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OREGON NEWS NOTES
Principal Events of the Wcec
Briefly Sketched for Infor-
malion of Cur Headers.
Herbert R. Satchwell has been ap
ipolated postmaster at Shedd.
i Hop picking has started In Marlon
icounty a few miles north of Silver
ton. Oregon's twelfth irrigation congress
iwill be held at Bend October 5, 6
The Pacific Spruce Corporation has
begun operation of Its gigantic saw
mill at Toledo.
The forest fire conditions In Tilla
mook county are more grave than
for some time.
Five persons were killed and 163
were injured in, traffic accidents on
the streets of Portland during July.
J. E. Phillips of Spring Valley, Polk
county, netted 1113.50 this year from
the sale of cherries from two trees.
John Elder, rancher and hotel man
of Mosler, was run over and killed by
Southern Pacific train No. 12 at Cres
well. The Lincoln county Jersey Cattle
club announces that official Regis
try of Merit testing will start next
The Lincoln County Jersey Calf
club, which Is the third largest in the
state, has become a member of the
American Jersey Cattle club.
One hundred and ninety cows were
tested in Jackson county in July, of
which 33 produced 40 pounds of but
terfat each during the month.
Cupid took his vacation in Linn
county during the month of July. Only
11 marriage licenses were issued in
that month by the county clerk.
Lincoln county began its fourth year
of tuberculosis testing Monday, Doctor
Derflinger of the state veterinarian
department being in charge of the
Ray L. Jenkins has been named
manager of the Lincoln county fair
at Toledo for 1922. The fair dates
have been set for September 6, 7, 8
Governor Olcott has appointed A. E.
Clawson of Enterprise as district at
torney for Wallowa county. He will
succeed A. W. Schaupp, who has re
signed. A total of approximately 70,000,000
feet of lumber were shipped from the
Columbia river by water to the various
markets of the world during the month
One man is dead and 15 others are
in a hospital recovering from injuries
received when train No. 4 of the O.-W.
R. & N westbound, was wrecked near
Fire destroyed the Gibson-Pennington
sawmill, on the Coos Bay branch
of the Southern Pacific railway, 25
miles west of Eugene. The loss is
estimated at $35,000.
The wheat crop of eastern Oregon
is only 60 per cent of that harvested
during 1921, according to E. R. Jack
man, specialist in farm crops at Ore
gon Agricultural college.
George A. Mansfield, of Medford,
president of the Oregon farm bureau
federation, has been recommended by
Senator McNary for appointment to
the federal farm loan board.
Up until July 24 the world war vet
erans' state aid commission had com
pleted 615 applications for loans ag
gregating $1,536,000. This is an aver
age of $2597 to each applicant.
' An order calling a special election
for September 15, at Oswego, was is
sued by the Clackamas county court
for the purpose of voting upon the
formation of a water district there.
Sigert Myers, 26, lineman for the
Mountain States Power company, was
electrocuted at Albany while working
in the auxiliary power plaat. Myers
touched a wire carrying 2300 volts.
George Howard, who has been in
the penitentiary at Salem for more
than a year awaiting execution for
the murder of George Sweeney of Mal
heur county, will be hanged Septem
The secretary of state has appor
tioned among the 36 counties of Ore
gon for school purposes a total of
$422,088.60, based on a per capita of
$1.85 for the 228,156 children of school
age in the state.
Although existing forest fires are
nearly all under control, the con
tinued drought is creating a very haz
ardous situation which may result in
serioug conflagration, according to
forest service officials.
The Oregon public service commis
sion has ordered the closing and elim
ination of 12 open public grade cross
ings on the Heppner branch of the
Oregon-WaKhington Railroad & Navi
gation company in Morrow county.
Predictions that Bend's population
will increase 2000, reaching the 8000
mark in the next ten months, were
made with the announcement of the
start of construction of a new saw
mill unit by the Shevlln-Hixon com
pany September 1. The mill is to be
finished March 1.
