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Published every Tuesday and Friday
by The Recorder Publishing Co., Inc.
Entered at the 1'ost Office at Han
don, Oregon, as mail matter of the
I .alto all checks payable and address
all communications to the company.
Subscription price, $1.G0 per year, in
Concerning the new Government
Huihvay project in Alaska, 'the May
1015 number of the review of reviews
among other interesting facts concern
ing that wonderful country says:
"The new country that will bo
tributary to the Government railroads
between the coast and the Yukon and
alone; the connecting navigable rivers
in AhiRka is larger than the populat
ed portions of Norway and Sweden,
Finland nnd Denmark combined.
Those four countries have 12,000,000
population and M.000,000 head of
livestock. They produce annually
soil crops worth $250,000,000. Alas
ka's climatic conditions and theirs are
identical. The areas of Alaska's til
lable land is twice the area of theirs.
Alaska has in addition storehouses of
mineral wealth unsurpassed in the
world, which those four countries have
Hy .comparison, Alaska should and
some day probably will support 20,
000,000 red-blooded Americans as
easily as the four small countries of
North-West Europe support 12.000,
000 population, and will carry on a
commerce with the rest of the "United
States amounting in time to many
hundreds of millions a year.
As Secretary. Sev..vd's fame has
mine to rest mainly upon his negotiat
ing tho purchace of Alu.sk-. from II up -sia.
so as time pa .ott tho outstanding
feature of the Wilson administration
wi I I is the buildinc of this system of
G ;o ninent-owncd railroads to open
und 'lopulate Alas!:;''
1'ltlSON IN GERMANY
Ex-U. S, Senator Albert Hovendge
of India baa become war correspon
dent. In the'May 11)15 Review of iva
viowg is a lone; account of his visit a
niong the prisoners held by the Ger
many and the following is an oxerpt
from his letter, wherein ho tellu of a
visit to n e'unp of singing French
"At least 200 French soldiers arc
arranged in a semi-circle, like a horse
ihoe magnet. At one point are
grouped the bassos; at another the
tenors, at another, tho baritones.-each
man holds in his hands n sheet of
of paper, on which are written notes.
All are iinging.
In the center of tho human limine;
fork, ataiuls a tall slender French sold
ior, cap head, his lone; blue military
overcoat draping his figure almost' to
Ho is conducting the chorus, baton
rising, fulling, curving, his figure
wuying in time with the harmony.
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Rn intent are the members of this
prisoner-chorus on their singing that
they arc not conscious thr.t the com
mander and several officers have en
tered. Thoir soul is in their voices.
It is a gone; qur tried from the very
deirths of their beings. They have
written it thonieclves, there in prison
camp, in the honr'. of Germany; they
have composed tho music for them
selves, every note of it; words and
music are alive, throbbSr.tr, passionate
tendor, exalted. You - nre deeply
touched, you feol as if in a holy pre-sc-.cc.
The German commander re
moves his cap. You do likewise.
The song of France and home loved
ones dies tremblingly away. For a mo
ment there is silence, absolute, un
broken, profound. Then a tenor
voice begins a solo, rich mellow, high
ly trained, the voice is full of fire,
iinthos and infinite emotion. And
the accompaniment! The first impres
sion on your now elevated senses is
that a great orchestra is hidden near
at hand but no, it is a miracle more
extraordinary. The superb tenor is
accompanied by human orchestration.
Those hundreds of French soldiers are
bumming, their mingled tones pro
lucing the eirect of scores of pieces
playing in harmony.
Never before and never again in
your life shall you hear the like of
i!iis vocal marvel. It. ceases. Silence
again. Then: "I'.est congratula
tions!" It is the German commander
peaking. From the back ground
where we stood listening, he has walk
ed forward, and is warmly shaking
the soloists hand, as ho praises his
singing. "Ilest Congratulations"! He
exclaims again, in French, as ho
grasps the hand of the conductor. And
"'Host Congratulations"! A once more
as first right then had left, ho bows to
Morci, monsieur"! The conductor,
;ind "Morci, monsieur" the pleased
ienor and "Morci" the men. Hut all
of them with dignity. The whole
scene was very, very fine
No patronage on the part of the
German commander, no truckling by
'lis French charges, but mutual ro-
npect, and self respect on both sides.
