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From First Statesman, March 28, 1851
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"The Challenge of. Love"
8TN0PSI3
I the voices Into Dr. ThreadgeVrs What?"
I 1-Yf
. a - aa a waat
Bass reruns, nr. nnuni Mt i. .i....
ThreadgokTa bottle noy. assets ei wk-ftt la ha la? Donee
inioyer s latest iwiuum r.
Wolf a aa the tatter's antral at utue i . . est tha
Ha found Wolfe standing at his
elbow with a sharp-bladed knife.
"Shall X slit the sleeve for yea?"
"Please do so, sir."
... . - a
nam h u iaur s anni - second door elaaed oa taa wojxo went to wore, ana paste,
Navestock fat. a vet wiater dank. Jlriinr voe- cutting it off sharp- the red eoat from tha iajarad seaa
Saai aoies mentally that the new . Sykes came whisk-Xf mto the by slitting it along tha seams. Ha
doctor's lamft " fight as he akj-o, with a seared white was very dexterous and very rv-
eond acts the straxerU the Thread- tie. Sir George watched Wolfe's
gold house, where he meets Dr. -pjeggg, gir, ifs Sir George hands, keeping Us jaw set for the
Thread gold ch abb j, sleek, aad the Gri met with a haceldent. moment when tha surgeon should
his top-story room. Wolfe swiftly Threadgold poahed his chair off without catuiag him a pang.
recaUa his seren years of work aad pilt fej upUa on the table, "By jore, that was smartl"
study how he earned his way by .a via waistcoat a taa?. tha Mr. Snstoa of the hairy faea
boxing exhibitions as aeoaatry 'i' I unconscious gesture that Utrayed chimed la with "Ged, it was, sir."
"braiser,? sa a tavern singer, ad the professional dignity putting It-1 Wolfe throw tha eoat aside, slit
as a railroad laborer. And now, after I Belf His prim little mouth I tha baronet's waistcoat across taa
all. woue is aimosx peanueaa. a i straightened into a tighter and I shoulder, unounonea a, aanaea
dianer, Wolfe Impreaaea vt. tareaa- mora cmphatie Una.
gold's wife aa a hungry, "raw gawa I zcaM me, my dear."
of a maa . . . silent aad sulky." She I erj eertainly, Montague.1
la UDHng oa medical training aaai she turned to Wolfe, who
to Mr. Ruston. saying, "There's m
watch there, I think." Then he dis
sected away tha sleere of Sir
Georee's shirt, and laid bare the
mentions Sir Joshua B-ermoay,, point of rising, and treated him I bruised and swollen shoulder.
What the Farmer Needs
"We hay been convinced that the farmer needs Just one
thing to solve most of his financial problems and that is a fair
Trice for what he produces. An increase in commodity prices of
only 5 per cent would be much more helpful to the average
farmer in debt that cutting his farm mortgage interest rate in
half".
f Speaking is E. M. Ehrhardt, president of the federal
Ixnd bank, at Spokane.
He puts his finger on the spot What the fanners re
quire is a better price for the products of their husbandry.
True, they can reduce their costs: but it is hardly to be ex
pected that they can lower costs to the point where farming
will be permanently profitable on the scale of prices that
prevails. That would mean peasantry for our farmers.
How shall we get farm prices tilted to profitable levels?
For one thing, get the government out of the farm business.
Another thing work out better foreign relations through
debt settlements and removal of obstructions to trade so
farmers may get back foreign markets. Then we will have
to wait on the corrective influence of time to readjust most
all commodity prices. Steel, copper, rubber, sugar are all at
unprofitable levels now. Recoveries will probably work to ele
vate ail prices just as the depression has lowered them.
; The farm mortgage situation is serious. But Mr. Ehr
hardt is authority for the further statement that only 2,500,-
000 farmers out of 6,000,000 have mortgage debts. We do
not see how the government can safely shoulder all the mort
gage loans on farms any more than it can on railroads and
homes. The times call for consideration from creditors. Vio
lence on the part of farmers will tend to discredit the farm
mortgage as an investment. And how will farming be fi
nanced in the future if the lender is driven away with shot
guns and pitchforks? Creditors should endeavor to compro
mise with mortgagors, giving them extensions of time or re
missions of interest so they can keep going. Few creditors
can get as much out of the farm as the man who has been
farming it.
There is no quick and easy solution to the troubles over
farming. We have studied the matter for a dozen years and
reviewed most of the ' plans for artificial correction of the
difficulties. The chief ground for hope is that people still
have to eat, that American farming is efficient ; and that in
past times of crisis when agriculture has been in the dumps
it has emerged and recovered its prosperity.
senior physician it Gay's Hospital, j u though ho had asked her a quee-
as aa ideal instructor. Ition.
