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THE BOARDMAN MIRROR
FEBRUARY 6, 1925
OREGON NEWS ITEM
OF SPECIAL INTEREST
Brief Resume of Happenings of
the Week Collected for
Registration in Portland scho
pasbod beyond Hie 47,000 mark.
An educational confer) nee v
held at the Oregon Cily high
Seth French was elected DW
of the new Retell Merchants'
Ization at Alliany.
HoRgars will be compelled ti wort
on the streets of Eugene, ;ieeiirdiii- to
an edict of the police department,
Emery J. Newton was elected shi rlfl
of Benton county to succeed the late
Sheriff S. N. VVarfield by the board
of county commissioners.
Practically all the unm&cadamlzed
roads in Klamath county were Imps -able
because of a thaw which follow
ed snow and cold wt ather.
Probably the oldest married coup I
In Oregon, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Still
well of Bandon, last week ci Ii lirati I
the 69th anniversary of their wedding,
Slate officials with a big snow plo
began wort last week In an attempt
to clear the McKenzle peel of snow,
The snow is estimated to be 18 feet
The SUverton Health officer baa Is
sued an order thai all school children
be vaccinated or remain home from
school during the present smallpox
Miss Agnes Johnson, who for many
years was a I earlier in rural schools
of Douglas county, has been tempor-
ariiy appointed school supervisor
the count y.
Packing has been started by
i.ano County Co-Operatlve Pr
(i rowers' assoeialion, a branch Of
StatS organization, at the Bcarbrc
plant at OrSSWell,
Jetty construction on the north e
of the entrance to CpQS bay now
tends almost one mile to sea, wl
trestle work in more than one n
from the receiving plant.
During the season oi itiL'i there a
'78 forest fires in the Umatilla
tionul foroHt, burning 27 '" nor it
vuluable Umber. The total I
suppressing the fires was I8M4,
There will be DO inc real a i'i
charges for grazing ottttle and
on national forests during IK", c.-.i!
1926, Secretary Core of the dl
niont of n gricul I tiro has annottte ed.
As an Indication that deer
plentiful in the Cascade mountains IE
were seen at one lime in QeOrge N
McLean's meadow on what is 1 nown
us the Kigilon ranch above Oakndg".
William Lovelace, who osenn-d irom
the state penitentiary at Kahiii Octo
ber 7, 1922, has been apiirehendi d in
Los Angeles and will hi' returned tO
the prison to serve out his unexpired
The projected expenditure Of 18000
In beautifying the upper Columbia
river, Sherman and John Day high
ways by planting trees was announc
ed, at The Dalles by the state highway
' John R. Chezem. farmer living on
the Lorane highway five miles south-
west of Eugene, was found guilty in
justice court of cruelty to animal ; in
allowing 11 head of cattle to Starve
Herbert B, .Mien of Bend, assistant
general manager of the llrooks Si an
Ion company, has been elected presl
dent Of the recently orgaulzed Central
Oregon Council of the Hoy Scouts of
The Independence branch of lie
nojrmitl training school system lias
been closed as n precaution nealnsl
the spread of diphtheria, several cases
of which have been reported In a !(
Deputy sheriffs made a raid upon
the Japanese colony at Mabel, a saw
mill town 20 miles up the Mohawk
valley from Eugene, and arrested three
men on a charge of possessing Intoxl- i
i ating llOjUOr.
One hundred million feet of fine
timber, mostly white, cedar, will be
opened by a projected logging road
which the stout Lumber com nan win
construct this spring ou Smith slough
In Coos county.
The city of La llrando has sold
$73,160 worth f municipal bonds to
the First National bank of linker at
$103 42 on the busts of $100 par value
the highest price ever received for
After having pcnt several months
and hundreds of dollars trying to find ;
him, relative of August Stadt of Km
tnett, Idaho, hu incompetent, found i
htm last week, working on the ranch
of J. M. Morgan in Jordan valley
Figures showing a 40 pi r , Mil In
crease In suicides last year ,-v t
In Multnomah county were announced i
In the annual report of Dr. Earl Smith j
coroner. There were "7 In 1924, au I
lucreuue of 22 over the previous year
Two candidates for the United
States district attorneyship for Ore
gon are still under consideration by
Senators Stanfleld and McNary. They
are George Neuner of Roseburg and
llobert Kuykendall of Klamath Falls
With the turning of a 60-inch valve
by Mayor linker at the Hull Run head
works, Portland's new $2,600,000 pipe
line, the third, was placed in commis
sion and the city now has available
06,000,000 additional gallons of water
J R day.
Approximately ?29, 294,000 had been
1 xpended In constructing Irrigation
works in this state at the close of
IA24, with 1,343,00 acres of land involv
ed, according to the biennial report of
the stale engineer, filed with the leg
C. O. Hawkins, cashier of the West
ern Stale bank at Newport, pleaded
guilty to three charges in the circuit
court a 1 Toledo and was sentenced to
serve three years in the penitentiary.