The chorus conductor and tenot
weie professors of Music in Paris."
A MATTER OF FACTS
The Marshficld Record calls
attention' to a purported fact that
present conditions are parallel to the
conditions existing in 1893. We de
ny the allegation and desire to re
.Unto the facts by saying that in 18!;i
tho liuancial stream was from, not to
the United States, that there was a
great scarcity of money in this conn
try, that prices were low and as a
matter of fact fact Congress was Re
Now, on the other hand, the finan
I cial stream is to the United Stales,
' and the country is full of hoarded
I wealth. Wheat, beef and all staples
are at top notch prices, and congress
as well as the oxecutivo is democratic.
Only the war scare withholds the vast
funds from being turned loose into
trade channels. Does tho Record
want tho reading public to credit the
occurrence of war to the democrat
ic administration? The present de
pression never became acute until
the breaking out of the war and the
depression existing prior to the wai
i by the way was a continuance of gen
eral conditions existing from a would-like-to-bc-forgottcn
little panic which
happened n long time ago, way back
in the year 1907.
Consider the editor. He weareth
purple and line linen. His abode is a
mongst the mansions of the rich. His
wife hath her limosine and bis first
Lorn sporteth a racing car that can hit
her up at a forty Hat.
Lo! All of the people breaketh their
necks to hand him money. A child is
born unto the merchant in the bazaar.
The physician gettetli twcntylive gold
en plunks. The editor writeth a stick
and a half and tcllcth the multitude
that tho child tippeth the beam at
nine pounds. Yea ho lieth even as a
ccntrurian. And the proud father giv
eth him a cremo.
Heboid the young one growoth up
and gratluatcth. And the editor put
teth into his paper a swell rotice. Yea
a peach of a notice.. He tcllcth of the
wisdom of the young woman and of
her exceeding comeliness. Like unto
the Roses of Sharon is she and her
gown is played up to beat the band.
And the dressmaker gctteth two score
and four iron men. and the editor gct
teth a note of thanks from the S. G. G.
Tho daughter goeth on a journey.
And the editor throweth himself into
the story of a ferowell party. It run
neth a column, solid. And tho fair one
remombereth him from afar with a
picture post card that costcth six for
Heboid she returneth and the youth
of the city fall down and worship. Shs
picketh one and lo, she picketh a lem
on. Hut the editor calleth him one of
the most promising young men and
getteth away with it. And they send
unto him a bid to the wedding feast
and low the bids are fashioned by
Muntgummery and Hawbuck, in a fat
city. Flowery and long is the wedding
notice which the editor printeth Tho
minister getteth ton bones. Tho groom
standelh tho editor off on a twelve
All flesh is grass and in time the
wife is gathered into the silo. The
minister getteth his bit. The editor
printeth a death notice, two columns
of obituary, three lodge notices, a cu
bit of poetry and a card of thanks.
And ho forgetteth to read proof on
the head and the darned thing rend
oth"Gone to Her Last Roasting Place"
And all that are akin to the deceas
ed jumpcth on the editor with exceed
ing great jumps. And they pulleth
out their ads and cancclleth their sub
scriptions and they swing the ham
mer unto the third and fourth gen
erations Canst thou beat it?
THE DRAMA OF LIFE
It is only after the captains and the
kings have depatted and the shouting
and the tumult have left only an echo
in tho dim distance that we may have
acquired a calmness to consider this
European conflict and to succeed in 11
small way in understanding what it is
It has givep this generation a near
er view of that war which so many
are inclined to glorify. Tho alluring
features of war are kept constantly
in mind. Literature is filled with it.
The gay uniforms, tho trappings, the
sound of the bugles are all enticing to
the novice. Hut the realisms of wir,
its savagery, its disregard for law, its
barbarism, its inhumanity, are glossed
over. In the present war those things
iro brought homo with tolling force.
