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The Capital Journal. Salem. Oregon
Saturday, JMe i
Good Friday Rites
of New Mexico Sect
Albuquerqne, N. M., June 3.
A description of the Good Friday
rites of the Penitente Beet at Abl
quiu, New Mexico, is given by
Mrs. Alida F. Sims, of Albuquer
que, who was an eye witness of
one of these observances. It was
at this village that a party from
Albuquerque saw two men tied to
crosses this year for twenty five
minutes, as the climax of the rites.
Mrs. Sims story started with the
arrivals at the village.
"The 'raorada' or i'eniten
pel was easily picked out nestling
on the hillside, " she said. "We
found a women lighting eighteen
candles on a large triangle of
wood placed In front of the altar.
We could see that the images of
the saints and the figure of Christ
draped in black .
"The women and the girls knelt
in front of the altar on a strip
of canvas stretched upon the dirt
floor, and began to sing. The
men and boys who had been lin
gering outside came trooping In
and knelt; then three old men and
one women walked round and
round the triangle, passing in
front of the altar with, a genu
flexion while the responsive chant
ing was going on.
"We stepped outside; A faint,
plaintive piping attracted my
friend and she observed, 'That fs
the Penitente 'plto' or flute. You
will hear that wherever you are.'
"The next morning we heard
the noles of the plto again. Below
me on a trail issuing from a can
yon, wound a little procession,
headed by the 'pltero', or flute
player, who walked backward.
"But the center figure caught
and held the gaze a figure strip
ped to the waist, with blood
drenched trousers a figure that
at each step struck itself with a
great whip that came away blood
stained. "Slap, slap came the crack of
the lash. But the penitent made
no sound. His head was covered
with a great black sack. Beside
him a boy walked, carrying a pail
filled with salt water, Into which
Ihe whip was dipped from time to
"In front of him walked a wr
tnan carrying a hymnal, and sing
ing a wailing chant.
"The procession made Its way
to the graveyard, where walking
over stones and briurs, the believ
ers prostrated theinselve and kiss
ed the cross.
"The flagelant then made a cir
cuit of the cemetery, and the pro-
.onuiM'i rat n rn ad to the morado
over the stony path a distance of
half a mile each way. The slow
nnd tortuous iourney consumed
one hour and twenty minutes.
In nnother proresslop seen the
same day by Mrs. Sims, one of the
nenltnnt.es shouldered a cross up
the steep path to "Calvarlo", ac
led hv flaeellents. Once
the cross-bearer stumbled and fell
and his companions laid the great
wnodpn beam upon him that he
was pinned to the path beneath it
When the crest of the hill wai
reached, the worshippers began
making the return trip down the
hill on their knees.
. Later In the day, Mrs. Sims at
tended the services of "las tlnle
hies" In the chapel. These serv
ices represent the hours of dark
darkness and ehaos that followed
Immediately after the death of
Jesus on the cross. The witness
thus describes the scene:
"The babies were taken out, the
door and windows covered with
blankets, the candles of the wood
a triangle gradually extinguish
d. Just before the last light
went out, a weird sound came
through the wall, as though It
were Issuing from the bowels of
the earth. The brother In charge
of the rites conversed with the
supposed 'lost soul.'
"Then the last candlelight flick
ered out, plunging us Into thick
blackness. Instantly the most
deafening noise I had ever heard
before broke loose at close quar
ters. Chains rattled and clanked
thunderously. Pltos mingled with
wooden rattles, ine sound of
lashing flesh was heard.
"I changed my seat In the
darkness. A heavy chain fell on
"The inferno ceased, and the
candles were relighted. There the
Brother of Light, which is another
name for Penitente, stood calm
and unruffled. There was not a
chain in sight."
Tulsa, Okla., June 3. Definite
plans for building homes for the
thousands of negroes rendered
destitute by the burning of the
negro quarter here in the race war
of TJuesday night and Wednesday
were being worked out today by a
civilian committee of relief.
Business men of the city were
pledged to erect as many houses
as needed in the shortest time pos
sible, lied Cross representatives
distributed clothing from variouivfi
The number of known dead re
mained at thirty today. The list
may be increased slightly by the
deaths of a few of the several hun
Martial law, greatly modified,
remained in effect today, but the
300 militiamen left on guard duty
had little to do.
About 1000 negroes who had
not been released from guard,
slept last night at the fair
grounds. Hundreds of others
wearing badges marked "police
protection" were seen on the
streets. There was no indication
of racial feeling.
Is Set Ahead
Rehearing of the case of the
American Telephone & Telegraph
company involving recent in
creeass In rates to patrons of the
company's Oregon lines, was post
poned this morning from June 2S
to July 18 by order of the public
service commission. The postpone
ment was granted upon the re
quest of Frank S. Grant, citr at
torney for Portland, acini, tu
Portland and other cities of the!
.t.i which have intervened In I
VlA Fit A Mil.
in it. order granting tW ref
hearing the commission intimated
that, technically, no good and. suf
ficient reasons for such action
had been produced by the petition
ers, but declared Its willingness to
hear any new evidence which
might be produced to throw addi
tional light on the telephone rate
situation. In granting the re
quested postponement toda the
commission is living up. to its pre
viously stated policy of giving to
the patrons of the company all the
time necessary In the preparation
of their case.
