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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 63: in the Northwest, among the Indians; trip to Alaska; life in Portland, Ore.; 1874 to 1881 (search)
nd school life of my youth into a story for boys. My publishers succeeded in getting quite a circulation. In the winter of 1876, at the request of D. H. Stearns, during his absence of three months, I wrote the editorials for his paper, The Portland Bee. This work did not require much of my time. I have preserved the editorials until to-day. I remember thinking I would try an experiment and so wrote sketches of our public men of the past, of Presidents and other statesmen, comparing and connown to the country. My efforts worked so well that the paper increased in circulation. One day Judge Deady of the United States District Court met me, and not knowing that I was connected in any way with the paper said: What has happened to the Bee?It seems to have taken on a new life. His compliment pleased me and made me redouble my efforts to give interest and strength to the editorial work. A little later I wrote also for magazines and monthlies, particularly reminiscences of the C