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1te OREGON STATESMAN, Sato Oregon, Wednesday Morning. February 1. 1933
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"Wo Faror Sway Efa; No Fear SJaU Awe"
From First Statesman, March 28, 1851
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Letters from
Statesman Readers
Changes in Theatres
NINETEEN-THIRTY THREE promises to be a year of
financial readjustment in Hollywood. Most of the big
producing companies are in difficulties. Hung up by high
costs and long-term contracts they have been quite unable
to scale down to the size which the reduced box office intake
can support. R-K-0 is in receivership, and others have been
hanging on the verge. Part of this may be of design in or
der to escape obligations under leases, contracts, etc But the
years of heavy deficits have made inroads on the working
capital even of the strong units.
The situation is not one merely of finance, but of the
future of the industry or the art, whichever you may call
it. As the movie was developing into a real art-form the
talkie came along. It has succeeded in outmoding the silent
film, yet critics do not yet accord it an art ratingThe whole
field is experimental yet, both in the mechanism and in the
performance. The talkie is now being tested whether it will
endure in the form in which it has arisen or "whether it
must be greatly modified.
Norman Hapgood in the January Atlantic reviews the
situation with some clarity. He wonders if the day of the
big money and the big feature may give place to the smaller
unit of production and expense. For years the objective has
been to outdo in expense and in number of stars all former
pictures. "Grand Hotel" for example was a talkie planned
on the "superscale". As Mr. Hapgood points out where costs
are so great the picture must be built to the taste of the
90 and not the more discriminating 10. Accordingly
amusement and entertainment must be the tests of each pic
ture, because the multitude seeks diversion when it goes to
the theatre.
Hapgood cites the experience of the producers with cer
tain films as an indication of the problem which is faced if
any picture alienates any considerable group in society :
"The Scarlet Letter was produced with the recommenda
tion of Protestant clergymen, and after production it was at
tacked by other Protestant clergymen.
"The King of Kings, made with the cooperation of Jewish
. leader?, was so vigorously attacked 'later by Jewish organiza
tion! that It had to be extensively altered.
"Disraeli was received with plaudits by all the better film
people, and lost a fortune.
"Abraham Lincoln had a similar fate.
"Grass shows what the screen can do what has never been
possible, yet its losses were tremendous."
Hapgood then ventures an opinion:
"When in the normal course of speculative commercialism
and purely mechanical progress the product drops Into smaller
pieces, it will adapt itself better to intellectual expression."
The movie talkie is a marvelous device. It is a tool whose
possibilities we do not yet fully appreciate. Its commercial
possibilities have been greatly exploited. It is quite conceiv
. able that new trends will come, and these may serve to en
list fresh interest. The public craves entertainment and
amusement. The theatre will survive; but it is a mere truism
to predict changes in the form and substance of its offer
ings. The changes are sure; what puzzles the men whose
money 13 invested in the theatrical business and the men
and women who have invested their lives in the dramatic
art is just the form those changes will take.
Milk-fed Tars
mH navy turns its back on the bean I
JL Rear Admiral Cheatham says the navy wants milk
instead of beans for rations. To this pass have sailors come!
How can battles be won on milk diet? This is the last straw,
and it is to be used to suck milk through. Pacifism will as
suredly take note of the news item and claim that the
fighting power of the American navy is doomed.
Old tars will gather about the docks and tell of what
they ate when men were men and beans were beans. Sow
111 v Dork nickled in brine: hard crackers and beans, al
ways beans. If there were mold about the food or the food
was a bit putrid, why no matter, it was all tnere was. jnow
fresh meat from the ship's refrigerators; and white bread;
and milk! Those who sailed the salty seas in olden days will
decry this sign of deterioration in the race and cite this
as evidence of the decline of fighting strength.