War is an appoal to might iiuiond
of to Justice. Rut in the long run, jus
tice wins. Nothing is ovor sotllsd for
any It-nifth of timw tlutt duo not rest I
on the ttturmtl prii.clplo of Htflit. Pub
lic sotitniMfiit in mora KWM-ful (tan
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lion of hostilities; no nice questions
of national affront or slight by any
code which a punctilious chivalry is
able to evolve.
Why then arc the nations of Europe
at swords points and why this bitter
ness, this disregard for the nicer in
stincts of humanity? Here are people,
cousins, germane, acting in intense
hostility to one another, stopping at
no limit in their efforts to injure one
another, calling on alien races and pa
gan people to take side in their family
spat.. Every decency has been out
raged either on one side or the other,
the conventions of society have been
disregarded, tho compacts of diploma
cy have been set at naught; the integ
rity of men and nations have been ig
nored; sentiment has been ruthlessly
trampled on and its treasures of art
and architecture have been destroyed
and battered to ruins. The student
may well pause and ask why.
Consider the enormous debts that
ire being piled up in Europe and the
sacrifice of life and property and to
attribute it to a desire to gain wei,,h
is too make of the assertion a "bull too
erious for levity.
It is true the greed for territorial
wpansion enters in some manner into
the strife but nations would not act
with the rancor that characterises this
war for the mere extension of their
A strong factor in the bitter hos
tilities is pride working through a
system of militarism that has been
nheritcd from a warlike and quarrel
some ancestry pride of the sort that
'cads to destruction. It is the spirit
of the fifth century as it lias survived
through the traditions and chronicles
of military glory, now breaking out
like a pest to overwhelm civilization.
Just as the hordes of Attila tried to
wipe out tho civilization of long ago,
the military spirit has broken its
bounds and seeks to make all return
to tho chaotic condition of the earlier
Viewed in this light, Hyron's words
"Here is the moral to all human tales:
'Tis but the same rehearsal of the
First Freedom and Glory, and when
Wealth, Vice, Corruption and even
Harbarism at last,
And History, witli all its volumes
Hath but one page."
The Recorder is frequently called
on to furnish information to distant
homo seekers but the request in the
following communication is a little
unusual and sufllciently so that we
have deemed it worthy of publication.
Silotz, Oregon, May 17, 1915
Excuse me, don't
think for a moment that I look to
you as an employment agent. I am
single and havo been hero on this
one farm for near four years under
one man and would like a change,
would like a placo that would be like
homcand would give good satisfac
tion. Will send you stamp for reply
and more than that if it is any
cost in your trouble, let me know in
Yours, John Post,
You iif-y see a place' in town there
where a person could make an hon
est living, writo please."
For one week commencing May 27
is a week when there will be very
low tide the lowest of which will bo
minus 1.8. We expect the Handon
beach will be thronged by curious
persons studying the underwater life.
THE ORAVE AT HOME.
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Look for the feature Comedy
' Charlie Chaplin
The funniest Comedian in Moving Pictures, lie who plavcil the lead in that
successful Comedy feature
-TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE-
will be seen 111 his firl two part comedy under the Kssaiuy Itr.uul entitled
"HIS NEW JOB"
This feature wai shown in Portland for two solid weeks---l'.erb(idy w is
cr.uy to see Charlie Chaplin
Wednesday, May 26
Its a Bear
.MANY YEARS AGO.
(From the Recorder, May 25, 1005.)
A baby daughter was born to Mr.
and Mrs. II. A. Gross.
Tho Dairyville Woodmen were pre
paring for a big log rolling.
Coquille defeated Handon in a 12
inning game, 2 to 1.
Alfred Morras and Geo. Huttou fix
ed a place to boom logs at the old
woolen mill. They were logging east
Rev. .1. E. Snyder, evangelist, and
Mr. JelVery his singer, closed a revi
val at tho Presbyterian church having
made about thirty converts.
Tho Russian-Japanese war was then
in progress and Editor David E. Stilt
of the Recorder commented editorially
on the fact, expressing the conviction
that the war was about due lo end.