"Certainly. Mr. Wolfe. Br all
CHAPTER -FOUR I means accompany Dr. Threadgold. I
Threadgold, who had growa
rather fidgety, stepped forward aad
reaasumed his authority.
"Thank you, Mr. Wolfe. Now, air.
r.i i.ij vt. w.is .ui fv 1 1 know that a young maa la youri wo will see what is tha matter.1
aide by side and lo-' ed in his grave, position Wolfe drew aside and watched
penetrating way at Mrs. Thread- Wolfe was up, and had given her Dr. ThieadgoM make his i essmina-
rald. He knew old Kennody and his a alight, stiff bow. tic. His first impressions had
SuonT. TmiS," ttm tastes -Go and watch Die. Threadgold, tojjteiUa to mlatnut the littj.
and the manners of a.Brummen. sir. No doubt you urffl lean some- man-a abilJiy, nor had he watched
spruce, bland, and untrustworthy. thfar ?' 'ff
obsolete in his knowledge, a man ADI7iirr "" "
who had always refused to accept room a huge, bullet-headed maa in for a fumbler aad no urgaon. A
anything that was new. Kennedy I a red coat was striding to aad fee J craftsman Is very quick in judging
one of the handsomest old I xrom corner v cornsr, h situvw ouuiuaj x ianwBi
snobs in London. Ho had graadlNood over us lext tempie, aaa bis i was xussy, mesectuai, ana snco
manners and the heart of a cad. - llaft cheek brown wtta mua. zusitsia wua au aaaaa. ue nsuerea
"We have plenty of good mea at! riding breeches were nppea siongi nsiz to nunseu aaa nan m au pa-
Guy's, madam." lone thigh and soaxed with mua ana I uenx, wua taa Dusy seg-conscions.
"I dont doubt ft. sir. Sir Joshasisume. lne maa was uaa a greediness ox a maa ox poor capaaiy.
. a h a . a. I tfi a w .ta. a
has often said that Dr. Threadgold I beast m pain, no swore n guaia i xua aanas gave nan ue na-
would have been one ox the leading aa no stampea o aaa uv, aouua praaairm w aw, oeuia; huissj bxw am
physicians in London, if ha had his left arm folded across his chest, what they ought to do next. There
cared to stay there. I have no doubt the right hand under the left elbow, was no decisive, diagnoetie inted
that you will find Dr. Threadgold's A younger maa stood leaning genes about them. Moreover
experience of infinite service to you. against tha bookcase, looking on Threadgold caused tha big maa a
It is good for young men to sit at I rawer neipieaaiy, aaa paiuag we great oeat ox unnecessary pain.
ue ieei ex experience. .... . . ...
Wolfe's eye caught the doctor's. I Dr. TiireaagoM ousuea m waa
jonn w one ex nis neeis.
"Come, come, bless my soull
whsfs all this about?"
The big man turned like an angry
"That's what I've come for, sir."
Dr. Threadgold blinked, teamed,!
and moved uneasily In bis chair.
"Ha one lives and learns, lives
and learns. Our responaibilitiea, Mr. I bull.
Wolfe, thicken as we grow older.
Now. you young me
Oh!
"We have our unmade reputa
tions on our shoulders."
"Ah. that's true."
"Quite a . sensible remark, Mr.
Wolfe. Montague, perhaps Mr,
Wolfe will take a third helping of
that sponge custard.1
"Allow me, sir."
"Thanks. I wilL"
"Matter? Shut that door. I doatlyoo-
Aeromloa
ly. Clavicle a little bit
haps. Swelling very
very pronounced--"
Sir George writhed.
"Confound it, Threadgold."
-una moment, sir. I assure
want to have the whole house hear
me swearing,
I must."
"My dear Sir George swesr."
"How much longer do yoa wast
Swear, confound it, I to mess rae about?"
Threadgold patted
the swollen
joist, looked wise and sympathetis.
"The devil take that new hunter I sad glanced at Wolfe.
"Support Sir George's arm, Mr.
Wolfe."
He pursed up his lips, aad frowned
Low Cost of Travel
GREY, dripping days; chill winds and a film of snow;
fires to feed, that explains why one scans the travel
ads so carefully these winter evenings. The gnawing fret of
business, the tension of holding down a job, these would
drive one to far places for some change of scene, some men
tal release from the daily drive and grind.
