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JMT,Y'EAST OEEGONIAN,' PENDLETON, OREGON," FEIDA7 EVENING AUGUST 18," 1022
WASHINGTON. Aug. 18. Unhappily-wed
couples whose matrimon
ial ventures -were Innocently promoted
by Uncle. Ham through the medium of
the malls, lire Inundating the Post
Office Department with letters relat
ing; their domestic difficulties , and
asking fori governmental aid, accord
ing to oftictalH.
The epistles containing the sorrow
ful tales of decorted brides who em
barked upon the good ship Matrimony
only to run afoul of the rocsk'of dis
illusionment and lie loft stranded are
turned over -to Solicitor Birwords, of
th. post O.fiee Department. The let-: partment, as our business, such as ar..
I ters, Howards says, often are pitiful
in their contents. They plead for, aid
Irom the government In locating tru
ant husbands. They tell of having
been left in destitute circumutanc.es
far from home. Some rilame the Pos
tal Service for their marital woes.
Others demand redress from the gov
ernment, holding that they were woo
ed entirely through the mails, which,
therefore, mudo the ; Post Office De
partment entirely responsible
An excerpt of one such letter,
which is said by Solicitor Edwards to
be typical of nil, reads as follows:
"I want to know If I cant start suit
against my husband. We married
through a correspondence club adr
vertlsed in the newspapers, and he
sent me money by a ' Post Office
money order to come and marry hint
He also courted me by mail
ranging for marriage details, , was
transacted entirely by mall."
Numerous letters of this kind are
received- by Solicitor Edwards each
Week. He invariably accords them to
prompt rely, explaining to the un
fortunate wives that the department
deals only with the collection, dispatch
and distribution of the malls: not
males and has no control over the
persuasively gentle language written
in sealed envelopes by unscrupulous
lovers seeking, matrimonial alliances.
NOT SO GOOD?
"I'iGirnxG ixm amkiuca."
LAWRRNCE, Muss., Aug. 18. (I.
N. 8.J "I am fighting for America
and I can lick any man In .the clty,"
declared Frank Fox as he landed a
haymaker on the Jaw of Harold Beg-
After the ' lony, of Lowell. Fox, a veteran of
wedding he failed to support and taker the World War, was given a ten diy
cure, of me and finally left me alto-I sentence by Justice Chandler. An ad
gether. I want to know if I can do' dltional fine of $5 was assessed for be
anything through the I'ost Office te-' ing Intoxicated. , '
The Northern Pacific Railway Company will employ men at rates
prescribed by the. United States Labor Hoard as follows: ;
70 cents per hour
... . 70. cents per hour
.. 70 cents perjionr
1J,..la VIA. t..,M
...,...................a...... " l,"'0 an... a......
Stationary lOnglnecrs various rati:
Stationary Firemen various rate
Holler makers ....... . 70 to 70 cents per hour ,
Sheet metal workers....
Passenger Car Men .........
PrelKht Car Men
, Helpers, all classes
.70 cents per- hour
03 cents, per, hour
47o Per hour
one half for
, - ' Machinists anil Helpers are allowed time ami
worked in excess of. 8 luiuro per duy. .
i Young men who desire to loam these trades will bo employed and
given an opportunity t do so. ' 1
'.''' "A strike now exlftta on the Northern Pacific Hallway" "
Apply to any,, round house or shops or Superintendent,
Northern Pacific Railway
at Pasco, Wash.
I By DAVID MvCHl'RCH(
(International News Service Staff
Correspondent.) , '
LONDON, Aug. 18. The good old
boxing days are In the past, accord
ing to Lord Lonsdale, the modern
counterpart of the Marquis of Queens
bury. , Jack Dempsey, Georges Carpentieri
anil the rest of the modern school of
boxers do not rnma itn to the ntfini?.
ards of the old riders of Flstiania, ac-1
cording to Lord Lonsdale. ' I
"Casting back over' at least half a
centurx-of boxing, one cannot hulp ex- !
perienelng a pang of regret, even of I
sadness, In comparing the years that
lie at the beginning and the end or
I his period," Lord Lonsdale said. "For
It seems" (hat the old days ore gone
gone beyond dreaming and desiring;
those great, grand old days when
swart men; lusty men, went up against
swart, lusty men for the. sheer glory
and honor of the fight and left nil
thought, of cash and kind in the
locker at home.
' "I have no hesitation in saying that
the enormous purses offered and the
moneys made by promoters in getting
up exhibitions are going to ruin the
art. They are utterly out of propor
tion to the science.
"Where are the Charlie Mitchells
today, the Frank Slnvins, Jimmy Cor
betts and Peter Jacksons? These
4 sunns oi ineir ase were me successors
4, or contemporaries of equally virile
stalwarts in Kllrain, David, John L.
