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HNo FavdfSwaya Us; No Fear Shall Aw J
From First Statesman, March S3, 1851 ;
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National Grange Meets
THE national grange has just concluded its 66th annual
convention, which was held at Winston-Salem, North
Carolina, a great tobacco city. The grange is the oldest and
strongest of the farm organizations of the country. To judge
from the resolutions adopted at the national convention the
organization as a whole is far more conservative than its
western membership. We find no recommendation for the
government to go into the power business or the banking
business. It doe3 not go in for paper money; instead it stands
by the gold standard but would take steps to make it more
effective. The national grange favors cooperative marketing
and would amend the marketing act to include the export
debenture, "a simple form of domestic allotment, or other
practical plan to insure a sound, workable policy of surplus
control". The grange never did endorse the equalization fee
The grange favors Philippine independence, perhaps so
the tariff may be applied to imports from the islands. It
wants lower freight rates and urges continued development
of waterways but at the same time would free the railroads
from some of the restrictions they are forced to operate un
der. The grange favors entrance into the world court under
suitable reservations, oppose sales of war munitions to for
eign powers. It would put under federal control sales of
stock in holding companies, not reached by state legislation.
The grange opposes a general sales tax applying to the
necessities of life; opposes repeal of the 18th amendment,
establishment of a national department of education. It also
oppose advance payment of the bonus and compensation to
veterans whose disability is not connected with war ser
vice. The grange would not cancel the war debts ; opposes di
version of proceeds of gas tax to other purposes than roads ;
opposes corporation farming, also introduction of propagan
da into the public schools.
Naturally other groups will not agree with all the rec
ommendations of support and opposition; but on the whole
the national grange sets a high standard in its pronounce
ments. It wants to go ahead, but wants to go ahead wisely,
it is concerned about the welfare of its own members, but
by no means indifferent to the welfare of others.
A Futile, Stupid Gesture
THE action of the county budget committee in failing to
include the levy for state taxes, as directed by the state
tax commission, is both futile and stupid. It is futile because
the committee has no alternative in this particular, and a
mandate from the court will immediately be sought if the
committee should arrogate to itself powers which it does not
possess. The gesture is stupid also because Marion county,
en the whole, is in about the best shape of any county in the
state, with the iossible exception of Multnomah and Clack
amas counties.- If this county whose resources are by no
means exhausted, would refuse to bear its share of the costs
of state government, legally imposed, what about the other
"counties like Curry and Grant and Coos where their econom
ic vitality is at far lower ebb. The gesture is stupid further
because Marion county, of all the counties of the state is
the chief beneficiary of the expenditure of the state funds.
We have located here the state capitol, the penitentiary, the
, asylum and numerous other state institutions. What excuse
has Marion county which gets the lion's share of the benefit
of expenditure of state revenues, to stage a silly tax strike
against the state?
We think it probable that the budget committee was
merely expressing its peeve because a state property levy was
restored. But its chairman, Keith Powell, is a banker, a man
of standing in the county and state; its other members are
men of business affairs. They should not have been swaj'ed
by momentary fretfulness. They should have been quick to
see the hazard of advertising to the world that Marion coun
ty is unwilling to pay $170,000 in state taxs when ten times
that amount is expended here.
When the committee meets December 30 it will of
course insert the state item; but the publicity will do this
county no good.
Taxes as Well as Fees
WHEN the legislature considers the truck and bus bus
iness it should 2ive some attention to the lew of taxes
on these vehicles as well as fees. As tt is now all the pro
ceeds of licenses and transportation taxes go to the state
road funds. Practically nothing goes to the general funds
for support of schools, cities, counties, etc.
Compare the railroads. They of course maintain their
own rights of way. In addition they pay large sums in taxes
for the maintenance of government in every county they
pass through. What would our school districts and counties
and towns do without these railroad taxes? If the railroads
are to continue losing business to competing forms of trans
portation their tax load will have to be lightened. Will the
burden then pass to other property? Why should not part of
it pass to the agencies which have taken the business from
tte railroads?
We are not advocating double or triple taxation of the
trucks and busses, but a proper division of their contribu
tions to government so that part will go to the general funds
instead of all to the highway fund. There is some reason in
the statement that pneumatic-tired trucks with load prop
erly distributed do not damage the highways excessively,
where the roads have been built according to modern spe
cifications. Then they should be able to share part of the gen
eral load of government.
If this means an increase in their charges the public will
bave to pay, the same as the rate-payers pay the railroad and
power taxes assessed against these companies.
