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By B. Fletcher Robinsoa
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THE MYSTERY OF
THE JADE SPEAR
"Good afternoon. Sergeant Hales,1
aid Addington Peace. "So you hare
"Upon good grounds?"
"The evidence Is almost complete
"Indeed. I shall be pleased to hear
"Well, sir. It stands like this. Mr.
Borne called upon Colonel Bulstrode
about one o'clock. He was shown
Into the library and "
"One moment," Interrupted the In
spector. "Where Is the library?"
"That Is the door, sir," answered
Hales, pointing to the room from
which he had emerged.
"Perhaps it would be easier to un
derstand if we go there?"
The library was a long, low room,
lined with shelves that were In a
great part empty. It projected from
the main building evidently It was
of more recent construction and thus
eould be lighted by windows on both
Met. To our right were two which
commanded the drive; to the left two
more looked out upon a plot of grass
dotted with flower beds, upon which
everal windows at the side of the
house, at light angles to the library,
"Pray continue," tald Inspector
"About ten minutes later, Cullen,
the butler, beard high words passing.
A regular fighting quarrel It sounded
or so he says."
"How could he hear? 'Was he list'
alng in the ball?"
"No, sir; he was In his pantry
cleaning silver. The pantry is the
first of those windows at the side of
tbe -house. The library windows be
ing open, he could bear the sound of
loud voices, though, as he says, he
could not distinguish the words."
The inspector walked to an open
lattice and thrust out bis bead. He
closed It before be came back to us,
as be did to the second window on
the same side.
"Mr. Cullen must not be encour
aged," he said gently. "He Is there
now, listening with pardonable curios
ity. Well, Sergeant r
"Presently there came a tremen
dous peal at his bell, and he hurried
to answer It When he reached the
hall, he found the colonel and Mr.
Boyne standing together. Tou un
derstand me, Iioyne,' the colonel was
aying. If I catch you lurking about
here again after my niece's money
bags, I'll thrash you within an Inch of
your life; I will, by thunder!' The
young man gave the colonel an ugly
look, but be had seen the butler, who
was standing behind his master, and
kept silent 'Show this fellow out.
CuUen said the colonel. 'And if he
ever calls slam the door In his face.
And with that he stumped back Into
the library, swearing to himself in a
manner that, as the butler declares,
gave him the creeps. It was so very
"With one thing and another, Cullen
was so dumfounded for he thought
that Boyne and Miss Sherrlck were as
good as engaged already that he
stood In the shadow of the porch
watching the young gentleman. Boyne
walked down the drive for a hundred
yards or so, looked back at the
house, and, not seeing the butler, as
be supposes, turned off to the left
along a path that led towards the
fruit gardens. Cullen did not know
what to make of It However, It was
none of bis business, and at last he
went back to bis pantry. Sticking
out bis bead, be could see the colonel
writing at that desk" the sergeant
pointed a finger at a knee-hole table
littered with papers that was set In
the further of the windows looking
cut upon the grass plot "and so
concluded that he could not have
seen Boyne leave the drive, having
bad his back to It at the time.
"About twenty minutes later Cul
len and Mary Thomas, the parlor
maid, were in the dining room, get
ting the table ready for lunch. This
room looks out upon the lawn at the
front of the bouse. All of a sudden
they beard a shout, and the next mo
ment the colonel rushed by and made
across tbe lawn to the Wilderness
gate. He had a revolver In his hand,
and was loading It as be ran. He
dropped two cartridges In his harry,
for I found them myself when I was
going over the ground. Cullen bad
been with him for years; be Is an old
oldler himself, and at the sight of
the revolver he drcpped the tray he
was holding, climbed out of the win
dow, and set off after bis master, who
had by then disappeared amongst the
"He Is a slow traveler, Is the old
man. and he reckons that he was not
more than half-way across the lawn
when he beard a distant scream,
which pulled him up In his track a
It put the fear Into him, that scream.
He told me that be bad seen too
much active service not to know the
cry that comes from a sudden and mor
tal wound. It was no surprise to him,
therefore, when at last he reached the
wicket gate, to find his master lying
dead In tbe road.
"Above him, tugging at the spear
that had killed him. stood Boyne.