There are in Oregon 142 persons ol
sufficient prominence to bo entered
in Who's Who in America. The seg
regated list in the new edition, 1922
1923, just out, shows that number, the
greater portion of which is listed for
The prune crop in Marlon county
for 1922 will be the heaviest for sev
eral years, while the prices will be
more satisfactory to the growers than
last season, according to reports by
field agents of the various fruit organ
isations of that vicinity.
There were 558 accidents in the in
dustries of Oregon during the week
ending August 3, according to a re
port prepared by the state industrial
accident commission. For the first
time in several months no fatalities
were reported to the commission.
Since federal airplanes were sent
to Oregon July 15 for forest firo serv
ice 41 patrols have been flown, 78 fires
have been discovered and the planes
have covered a distance of more than
6700 miles, n-ording to a report pre
pared by Frank Elliott, state forester.
The Lincoln county predatory ani
mal club is engaged in a campaign for
members, and incidentally raising Its
quota of $275 to match the United
States biological survey in the plan
of putting on an expert hunter and
trapper, with a view of eradicating the
predatory animals in Lincoln county.
Reports have been received at the
offices of the state game commission
that stray unlicensed dogs of Oregon
farmers have been menacing game
within the boundaries of the state, and
that some dogs whose owners let
them run wild are preying on the
sheep and cattle in many sections
of the state.
Ernest E. Faville, chairman of the
agricultural committee of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce, has appointed
a committee comprised of J. D. Mickle,
R. A. Ward and Curtis L. Hawley,
to co-operate with the United States
biological survey and the city health
bureau in an attempt to rid the city
of many of the rats with which it Is
Reports from the fish wheels on
the Columbia in the vicinity of Cas
cade Locks, now out of commission
as result of low water, are that the
season's catch was large. The wheels
of the Warren Packing company
caught an estimated 200 tons and pri
vate wheels and those operated by the
McGowan company are said to have
taken 300 tons.
Two men were Injured fatally as a
result of a companion's lighting a
match to look at a wrecked automo
bile, under which they were pinned,
two miles west of Eddyville. The
match ignited gasoline, which had
leaked from the tank, with the result
that both died within a few hours. The
dead are John Schaffer of Independ
ence and Wallace La Branch of Val
setz. Loss of timber in the Klamath basin
thLs season through pine beetle depre
dations was reduced at least 50 per
cent, it was estimated in the report
of the board of control. This esti
mate means that the loss of $72,000
worth of timber which occurred In
1920 will be reduced at least $36,000.
The project employed 180 men, with a
weekly payroll of $3750, a total oi
69,710 acres were covered and 7097 in
fested trees were felled.
J. W. Berriah, superintendent oi
the Butte Fals hatchery, in coopera
tion with Alex Sparrow, superintend
ent of Crater national park, will begin
an experiment which will greatly in
crease the finny population of Crater
lake wherein rainbow trout only have
thrived for years, by planting 30,000
silverside salmon fingerllngs in th(
lake. Mr. Berrian and other fish ex
perts are eager to see the result of
planting salmon in a land-locked body
of water such as Crater lake.
A monster fir log cut at the Saddle
Mountain Logging company's camp
was taken out of the water at the
port terminals at Astoria and loaded,
on two flat cars for shipment by the!
West Coast Lumbermen's association
to Peoria, III., for display during the
coming lumbermen's convention. The
stick was 81 feet in length, nearly six
feet in diameter at the small end and
slightly more than eight feet In dia
meter at the butt. It weighted 95,850
pounds and contained approximately
22,000 feet of lumber by scale measure.
Six well known Jackson county
men, all said to be members of the
Ku Klux Klan, and 16 "John Doe's"
were indicted at Medford by the spec
ial grand jury which made its report
to Circuit Judge Calkins in the Jack
sonville courthouse. The indictments
charged participation in "hangings''
staged by nightriders last spring.
Those indicted were: Jesse F. Hitt
son, Medford automobile dealer and
former chief of police of Medford;
Dr. Jouett P. Bray, Medford chiro
practor and former pastor of the Meth
odist Luoscopal church, south; How
ard A. Hill, manager and part owner
of the Hill & Hill orchards, near the
southern city limits of Medford; Bert
L. Moses, janitor at the Jackson coun
ty courthouse, and formerly jailer at
the Jackson county jail; J. Alexander
Norris, janitor at the Jacksonville pub
lic school; Thomas E. Goodie, Jack
sonville garage owner.
