THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL. . SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, OCT. 21, 1916. THE M OLLIEC ODDLtS By FREDERICK WALWORTH BROVVN ! i I Tify needed a scapegoat IN the camp of the Molllocoddles, at the rear with the baggage wngons, men Hat silent about the fires luul avoided one another'.) eyes. Tow and then one cursed bitterly and the other:! would turn his way for u.i in.ilii:ii mill thru come back to tliulr vacant staring. Bewilderment aemed to be tliclr attitude, utter blind bewilderment. "We never had u chance," mut tered one. "We never had a chunce." Another suddenly flung down a piper ho had been reading In the red lilit, cursed liko a drover for a mo rn' nt, and foil silent again. In his lent the colonel spoke bit-t-rly to his adjutant. ' Thoy needed a scapegoat, and lliey've pitched on us," he said. A common sentiment ran from the head of the regiment to the meanest private In the ranks. It waB, more over, a perfectly legitimate, well f.mnded sentiment, and the fan' upon whlcli It was based were the . Tho Molllccoddlci were a brand O'lW regiment. Most of them bad been. Lumbering Industry and Effect of Underwood Tariff That British Columbia Lumber. Portland, lift. 111. To tun editor of tin' .luiirual. 1 have seen Judge Burke's nttilcmont in the Journal turning that records of the riistoin Iiiium' nf Pnilliind show fur the past 10 years that no lum ber or shingle have hren shipped into Oregon from British Columbia, and 1 have also reml many statements in re- Jmlilii-tin paperx, nml speeches by repuli ieiiii rongresMiien and stump speakers, that the plueing of shingles on the free list has permitted British Columbia plilngles to come into the I'nited States free nml bus in some instance closed down shingle mills nml ruined our shin industries because, of tho cheaper timber nd labor obtainable on the Bri tish Columbia side. The Tiinberiuuii, published nt Port land anil an authority on west coast lumber products, at pages 55 and fU in its September issue, (jives the prices of ceilnr shingles nt Vancouver, B. C, rang ing from $2.03 to $170 per thousand, to the wholesale trade according to grade, uiui lit JKenttle from 1 511 to fl.Sli, and nl Portland from $1.55 to tl.Sj per loot) iiii'oriliu to grade. The prices given For Emergencies jWlien you have a bilious at ' tack, or when you feel illness coming on promptly move the ; bowels, start the liver working and put your entire digestive system in good shape with a dose or two of the time-tested You will welcome the quick relief and often ward off a severe illness. Beecham's Hlls are carefully compounded from vegetable products mild, harmless, and not habit-forming. Buy a box now. You don't know when you may need ! Beecham's Pills. A reliable family remedy that always Should Be at Hand Urn S.U ! Km j MxifelM b Ik WU, SM nanrwhar la 10c, M. and they pitched on ui. Ick-rks and Bmall business men In a certain well-known city. Their bauds : were whiio and soft and tlielr chests 'not astonishing either for length or brc-adth. Therefore, because the spirit' is less easily discerned than the flesh, their oomrades-lu-urnis, veterans of two campaigns, dubbed them tho Mollie coddles on their first appearance. The regiment suffered the label with only a mild resentment. Indi vidually, thoy knew they were not cowards, and they trusted confidently in the future to justify their presence in arms. ' As a regiment they had not yet found themselves. They bad no esprit de corps. They were n collection of units Instead of the .ln;;l .tud par ticular entity u regime! i should bo. Then er.-.te . e astropne. Tho ar.iiy vns ling tho enrv. with river in rear, and so li.ipi. ;! tha: the vtolllecoddles held th" i tror - right wing. Here the en: ral commanding made his Initial mistake, .....-. .. ... for cedar logs at Vancouver are 10.50 per 1 1 lull feet for shingle cedar and $12. Si! to 12.50 per 1000 feet for logs suit able for cedar lumber, while nt to 10 per thousand feet and nt (Irnys Har bor, Washington, $11 was the highest No sepcifie price v.us given at Seattle for cedar lugs. About the time the law went Into effect admitting tree shingles, the West CiHsr I .lliiilierniu n. i.ultl iulnt.l SenHlu contained an article from its Everett, Wash., correspondent that the ndmiss I itni of freo shinnies would be the best thing thnt could happen to shingle mnnu fiicturers in Washington, because it would compel them to make as good shingles ns British Columbia. The item stated that the British Columbia manu facturers used the best pnrt of the log iu producing shingles, while in Washing ton ns a general rule they used the best parts for cedar siding and other high priced lumber and used the portions of the loir which do not make well into jhi(.li priced lumber, thereby realizing mure money. There are not innny shingles mnde in Oregon, on account of the scarcity of c - dur. I have no information ns to the dif fenuiee of the cost of labor here or iu British Columbia, but doubt if it is any ls there. 