Now the budget director talks about stopping the "continuing
aJ!?rol'nat' which go to keep up experiment stations. But what
am the state do to fight nematodes, weevils, borers, maggots and
files which make life miserable for the farmers?
CPS seems to be in line, for tha lnUnh1it AiAfA
that follows floods. Whether by
.Mwua i lb capitalization will have
values and earnings.
A Tale university man urges
im iu committee nears irom Princeton !
voluntary r involuntary raorgan-
to be scaled down to present-day
toleration of 4 beer. But wait
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JclSyil1" Umtm lwnr fct ewaw wfw wrrt SL sasss
... Of Old Salem
Town Talks from The States
man of Carller Days
December , 1907
City aldermen last night drew
up a tentative budget for 1908
calling for expenditure of $35.-
700. Fire department appropria
tions would be $7100, police de
partment $3400. The tax levy
will probably be 4 Yt mills.
NEW YORK James Henry
Stoddard, the veteran actor, died
at hig Sewaren, N. J., home early
today. He was born in England in
Skating is going on as usual
every morning, afternoon and
evening at the Auditorium rink.
Tonight Is "society night" and
music will be for couples only.
There will be programs, a grand
march, and special music by Mc
Elroy's celebrated rink band.
December 9, 1923
Willamette chapter of the Rd
Cross, and the city of Salem of
fered their assistance to the 2000
homeless, fire-stricken Deonla of
Astoria yesterday, and the Salem
lodge of the Knights of Columbus
last night met specifically to col
lect a cash donation for the As
toria relief fund.
After two years of constant ne
gotiation between the erovern-
ment and Marion county, the gov
ernment has at last contracted
for the building of the long hoped
for road between Detroit and Ni
agara. The road will be hnilt
along- what Is familiarly known as
Minio trail.
ASTORIA Its heart eaten out
by flames which raged through it
Daily Health Talks
By HOT At. . CUrELAND, M. D.
Cnltod States Senator from New Tork.
Former CommUetener Beelth,
Vete Tork City.
MANY PERSONS use the term
"ptomalae poisoning", when tn real
ity they are referring- to food poison
ing. Ptomaine poisoning is aa ex.
preasion rapidly
dl s appearing
from scientific
Food poisoning
may be traced to
germs in contam
inated food. The
g e r m a liberate
poisons or "tox
ins" which are
d t r imantal to
the body. Food
poison lng, so
called, la caused
b y awallowing
Dr. Copeiand
these toxins.
The signs of
trouble vary from slight nausea and
headache, to severe vomiting-, ab
dominal pain and extreme prostra
tion. Some cases of food poisoning
are axtremely dangerous.;
It Is probable there win be more
and more reduction in the number of
cases of food poisoning. Modern re
frigeration, rapid transportation and
other faculties that aid in keeping
food fresh, are doing away with the
danger. There Is apt t be trouble
If the food is handled too much or Is
permitted to stand around after
Keep Food Freeh
Some foods are more likely to de
teriorate than others. W should
guard against this danger and thua
prevent food poisoning. I ahould
warn you that it la a mistake to keep
cream soups and cream sauces until
they grow stale and germ laden.
When these foods are kept tor days.
they make beautiful breeding places
McLoughlin's answer to spies:
(Continuing from yesterday:)
"If the emigrants received en
couragement to leave the states
and come to this country It was
not from the expectation of a cor
dial reception from us, as I un
derstand the emigrants of those
years left the states with the Im
pression we would excite the In
dians against them, and for which
they were well prepared, being
well armed and accompanied by
Lieut. Fremont (Fremont was
just behind the 184S Immigra
tion) with his exploring party
and a six pound howitzer, and so
impressed were they that the
Hudson's Bay company wonld act
hastily towards them that they
thought they would have to dwell
in forts a year or two, and as a
measure of security it was pro
posed to take Vancouver, and
which, in the prejudiced state of
the people's minds, they could
easily accomplish by a eoup de
main if there had been any plau
sible pretext: and I thought and
still think this evil was averted
by management and receiving
these Immigrants civilly, which
was due to myself and to them
as they had the same right to
come as I to be here; and if mis
taken I would wish Messrs. Warre
and Vavasour would point It out
to me, or in acting as I did any
thing Improper or unbecoming.
for hours today, Astoria took
time last night to compute its
losses at $12,000,000 which city
officials estimated to be the toll
of the blaze which swept away 24
blocks of the city's business dis
trict, destroying every depart
ment store, hotel, bank and score
of small business establishment.
for gene, seme of which may be
dangerous. Be careful of cream
soups and sauce, cream 004 des
sert sad prepared food containing
gelatin, ante yew are sure c their
freshness. They are very desirable
and wholesome when fresh.