"There was no one in sight, and
though the road curves at that point
he could see It for fifty yards and
more either way. He had no doubt
In his own mind as to who had done
the thing. Boyne must have seen the
suspicion In his face, for he Jumped
back. Cullen says, and stood staling
at him as white as a table cloth.
" Why do you look at me like that.
Cullen r he says. 'Tou don't think'
" If you can explain that away,'
ays Cullen, pointing to the body, "you
will be. sir. if you'll forgive me for
aying It. a devilish clever man.'
" "You're mad,' says Boyne. 1
found him like this.'
" 'And where did you spring from.
If I may make so bold? asked tbe
butler. Very sarcastic be was, he
"1 bad been tn the upper garden,
and as you very well know, Cullen. I
wished to avoid the colonel.' says the
young man. 1 came round the back
of the house and entered the Wilder
ness at the upper end. I was walking
down the center path towards the
wicket-gate, when I heard some one
scream, and set off running. I could
not have been here more than half a
minute before you.'
"The butler did not argue the mat
ter, but left blm standing beside the
body, and went to get assistance. On
the lawn he met two of the garden
ers, and sent them back. I believe
he also saw Miss Sherrlck near the
porch. It was upon those facts, sir,
that I arrested Boyne."
"I dont think." said the Inspector,
shaking his head at him. "I dont
think that I should have arrested him.
"It looks very black against blm,
you must allow."
"Which affects his guilt or Inno
cence neither one way nor the other.
Has a doctor examined the body?"
"Tea, sir, and extracted the ipear."
"Why did you let him do that?"
asked the little man, sharply.
"I knew you would be vexed aboot
It, but It was done while I was out
of the house, examining the road and
lawn. He was very careful not to
handle It more than was necessary,
he said; but he bad to saw the abaft
"And why was that?"
"He said that the force used by the
thrower must have been very great."
-Very great r
"Yes, sir, gigantic that Is what he
Addington Peace walked to the
window and stood there taring out
at the elm avenue that swayed softly
In the breese.
"Is the doctor still In the house V
he asked over his shoulder.
"We have none too much light left
Have you the spear?"
The sergeant opened a side cup
board and drew out two pieces of
light-colored wood. The polished sur
face was dulled by stains that were
self-explanatory. The head was broad
and flat, formed of the finest Jade,
microscopically carved. It had been
fashioned for eastern ceremony, and
not for battle. That was plain enough.
Peace returned to the window and
examined It with the closest atten
tion. Presently he slipped out a mag
nifying glass, staring eagerly at a
pot on the longer portion of the
"Do I understand you. Sergeant
Hales, that you found Boyne endeav
oring to pull out the apear?"
"Who else touched It?"
"No one that I know of. save tbe
"Of course, sir."
"Let me see your hands."
The sergeant thrust them out with
a smile. They had plainly not been
washed that afternoon.
"Thank you. I Lars you discovered
tbe owner of this spear?"
"No, sir; I w!h I could."
"Have you tried Cullen or Miss
No, sir," said the sergeant, look
ing blankly at the Inspector.
Inspector Peace walked to the fire-
place and touched the electrlo bell.
In a few moments the door opened
and a fat, red-faced man walked In.
There la no mistaking the attitude
and costume of a British butler.
Colonel Bulstrode was a collector
of Jade?" said the Inspector, In his
most innocent manner.
I noticed the specimen In the
ball. Well, Cullen, have you ever
seen this spear amongst his tro
phies?" Tbe man glanced at It, and - then
shrank back with a shiver.
'It's the thing that killed him,"- be
Exactly. But you do not answter
"There may have been one like It,
but I couldn't swear to It, sir. Tbe
colonel would never have his colleo
tlon touched. He or Miss Sberiicl'c
dusted 'em and arranged 'em then
elves. He was always buying some
"Would Miss Sherrlck, knowr
"Very likely, slfc" , '
-Thank you. That Is alt."
As the butler closed tbe door, the
sergeant stepped up to the Inspector
"I should have noticed those collec
tion." he laid. "I have made a fool
of myself, ir."
"A man who can make such an ad
mission Is never a fool, Sergeant
Hales. And now kindly take me up
stairs to the colonel's room. You
can wait here, Mr. Phillips."