Along will come the dieticians no doubt and teach the
eountrv the A. B. C's of vitamines and prove that men will
tlah rfTr with lettuce and fresh milk than they would on
salt herring and beans and hardtack." Perhaps e way to
test would be to measure the profanity under one diet and
the other. If milk and spinach will give as-long oaths as
beans and biacK oread tnen xne aoccors win.
i
Sheriff Burk says he will do his best to hold the county Jail
emulation aa low as possible to sare the board bill ot prisoners to
the county. Now toat presents a line point, snouia me snenn wore;
hard to arrest people; or work hard not to? And Is the jail to be
populated to suppress crime or kept empty to hold down taxes. Un
doubtedly there are a number who will cooperate with Sheriff Burk
- t keep the Jail population low. They will be the great number of
law abiding citizens who keep out of trouble. Even the law-breakers
will do all they can to keep out ot the sheriffs clutches. They
have no special sympathy with the county treasury; but somehow
nobody likes to go to Jail. The county hopes that the jail population
keeps low; not just to save a few dimes on the board bill; but as an
Indication that crime doesn't prosper here.
Editors, Salem Statesman:
One of the large metropolitan
papers has made capital ot the
fact that a number of dirt farm
ers In the legislature Toted for
the sales tax. Regardless of
whether they are dirt farmers or
merely curbstone farmers, they
are all human and as such aren't
immune from making errors of
judgment. We- submit, without
fear of successful contradiction,
that any legislator who voted for
the sales tax did not represent the
majority sentiment of either ur
ban or rural communities.
We are unalterably opposed to
an unrestricted sales tax. No
amount of argument can justify a
sales tax on food, clothing and
shelter. This Is no time to tax the
necessities of life; plain whole
some food and low priced clothes
sufficient to protect human be
ings against the elements.
It the "powers that be" In the
state of Oregon must hare a sales
tax, will be content with nothing
but a sales tax, permit a buck pri
vate In the rear ranks ot the last
squad to rise and remark that it
must be a sales tax on non-essentials,
conveniences and luxuries.
A "Selective Sales Tax" such as
the measure Introduced by Rep
resentative Martin of Marlon
county Is a horse of another color.
By no stretch of the Imagination
can cosmetics, malt and tobacco
be classified as food, clothing or
shelter. They are not necessary
to sustain life and continue the
pursuit of happiness.
We may be old fashioned, bat
we cannot help but feel that aU
taxes should be based upon the
ability to pay and services re
ceived. Net Income measures
one's ability to pay. If there is a
better yardstick for tax paying
ability than net income, why keep
It a secret longer? Not only Is the
income tax based upon ability to
pay, the fairest tax, but it can be
made to produce sufficient reven
ue by broadening the base and
not being bashful about raising
the percentages.
If It is true that collectively
and individually the people of
Oregon owe approximately $200,
000,000, it might not be out of
order to suggest that It will not
be enough to cut the frosting
from the cake, it will be necessary
to abstain-from the cake as well
as such delicacies as caviar,
mocking bird tongues and moose's
eyebrows. In other words, mem
bers of the Oregon state legis
lature, let us live within our in
come. Have you:
1. Abolished the high school
transportation act?
2. Limited high school tuition
to 1 50 per pupil?
3. Shut down the fiv lnfHi-
tions of higher learning?
. cue the salaries of ail ttA
officials and employes to a max
imum 01 13000 oer vearf
9. ADOllShed the Office of nHm.
minister, now held hv th tt.
onager, director?
C. BEECHER srnTT
McMinnville, Jan. 23, 1933.
BITS for BREAKFAST
-By R. J. HENDRICKS-
"The jChallenge of Love" BypSngck
New Vi
ews
"What membera wor in th
legislature particularly impresses
yon, and why?" This Question
was asked by Statesman report
ers yesterday.
Jade Olson, rancher: "I think
they're doing what they can do
under the circumstances. It's
hard proposition for them to do
anything. I think Holman's do
ing pretty good. Spauldlng, too;
nes a good man."
Former Oregon man
is "going-on" 100:
C. M. Lee writes the Bits man
from 416 N. Lima street. Sierra
Madre, Cal., a suburb of Los An
geles: "Enclosed yon will find a
10 y earmold autobiography of an
old acquaintance of yonrs. He . . .
is quite spry and enjoys very good
health. . . . His eyesight is ex
tremely good, and he reads a great
deal. He has been reading your
column . . .and enjoys It Immense
ly. . . . His home is at 1101 Brent
street, South Pasadena. ... I live
about four miles from Mr. Brown
and surely enjoy my weekly visits
with him."