He was charged with misappropriation
Announcement was made at Port
thai the Oregon Trunk railroad
would build its own line from Bend
to Klamath Kails if it does not receive
common user privilege over the Odell
Junction-Klamath Falls link of the.
in Klamath Falls line.
Moderation of eastern Oregon
her lias practically terminated
ir to game birds, according to
Otto M. Jones, educational director
of the state game commission. Snow!
ill on the ground, but food is
pleantiful for pheasants, quail and
Portland's long fight for a perman
veterans' hospital has been won
appropriations of $1,350,000 for an 1
Institution of .'',00 beds have been ap
d by Director Hlnes, according
to a ti legram received by Mayor Haker
1 Elton Watklns, representative in
Company C of the national guard
.I Eugene was first in Oregon in 1924
in qualifying men for the national
rifle shoot, according to Adjutant-,
Gem ral George White, and has receiv-!
ed a silver trophy from the United
government in recognition of
The taking of salmon, shad or stur
fei 11 in Seines or drag seines in coast
ins of Oregon emptying into the
11 south of the Columbia river
within the district now known as No.
"M N in' prohibited by the bill of
Representative Wlnslow introduced
Ii wUl require approximately 11,-
00 to res I the frozen-out wheat
land; in easlern Oregon instead of
$300,000 as originally estimated, ac
c rdlng to a committee of tanners
ahd bankers who appeared before the
joint ways and means committee of
1 hi' house and senate.
Dr. K. 10. Lee Steiner, superintend
ent of the Oregon Btate hospital, has
returned from the Philippine islands,
where he delivered a number of Insane,
patients formerly in the Oregon insti
tutlon. Mrs. Steiner accompanied her
hUSband on the trip which required
more than two months.
Representatives from cherry grow
ers' associations of all parts of the
Pacific coast met In Portland Monday
to consider plans for appeal to the
tariff Commission of the recent cut
it the import duty on cherries import -
d in brine from 40 per cent ad va
lorem to I cents a pound.
I Section of a penitentiary for east
ern Oregon, Increase of the facilities
of tht state prison at Salem, and
111 the system of sentences of
1 : will be recommended to the
n, 1 nor and the state legislature by
I Committee named by the Portland 1
Olty and Multnomah county commis
sioners. One hundred and seventeen mills
reporting to the West Coast Lumber
lien's association for the week end
l.inu.irv 24 manufactured 102,517.
I ! test el lumber; sold 91,196,654 feet
and Shipped 104,062,792 feet. New bust
. as 11 per cent below production.
Shipments were 14 per cent above new
Stone implements, ornaments and
11s valued at $1000 were includ
1 I in a gift t0 Albany college by D.
Case of Albany. The collection was
gathered from an adobe bed 70 miles
tn rth of Sacramento and the articles
w.-re sirtd to have been used by I
of peep) antedating the Amer
There were two fatalities In Ore
D due to industrial accidents dur
ing the week ending January 29. ac
i erding to I report prepared by the
slate Industrial accident commission
The victims were Oliver Train. Myrtle
Point, rigger, and Humphrey Ander
son. laborer, Ashland. A tott.1 of 5"!
accidents was reported.
liovernor Pierce has Issued a proc
tarnation prohibiting the importation
Into Oregon Of poultry from the fowl
disease districts of the east and
middle west, unless certified by the
Cvgon slat.' livestock sanitary board
Baby chicks and eggs are not affected
by the proclamation, and a few state
vun exempted from its operations.
Ruler of Hearts Relaxes
After Valentine Campaign
y ) 111
Valentine's Day j Customs in Days
of Pagan Origin of King Charles
Came to Us From "Love
Lottery" of the Ancient
How and where did St. Valentine's
II Is said to have had Its beginning
In the farmyard, where the ganders
choose their males on the fourteenth
day of February, a preliminary of
iheir courtship being a remarkable
Nor, Indeed, does this theory of Its
origin reflect upon lovers n painful
ridicule, Inasmuch as ganders, once
mated, make excellent and faithful
husbands. So domestical ly are they
inclined that they even sit on the eggs
when the female bird Is off the nest.
In ancient Home 11 sort of love lot
tery was annually held at the time of
the festival called the Supercalia, be
cause It was believed that at that sea
son of the year birds chose their
mutes. It was a festivnl celebrated
In February, in honor of Pan and
Juno, and tablets bearing young wom
en's names were drawn out of n box
by the young men. Knch youth avail
ing himself of this privilege was ex
pected to be until the next Supercalia
the faithful attendant of her whose
name he had drawn.
It was n pretty custom, and worth
preserving. So Christianity, when I'
"took over" the pagan festivals and
adapted them to Its own uses, kept
the anniversary of the Snperenlla as
St. Valentine's day, renaming It In
honor of 11 holy martyr, who bad been
done to death nt Koine In the Third
century. A. D.
There was no special reason why
St. Valentine should bf chosen In pref
erence to any other saint. It does net
appear that he took any particular
Interest In lovers nnd lovc-uinlting.