1 have read statements I v shingle manufacturers from British Columbia thnt we can make about a thousand shingles more per day on this side with the sumo machines as thev use, bemuse of the greater efficiency of our men, 1 mil nt n loss to understand how the iiiltiiission of British Columbia shingles freo of duty can hurt the sale of our ihiugles, when, according to the quota tints Riven, tho cheapest or lowest priced shingles in British Columbia are 20 cents higher than the best or high est priced ones in Portland, and 25 cents higher than Seattle. As to British Columbia lumber enter ing this country, will say that anybody who is interested enn ascertain that when there was n demand for lumber in the western provinces of Cnntnln, we shipped lumber by tniiiilonils to them. I venture to say that there is as much misrepresentation regarding the effect of the tariff on all products of the Northwest ns I have shown exists in the shingle industries. THOMAS KISSANK, Timber Broker. Oregon's Lumber Business. Liigene, Ore., Oct. 14. To the Kditor of the .lournnl Last Thursday's tele gram takes more thau half the first column of page IS to tell us what a blasting effect free Canadian lumber has luid on the milling industry in this state. It ay: 'The Canadians have invaded the market of the Oregon lumbermen, and this was tho main reason for the es tablishment of soup kitchens in Curl- There being no natural dofenses to protect this wing, It should in com mon proudence have been flung back to rest upon the river and thus pre sent a line of Are in the event of a flanking movement by the enemy. This was not done, and the Mollie coddles were left strung out iu air. Not even the colonel, who had been a successful merchant, understood the perilous insecurity of their position, and the regiment calmly laid itself down to sleep that night, expecting battle on tho morrow nrd confident of acquitting itself well, but feeling itself secure for t ho Immediate future. Anon came a heavy column of the enemy, driving in the pickets, and itaelf arriving on their heels. The line of battle faced south. The attack tell from the west. Two companies succeeded in form ing, facing about on the new line, and firing a round or two before they were overwhelmed. Then tho regiment, and after it the brigade, was rolled up, telescoped, crushed, with hardly a chance to fire a shot. It was not their fault. Tho best and most seasoned regiment in the army could have done no bettor un der the clrcuniBlances. But when the major-general had collected the shattered remnant of his forces on the safo side of tho river, he felt the need of a scapegoat, as the colonel had divined, and recog nized the Molliecoddk3 as tho logical and helpless candidates for the posi tion. Ho nominated them accordingly In his report, nud the army, bitter over defeat and nut at all understanding, Instantly elected them unanimously. In two days tho whole country knew, beyond hope of refutation, that the Molliecoddles had brought disaster on tin division by conspicuous cowardice in the face of the enemy. The Molliecoddles, battered and still dazed, reviewed the situation with a sort of savage bewilderment. Individually, they knew they were not cowards. Collectively they were in articulate, uncertain, perplexed. Consequently they suffered many tilings, though by no means with mcekuess. There were black eyes and broken heads In neighboring regi ments, and a lively lust for blood and slaughter In the minds of the Mollie coddles. In tho meantime they were detailed to the rear to guard the baggage i' ii, and the cup of their humiliation jvc; flowed in bitter murmurings Sainst the'r lot. But Fute had her r upon ....' and while they were . t in the ir.ood to kick out viciously at . ie touch of a feather, she sent iliem a golden opportunity. I Having hurled his opponent back' land nud the flocking here