Whea eating in a Strang restau
rant, tt ts adviaabl t choo aacfc
foods a roast beef, potato, bread
and batter, fruit, coffee and tea.
The food are the least eteagvrou
and rarely harbor germ that cause
food poisoning.
Report to Authorities
Too often, mild caa of food pot
sonlng are treated lightly. If yon re
cover quickly, you are indeed fort-
nate, but your neighbor may be lees
All caa of food poisoning ahould
be reported to the health author! tie
so that the aourc of poteonlsa- may
be found. Immediate recogaitle
that the trouble la due to food poi
soning, wtO save other from unnec
easary suffering.
Nausea and vomiting are not al
ways due to food poisoning, of course.
They may be danger signal, point
ing to eome Inflammation of the
stomach, gall bladder or tnteattn.
Such symptoms may be the forerun
ner of appendicitis. Whenever In
doubt, call your physician.
Answers to Health Qeeriee
B. r. Q. What ahould a girl 1
IS, t feet I Inches tan weigh T l
How can I reduce? -
A. She should weigh about 114
pound. This la about the average
weight for on of this age and height
aa determined by examination of
targe number of persona. A few
pounds above or below the average
Is a matter of UtU or no significance.
t Eat very sparingly of starches
and sugar Send self-addressed
stamped envelope for full particulars.
fCowrioM. 103i. era.. e.J
" 'Their number has Increased
bo rapidly that the British party
are now In the minority.'
"To me who have been in the
country since 1824 and thought
I had an opportunity of ascertain
ing correctly (but I may be in er
ror), I always thought ever since
1828 when Mr. Smith (Jededlah
Smith) came with a large party
of his countrymen to hunt the
Snake country that In the Colum
bia Including the Snake country,
the British party (as to number)
were the minority, and on the
Willamette ever since 1840 in
consequence of the numbers of
American Methodist missionaries
and straggling trappers from the
mountains and from California
before any regular party of emi
grants left the states to come to
the Columbia.
"And the gentlemen of the Hud
eon's Bay company have been
obliged to join the organization
without any reserve except the
mere form of the oath of office.
"And I think I can prove from
the unaccountable silence of Bri
tish officials, and as I handed all
the correspondence which led to
It to Mr. Warre and that others
may have tha means to form their
opinion on my conduct in this af
fair and the representation made
of It by Messrs. Warre and Vava
sour, I beg to state that In seeing
the large Immigration of 1841,
and knowing Low prejudiced they
were against British Interests, and
learning there would be a greater
next, and that It was evident there
would be an annual flow of Immi
grants to this country, as bills had
been brought forward la the con
gress of the United State holding
out an expectation of a donation
of land to immigrants, I wrote
that year to the governor, deputy
governor and committee of the
Hudson's Bay company 'that it
was necessary to get protection
from our government. becans I
felt confident that soma of these
Immigrants would infringe on the
Hudson's Bay company premises
which must lead to trouble and
serious consequences and la
1841 I received their answer,
'That In tha present state of af
faire protection could not be ob
tained and that I must protect tha
Hudson's Bay company's property
the beat way I could.' In the mean
time ane Williamson, aQ Amerl-
New Views
"How do you like the weath
er?" This question asked yester
day by Statesman reporters
brought the following answers:
O. O. Rice, city
"Let's go to Arizona for tha win
ter, where it's winter and you can
see tha sun. The office was ter
ribly cold today."
Irwia Lang, bellhop: "1 think
It' pretty good, don't you?
Ethel Lerass, bookkeeper:
"It's like Wyoming. Ii It gets
much colder. 111 think I'm there."
W. W. HOI, courthouse Jaadtor:
"This weather Is mighty cold; it
makes my ears ache, something
that hasn't happened since I lived
in a real cold country. It's hard
weather on sheep and dumb
brutes, isn't It?"
James Natter,- A. P. reporter;
"This kind of weather makes .me
romantic hare to be to keep
Mjts. H. R. White, home maker:
"I don't like it. If It has to be this
cold I wish it would snow."