It was cloee upon the half-hour be
fore they came back to me. and I hnd
leisure enough for considering the
problem. When Peace had walked
Into my room at lunch time, mention
ing that he had a case with possibili
ties at Richmond. If I cared to come
wtth him, I had never expected so
strange a development Nor, I fancy,
This Colonel Bulstrode had served
many years In India. Had the myste
ries of the east followed him home to
a London suburb? The glgantlo force
with which this spear bad boen
thrown there was something abnor
mal there, a something difficult to ex
plain. Yet after all. It might be a
simple matter. Boyne was presum
ably a strong man, and the deadly
fury that Induces murder In a law
abiding cltlien Is akin to madness,
giving almost a madman's strength. I
was still puxzllng over It when ths
door opened and the little Inspector
"The story of Sergeant Hales?" I
asked him. "Is he exaggerating
was the spear thrown with unusual
"Very unusual. It Is the crime of a,
giant or "
He did not finish his sentence, but
stood tapping the table and staring
out at the gold and green of a sum
mer sunset At last be turned to me
with a slow Inclination of the head.
"Hales Is waiting," he said, "and
we must get to work. Tbe light will
not last forever."
The sergeAnt led us over the lawn
to the Wilderness and throjga Its
paths to the wicket gate. Showers tn
the early morning bad turned the
dust of the road Into a grey mud
that had dried under the afternoon
sunshine. The surface was scored
Into a puzzle of diverging lines by
tbe wheels of carts and carriages,
cycles and motors. Yet Peace hunted
it over even more closely than he had
bunted the paths In the grounds. He
was particularly anxious to know the
position in which the body had lain.
and finally the sergeant got down In
the drying mud to show him.
Apparently the colonel had walked
about ten yards from the gate when
the spear struck blm. He had fallen
almost In the center of the road.
which at that point wa broad, with
stretches of grass bordering It on
either side. Ills revolver bad not
been fired, though he had been found
with It In bis hand.
We walked on down the road, Ad
dington Peace leading, his eyes fixed
on Its surface, and the sergeant and
I following behind. For myself, I
bad not the remotest Idea of what he
hoped to effect by this promenade,
nor do I believe had the sergeant We
circled the outside of tbe gardens, the
road finally curving to the left and
bringing us to the entrance-gates.
Here we stopped at a word from the
Inspector. The little man himself
walked on, and finally dropped on hit
knees close to the hedge. When b
Joined us again. It was with an ex
pression of satisfaction. He beamed
through the gates at the old elm ave
nue, that rustled sleepily In the gath
"What a pretty place It Is." he said.
"Thank heaven that these old houses
still find owners or tenants who dare
to defy the Jerry builder and all his
works. Hello, snd who may this be?"
He had turned to the toot of tbe
horn. The motor was close upon u.
for a steam -car move In silence as
compared to the busy hum of a petrol-
driven mechlne. It stopped, and the
chauffeur Jumped down and ran to
open the gates. Of the driver we
could see nothing save a peaked cap,
goggles, and a long white dust coat
(CHRONICLES TO BE CONTINUED.)
STILL SEARCH FOR TREASURE
Colored People of the South Victims
ef thsrpers. Who Sell Them
The restaurant orchestra bad Just
finished playing "Dixie."
"Speaking of burled treasure," said
a southerner after the noise had died
away, "tbe search for tbe hidden
riches of Captain Kldd Isn't In it
with the bunt that Is going on con
tlnually all over the south for wealth
that Is supposed to have been se
creted during the Civil war. Two
classes of persons are engaged In It
It Is the pet avocation of the negroes,
but not more than one In a hundred
thousand ever finds anything. The
class that gets the real coin Is the
lick Yankee who travels through
the south selling divining rod and
thing of that ort to the negroes.
These 'witch sticks' are supposed to
draw tbelr holders Irresistibly to
where the treasure Is burled. They
sell for a big price $10 to $50 It de
pends on bow much the purchaser has
hidden away undor bis own hearth
stone." Carrying School Books.
Almost all school children carry
tbelr books with a strap put around
and buckled very tight' This will f
make dents in me cover wnere tn
board overlaps the body of the book.