JOURNAL WANT AD3 PAT
The Dixie sawmill, the box
plant and the pole mill at the
Dixie Meadows near Prairie City
have started operations and are
running at full capacity.
JOURNAL WANT A DP PAT
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DID YOU SEE THOSE RACES
AT PORTLAND ON MAY 30th?
"Shrimp" Burns on an Indian won both side car., races easily, playing with the
rest of the field.
Burns, on 5-year-old motor, won the I mile and 10 mile events and was second
in the 15 mile event riding against a team of three riders on the latest of racing
8 valves racing machines. His time for the 5 mile event averaged FASTER than
the time trials and he tied in that event. Burns took the lead in the 5 and the
10 mile events and NEVER was in danger of being passed. Burns had the hard
luck of having a plug oil foul for a short distance in the 15 mile event which cost
him first place but took second by a safe nuirgin.
Also YALE SMITH of Eugene riding a stock 1920 electric equipt Indian side car
outfit finished third in one side car event.
On Mav 30 there was $735 in first prizes for 9 events. Burns riding only in 5 of
these took $485. Think it over.
The King of Solo Mounts, Electric, $48G
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387 COURT STREET
The Oregon Packing company
will open up today with a
force of twenty-five on its goose
berry pack. Tne sue of the pack
is not known as yet, but the price
paid by the company is reported
as fifty dollars a ton.
The company will
begin pack-, are developed by team, 81,330 by
ing strawberries some
week when the crop
Wliat th "rice will
be -has note
There are 342 industrial plants
in Oregon in eeeh of which more
than 10 horsepower is required for
manufacturing purposes, accord
ing to statistics compiled by C. H.
Gram, state labor commissioner,
for the super-power survey of the
Pacific northwest. Of the aggre
gate of 210,514 horsepower are
,iPVPloned by 342 plants the survey
shows that 105,809 horsepower war
electricity and onry 19,375 horse
power sre developed through the
use of water power. The J84 plants
included in the survey are listed
as follows: Lumbering, 204; flour
feed and cereals 23; mining and
quartz mills 13; packing, canning
and cold storage plants 20; sand,
gravel and rock crushers, 4; foun
dries, machine shops,' etc 19; mis
The American troops held 21 per
cent of the trenches on the west
ern frontlet the close of the world
Washington, JUIle ,
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the greedy Egyptian hMei
He makes extortion the 7
Tourists lured to "a,
plan" hotels in Alyandr.
er cities of EgyDt. I!
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and skueo.. ... ,
bankrolls in conscience!,. r..v.
$12 a day
sia eiira varieties of
said American Gonsul
For one week beginning Monday, June 6th, we will place on special sale every
used motorcycle we have in our store, at prices far below the market value.
We have the largest stock of used Motorcycles in the state .outside of Portland,
and are able to supply you with most any make of machine. Our stock fncludes ;
Harley-Davidsons, Indians, Excelsiors and Clevelands many of which are nearly
new or have been completely rebuilt.
Twin cyqlinder machine, in fine running order, good tires, equipped with Rick
starter Presto tank and lamps, footboards, exhaust whistle and 1921 license, for
Come early and get the choice of the lot.
Harry W. Scott
"THE CYCLE MAN"
147 SOUTH COMMERCIAL STREET
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SET THE PACE OTHERS FOLLOW
NONE BETTER AT ANY PRICE
CORDS 10,000 MILES
"P" TREADS 8000 MILES
RIB TREADS 6000 MILES
,.UjTi i tint iumTriBi
DIRECT FROM FACTORY TO YOU-WITH NO AGENT'S PROFIT
OUR 1921 PRICE LIST AT
30 DISCOUNT 30
32x3 Va $30.90
34x4 Va $46.55
35x4 Va $47.75
36x4 Vz $48.80
$14.85 30x3 $12.30
$17.50 30x3V2 $14.75
$22.35 32x3 V $18.50
$24.75 31x4 $20.75
$29.75 32x4 $24.75
$31.25 33x4 $26.00
$32.00 34x4 $27.00
Larger Sizes in Proportion
AT FACTORY COST
AH 1920 Stock of "P" and
All Asbestos Protected and Carry a Liberal
Guarantee. Look at These Prices:
"P" TREAD SIZE RIB TREAD
$13.70 30x3' $11.75
$15.50 32x3', 512.75
$18.90 31x4 ,$1420
$19.30 32x4 $16.20
$19.80 33x4 $17.00
$22.50 34x4 $18.35
$24,65 32x4', $21.65
$25.65 33x4, $22.36
$26.50 34x42 $23.30
PERFECTION TIRE COMPANY
311 North Commercial Street
Y. M. C. A. Building
First after-war Reductions announced September, 1920.
Present Reductions Effective June 1, 1921
$175 to $225 on Open Cars.
$215 to $300 on Enclosed Cars.
Light Six Touring $1,575
Special Six Touring 1,895
Big Six Touring 2,325
All prices F. O. B. Salem.
War Price Reduction
The remarkably low price of the Studebaker Cars is
due to quantity production, low overhead, small profit
per car, and the fact that they are manufactured by
Studebaker in the newest and most modern automobile
plant in the world.
"Buy it because it's a Studebaker."
Marion Automobile Co.
Tires Accessories Expert Repairing
Open Day and Night
235 South Commercial Street Phone 362