of thousands of unemployed men unemployed be cause the mills shut down. This is a fact which has been repeatedly stated during the present campaign. Surely, that "fact" and many more of its kind, have been put before the public repeatedly, but I woulld like to know if it was really the absence of the tariff that caused Oregon lumber com bine, ut a meeting some months ago, to advance the price of all grades of lumber ami explain that the increase was caused by a demand which was iu excess of the sunplv. I would also inquire if the'faet thnt I have to par several dollars a thousand more for all except tho cheapest grades of lumber, than 1 did a few years ago, is due to the absence of the tariff. The millmen aro telling usvthat thoy cannot get cars to carry their product to fill their orders, and that mill after mill has shut down for want of storage room for the lumber they liro unable to ship and tor which orders are pouring iu. Of course, the Wilson administra tion is to hlnme for this, too. On the first column of page 2 of the same paper we arc told of the forma tion of a combine o' " IS out of 50 of the lending cargo mills of the Pacific const" to develop foreign trade. Is it because these nulls expect tariff pro tection agninst Canadian competition that thev make this venture! it the nlisence of a tariff should reduce lumber prices to the Oregon fnrmers and mer chants to the figure that prevailed a few years ago, I think we could all stand it. WILLIAM It. WllliKl.ER. ' (The above letters are reprinted from the i'ortlnud Daily Journal.) More About Lumber. (Kugene Daily Uuard.) On the first page oi the bugene Morn ing Register the following Associated I'ress dispatch was printed this morn ing: Portland. Or., Oct. 17. Ten million feet of lumber will be exported to fore ign ports from I'ortlnud and other lower Columbia points during the next week or two, according to announcements of lumber mills here today. This is the most extensive offshore lumber trade recorded here iu many months. The Shipments include :,500,000 feet to the L'nited Kingdom. 2,.00.l)00 to Bnlboa ami 4,000,000 feet of Hawaii and Aus tralia. , On the editorial page, the editor ac cuses the (iunrd ami other newspapers which have challenged republican cam paign statements regarding the lumber market before and since the passage of the I'nderwood bill with misrepresen tation. Head the Portland dispatch carefully. Tea million feet of lumber within two weeks. This is not campaign material. It is a news item. Oregon is shipping lumber to the l'nited King dom ami Australia. Vet the editor of the Register insists Canadian lumber is being shipped into the I'nited States and "competition is being severely felt in loss of orders." The truth is reveal ed by the news as printed in the Regis frer nut a dimmer nn the editor's eniu- paigu as-scrtiuns. We are exporting to' across the river, the enemy proceeded to take the offensive. By a rapid march in the night a long column crossed the river some miles above, aiming by a wide detour to fall sud denly and unexpectedly upon the rear of the demoralized force. So silently and swiftly was this maneuver accomplished that no word of it reached the rival general till his communications had been cut and a frightened crowd of teamsters and camp-followers came streaming up the road. Close on their heels appeared tho van of the eager enemy. In their way stood only the despised and re jected Molliecoddles. At the first sign of trouble the colonel of the regiment deployed his men across the road and prepared to hold that line "till the cows came home." A stone fence afforded excellent protection and the Molliecoddles spread themselves along this breast work with the hot blood humming in their veins. Cowards, eh? They would show what sort of cow ards they were. They ceased that moment to be a collection of units, and were in a way to become a rcgi meut. They were madmen, most of them, ready to go red-eyed and homicidal at a pin-prick. They had been goaded and buffeted with no chance to reply. They had read Ironical newspaper comments by men who had never smelled powder till their nerves were strung like hair-triggers. AimoBt to a man, they yearned for slaughter with the primitive thirst of savagery. They wanted to get square. They wanted to clear themselves. They wanted to show up their critics for the blatant liars they were. Acros3 a field in front of them came a line of hurrying men, followed by another