Glowing are the travel opportunities. Cruises were nev
er so cheap. By land, by sea or by air one may range to far
quarters of the globe at modest charge. $70.70 gives one a
trip to New York via rail and steamship. $15 for a coastal
trip to southern California. $165 for a ticket to the Orient
, on the new States line boat out of Portland. $200 or $300
will give one a wide range for cruises out of leading ports.
The lure of Algiers, the warmth of southern beaches,
'"""vaie soft winds of the semi-tropics, the glow of life in Rio
which now basks in mid-summer, all, all for modest sums.
And when one gets to many foreign lands the cheap curren
cies of those countries make their goods and wares available
at great discount.
Oh. to be a vagabond for a month or a quarter-year!
Well, why not? Alas, though the low rates do tempt they
seem quite as remote to Mr. Average Man as the higher
prices of five years ago. Rates are down, but so are incomes.
So most folk do their travel vicariously, tnrough the aiiur-
. ing illustrations and gripping text of the travel advertise
ments.
! Some stir has been made in southeastern Europe be
cause the new daughter of the king and queen of Bulgaria
xcam hsntizArl in the Greek orthodox church. The tmeen is A
princess of Italy and it is claimed the agreement was the
offspring of her union with King uons wouia oe reared as
Roman Catholics. The ignoring of the agreement and the
use cl the Greek church baptism illustrates the old formula
t4,,vvi vi iioatI tA Kettle the religious wars in Germany:
wVinsp nr!ne. whose relieion." In the controversy between
the Protestants and Catholics in "Germany it was finally
agreed that the religion to be followed in any state was the
religion of the ruling house. That did not give the subjects
.v.t ohmVa v.nf fViev riirln't connt for much in those days.
Now the king has to be a member of the church which is
dominant in his state. -
TV. Vnrri ampnrlmpnt rloino awav with lame duck ses
sions of congress will soon be declared ratified, In view of
the changes since the adoption of the constitution the alter
ation of meeting dates of congress was practical. Will it
give us any better legislation? We doubt it. The dying con
gress is fresh from the people, all of the representatives
and a third or the senators navmg oeen eieciea just iw
vmm rtrAntrlmov Of rniirsA if we reduce legislating to a basis
nf maVincr raff en and tnast. we miffht have elections every
vpar so the legislators will be "fresh. Perhaps a better
Amendment wmiW he to lengthen the terms of congressmen
to four years so there would not be this biennial upheaval.
The country which seems to be coming out of the "kinks
pretty fast is Germany; and one reason attributed for Its
-recovery is the fact that Germany remained on the goia
standard. We may think we are punishing ourselves by re-
, maining on the gold standard. The fact is that those off that
base suffer more severely and they are all scheming how
they can once more get on a gold basis to permit resumption
of foreign trade. - -r-
" A Berlin airplane builder says he hopes to perfect this
- rnTMiforl9 nlanft which will fas Tocimroof and crash-
. proof. We do not expect it this year; but It is quite conceiv-
rle!m mav eventually become almost as
good for safety as the motor car. When that happens what
wmonWw, investment in. highways? ...
of mine. IH have the beast shot to
morrow. Played me a dirty trick.
What!"
The young man by the bookcase I over the cold rims of his arlaaaea.
emitted sympathetic language! Wolfe had a shrewd suspicion that
through a cloud ox hair, tits nose I Dr. Threadgold was none the wiser
and eyes looked like the beak and I than when he befsn.
It had berun to rain again, and I eyes of a bird all puffed up with! "There la a rreat deal of swelline?
what with the wind blowing the I feathers. there. Sir George, a very great deal
rain full upon the windows and! God, sir, never saw a beast re-1 of swelllne?. I should nrefer ta have
howling through the mulberry trees fuse more scurvily. I nearly rode the injured part rested, lee applied,
upon the Green, none of the three over you. Why " end a second examination made te
at Dr. Threadgold's sapper table "Look here, Threadgold man, morrow."
heard the rattle of a horse's hoofs something'; pretty well messed up. The big maa stared.
over the cobbles. The stones gave I The beast refused at a big ditch,! "WhatI Ton dont mean to
place to gravel in front of the sen-land banged me over bis head into 1 gay
tentious, red-coated house on the I an oak stub. We were down Bordon I "My dear sir, la a case such as
north side of Mulberry Green, and I way, ten devilish miles. Thought it I this, when some hours have
a gig that came swinging round I would be quicker to drive straight I elapsed "
the white posts and chains drew up I here in Huston's gig. Confound it I "Oh, bosh. man. I want the tMna.
