."
IT B Cootfeaedl;
Fall on Your Face, They
Still Laugh Says Howard,
Thirty Years Upon Stage
NEW YORK, Fall on your face.
says Willie Howard, "and they'll
still laugh like a bunch of bab
Willie thinks he ought to know.
for h has Just completed his 30th
year on the state aad falling on
his face has contributed much to
his success.
He and his. team-mate, "Broth
er . Gene, held an anniversary
party between the acts of the
"Scandals" in their dressing room
and they sandwiched these obser
vations between their reminiscences:
river (Santlam) near Thomas
Holt's. Their first home was a
log cabin on the bottom near the
river, about half a mile below the
site of Jefferson. In '49 Bates
joined tha gold rush ta California.
While ha wss away the flood oc
curred which destroyed Conser s
mill at Santlam City, taking also
tha Bates home.. On his return ha
built another house, on higher
ground, and the family moved In
to it In 1881. This was tha first
house built within Jefferson. Con
ser, after tha flood, bunt a ferry
at what was to be Jefferson, start
ed a hotel, erected mills, arranged
tor an educational center, and
platted tha town and sold lots. He
had erst lived near Sclo, thear at
gantlam City. While still there, la
1849, ha had taken land claim
between , the Bates and - Holt
claims, and built a log cabin Just
below tha Bates home. Around
these two homes grew the town ot
Jefferson. Thomas Holt had mar
ried Mrs. Bates' daughter in 18 4T.
Conser had his new saw mill run
ning, at Jefferson, by 185 J. In
another year ha had built a frame
house, large eaoegh for gnests.
This was tha first frame house
there. Ha had lured Thomas Dolt
from Santlam City to becoma als
partner. .Santlam City, waa losing
out te Jefferson, largely thronga
The same gags that "brought
down the house'' in the gay nine
ties are good for a. laugh today
if you make them a little more
Ring in some- "home town
stuff," and they'll think you're
The more high-hat the audi
ence, the more alapstlck they like
tneir comedy. , -
Willie's long: career "on the
boards" began when he ran away
from home to do impersonations,
in a dime museum, ot persons he
never had seen. He- and his broth
er, traose homeliness is his tor
tune, told the story in their best
Yiddish stage dialect,. .
"Papa was a cantor in a Har
lem synagogue." Gene said, strok
ing the long nose which has been
bruised on stages from coast to
coast for the benefit of a few
"He wanted Willie and me to
sing with him. but one night Wil
lie disappeared.
fThat's right. Willie chimed
ia, "I went over to the museum
aad did a lot of impersonations.
When I-did John Drew aad a lot
of tha others I hadn't ever seen,
they get blisters on their hands
applauding. Then I'd come oa
and mlmie Jee Welch, a famous
vaudeville actor ot those days.
"Now Fd seen Joe work and'my
Imitation was hot stuff. Bat did
they give me a hand? Not those
bams. They hollered 'rotten and
hooted me off the stage.
"Anyway, I made 820 that week
doing 40 appearance a day, and
then I got 1 homesick and went
back to face" the music. Papa got
down the strap. I said, 'Look. I
made $20.' He said, my dear Wil
lie, yon go right back and get tht
Job permanent-like.'
"After that Gene and X teamed
np. In our first big show Gene
didn't have a line. He Just walked
up and down lh stage with a gun
on his shoulder; a sentry, you
know. The opening;! night papa
was In the audience. He! watched
Gene for a minute, then he got
up and hollered. 'For gosh sake.
Gene, if you can't talk, shoot off
that gun.' It nearly busted up tha
show.". t -
Hunters Carry Score Cards j
COLUMBUS. Ohlo-t(AP)-Ohio
hunters now keep tally
cards like bridge players A card
for tally of number of each kind
of game klUed is affixed to hunt
ing licenses with the request that
it be returned to the department
of conservation to determine the
Quantity of game killed in tha
state each: year. ll
WEiep meat Ho : Dirolieri
iteQe9o IPmlflo
Act Promptly When Bladder
. 7 ,, - m
AF y bothered with bladder
, lrrejrtilarities bornlng. scanty
-r "" jpjwcnpuy uteea
ejiupuMuas iney may warn
af some disorderej kldaer ar
. bladder condition. i
Ja rywbere rely em
Doan'B POi. This time-test,
extdiaretla baa baeq reeens
rseeided for SO year. Sold by
sail - - " s. - , . w
A Dfareffe :
the enterprise or conser.
.(Concluded tomorrow.) i
A. This may be due te nasal
his wife took a larger claim oa tha