and another. They were overlapped on either flank. What matter? An aide galloped up to the colonel. "Hold them for twenty minutes!" was his cry, almost despairing. "Hold them you lose every man." "I'l. hold 'em," said Cue colonel grimly. Ho new the temper of his men. It was Identical with 1 is own. Diroc- . a b.tery whirled up and unlimb d In the road. That would help. The staff officer had gone to hurry up the support. The colonel stalked along his line. Acros3 tho op -n ground In front the ent iy neare.l rapidly. They came almost recklessly, expecting little op position. The onlv Hale they saw be fore them tj i.rlvo th ' ' foe into the river. They '- if i' '- ne wall With a yell. i .if .i , iu iu the road British possessions. Several days ago a Lane county far mer w ho is a republican and who is sup porting President Wilson, came into the Cuinrd office. Before the passage of the l'ulerwood tariff bill he said he built a house nnd that he paid per thousand for the lumber. Kecentlv he stated he had built another house and paid $15 for the lumber. The editor of the .Guard yesterday following this statement made an inves tigation of the lumber market in Eu gene. The dealer stnted that the far mer did not buy this lumber from the same class ot dealer at such a great variance in prices. That the first pur chase must have been made from a small country m..l nnd the last from a jobber, he stated. The farmer's figures, so far as they affect conditions before and after the passage of the I'nderwood tariff, how ever, were sustained by the dealer. Tak ing figures from his books for 1012 nud 10 lti, increase in the price of lumber are shown as follows: common lumber, 25 to 115 per cent higher; dressed lum-b- r 40 to 45 per cent higher; shingles, S5 per cent higher. Following u statement sent out from the republican campaign headquarters nnd published in many Oregon standpnt republican papers to the effect thnt "under the I'nderwood law' Canada is selling in Oregon and Washington an nually about '.'5,000.000 worth of lum ber and shingles," Thomas V. Burke, colector of customs for Portland, issued a stntement to the effect that "no lum ber of any kind, or shingles, has been imported into Oregon from Canada at anv time during the past 10 years." As an official of the l'nited Stutes; government, not ns a democratic cam paigner, he denied a falsehood spread about this state for the purpose of de ceiving Oregon people. "If" has been a very conspicuous word throughout the republican cam paign. It has been repeatedly asserted that "if the war should end we would need a higher protective tariff on lum-j her." The news item as taken from the Register and published in connection with this editorial sheds some light on conditions which will prevail on the Pa cific coast after the war comes to an end. While the war is iu progress we; .: i.wi.L,, 0..... l.....l.AH' nrtj e.fiuri nig io,ouu,oij irri ui mmuci within two weeks. After the war, tne Pacific coast will enjoy the most pros perous era in its history. Europe is go ing to rebuild its cities. The lumber supply of the world is very limited. The Pacific roast is going to lie in tne ex port business. Its mills will hum with industry as never before. Jo hfgh tnr- itt on luiulier is going lo oring anoui this condition. It is going to come, be- uuse we have the lumber and the facil ities to sumilv it. I'nder the circum stances a high tariff ou lumber would bring about but one condition. It would permit the nulls to sell lo tne American FOR ' SORE, SWOLLEN, TIRED FEET Oennli Eucalyptus Ointment T ALL DBUa TORH TUBES 25C J BOO a shout of triumph broke out These should be the first fruits ot their vic tory. The colonel, crouching now be hind the wall, surveyed them coming, only his head projecting above the coping. The Impatient privates fingered their weapons and -cursed beneath their breath: Would they never get the word to Are? Were they to be run over again and trampled on with out a chance? A hundred yards away a compact line of men was toiling up the slope. In tho road a column swung forward full In the face ot the silent guns. Then when men's nerves were fairly snapping with the tension, the colonel gave the word. The front of the stone wall burst into flame, and above the rattle of musketry came the bursting roar of the guns in the road, as the gunners leaped from concealment. Out on the grassy slope the first line of hurrying, eager men melted into shapeless