Fitjssimmons, Jem Mace and Tom
Kinff. ' ' .
"Have we. Any cause for pride when
we try mentally to match our great
est with these? I think If even a
Dempsey could have stood to the as
sault of any of these warriors, al
though Dempsey Is, without doubt, the
one outstanding figure of our day, a
great , boxing fighter He is the sole
exception to the general rule of medii.
ocrity, but it is open to doubt If even
he could survive the grim fitness, the
fighting prowess, that was an innate
part of every ono of those giants qfj
the past. ' !
The old 'raw knuckle' fights. were
not such terribly gory affairs as are
generally imagined. They were, more
injurious, certainly, but not half so
punishing as the modern glove fight.
'In those, bold days a gallon of
heer and a five-pound note were quite
sufficient provocation for a real fight
between men who knew how to fight
nd who had studied the relative
values of jaws and knuckles. But
today a harassed promoter must needs
wheedle his boxers with honeyed
at i" m
Your Letter Heads, Envelopes, Bill i Heads, ,
Cards, Ledger Sheets, Receipt Books, Scale
Weight Blanks, Invitations, Announcements?
Programs, Bill of Fare, Butter Wrappers, Dodg n,
fact " any thing you want in, the LINE OF
PRINTING. ' ::r 'c'1' : ' t . : ' A'
OUR JOB DEPARTMENT IS EFFICIENT
AND REASONABLE AND PROMPT. . j
r J ' FOR THE . : ' :
. ; "Job 'Man,;::' --
You will findi him ready at all times to please
v I; 1 ..." '
' -: "i':.."..:.--'- ...l.... ..A
phrases containing, prpinises, of,.thpU?r
ands of pounds Jje'ifo're, thcif cohsc'ni't
grace the ring a ridiculous situation.
. "There would be a palliative even
for this if glove contests today were
worthy of the fabulous sums, at stake.
But the actual fighting is as farcical
as the sums concerned. So, much has
boxing, deteriorated that it. is almost
wlthj the certain cc-nvjetion of being.
hoaxed that ..one-' goes', u a
contest.' ,. ,; ..... .
liHruGE FOliBSlAX KILLED
MOItO,' Ore., Aug. 18. George
Frazier, foreman of the crew rebuild
ing tlje high bridge near Sandon Sta
tion, o nthe Shanlko branch of the
O.-W JJ., & N .fell 20 feet yesterday
afternoon- about o'clock. Me wis
taken, to Grass Valley, where he died.
Frazier lost his balance and tslipned
off the bridge. He turned a complete
sommersault, striking the ground ion
hands and knees. Both wrists were
broken and he suffered internal in
WeU-Mapped, Hirtoric nioroughfaresILead Auto
, 1 ourihts Into the JVever-Never Country ...
Up along th hnntlle mountains,
uiire th Itulr-polHeU snow
Down unit through the blf fat
, mumliei that tha virgin ore
Till 1 Imai-d iha mlle-wlds mutter
. liitfSof uptiuusliiftl rivers,.
And btyund the nsmeleiis timber
saw lliiniltahle ylalusl
Tea, your "Never-never country"-
. yes, yuur "edge ot cultiva-
And 'no aenea In golmi further"
-tlll 1 crussed the range to
Ood forgive met No, I didn't. It'a
Ood'a present to our nation.
AnybuUy intuht heve found It
but Hie Whisper came to
, Kipling's "Tha Explorer"
HERE Is a blaied
trail from your
town to th
N e v r Never
" L T.
I I beaten in sand
fit (it 1 by the "eary
, '' i l it feet of women.
chiseled in rock
by the crit of
men, consecrated in the blood of
heroes and -heroines. It ia yours
It leads from the shady street
j en which you look out from your
home, or from the hot and clang-
' ing strip of steel and brick be
tween the office building., out
across the silent desert country,
where the stars . bend down at
night; into the sanctuary oi high
who sometimes, in the rush for the
7: IS, wonders what it. is all about;
if sometimes during the day your
eyes look straight through filing
cabinets and plastered walls into
the wide spaces of desert and
mountain, lake, and stream; if in
the evening the phonograph nest
door sounds a trine too continu
nusly, jarring, and you get. to
thinking, and the pipe goes out
You need to hit the trail. .
Tha Country Cod Remembers
The blood of explorers is in
your veins, - or you wouldn't be
here, a citizen of these United
States. The blood is there, re.
belllous and restrained, tor a
torpid liver bottled tonic will
do. For explorer's blood there is
but one treatment; the open road.
The trails have been blazed for
They lead through the New
Northwest; the Northwest of
Lewis and Clark; the Northwest
that begins beyond the Dakotas,
and runs out in the irregular coast
of the Pacific.