..
The book Is entitled, "Autobiog
raphy of Alonxo F. Brown." The
preface: Thinking it might be ot
Interest to my descendants, I am
going to write a short sketch ot
my life, that they can see the dif
ference between my time and their
own day and generation." "
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Everybody In southern Oregon
once knew A. F. Brown, merchant
of Oakland, Douglas county, who
owned the lands on which the
town was built, and who platted
the townslte. Few in the old days
knew what his first initial stood
for. He was also well known all
np and down the railroad line, for
he was the first railroad agent ot
the town. In fact, the founding of
the town was due to the eomlng
of the railroad and that meant
the death ot the first Oakland,
which came to be known as "Old
Oakland." while it held on pre
cariously after train service was
started on the Oregon A- Califor
nia railroad, sow the Southern
Pacific, in 1872.
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The opening paragraph of the
Brown book reads: "I was born
at Stratford, New Hampshire,
August 21st, 181$, on the same
farm taken up by my grandfather,
James Brown, who went from
Stratford, Connecticut, with four
or five families and started a set
tlement in what was then an un
inhabited country, except by In
dians, and a wilderness. . . . The
farm at this date is occupied by a
great-nephew of mine, Loyal P.
Brown, making five generations
that have owned and occupied it."
(This will make A. F. Brown 97
years old when he celebrates his
birthday at the end of August
next. Stratford town, where he
was born. Is in Coos county, N. Y
and the 1930 census gave It a
population of 844. It Is In the
White mountain section, Berlin
the county seat; population of the
county at last census, 30,753, and
with only a weekly newspaper at
Berlin.)
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Resuming the text of the book:
I lived at home and worked on
the farm until I was 14, . . . and
am the youngest of nine children.
. My father, Samuel F. Brown,
died when I was only six months
old. . . . When 14 I went to Bos
ton; . . . my worldly goods tied
up in a bandana handkerchief. I
obtained work In a private club
house, . . . Daniel Webster being
an honorary member, and his son.
Col. Fletcher Webster, who was
killed at Antletam, . . . was an ac
tive member."
His pay was 1 2 a month, and
he waited on table at a hotel for
his board. He sent part of his first
month's wages to his mother, as
she had had a hard time to scrape
together enough to pay her son's
fare to Boston. Next he got a Job
In a shoe store, at $1.10 a week,
stlU waiting on table for his keep.
That was high wages for such
work at the time; it was usually
F. F. Towmsend. retired! "I
think half don't know what they
were sent there tor; and some
know too much. 1 think a good
deal of Senator 8pauldlng. He's
a pretty positive man and a good,
square shooter. He was good on
the highway commission. We
need more like him."
Daily Health Talks
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
810 a year. He was the delivery
boy, on foot, besides working from
7 a. m. to a p. nt and on Satur
days nntil 12 midnight. Technoc
racy was then not even a dream,
the eight hour day in the distance,
and the four hour day and three
or four day week in no one's reckoning.
After the year's service, his sal
ary was raised to 83 a week, but
young Brown had to give the Job
all his time, and not make his
board as a hotel waiter. He paid
32.78 a week for his board and
lodging, so had only 25c for cloth
ing, laundry and spending money
but he had saved something
from his former wages and got
along until his brother, who had
a gents' furnishing store, offered
him S a week, which he accepted.
The sewing machine was not In
vented, and the brother cut oat
shirts In the back ot his store and
sent them out to women to sew by
hand; many women made their
livings in this way. (Ingersoll
once quoted some old writer as
calling the needle "the asp for the
breast of the poor.")
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The brother, John, became ill
and unable to carry on. So A. F.
Brown, then 18. having 8109 and
the experience, got a man with
8800 for a partner, and ther
bought the brother's basinets, the
balance of the purchase price to
be paid in monthly Installments.