ANCIENT CAPITAL OF JAPAN
Nara, Rich In Artistic Treasures, Wl
Once Classic Center of Shinto
Nurn, ancient Japanese city, is
classic cvnter of Shinto worship, and
was the tlrst capital of Jnpan. Much
of the building and beautifying begun
In A. L. 7W, the "Golden Age of
Japan," (still Is intact.
During the early days of Nara pros
perity, the Todaljl, one of the seven
Of all Its glories there today re
main but few, chief among them be
ing the Great South Gate, Nntulul
Mon; the great Hull of ttmldha, and
the ancient and most interesting old
shrine failed Kaldnnln. The tSreut
South Gute was built In 7."i2 A. I. and
remodeled In 11W. On either side are
two gigantic llgures of Klo, or the
leva kings, carved by Tnnkel ami ills
pupil Unkel. With the two stone
lions close by, excellent specimens of
Twelfth century Chinese sculpture,
they are listed and protected as "Na
The Nnru-no-Pulbutsu. the vast
bronze Ituddha east In 749 A. I., Is
the largest of the kind in Japan, If
not In the world, being 52 ft feet In
The Kaldan-ln la remarkable for its
uniismil construction and arrange
ment Inside n series of platforms ris
ing one above the other to support the
Images of the Deva kings, Indra and
Hrnhma, which are said to be among
the best examples of the art of Nara
era, also are counted among the "Na
tional Treasures." ,
TOURISTS AUK STREAMING
INTO NORTHWEST, STATEMENT
Over the highways lending Into
Oregon, Washington and British Col
umbia, there has been pouring- for the
past two months a veritable stream
of motorists, lured hither by tlu
pictured charms of the Pacific North
west and by the stories they have
Been and hoard of the beauties and
pleasures of "America's Summer
Playground." Cars bearing the pen-
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great temples, was the head of Hud- """"" ' "":'.,.,,,,
dhlmn In Japan, and the buildings eov- every suue can u w.iu,
e red some i.'t acre. eny of the principal highways for n
few hours big cars and little uu'.t,
some dust-covered and leaded dowu.
with camp equipment, oilier mim
ing: and unburdened execj-t for U;rb'
luggage. Every west-bound transcontinen
tal train and the steamer lines run
ning to the Const ports likewise hnvo
been bearing- their crowds of tourist
visitors, many of whom hnvo conn
to the Pacific Northwest to escape Um
Intolerable heat of the inhnd fm!
southern districts, or who huvo been
eager to spend their vacr.ticns anvn-;
the mountains or along the rnnny
water-courses of this wi.r.Ji .him!.
Reports from various sections otj
the Pacific Northwest indicate that
this tourist travel, both by auto and
by rail is much heavier than in any
previous year and inquiry among the
travelers as to why they chose this
for their vacation trip shows that
large numbers were attracted by the
advertising and publicity campaign of
the Pacific Northwest Tourist As
sociation. "A noticeable featuro of this year's
auto travel," states Frank W. Cuil
bert, of Spokane, one of the most
active good roads enthusiasts of thi j
district and a recognized authority
on auto travel, "is the high class of
the people who are motoring to the
Pacific Northwest this season. They
seem to have more money and
larger percentage of them are stop
ping at hotels."
Inquiries about touring conditions
continue to pour into the office of
the Pacfic Northwest Tourist assoc
iation from all sections of the coun
try, and even from foreign lands.
One correspondent from Forfar,
or trades, as the "caste" of shoe- Scotland, has just written: "I have
makers und the "caste" of sweepers j just read in the New York Tribune,
so that nowadays the Iirahnmns alone 'copies of which relatives in the
are said to remain as a distinct caste. . United States are kind enough to send
Aside from all these are the Pariahs I r ,ar, ,ondid adverti8e.
ti,o er.t ..-cf. .af. ia vasks for literature-
that no man may lawfully eat with
any Individual of any other caste, or
partake of food cooked by him, or
marry into another caste family; but
he may be bis friend, his master, his
servant, his partner."