If the strap Is left loose, the books
are liable to slip out Place the cover
of one book between the cover and fly
leaf of Its neighbor and the difficulty
will be remedied. This will place ths
books In alternate direction. nooks
tacked In this manner do not re
quire the strap to be buckled tight
I. W. W. WARMLY RECEIVED"
Threat to "Fly K'l I'" ot An'
archy" Brings Arrest, j
iv-tUml Or "We will My the red !
Mag of nniirchv over the marble palace
up there!" (meaning the new court
house) shouted Tom Hurns, an
W. speaker, hiirranguiiiK M
box t Sixth mid Wellington street
shortly after 'J :3D o'clock Wednesday
The next minute a deputy shcilir.
under orders fnun Sheriff Tom Word,
stepped forward and pulled Hums
from the soup box.
"You lire under iirrest," said the
Almost on the instant Sixth street,
filled with a crowd of several hundred
persons, only a comparatively small
percentage of whom were I. W. W s.
became a scene of the wildest disorder.
At Hums was pulled down, Rudolph
Schwab, another agitator, one of the
leaders of the strike now in progress
at the Oregon Packing plant in this
city, jumped on the box.
At tho same time Word and five
other of his deputies jumped forward.
They were reinforced by a dozen pa
trolmen, who had been posted on the
outskirts of the crowd under strict
orders from Mayor A I bee to preserve
order at the meeting. The raid that
ensued was made as the result of con
certed action planned by Sheriff Word
and Mayor Albee. Hotli were present
in the crowd.
One of Word's deputies draped
Schwab off the box, and as he did so
the agitator' place was taken by Mrs.
O'Connor, a full-blooded Cherokee
Indian, one of the strikers at the Ore
iron Packing plant. She begun to
wave her arm wildly, but a deputy
took her by the arm snd pulled her off.
Word's order that the next person
to try to speak from the box would be
arrested had been shouted forth, but
right after Mrs. O'Connor's arrest, I.
D. Ransley, who hal harrangued from
the box earlier in the evening, leaped
to her place.
Then what had been an uproar be
came half a riot.
Ransley was arrested. Then speak
er after speaker who tried to follow
him on th.i box was seized and placed
In quick succession six more speak
ers were hauled down by police and
deputy sheriffs and bundled off to jail
in the police patrol wagon.
Sheriff Word himself stopped the
procession of speakers after ten had
been arrested, by seizing- the soap box.
There have been few occasions in
Portland when speakers huve gone so
far in vileness of language and incen
diary and seditious talk ns Hums did
before the sheriff and police stepped
in ami broke up the meeting.
TO BRING COUNTER CHARGE
Complaints Against Men to lie Pre
sented to Arbitrators.
New York With the passairn by
congress of the Newlands bill to pro
vide an arbitration medium for set
tling the wage differences between 45
Kastem railroad and their NO, 000
conductors and trainmen, a new phase
of the controversy developed through
the announcement by the railroads
that they would ask the board which
considers the demands of the employes
to take up also the grievances of the
road.- against the men.
Chairman Klisha Lee, of tho con
ference committee of managers, said
that the railroads would demand arbi
tration which would take into consid
eration all questions of difference be
tween the employers and the employ
ed. He alluded to the wording of the
letter in which the conference com
mittee agreed to arbitrate under the
Newlands legislation. The roads were
willing to submit to arbitration by a
board, as provided in the Newlands
bill, "all questions of rates of pay and
"The language of our letter is
clear," said Mr. Lee. "We feel that
it is right to ask for arbitration which
takes into consideration the grievances
of the railroads as well as the griev
ances of the employes."
When Chairman Klisha I'e's state
ment in behalf of the roads was con
veyed to A. H. Garretson ami W. G.
Lee, heads of the conductors' and
trainmen's organizations, respective
ly, they would not comment on the
matter, but said they might make a
S. P. Trainmen Vote on Strike.
San Francisco Nearly COO0 em
ployes of the Southern Pacific railroad
on lines extending from Portland, Or.,
to EI Paso, Tex., members of the Or
der of Railway Conductor and the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen,
are voting on the question whether or
not to strike, as the result of a dead
lock between company officials and the
employes' general committee over vi
The ballots will be returned to Ran
F'rancisco by July 27 and will be can
Sharks Get Swimmer.