At the end of the year, he sold
out to his partner, retiring with
fisoo in cash and a gold watch
and chain.
".
Next he bought a half Interest
in a similar business at Saratoga
Springs, N. T., then the leading
summer resort city of the country.
whither rich Americans and Cu
bans went for seasonal stays. He
sold goods there to William H.
Seward, former President Millard
Fillmore, Col. May, hero of the
Mexican war. Commodore Vender
bilt, and many other men then
prominent in the nation's affairs.
Brown installed In a corner of his
store the first telegraph office in
that city; Morse system, printing
the message on a piece of paper.
Receiving by ear was unknown.
Now everything but the sending
and receiving machines, like a
typewriter, is in the discard
scrapped to the new god of tech
nocracy; swelling the ranks of
technological unemployment.
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In 1S54, Brown joined the New
York state militia, was chosen
quartermaster with the rank of j
first lieutenant, and made the
suits and selected the equipment;
and the colonel, C. T. Peek, boast
ed that he had the finest staff In
the state.
S
la November, 1854. beinz set
tled in business and IS years old.
Brown went to Boston and mar
ried Miss Ada M. Lamkln, on the
9th. After a year they bought a
honse and lived in it until they
started to Oregon. In 1856 Brown
bought out his partner: In the
winter of '67 the 21th regiment,
Mew York militia, had an election.
and he was chosen major. Their
brigadier general, Edward Frlsby,
raised a regiment and was its
colonel, and was killed in battle,
in the Civil war.
S
L. p. Brown, a brother, went to
California in 1849, by ship, and
on the passage made the acquain
tance of Daniel W. Stearns. They
were partners In California, and
afterward at Scottsburg, Oregon.
The brother went back to New
York, and planned to return to
Oregon across the plains in the
spring of 1859. A. F. Brown de
cide! to accompany him. So in the
spring of that year he sold out his
business in Saratoga Springs to
his cutter, three years in his em
ploy, and disposed ot his furni
ture, except what he shipped by
vessel routed by wsy of Cane
Horn, to San Francisco, thence by
another vessel to Gardiner, and
on by rlrer boat to Scottsburg. So,
ia the latter part of March the
Brown families were on their ions:
Journey toward the setting sun.
(uoatinnea tomorrow, and la four
issues thereafter.)
SYNOPSIS
Yeas Dr. J oka Wolfe arrives at
the ejualal town of little Navesteck
te becesse Dr. Montague Thread
gold's assistant. Theagh shabby of
dress, the young doctors bearing
eoouaaads respect. Dr. Thread geld
is very affable bat Us wife, wke
lodges frees outward appearances,
considers Welfe a "raw gawk ef a
nan" aad treats alas coolly. Sir
George Griggs arrives with a dis
located shoulder. He is laf ariated
war Dr. ThreadgokTa clamsy treat-
as eat and tarns te young Wolfe wke
Odlfally sets the shoulder. Later.
Dr. Tbxeadgold tells bis wife that
Welfe has eosse ability but U a lit.
Lie forward. Dr. Threadgold atteads
the prosperous patients and assigns
sis assistant te the peer section ef
town. The yeaag physician realises
the pitiable plight ef these people
ia the hands ef a baagliag doctor.
ue Is shocked at the aasasitary
roadltioas ia the alleys aad starts
sa investigation. Dr. Threadgeld.
ignorant ef this. Is well satiated
rita bis assistant, aad Mrs. Thread-
rold new considers hist a very aai
able person, la Threadgold's ab
sence, Welfe goes te doctor a Mrs.
HascaJL He Is met by the yetmg
daughter wke is displeased that be
aad met the eld doctor responded.