DnsKiy outsiae ur, i arcmaoia b i iuim snouiaer kickm ikh mn oia aires-1 setuea. Do yoa mean to ui rn
a a a a . a m . W I . eae I. a
gun!
driven
door. A loafer who had been follow
ing the gig at a run, gave a pull at I Threadgold took off his specta-1 You've
the doctor's door-bell, and set up aides, wiped them with a silk hand-
ten miles for nothing-?
pulled me about enough
tremendous hammering
lion-headed knocker.
Dr. Threadgold still had tha
spoon in the dish of sponge custard.
with the I kerchief, and replaced them with aa I
air of "now for business."
Dr. Threadgold went very prnV.
"My dear Sir George, 1st me as-
"Please sit down, Sir George, sure yon that a diarnoaia ca m1
You say you fell on your shoulder, be hypothetical under such eondi-
"Hallo, hallo, do they want to That's right, Mr. Wolfe, you might tiona."
knock the house down!" I light that other gas Jet. Now, sir. I The baronet looked urlv. tti wu
"Montague, if that is old Crabbe's I I'm afraid we shall have to have lone of those nlethorie. ahort.tm.
boy, I wish you would box the little I your cost off." I pered men who lose all aalf . re-
wretch's ears. He always makes I Threadgold made little, soothing I straint under the influent at naJn
5 V M T 1 PI..I i. - I !. . 1 J 1 . . .. T
noisa enouea i.r uuiu ouuwawi a i gesturca wiwo ua nanus.
footman.'
They heard Sykes, the maid,
cross the hall and open the front
door. A gust of wind whirled in
with the sound of men's voices.
"Confound It, Ruston, dont touch
that side of me!
or of much provocation. Ha mtrA
"Coat off? Of course. But how hard at Threads-old. end tfc
the" I tamed hla briatlln r
"I am afraid, Sir George, we I toward Wolfe, who waa mnsAHlii.
-v ti v- a. :m il . I '
iuu uti cixucei tarn coax. UN ana.
"Confound the coat, cut it lute
ribbons."
"Mr. Wolfe, afr. Ten wffl find a (Ta le Coataeg)
The door closed again, shutting pair of scissors ia that drawer. "3: yrst
New Jigsaw Puzzle for Those Long Winter Evenings
Yesterdays
. ". Of Old Salem
Towa Talks from The States
maa of Eartler Days
laanary S4, 1028
A chamber of commerce com
mittee met last night with the
Salem school hoard and agreed to
go before tha people of tha dis
trict and ask for a $800.10 1 bond
issue ta erect school buildings and
meet tha increase ia school population.
Of 71 eighth grade students who
took tha Marlon county final ex
aminations for admittance Into
high school, SI failed or were
conditioned. Woodburn, with II
students getting a passing grade,
led the list
SILVERTON Housewives were
foreed to bring out their market
baskets and do their shopping in
person yesterday. Tha Silvertoa
telephone company was moving
Into its new home on West Main
street and meanwhile was unable
to give regular service.
January 24, 100S
LEXINGTON, Ore. Since the
recent shooting or a man la a lo
cal saloon by Dan Dougherty, sa-
loonman, talk of attempting to
put Morrow county la the dry list
has been heard- ia every portion
of tha county. Sheriff Shutt has
announced ha will use every hon
orable means ta bring about the
permanent closing of the saloons.
R. XL Page, Salem division man
ager for tha Portland Railway,
Light ft Power company, told city
aldermen last night his company
would remove Its streetcar tracks
from the new North Commercial
street bridge, IX asked to do so.
He said his company probably
would construct a bridge of Its
own If tha co audi wished to
breaks the contract tor use of the
present structure.
TROT, N. T. The republican
general committee of Rennsalaer
county yesterday adopted a res-
olutioa endorsing Hughes for the
presidency.
BITS
f
or
pj R. J. HENDRICKS-
BREAKFAST
Old Bug Johnson:
Joka oa Rev. Doanei
e
C B. Woodworth. Guardian
building; Portland, Oregon, who
grew up in Salem, sends another
Interesting sketeh on old days and
familiar characters la the capital
city as ho saw It from tha eyes ofj
early youth and young mannooa:
S
"Old Bug Johnson. It must not
bo Inferred that this title was
used In derision. Quito the con
trary. It was an endearing name
tacked onto O. B. Johnson, pro
fessor of natural history at Wil
lamette university. The name first
started -Bug Johnson, and the O.
fitted In so nicely for the Old that
that is the name he went by.