INDIA'S RIGID CASTE SYSTEM
Religious Laws, Handed Down
Centuries, Are Given Most Im
The religious laws of Ilruhmanlsro
divide the Hindu people in India Into
four principal hereditary classes or
costes the Hrahiuans (priests).
Kshatlyas (rulers and warriors),
vaslayas. (merchants and husband
men), and Sudras (mechanics, laborers
or servants), the first three being
known as "twlceborn" and the last
as "once-born." These original four
castes, however, have become to
a great (extent sub-divided the
men being known by their work
Why Not Open a
An account in our recently opened savings
department enables you to mobilize small
amounts so they are available always.
Wordsworth's View of Nature.
There was In Wordsworth's own
character, us we have seen, a certain
natural contentment, a sort of Inborn
religious placidity, seldom found
united with a sensibility so mobile as
his, which was favorable to the quiet,
habitual observation of Inanimate or
Imperfectly animate existence. His
life of 80 years Is divided by no very
profoundly felt Incidents, its changes
being almost wholly Inward; It fulls,
like his work, Into broad, untroubled,
perhaps somewhat monotonous spaces.
What it resembles most is the life of
one of those early Flemish or Italian
painters who, Just because their minds
were full of heavenly visions, passed,
some of them, the better part of 00
years in quiet systematic Industry. And
this sort of placid life matured In
Wordsworth a quiet unusual sensibil
ity, really Innate in him, to the sights
and sounds of the natural world.
Walter Pater, In "Sketches and Re
For many years in Hongkong the
industry of vermilion-making, entirely
in the hands of the Chinese, has been
an Important one. The factories at
Hong-kong have Inviolate trade se
crets. The manufacture of this pig
ment is among the foremost of the
colony's industries. There are some
thing like a hundred small plants for
the manufacture of vermilion In Hong
kong and Kowloon. The raw material
comes from Australia, and the ver
milion is prepared altogether by what i
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Chinese made artificial cinnabar long
before Europe was a civilized country,
and to this day there are trade secrets
in the vermilion Industry.
- uincst ami . J , ,, -.. . . .t
Business Motive Power
Hole Acts Like Reversed Camera.
Sitting on the old shot tower at Fay
ette and Front streets, of wliicli he
had been commissioned to paint pic
tures, Howard A. Freeh, Iialtimore
artist, was startled by the apparition
of a man wulklng along the wall, se
rene in spite of being upside down.
The phantom reached a spot of shadow
and vanished. Mr. Freeh investigated.
He found that opposite the spot where
the uncanny vision appeared was a
small hole In the brick wall an inch
or two across, where once a padlock
humr. Through this aperture the
Images of persons passing on the walk
outside are thrown on the wall life
size, and with all colors exnetly repro
duced, but legs in the air.
"Why did Percy van Dubb give up
trying to trace his ancestry?"
"He said that the farther back he
went the harder it was, until ut last
lie found himself completely up a tree."
The time must come when all businesses will con
sider the advisability of advertising in the same spirit
that a manufacturer ponders over the advisability of
adopting a new machine. One does not install a piece
of labor-saving mechanism because the efficiency of the
business requires it.
He expects a new machine to reduce his cost to op
erateperhaps to make a better product and thus aid
him in meeting cempetition and making larger profits.
Advertising is exactly similar. The man who refuses
to consider it as a possible expedient simply shuts his
eyes on one of the problems of his buiness. He might
as well ignore the banks as sources of credit when he
needs to borrow capital.
On the other hand, the man who looks to advertising
to checkmate all weaknesses and shortcomings of his
business and to carry it along to victory despite these,
has a1 childlike faith in the miraculous.
Advertising will not make his product or his service
any better than they are; but it will bring him the full
benefits of their merits. It will not eliminate wasteful
ness in his factory or his store ; but it will reduce his cost
to operate. It will not make illogical selling methods
successful; but it will assist good selling methods, and
often point the way for improving them.
Advertising is the most inexpensive motive power that
the manufacturer or merchant can buy today. It is a
form of stimulus that brings excellent returns on the investment.