Wolfe's frankness, however, wins
her ever. After leaving the cheer
fal MasesB hosae. Welfe feels
happy. Following three sa oaths ef
research. Welfe prepares a snap ef
Naveateck showing its aasanitary
Why ehould all the proceeds of taxes aad Imposts paid by truck
and" bus lines go to the highway fund for road building? Why
should not part ot the money go to the general fund ot the state or
of the counties? We are not debating the amount which they should
pay, but the division of the proceeds. Truck lines pay no property
tax oa their equipment. It seems only fair that there should be
soma split in the tax revenues from these operators. In our opinion
the motor license fees and the gas taxes they pay should be ad
equate reimbursement to the highway fund; and the gross earnings
tax should go to the general fund.
The lower house of congress has voted to continue the 1-cent
gas tax another year. This continues the mooching ot the federal
government on the proper field of state taxation. Oas taxes belong
to states "by right of discovery". Representative Abrama got a
resolution through the legislature calling oa all the states to protest
federal gas taxes. The other states wlU undoubtedly Join la the
snore. There ought to be some agreement tor marking oat the
fields of taxation, with as little duplicate taxation overlapping as
possible. ... -
Wa fear Roosevelt's followers will Cad it a nttle hard to keep
up with him. He doesnt seem U stay pit oa his Ideas. Ha or bis
atonrara aive oat exsressioas of oplnloa oa controverted points.
.then when some protest comet Roosevelt mat to cover. Ho ought
tt adopt mora of Woodrow Wilson's courage aad forthrtghtness.
The country wants positive leadership; aot tao kind that cuts and
By ROYAL S. COP ELAND, 14. D.
United States Senator from Nsw York.
Former Comaaittioasr of Hsaltb,
New Tork Olry.
RECENTLY Z HAD occasion te
visit a large office hollaing at night.
The cleaning women were mopping
the floors and I observed that they
were using mod
era electrical f.
cleaatag ma
chines. The ma
chines had long
handles whisk
eliminated the
aeeesslty for
kneeling on the
floors.
"Hons emald's
knee" Is a pain
ful affliction of
the knee-joint.
Chronic "bursi
tis" 1 the medi
cal name for this
cendltlon. It
7 M
I i
1 :
fy -
, ' At
Dr. Cosetaad
given Its popular name because of
Its prevalence among housemaids.
Constant kneeling sets up aa Ir
ritation of the lining of the knee-
joint. Of course the Inflammation
mar result from aa injury caused by
a blow or falL But It la most often
traced to prolonged pnosure or trio
tton, such as accompanies kneeling.
Swelling ef Rase Cap
a
Acute bursitis, or housemaid's
knee, is easily recognised by the sud
den swelling which occurs ha front
of the knee-cap. The swelling la des
te aa accumulation ef thick fluid.
The knee Is Under, reddened aad
painful te touch.
The pain as reneved by rest The
knee should be placed la a wett
padded splint. Xos btga placed as
the knee Ussea the swelling. Xa
seme Instances a hot, moist dressing
or poultice may be beneflcUL It the
swelling pexatsta and the fluid 01
throes te accumulate It Is aeceeaarr
te draw it off through a needle. The
doctor win decide.
If pus accumulates, reflet earn be
obtained only by operation. It Is a
minor operation and need cause
alarm. Aa opening Is saade aad the
pas removed. A dram Is placed ta
the mcistoa te Insure com vises
age.
Sometimes wonderful results sal
low dally applioatlons ef oetd watee.
Let the water from the tap ram ever
the knee for tea minutes bp the
clock. X have seea remsjfcabto laa
provement from this simple treat
meat.
After the acute peia aad leader
ness have disappeared, the knee feels
stiff and f h""" te move. This en
be overcome by gentle massage of
the knee. The knee should be
eased tar tea mlautes three
day. In stubborn eases eli
treatment or "diathermy" aids la
storing the knee te normal
Surgery Oftea Messes ary
Chronio bursitis differs from
bursitis la that there ts nttle pass,
but the knee Is greatly swollen, The
trouble can be traced te moomplete
cure from Begleot ef aa acute taw
flsmmstkm, It may be the result of
a severe blow or Injury e a pre
viously Inflamed Joint.
This form of bursitis or house
maid's knee. Is more difficult ta euro
by simple remedies. Ia most eases
surgery must be resorted st before
a cure can be expected.