Where Traila Rua Out and Stop
It is the Never-Never Country,
the country ot buttes and basins,
of piled mountains and sun-swept
plains, drained by the "a
imagined rivers." Some people
have called it God s Country, and
it is true that it is nearerato God
than most, for here the work of
creation recently left off, and the
' a. fe
tA.Vl. M r:Vv
the Snake, ty the Spake to tne
Oregon--or,' as' Captain Gray, tne
"Boston" named-it. the Colum
bia and by the Columbia to the
Sea. It was this Trail that Mar
cus Whitman rode from his mis
sion at Walla Walla to Washing
ton, to tell the Great White Fa
ther of the growing strength of
the Hudson's Bay men, and to ad
vise that the country be saved, to
the United States. To counteract
the British power Whitman led
back the prairie schooners carry
ing 1,400 immigrants, pioneers, in
1844, and 3,000 more followed the
next year; so when Clay, the clev
er politician, enunciated his elec
tion slogan, "54-40 or Fight,"
there were 6,000 men and women
in the Willamette Valley to make
tens.. Today it is laced with high
waysthe old Oregon Trail, but
how different! and a dozer, others
as magnificently conceived and
wrought. The country through
which they pass, much of it, is
still untouched. The bear and
deer still haunt the kill, the
mountain lion glidfes like a shad
ow through the tangle of under
growth, the coyote sings from the
lonely butte his nocturnal re
quiem. Yet by easy marches on
the trails, and at their termini, is
the luxury of fine hotels, the re
finements which the struggle of
all the years, everywhere, has pro
duced. And the explorer of' 1922, his
prairie schooner a touring car, his
bivouac a hotel suite, if he chooses,
sinews of the New Northwest. I ssbbt-
'ittiev lead ; froy 5Wyis?a ia
rvveryisijwa, Because of them
tits soost inexperiences! wayfarer.
cannot become lost.
TlkS iiaaaUalrr mi t High?
One of the most famous of the
coast-to-coast highways is the Yel
lowstone Trail, a good road from
Plymouth Bock to Puget Sound
Its marker is a yellow square,
with a double circle in black in
closing the name, "Yellowstone
Trail," and an arrow pointing in
the direction, of the Yellowstone,
These markers" are on telephone
poles along the route. The route
of the r Theodore Roosevelt Inter
national Highway, from- Portland,
Me., to Portland, Ore'., is indicat-
. t". . ,v j
ill, f , '?'H'A,Tf mill i ' -'v'-Tf..' ; i
r - -''l ,
"1 will lift mine, eyaa ante the hilla" is tha "Many Claeiar" region, Clacier
- iH-rt- ItolK Hie trrson." Tlio -lmiil a ISlxi-e llislmay
valleys, flowrr-rlad to the snow
line; along Ihe torrents, leaping
from lodjre to ledge, boiling In
ranvona, ripi'Iinr in pools to the
flah of striking trout; out far
ther, to the annjMt on the vnirr
ninlea among the sequestered is
lands; the long trail.
And so. If ou art one of these the riatte, over South Vi
tools and matertala f the lttiil.l rs
are Ktreait about.
Ijcwis and 1'tirtt -t-re commia
sittneil by Jefferson t, lraere
that country betm'een tbr 11I
orthvst and the western' tvean
and in IvKI-S they bUxed the pe
io,i Tra I, from the Mutaouri to
good hla" claim. But Clay was not
a fighter, so the line of settlement
beaten from the British Minister
Buchanan did not rim tha ice at
64-40, but followed the 40th paral
lel. It was enough.
At the western end of the Ore
gon Trail two New England sail
ors spun a coin to decide the toame
of a city. "Heads" was Boston.
"tails" Portland, and tails won.
Tails named Portland, but heads
built it, the outlet of the Inland
Bride iaf tka Ceatarie
In 1951 A. A. Penny, front Pli
noia, beached his cane on Alki
Point-MAUVi." Chinook Indian for
"After a while." And "after a
while" Seattle was built on Alki
Point, objective of transconti
nental r - 1 1 .-.it. .1 - l a v t,t A ! a L a
I and the Orient. Today the slogan
of Seattle ia Sot "afur a shile."
It is "now."
Leas thaa a century in year
' has intervrnrd between arc a J
' v hitman's rtOe and tie prest nt.
I But judired in ' rms of orJirsry
' progress the Oregua Trail hat '
adanved twenty centurie-. The
country through whivh Whitman
rods more a wfl-Vrnes than
(he defiles of tha BUu-k Feret J gone.
tea Caeasi beat bat the T-- Tba-e
his food trout from the streams
or duck from the marshes, or
anges from California, olives
from Spain, all of the luxuries of
the world and of the region served
on fine linen what of his hard
ships? No "Roofhiaf It" New
There are none. He can live as
easily, or as strenuously, as he
chooses. He can take his tent and
kit and rod and gun along, if he
likes, and camp by a running
stream at the day's end. and trail
his fly across a pool, and know the
scent of coffee making, and bacon
crisping alongside fct trout. Or
he ran command the service of
Michigan Boulevaid and the cui
sine of Times Square.