masses on the ground. In the road the grape and canister tore great holes in the compact col umn. The surprlsers were surprised. The front ranks recoiled, shattered out of all semblance to formation. But the attack was delayed for only a moment. Behind that foremost rank was another which came stead ily on, leaving a man now and then sprawling out or writhing in the grass, but driving straight forward notwithstanding. Town tho lino be hind the stone wall went the com mand, "Cease firing." It almost caused a mutiny, but tho officers persuaded the madmen to obey. The enemy came on with a yell then. Evidently it was but an in significant force in their front. They were minded to run over them. Yelling liko .fiends, they rushed across the open. It was Bunker Hill repeated. Again tho colonel let them come within a hundred yards before he gave the command to fire, and again when tho order cainc- and the sheet of flame burst forth the ndvanc ing line withered as beja the breath from a blazing blast-furnace. Flesh and blood could not face it. TJiey were men who would go un finchlngly where there was one chance of coining through. Here there was none. .It was death, bald and certain. Those who could recoiled down the slope. Many stayed silent in the grass. Meanwhile the carnage In tho road was fearful. The steady plying of the guns loaded with grape and canister had piled the advancing column In a mass ot dead and dying till the order came to halt and deploy across the adjoining field. This added to the labors of the de voted Molliecoddles. The next ad people at one price to the people of r.urope at another. WEDDED AT WOODBUBN. One of the most beautiful and elab orate weddings ever in this city took place at St. Luko's Catholic Church last Monday morning at B o'clock, when Miss Delia Beck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. X. Beck of this city, was united in marriage to Air. tieorge Marry Cenox, Kcv. v. A. Maher ot ficiating. The ushers wero Mr. Oscar Beck and Mr. J. C. Scollard The church had been tastefully decorated in autumn lcaws and ferns bv the Misses Mary and Madge Scollard. Fallowing a vocal selection, "Oh, Promise Me," by Mrs. Don C. Cowles and to the strains of Mendelssohn's ''Wedding March," pluyod by Sister Clementine, the wedding party entered tha church and proceeded up tho main aisle to the altar. The lovely bride. upon her father's arm, was preceded by six members of the B-Natural Octet, Misses Mary and Madge Scollard, Mrs. T. C. Poorman, Mrs. Don Cowles, Mrs, Homer Alleman and Mrs. IL M. Austin, who acted as bridesmaids, and th.e mnid of honor, her sister, Miss Nora Beck. The groom with the best man. Mr. A. .1. Beck, met the party at the altar and the six bridesmaids returned to tho choir. At the Beck home there were 18 covers at the fine wedding breakfast, served by Mrs. ,1. B. Kennedy and Mrs. Robt. II. Scott. Among those who sat down to the elaborate spread were the bride and groom, maid of honor, bridesmaids, groomsman, Mr and Mrs. Bock and daughter Margaret ushers, the Misses Bituey and Miss Helen Scollard. The brido was the recipient of many beautiful and costly presents. She was one of Woodburn's most popular vounir ladies, a valued member of the B. Natural Octet, and will be missed much in the social and church circles. She has hosts of friends and admirers in Woodburu who wish her much hap piness in her new home and congratu late Mr. Lenox upon seeming such a matrimonial priz-e. The fortunate man is a iiharmacist and had been em ployed in this city for the past two months. A good position awaits him upon his arrival at Sioux' City. He is a young mail of splendid business qualifications, upright, and made many frienirs here. In the afternoon the happy couple escorted bv the Octet and other friends and the bride's parents, motored to West Woodburn, where they boarded an Oregon Electric train for Portland, to" which citv thev were accompanied br Mr. and Mrs. Heck. Thev left Portland on an evening train for their homo at Sioux City, Iowa, after a fare well dinner given them in that city by Mr. and Mrs. Beck. Woodburn Ind. MARRIAGES AT STAYTON Thiirsdav, at Albany, occurred the marriage of John H. Blakely, of this oify, to Miss Lena' Swink, of Berlin, Ore. Tho ceremony was held at tho Hotel Albany, at 10:45, performed by vance was in skirmish formation and far more difficult to stop. Men began . to fall behind the breast-work. Bullets sang over their heads and spat