I am glad to say that doctors da
not encounter hoasemalifs knee as
frequently as ta former years. X ssa
sure that la a great measure ttan
can be attributed te the many me
chanical rioawlng devices reesattr hs-
vented.
Answers te Healta Queries
H. B. Q. What do yea advise tsr
bloodshot eyesT
Av Have the eyes eiamlaed to da
tannine the cause.
XC XC. Q. When O
for a dry skta?
JL Avoid the use ef
a good cold
a U XC
merlngT
A This Is usually due te
ness. . Bead self addressed.
eavelope for fan particulars aad re
peat year question.
rCesyrtffM. st. F. f aai
CHAPTER ELEVEN
The great exception that discov
ered itself to Wolfe's researches
was old Joslah Crabbe's quarter of
Peachy HilL The fact that it stood
a comparatively high ground did
not explain Its healthier record,
rhere were three deep wells on
Peachy Hill. The cottages had good
gsrdens, and wrt in excellent re
pair. The sanitation was fairly
lound; no refuse was allowed to ac
cumulate. Wolfe found that
shrewd and orderly brain had been
at work, not for philanthropic ends,
but because it loved order and clean
ilness and sound profits. Rents were
higher here. The pick of artisans
and town workers lived in old Crab
be's cottages on Peachy Hill. Yet
;he old man was hated. To Judge by
popular report he was one of those
men who court hatred, who delight
in it, who feel well fed when they
are feared.
Wolfe had gone to work without
ostentation, but in a town such as
Nsvestock anything unusual at
tracted notice as sweetened beer
attracts flies. One or two rent-
sollectors were the first to hear of
che new doctor's idiosyncrasies. The
more Ignorant people wondered
what he was after, and in some of
the beer-houses Wolfe's "inquisi
dveness" became a Joke. But Nave
toek was full of people to whom
Inquisitiveness was an abominable
indiscretion. Perhaps Wolfe foresaw
tho storm that might burst about
tiia; perhaps bo was not sufficiently
ynleal for so mock foresight. He
ras minded to get to the bed-rock
sf tilings, and it may not have 00
surred to him that he would be
rpat upon for having the Imperii
aeaeo to remind other people
their respousfbiHtiee.
At the back of Mr. Jasper Tm
rail's brewery was a place called
virgin's Court, a eollectioa of rick
ety cottages built round a stone
paved yard. Ia one corner stood the
pump that waa used by tho dwellers
in aad about Virgin's Court, a pump
that had aeaa better days, to judge
by Its stone pfflar and its elaborate
Iron snout and handle.
As St. Judo's dock was striking
eleven a dsrk ran up to Mr. Jasper
TuTrelTB private room in the brew
ery and gave that gentleman a
rather ambiguous message.
"Dunne says yeuH find hiss ia
virgin's Court, sir.''
J
Dr. Wolfs, volunteer health iaspecter. clashes with Brewer
Jasper TarrelL at their initial encounter.
Daily Thought
"There aro two subjects that
cannot bo discussed oa their mer
its among us. Oao is prohibition.
Those who speak la Its behalf
are set down as prudes. Those
who are against It aro marked
as sensualists." Presideat
Faunco of Browa ualversity.
CREAMERY STILL
PAYS 8 PER W
MT. ANQEL, Jan. 21 Martin
Rostvold and Ed Overluad were
re-elected directors ot tho JCL
Angel Co-operative Creamery by
a rut majority at the annual
stockholders meeting held Mon
day. Other names up for nomin
ation were Oliver Buxton and C.
XL Jorgensoa. iDf the 268 votes
east Overluad received 109 aad
Rostvold IX.
The annual report presented by
tho manager shows that batter
salsa alone, tor last year amount
ed to $386,491.81 and that 1.
870,206 pounds ot batter were
manufactured during tho past
year. Tho creamery is still pay
ing oat olght per cent dividends.
A moTsmsBt is under consider
atioa to convert tho old creamery
into a series of coolers to bo rent
ed out to tho farmers for their
use la storing; moat.