And where the immigrants
scanned the sand, or sought for
markirgs on the tre or atones,
to Snd the y that Whitn.an and
the others went, he can "let he'
out" and foilow with unworrkd
mind past intersections and de
tojra the guide signs that sho?
the roads eeerywhere. The trails
are blazed, the routes are laid out
cUarly and unmistakably. The
uuctrtaint.es which disturbed ar.d
delayed tav,ers ef the uat ar
b.aied tra us are the
ed by red bar on a white field,
with the "T. R.""of the cartoonists
"f 1008 in blue on the. red. The
Evergreen Highway, from Salt
Lake City to Puget Sound, is des
ignated by a green tree on a white
field, with green bands at top and
But even, -these trail markers, or
biasings, would leave a multitude
of questions unanswered in the
mind of the tourist were it not
for the remarkable comprehensive
and accurate official auto trails
maps Usued as pocket folders.
Taken in conjunction with the
maps, however, the blazed trails
are open books to convenience,
comfort and luxury. ,
Mappiat Out a Vacatioa
The wayfarer on the Yellow
stone Trail at Zero, Montana,!
headed toward the Park, sees on.
his nap that the next considerable
A biased trail through the Can
yon of the Shoshone.
garage accommodations of Miles
City are. listed on the map. The
distance from Zero is 29 miles.
There is another, good hotel at
Forsyth, 47 miles beyond Miles
City, the map tells him. For the
larger cities local maps are given,
with the hotel locations, their
rates, garage locations and rates
for storage and repairs. By means
of the blazed trails and the of
ficial auto-trails maps it would be
quite practical for a deaf and
dumb tourist to venture into the
land of Levy's and Clark with as
surance that he will always know
where he is, and how to get where
he is going with
gon and Wash
ington runs the
coast, marked by
a white diamond.
Also in a general
south to north
line is the California-Banff
1 i n e, 1 e a d i n g
groves to eternal
ith a C and B,
black on white
with a blue belt
blazed trails of
the far North
west are the Ore
gon Trail, the
Pike's Peak "O"
to "O" Highway,
and the National
rark to Park
Highway, "life i4deoffelt, tmTAW
bert Pike Highway, the Gallatin!
Wtty, the Black and Yellow Trail J -the
Buffalo Trail, the National
Parks Pike, the. Union Pacific High-
way, tha Electric Highway, .th,
Geysers to Glaciers Road; the.Yel-j
lowstone Highway, the: Yellow-i
stone Glacier "B". Line Trail, the
Billings-Cody Road, , the Kansas;
White Way, the Arrow Head Trail, .
the Glacier Trail, the Lincoln)
Highway with its red, white snoy
blue bars, the Dallas-Canadian
Denver Highway, the Midland)
Trail, the Great White Way,-thee-. ;
OmahaLincoln Denver' Highway'
the Red Trail, the Denver-Dead
wood Road, the Colorado to Gulf f -Highway,
the Rainbow Route, the!
Custer Battlefield Highway, the!
Green Trail, and the Central Hon- ,
tana Highway. It is . a., laceworkl .i"
over the entire country. Everyj
trail has its distinctive marking,' -the
new heraldry, by which t can, J
be followed without effort and,
without error. .".'-.. , ;'
,. , , ., . , r ...
: 5 Seeing. America First. i .f
It is a magnificently organized! .
system- of roads.- - Of course it is J.
not complete. Almost all are good i
roads, but all excepting, perhaps,
that unrivalled section of the Ore-
gon Trail known as the Columbia,
Highway, and a few others like it,!
will be made better. There j
will be additional roads, leading
into the fastnesses where the snow
peaks still guard virgin valleys,
where the forests hsve never been
disturbed by human footfall,
where maps have not been made..
But for the present what has,1
been done is adequate, marvelous,
I ? :
rr x jLL irt i
! f " n: .
' ii t
road . that t ma IwtiU. like a railroad"- -a
pierced skoaleW ef the Cascadee,
Columbia River Hichvay.
Hiphway. To the
ea.t, in the Idaho, Montana, Wyo-cven. Provided with anything
ming Country, touching Utah,! from a tin Lizzie to a costly tour-
town ia Miles C.ty, at an eleva- t olorado, and Nevada, are in ad-1 ing car, an omcial auto-traila map,
tion of 353 feet, with a popula- cition the Banff-Grand Canyon; and a kit, the blaxed trails show
tion of 7,1'37. The hotel aad Road, the Salt Lake-Yellowstone i the way to see America first.