viciously into the watl in front of them. But fifteen of the needed twenty minutes had elapsed. It they, could hang on for five more! They were firing at will now. The volleys had ceased, but there was a steady, continuous rattle of musketry. The colonel walked back and forth behind his line, fiercely chewing his mustache, pausing to glance at the cloud of skirmishers coming steadily on, or noting with a groan that his left was overlapped for a quarter of a mile and must speedily be turned. It could not be helped. He was holding what he could, but his line was woefully thin and every moment becoming thinner. The singing bul lets took a Bteady toll. Down the slope before the stone wall a mass cf men pressed forward yelling. The thin line behind the wall concentrated all its fire upon them, but it no longer availed. On they came, dogged, determined. Men dropped steadily, but still they came on. The twenty minutes were up. Where were the reinforcements? The colonel glanced about. Woods behind him shut out all view of the regiments and brigades hurrying breakneck to the rear that had be come the front. All he knew was that he was alone, protecting the army from overwhelm ing defeat. Cowards, were they? Even in that red, fiery moment he had time for an instant of bitter pride and exultation as he viewed his dead behind the stone wall. The rushing mass in front was cloBe up now. He knew ho could not stop them. He lacked the men. He had held them bank for more than the time demanded of him. Should he order his men to fall back? The' regiment had done Its work. More could not reasonably be asked of them. They were outflanked on either hand, and about to be overwhelmed. Should he order them back? There came to him another thought. "They called us cowards," and with that he hurried along the line with the command, "Fix bayonets." He would Btay there and meet them, if it cost him every man. "Thev called us cowards, boys," he shouted. "This is our chance." On came that yelling wave In fYnnt Loading and firing as fast as thev could, the remnant of the regiment could not stop It. Ent not a man be- nina the stone wall flinched before it. I ho ir.:v. table wc: neu t1' i pre in ever;.- .-cement hud long sin e our i.c rear. cse who stl'l'd woulu jla tc tin :nu. WHO I am more powerful than tho combined armies of the world. I have destroyed moro than all the wars of the world. 1 am more deadly than bullets, and I have wrecked more homes than (he mightiest of siege guns. I steal in the I'nited States alone over .100,000,000 each year. I spare no one, and find my victims among the rich and poor alike; the old and the young; the strong and the weak. Widows nnd orphaas know me. I loom up to such proportions that I cast my shadow over every field of labor from the turning of the grindstone to the uiovting of every train. T massacre thousands upon thousands of wage earners in a year. I lurk iu unseen places, and do most of my work silently; you nre warned against me, but you heed not. I am relentless. 1 nm everywhere; in the home, on the street, in the factory, at the railroad crossings nnd on the sea. I bring sickness, degradation and death, aad yet few seek to avoid me. I destroy, crush or maim; I give nothing but take all. I am your worst enemy. I am CARELESSNESS beware' of This Great Power. Rev. D. Lloyd Morgnn, pastor of the Church of Christ. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Goodman were witnesses. The groom is a well known nnd popu lar Stayton young man, nt present man aging cilitor of the Stayton Standard. The bride is the daughter of a promi nent farmer residing east of Lebanon, and is a preposessing young lady, high ly spoken of Tjy her acquaintances. The voung couple have tho best wish es of their friends tor a prosperous and happy future. At eleven o'clock on the same dav, in the auditorium of his church, Rev. Morgan united bv marriage Lloyd R. Chrisman and Altn H. Harold. The groom is a son of W. E.. Chrisman, and is nn enterprising young farmer. The bride is a daughter of G. t. Harold and a young lady of many excellent qualities. the voung couple were given a re ception at the Harold home Friday ev ening, at which a large number of rel atives and friends were present. Many useful and valuable presents were given nd refreshments were served. They will reside on a flarra near the Chris man place. Frldav nt St.. Mary's rectory, by Father Lane, Orville G. Wyman and Aipolonia Itratiu were united in mar riage. The witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. Hnrrv . E. Chrisman. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hrann, and the groom is a resident of the Shelburn neighborhood. Thev will have the best - wishes of their friends for a long and hnppv wed ded life. Stnvtnn Standard. DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL Classified Ads BRING YOU RESULTS . They were . lamentably few, but those few were bad men to face. At j their colonel's call they rose, gripping I their weapons, whole men, men with bleeding heads, men with limp arms, I men who rose only to fall again and . again struggle to rise. With a yell the wave broke ovea i the stone wall, and in an instant tha Molliecoddtes were overwhelmed. Fighting like demons, madmen, or heroes, they went down before su perior numbers, but not before they; bad taken full toll for tbeir defeat Through his glasses the general la command saw their heroic stand. Thai regiments breaking from the woods behind saw it and burst into cheers, A sudden wave of firing broke out on ' either flank, and then the conquering; enemy, reeled before the charge oC the advancing regiments. A moment of fighting hand, to hand, bayonet to bayonet, and1 then tha fresh troops dropped be.Nnd the stonirrv wall and poured a galling fire into the retreating foe. The day was won, the army was saved, and it was tha Molliecoddles who had done it ' In the camp of the Molliecoddles that evening men sat weary and de jected about the fires. Their attitude seemed much the same as on that other evening. There were gaps in every group, and men's voices wera low and awestricken. They .discussed their casualties with an appearance of wonderment. "Tuck er's gone, eh?" "Billy Aken got it iu the head." "They've took off Mor ton's leg," and so forth. "Hows the Old Man to-night?" asked one. "Heard anything?" "They say he's doiu' well. If ha pulls through, I reckon they'll maka him a brigadier." "Too bad they got him. Ho hadn't ought to have stood up." "Well, anyway, we held 'em." That was the finale always. matter what had come to pass, no) matter who had died, cr who was wounded, or who was missing: "Well, we held 'em." A battery came past, the traced chains rattling, the wheels clanking in the ruts. "What regiment is that?" called an officer. "The Molliecoddles," cam- tho de fiant answer. "Oh!" said the officer, and the bat tery moved on. But every gunner's eves turned and. dcnly toward the camp-fires, and the. iMoiiiecoddles returned t!:e case with erect heads. It was as though, tney asked: "If it wasn't for U3, whera woum you be? A -id fron. tho faces of the gunners one understood that they hr.d no ado quato answer. (Copiirmhl The Frank A. ilunscy ;) AM I? " ' PROPOSALS FOR WOOD FOR STATE INSTITUTIONS On the 24th day of October, lOlfi, at 2:00 o'clock p. m., the Oregon State Board of Control will receive scaled bids for furnishing wood for the vari ous state institutions, as follows: Oregon State Hospital, main build ing, 250 cords first growth fir; Cottage Farm, 1,200 cords second growth fir. Oregon State Penitentiary, 400 cords large second growth fir, 50 colds grub.-, oak, none smaller than four inches in V dinmeter. State Institution for Feeble Minded. 1,000 cords second growth fir, 800 cords round slab. Oregon State Training. School, 700 cords second growth fir, 100 cords ash. Oregon State Tuberculosis Hospital, "00 cords second growth fir. Oregon State School for the Blind, 200 cords first growth fir, 25 cords of which should be free from knots. Oregon State School for the Deaf, 50 cords first growth fir, 25 cords rountt slab. Oregon State Industrial School for Girls, 150 cords second growth fir. Specifications will he furnished up on application to the secretary. All bids to be accompanied by certi fied check in the sum of 10 per cent of the whole amount of bid, payable to the Oregon State Board of Control, which sum so deposited by the .suc cessful bidder shall be held by the board as a guarantee thnt the bidder will enter into a contract to furnish the amount awarded. All bids are to be en closed in a sealed envelope and marked " Bids for Wood," and to be addressed to the undersigned. The board reserves the right to re ject any or all bids or to accept any -y? part of a bid. R. B. GOODIX, Secretary, Oregon Stnte Board of Control. Oct. 10-14-17-21. Our circulation Is still climb- lug up read the paper and Tou'11 know the reason.