Jasper Turrell appeared to under-
stand what Dunnst meant, and who
tho "him" was referred to in the
message. He put on his hat, crossed
the brewery yard, passed along
Malt Lane, and turned into the nar
row entry that led to Virgin's
Court. Mz. Turrell paused in the
entry, and stood watching: John
Wolfe, who was walking to and fro
across the court, sounding the
stones with sa osk stick. Wolfs
was very leisurely and very meth
odical, and Jasper Turrell stood and
stared at him with the air of a
god who has caught some insolent
mortal tampering with the secrets
of Nature. The brewer's eyes
gleamed with satisfaction. Tve
just caught the fellow 1" said the
lines about his mouth. Hs watched
Wolfs leave his stone-tapping and
cross the yard towards the pump.
Jasper Turrell had the reputation
of being the worst-tempered man
in Nsvestock. He was a notorious
bully, and had bred his son Hector
to be a bully, only old Turrell used
his mouth, and young Turrell his
fists. Hs did not trouble to approach
Wolfe, bnt followed bis usual habit
of bellowing, even as he bellowed
at his work-people and servants.
"Hallo, you there!"
Wolfe saw a big- man in a black
coat and white waistcoat filling
the narrow entry to Virgin's Court,
his top hat cocked at an angle, his
long, sandy whiskers sweeping the
lapels of bis- coat. Turrell was aa
ugly man, repulsively ugly to those
who happened to hate aim. His very
sandiness was Insolent, and his
grey-green eyes could glare like the
eyes of a eat.
woile stared at nr. Turren a
moment, and then went oa with the
work ha had In hand. He had taken
a bottle from his pocket and was
holding it under the snout ef the
pump, while ho dribbled water into
It by working the handle gently.
Turrell bawled again.
"Hallo, yea there Come over
here. wflryouT"
Wolfe ignored the summons, but
a number of Nsvestock hesds ap
peared at the doors and windows.
Turrell went very waits when he
was angry. Hs had a trick, too, of
masticating his words, as though
tasting their offensive ness before
he buried them at aa enemy's head.
-HL you therel"
Wolfe turned aa Imperturbable
face.
"I beg your pardon
Turrell flung across with Jerky,
violent strides. He was very well
aware of the grinning' faces at the
windows.
"Hera, what da you mean by Ig
noring me, eh?"
Nothing could have been franker.
"I never answer, sir, when I am
shouted at."
Oh, you doat, doat youl Nlc
manners for an understrapper)
Now, what I want to know is, what
yon think you are dobg here os
my property?"
"Doctoring, sir."
"You don't physic the pump. d
you? Look here, young man, yoe
keep to matters that concern you.
Wolfs corked the bottle witi
pleasant deliberation.
They do concern me, Mr. Tur
rell."
"They concern your confounded
impertinence. No bluster, if yos
please. We dont take our order
from young carpet - baggers whs
come into the town with a tooth
brush and a pair of slippers. I'm
not here to srgue, sir, only to in
struct you to mind your pill-snd.
ointment business. The water la
that bottle is my property. Hand
it over."
"The bottle, sir, belongs to me."
"Look here, young man, has old
Threadgold put you up to this?"
"Dr. Threadgold has done noth
ing ef the kind."
"No, curse him, he's too muck
sense. Very good. He is the respon.
sible person ia this town, not ana
officious young bone-setter who gets
two pounds a week. We kick suck
folk out, sir If they put on airs.
See? Hand me over that bottle."
Wolfe uncorked It, and turned 11
upside down. The water went "rat
ion, gallop," and splashed the
stones at Mr. TurreH's feet.
"There is your property, sir."
Hs looked Turrell in the eyes, re
corked the bottle, and put it in his
pocket.
"I am glad we understand each
other, Mr. Turrell. Even aa under
strapper has responsibilities. Good
morning."
"Confound your insolence. Do yea
think "
Ho found himself addressing
John Wolfe's back. Moreover, the
heads at the doors and windows
wero all a-grin. The "gallery"
might well smile over two grown
men quarrelling about eight ounces
of water ia a blue-glass medicine
bottle.
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