Is
"He was such a lovable, fine
character, and so entertaining. He
loved his work, and was able to
pass his knowledge on to others
in such a fascinating way that It
was easy to learn from him. He
waa the first person to use the
The Safety
Valve - -
Letters from
Statesman Readers
The legislature seems to be
quite prolific in bills. We were
blissfully unconscious of needing
so muck regulation. House bills
No, eg and CO are twla lmpa of
delusion, a reversal toward feu
dalism. It is true the voters pass
ed No. ft last election by which
act they proved themselves de
serving of the contempt ia which
they are held by legislators and
officiala whom they put ia of
fice but some have since seen the
mistake they made by disfranchis
ing themselves and their fellow
men. The legislators having fail
ed to warn them during the cam
paign ahould now protect them
from the results of their mistake
else why have solons If they are
of no help to us by their super
ior wisdom. Wo elect them to
look after oar best interests not
to exploit us and deliver us over
to the grafters. Property owners
are too dull to see that the rent
ers pay their taxes for them and
although renters move out they
also move in aad they pay their
share of government expense.
They can not get off the earth.
If taxes are raised rents are rais
ed also. Perhaps abuses have ex
isted in some cases but a worse
abuse and one fraught with more
danger Is disfranchisement. How
does a sales tax, an Income tax
or a water bond bear any harder
apon a property owner than upon
a renter r Tha water users pay
the water bonds and everybody
pays a sales tax but by this law
none but property owners can
vote for them. The voice of the
people is then replaced by the
voice of the propertied class. The
next logical atep In line is num
ber of votes In proportion to prop
erty owned and history relates
that that was once the condition
of affairs but we hoped we had
progresses since then or are we
going around In a circle? Why
does the water company lobby
two bills? Does No. 88 not apply
to municipalities? If the water
company can get this legislation
through and then get the water
bonds declared illegal they will
laugh in unholy glee and make us
drink slop the rest of our days.
And the business men of Salem
aid them! The solons and the
water company may be smart but
the business men are dumb. They
seem not to be able to see that
their prosperity depends upon the
prosperity and growth of the city,
Our vUe water turns many people
away from Salem. When the wa
ter company holds a dollar before
their eyes they can not see ten
farther on. If we are cheated out
of our mountain water which
would solve Salem's unemploy
ment problem that problem will
He at the doorstep of the water
company and the business men. It
would be only fair that they pro
vide for all the unemployed. How
true "Man's Inhumanity to man
makes countless thousands
mourn."
8. E. JONES.
phonograph ia Salem. Oregon,
and perhaps In tha entire north
west. Edison Invented the phono
graph, as ail know, but he did not
fully complete It at first. Tha
electric light took his attention
for the time being, and ho after
ward completed the phonograph;
hut the first ones ha turned .oat
worked In a crude way. The rec
ords were made oa tinfoil, the
Idea being that any record could
be made and sent through the
man, and the receiver could use
them on his machine and hear the
voice, and It would not be neces
sary to write letters. It is strange
that this purpose has sot been
carried out to a larger extent.
"Professor Johnson demonstrat
ed this machine at what waa
called chapel exercises - la the
morning, and very appropriately
ha said the Lord's Prayer into the
receiver, cranked It up, and the
Lord's Prayer came back to the
pupils and they probably need
ed a double dose of IL
a
"The university was also the
possessor of some very magnifi
cent electrical machinery on
which. he experimented; and it
was a delight to have the profes
sor demonstrate. No doubt thia
apparatus Is still In the univer
sity. There was also an electric
generator, which was forerunner
of our present dynamo, and many
other machines that, while they
were simple, yet they demonstrat
ed the principles which afier
( Continued oa page 7)
New Views
"What subject of news are yoa
most interested In following these
days?" was the question asked by
Statesman reporters yesterday.
Bev. D. R, Schierman, Seventh
Day Adrentist pastor: "Of course
with my line of work, I watch
world conditions most, both relig
ious and political. I believe in the
neaa future a great religious de
velopment is going to bring to a
climax world depression".
Rev. J. R. Steward, Free Meth
odist minister: "The foreign sit
uation; particularly the debt
problem and the Cbina and Japan
troubles."
s
O. P. Correv, bookkeeper: "I
have always been interested ia
the doings of congress and polit
ical maneuverings and battle?, but
that gets tiresome if the papers
don't also have more about the
leading world affairs, such' as the
war in China, and news from Rus
sia. I don't care a lot about long
stories on murders and such
like."
T. V. Saelstrom, laborer: "Ma?
Oh, I like to read about fire? and
funny things."
' Susaa Tarty, designer: "My
newspaper reading is quite gen
eral. No particular subject is followed."
Sirs. H. T. Love, home mak ri
"I am most interested in reading
the political news and local
news."
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the fire and that we have opened temporary offices
in the
Corner' State and Liberty
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Our business will go on without interruption and we
will be able to serve you well in this convenient
location.
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