Hut, having tlrst been clubbed to death
and then beheaded, he deserved to l e
Immortalised in some fashion, and In
this way the object was attained.
The early fathers of the church SO
modified the Supercalia as to trive ti
the celebration a religious character
and ut llrst the names of saints wen
drawn ss valentines, Instead of thOSi
of living young women. Kven at tht
present day in some Catholic ohQMhei
the custom is observed of selecting on
St. Valentino's day for the ensuing
year a patron saint who Is called a
valentine. Put outbs and 014 Idem
finding little amusement In drawing
out the nines of dead and none boh
men, soon reverted to the practice nl
drawing each other.
Sing a song of hearts
Pink and red and blue,
Speeding here and there
To friends good and true!
When nasi one arrives
Some out a HI exclaim,
"It 'hat a pretty thing!
But where, O, where's the name?" I
Famous Chronicler Has Left
Records of Valentine
tild Samuel Pepys, famous chron
icler of domestic life in Kngland in
j the reign of Uharl s H, makes entry
j in his diary numerous times of various
Vu lent (no customs. ' Thus on Valen
tine's day nearly 250 years ago we tind
him making this record: "This morn
ing cafUe up t" my wife's bedside (I
being up dressed myself) little Will
Mercei to be her Valentine, and
brought her name written upon blue
I paper In gold letters done by himself
very pretty; and v.e both were well
pleased with It. Put I am also this
year my wife's Valentine, and it will
cost me five pounds; but I must have
laid that out if we had not been Valentin!':-."
Prudent man. A bit Inter
Pepys added: "I find that Mrs. Pierce's
Iktle girl Is my Valentine, she having
; drawn me; which I was not sorry for.
It easing me of something more than
I must have given to others. But
here I do first observe the fashion of
drawing mottoes as well as names, so
that Pierce, who drew my wife, did
draw also a motto, and this girl drew
another tot Die. What mine was I. for
get; but my wife's was 'most cour
teous and most fair' which, as It may
bo used, on an anagram upon each
name; might be very pretty."
What would not the collector of old
valentines give for Master Will Mer
cer's valentine written to Mistress
Pepys "upon blue, paper In gold let
ters!" That would be u treasure, In
deed, for any collector. Old valentines
are less 1 moo than one might think.
Perhaps this is so because there huve
been so few collectors of them, and the
supply has not outlived the demand.
Antique and curio dealers one meets
with every day who will Say ; "Old val
entines ' Vhj I never heard of anyone
collecting them I We always throw
them away, or we used to when they
came our way, though lately we
haven't had any." Ah, the coupling of
"lately" Kith the dearth of tilings. That
is the collector's stumbling block, but
If he be a true collector he will pick
himself up and hurry onward to make
tii for lost time.
A tender missive of the last century
shows a rosy cheeked girl with a big
valentine under her arm and on um-'
brelln that changes Its position, says:
"I'm keeping my valentine safe for
Another maiden moves her eyes se
ductively as her moving hand writes
on n tablet an affectionate sen times))
appropriate to the season.
In like manner, a boy's eyes alter
their expression while he manipulates
the bow of a fiddle.
A dude carrying a liirce bouquet
lifts his hat and tmnvs one leg simul
taneously as H walking, the two inove
juents being accomplished by a single
pivoted paper attachment nt the back.
He sas. "I want you for my vnlen
Even the most man-hating '
spinster Is at heart something J
of a "coquette." Coquette is 1 1
derived from the French word ', ',
"coq," which means a cock. The J
tendency of that bird to strut up . !
and down the parade grounds of j J
the barnyard, attracting atten- . ,
tlon to himself. Is widely known.
The word was coined to denote
the girl, who, Conscious of her J
Charms, is something or a nlrt.
The pronunciation Is "ko-ket,"
with the accent on the second
mr 1 1 1 1 '
Usher Lady, I think you have
1 j A-rong seats. May I see your stubs?
Lady (somewhat deaf) Young man,
i I want you to understand I do not
1 ; smoke.
"Tom blew into town last night
teen 1dm yet?"
"No ; only got wind of his visit Jusl
A Mistaken Connection.
The sun was hot upon the beach.
Her suit was little sister's,
rhey thought she was having a won
derful time, hut
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The name, of course, is hid
Underneath the fold
H 'here the dainty shade
Meets the shining gold!
What's the meaning of it
Hearts and gilt so fine?
Don I you know, my dear,
It's 4 VALENTINE?
-Dm W Uw m -71, 6Vi JUWr.'
Whon quaint old Pepys wrote his
di.iry st. sieattne wits stm "faikloa
, hlo." and ninny genuine love affairs
ffttm out of the Jesting beginning,
while the ' favors'' frequently were a
splendid extravagance thut would be
frowned upon by the tastes and innn-
i ners of our day. The duke of York,
we nre told by the dear old gossip.
I gave ring worth $4,000 to his for
tunate valentine The same woman
fell the following year to the lot of
Lord Mandevllle. vh,e tokeu es
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