At the town election A. D. Mors"
was re-elected recorder, receiving ll'
votes, all that were cast for that of
Jice.. The following were elected trus
tees Elbert Dyer, F. A. Mehl, M,
Harrington, R. E. L. Hedillion.
$50,000 had been appropriated for
the north jetty by Congress and Ma -
jor W. C. Langfitt of the U. S. army
ongineeers was preparing specifiea-
tions. The extension was to he 010
feet. The jetty at that time was '005
(From the Recorder May 20, ifD5)
The brass band was scheduled to
give an entertainment.
J. E. Wynnt was married to Her'.ha
O. Perry at the home of V. N. Perry,
Justice A. D. Morse officiated.
R. Philliber and Sol J. Culver wore
preparing to start a butcher shop in
County Superintendent Harklow
was holding examinations for teach
ers at Myrtle Point.
The Dispatch brought a large dele
gation of Odd Fellows from Coquillo
Father Gibney of Marshficld was to
hold services in the Catholic church
Fred Shetter ard John Flanagan
of Empire were preparing to extend
telephone service to Gold Reach.
Two Republicans at Albany tire re
ported to have discussed the silver
question until one knocked the othor
M. Nickuni, a contractor for ex
tending the jC-Uy had arrived with a
pile driver and a quantity of material
on the Haudorillc.
Mrs. R. S. Howell, milliner of Port
land had ai rived and wan i iiout to- op
en a store in tuo old poBtofllce build
ing. C. Tiinm of A toria was prepar
ing to put up a cfliiiiery on tho rivot
to Im) knovii as the Hi.ulon Packing
Editor Stilt complained that come
ono had bonuwod his volume of "Am
erican Pol V and hud nogluctotl to
rutin n it.
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tumwl lo itiunty fmm Grumi
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by ii iwiiii ul pb' 111111 AllMi y.
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Its a Rear
Hays & Jeffereys, contractors fo
fe , building the light house, having fniliM
the contract wr.s given to Perhaiu c
nmith to complete. Men were about
to open up a quarry on Russell Pat
tor's place, the intention being t
ship the rock down and cut it on tho
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HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
Sunday, May !!(), 8:.'t(), p. in., Race
Tuesday, June 1 8 p. m. .Class Day
S, p. in. Com
Finals in track work for the grade i
were pulled oil" on Friday afternoon.
The seniors are busy distributii '
, and mailing invitations to columella
j incut exercises which will take place
1 next week. The events are:
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Geisondorfer
were hosts at a very elaborately np
pointed dinner on Wednesday evenini'.
Tho guests were Mr. and Mrs. llof,
kiiis, Miss Abbott and Miss Rodgers.
The high school faculty and stu
dents were entertained by the girls of
j the Domestic Science department o.i
i Thursday afternoon in Supt. Hopkin
' office. Cake and sherbet were served.
The last meeting of the Schoolnia
ter's Club took the form of a picnif
to Rivet ton on Saturday. As the most
exciting event is probably reported m
another column no details need be
On Wednesday afternoon the In
dust rial club, made up of membei
from the upper grades, gave a ve.j
interesting program in the hi m
school assembly. These people expe i
to send exhibits to the county fan
which will be held at Myrtle Point in
Mias Turloy uf O. A. C. gave a
ries of very interesting lectures and
demonstrations in the Domestic Sci
ence kitchen on Wednesday and
Thursday. The first was on veget i
hies, their food values and prepara
tion for the table. The next on nie.it
and meat substitutes and the la .t two
j on making and baking bread.
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in the high school assembly room on
Friday morning by those members of
the various literary societies who h 1
as yet been given no opportunity t i
participate in any of the programs. In
justice to these unfortunates wo mil I
admit that the "stunts" were excep
tionally well performed, particularly
the songs by five young men of too
high school: Ivan Pullon, Leslie Pul
Ion, Errol Mc Nair, Raymond Hi iili.u i,
and Edward Hell. Wo laughed and
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