Jim BcalL Clarion a porta edit
or: "i don't lika it. It's just a lit
tle too cold to suit me."
tt U tks year let. Th "Cm
taw" aalUac free tka West ladies
f er Eaglaad la caataret by U cat
threat Teas L eh. watt em Ware,
hi tiiU Tie Black Swaa," aa
leaf torrerUad akfba ea the Spaav
lafc Mala, raassagir aboard th
"Camtaar ara Priarina Earradlaa,
daughter of th lata Sir Jefta Ear
nettae, Caatia-Ciaral ec th Las
ward Is!; Major Saads. Sir Jeha'i
middle-age asaistaat, wha
to marry PrieiHa,-aBe! Metasicvr
Charles a Bermla, reliant, yomng
Fraacamaa. Da Bcrals was a Hew
tenant ef tha etortous boeeanoT.
Henry Morgan, wha reformed t
a tor tka aerviee ef his Clag ami
rid th aa ef pirates. Mergaa has
Trd a reward for taa caytar ef
Ldu After aeiaiaf tka "Caataar."
Leach, maraars th captain aavd
crew. The pes agar ara spar,
a Ilka fata tkraagh D Brals wit.
Be iatradaces PrtodUa fls hi wife
aad the Major as kls brother-in-law.
Be then tells the pirate chief
a conviaciag story about his leav
ing Morgaa to arca for Leach
aad enlist hi aid ia captaring a
Spanish plat fact warta a king's
raaaem. It Is s greed that D -Bernis
ia to take csmmaad of the "Ceaw
taar" aad lead Leads ia Th Black
Swaa" to taa traasar. M a J a r
Saads, wha dtslike D Bcrais b-
caaaa af PriacOla's interest ia th
Freackmaa, beiiwea the Freofk
man to be la leaga with Leach. D
Bern! aasor PriaeUla aad th
skeptical Major that tkey ar ia a
immediate daager.
He tarnad aside, to s am men
Pierre and give him orders to lay
dinner for five persons. He ex
plained this, addressing himself to
Miss Prlsma. "My lieutenant and
my sailing-master will take their
meal with u. I would have spared
you this but that H would scarcely
be prudent. Beyond that, however.
you need fear no invasion of your
privacy, and, except durinr meals.
this cabin will b exclusively your
Hen, clear blue eyes considered
him steadily and aearehinrly, from
out of her pallid fee. But his aloof
and rather chilling impassivity bef
Sed scrutiny. She inclined her head.
"W ar in your power, ir. It
only remains for us to thank you
for any consideration yon may
ihow us."
A little frown puckered hi dark
brow. "In my power? Oh, thatl
Say, rather, under my protection."
"Is there a difference ?"
"Wben we ar all in the power of
drenmstanc, Priscflla.'
She imagined the beginnings of
a disclosure in this, and would have
pursued it, but the Major must at
that moment come blundering; in.
"You make very free with Miss
uarradme's name, sir."
"Of necessity. Like the rest. Is
she not my wife? And are you not
my brother-in-law, my dear Bar
tholomew ?
Th Major quivered, and glared
at him. Perceiving the one and the
other, Monsieur de Bernis stiffened
as if he had been struck. He spoke
now with an incisive edge to hi
tone. "You embarrass me terribly.
Another in my place might and it
quickly. Pray remember that, Bar
tholomew. And be rood enough,
bota oi you, to address m
Charles, unless you want to en
danger your necka with my own.
Th intimacy may be distasteful to
you, Bartholomew. But less dis
tasteful, I hope, than to find your
aelf swinging from a yardarm. That
is not at all amusing."
On that he went out again, leav
ing th Major In a fever of indig
nation, j
can cltisen, built himself a hut on
tha Hudson's Bay company's
premises which I caused to be
pulled down and sent aa account
of the whole affair to H. M. Con
sal, Gen. Miller at Oahu. to which
ha made n reply, though he
might have done so by the same
vessel that conveyed my letter to
him and this led me to suppose
the British government did not In
tend to contend for tha Columbia,
as at the time when General Mil
ler received my letter H. M. 3.
DubUn (the Talbot), Capt. Thomp
United States National Bank
"Aad yea prara that yea'r a
"By heaven! That eat-throat had
th audacity to tareatea me, I
think. From that reckless begin
ning Taa would have continued reck
lessly to pour out his wrath had
Prisdna not collected ' wit and
strength to check him, her eyes oa
tha Wan, soft -footed half-caste,
who was busy with tha tabla.
"After alL Bart," ah reminded
him, "Monsieur de Bernis did not
invite Captain Leach to m
aboard the Centaur."
"But h welcomed him! H asso
ciate himself with this bloodthirsty
scoundrel I He has confessed that it
was his intention to Jota that mur
derer, and that the ruffian's assault
of us was timely. What better is
"I wonder?" said Miss Prised a.
Amaxement brimmed bis pal
eyes. "You wonder? After what
you've Just heard ? Wben you know
him to b tn command her in the
place of that poor murdered Bran-
"Oh, but that proves nothing
as against all tha rest."
"Nothing? It proves that he's a
darned pirate, a cut-throat vil
lain . . ."
She waa on her feet to check
him; for Pierre, wha had momen
tarily passed into th pantry, was
coming forth again. "And you
prove that you're a fool." was her
interruption, "And unless you can
succeed tn concealing it, youU eome
by a fool's end before lonx, and
you may drag others with you."
He could only gasp and stare.
shocked, scandalized beyond all ex
ptessioo that a child, so meek and
gentle a he had always supposed
PnsciUa, should brinr herself to ad
dress him a man of his parts, an
officer of his consequence in eueh
ontrareous terms. It passed all
understanding. He could but sup
pose that the event of that terrible
morning must have unbalanced her
reason. When a had recovered
breath, b begaa remonstrances,
which she cut short with th same
incredible new-found manner. In
moment of Pierre's absence, she
stepped close up to him, caught his
arm tn a tight grip, and muttered
swiftly: "Win you rant so before
that man ef his? Have you a
sense or discretion?"
If she thus made him aware that
ah waa justified of her apprehen
sions, notainr in has view eeold
Justify th terms she cho in which
son, waj at Oahu and hsd been
there for some time, and as I was
told there would be a large immi
gration In the faU, and I knew
among them there would be many
who would joia Williamson's par
ty, and as an influential American
(Jesse Applegate), had got a
clause put la the organic compact
by which persons in office could
not be compelled to do anything
contrary to their allegiance, and
as the Hudson' Bay company of
ficers had the iaflaence, I may say
th power, to nominate the offi
J United Stales 1 1
sV National h
The Service Is the Same
Individuality of service has always been a
feature of this bank and continues to be.
Our affiliation with the United States Na
tional of Portland simply brings into the
background greater facility for service and
the strength of 90 million dollars in com-
bined resources.
The Bonk that Service Built
f oL" was kr laterrvptiaa.
to convey her warning; to aim. Hi
was proiounoly annoyed, als sans
oz szsess outraged, u said so,
Domixnilr. And havhte aald
lapsed again lata a sullen sQenc
ia which sh Judged tt best to leave
him, sine m that mood at least he
could do no damage.
Thus until Monsteur d Bernis
returnad. accompanied now by the
tall Irishman Woran. and an ex
tremely corpulent but aarertheless
powerzoi-Ioeking man, of middle
heirht with enormous shoulders, aa
enormous dewlap, and features that
were by contrast ridiculously small
tie presented him as Halliwell, the
They got to table, and Pierre,
ever swift and silant in his move
ments, a very shadow ef a as an.
earn forth to wait upon them.
V Bernis took the chair in which
th ill-starred Bransome had sat,
so care-free and rood-hnmonnH
lately as last night. He placed Miss
Priadlla and th Major on bis
ngnt, with their backs to th light,
Wogaa on his immediate left, and
th elephantine sailine-master be.
yond him.
It was a gloomy meal. At first
th pirates were disooad t
hilarious. But something compelling
m oa cenus' eold manner aad the
silent aloofness of the supposed
Madame de Bernis and her up
posed brother gradually damped
their humour. Wogaa's dark, flat
featured face becarna mask-like in
sullen resentment. The saHing
master, however, a man of vora
cious appetite, considering nothing
at table of an importance to corn
par with th victuals, discovered
bar ail the entertainment he could
desire in the fresh meat and vege
tables tn which the Centaur waa
well-found. Noisy and repulsive in
his feedinr. h paid little) heed to
anything els.
Th Major curbed himself with
difficulty from reproving the fel
low's abominable taWe-manners. As
for Miss Priscflla, overcome by the
horrors of the day upon which
these table companions placed a
culminatinjr horror, aemti
by fears, aad entirely miserable,
yet bravely dissembling it, sh
nad a pretenc of eating that
could hare deceived Tin nn. l
had been concerned to observe it.
(T Be Caa timed)
IXatrfeutea fcr Kkm Veaearas SnZST r
cers on tha north banks of the
Columbia, this vm a security to
them and to the Hudson's Bay
company's servants, as they would
not be called oa to do anythlnr
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Daily Thought
"Of all kinds of pride I hold
national pride the most foolish;
it ruined Greece; it ruined Judea
and Rome." Herder.