I) Angeles Sharks are believed to
have caused the death of A. R. ('low
er, of Ixis Angeles, who went fishing
recently in Los Angeles harbor and
fell overboard from a launch. lie was
a good swimmer and treaded wster,
Inughing and joking while the launch
was being put about to rescue him.
Suddenly he went down and was not
Ex-Senator in Sinjr Sinjr.
Ossining, N. Y. Stephen J. Still
well, ex-state senator, nrrived Ht Sing
Sing prison Thursday afternoon to be
gin serving the sentence of from four
to eight years' imprisonment Imposed
on him for soliciting a bribe in con
nection with legislation at Albany.
OREGON STATE 1TK1IS OF LNTEIltST
General New of the Industrial and Educational Developing
and Prog-res of Rural Communities', Public Institutions, Efc,
BANK DKPOSITS ON INCREASE
All Financial Institutions of State
Show Healthy Condition.
Salem -According" to the statement
issued by Stato Superintendent of
Hanks Wright for the condition of
business at the closo of business June
4, deposits in all hanks of tho state in
creased $1. ISM'.IO. Ml over J-mo 14.
P.U2. All banks of the state show a
In slate, savings, private and for
eign banks there was a decrease in de
posits of $2."JH.110.7S. In national
bank there was an increase of $.1.
4ilS,iu7.:U. In the Portland banks
there was a decrease of f t71.2iitl.04.
I .onus and discounts increased during
the period in all banks 7.JIS.4TJ.72.
The increase in state, savings, pri
vate and foreign banks was I1.2J7,
87S.3M; national banks, f . t;s.ri. 11 1.34.
and in the Portland banks $.'U'.K4,l14.
34. Overdrafts in state, savings and
private banks decreased $ 17.722. 4H,
and in National banks deercrsed $27,
127.H7, and decreased in the Portland
batiks $7.6S4. 21. The total resources
in all banks during the period in
creased $7,34,402.65. The total lia
bilities for all banks increased $7.
34K.402.G5. FINK EXHIBIT IS INDICATED
Arrangements for Coming State
Fair Well Advanced.
Salem Arrangements for the coin
ing State fair are far enough advanced
to indicate that the exhibition will be
tho finest ever held in Oregon. A
large number of race horses k on the
grounds anil are being trained.
The Great Northern railway has
offered a large silver cup as a trophy
for the best individual agricultural ex
hibit and the Northern Pueiiie will
donate a cup for tho best sow and lit
ter of pigs. Other railroads are ex
pected to donate prizes. The half
mile race track will lie completed this
week. Hy far the finest tloral display
ever had at the fair grounds ha been
arranged and many of the lied have
been planted. Walks are being laid
out, buildings repaired and msny
other things incidental to holding the
fair are being done. Secretary Mer
edith say the interest taken by the
farmers and orchardista is much keen
er than it was laxt year.
FIRE-BLIGHT FIGHT NOW ON
Grand Rondo Valley Folk Plan
Vigorous Pest Campaign.
La Grande Sum of money suffi
cient to employ four or five lire-blight
experts to come to the Grand Ronde
valley and combat a prevailing blight
plague and to teach orchardists here
the proper manner to light tho et
were asked of the county court here
this week, after a meeting of loo
prominent orchard men. County Judge
Henry favors the plan.
Two of the apple associations, at
the same meeting, decided to join the
North Pacific agency.
Kire blight hit the orchards from
various angles this year, anil in some
places has burned large holes through
the center of fine orchards.
When it became known that blight
was prevalent here, the orchard men
organized a campaign of education In
its prevention. This particular te
of blight has been practically unknown
here up to this year, r.nd It is not
known how it gained a foothold.
Kxperts were brought here to in
vestigate, and Professor Jackson,
pathologist at Oregon Agricultural
college, has passed several days in La
Grande diagnosing the conditions, and
placed before the meeting the best
methods to pursue in fighting it.
Mutual Subscribers Hit.
Aurora The state railroad commis
sion has granted the petition of the
I'nited Telephone company to discon
tinue its exchange here and the busi
ness has been turned over to tho Au
rora Mutual Telephone company. It
developed at the hearing that mutual
companies renting phone to non-members,
must also change their members
the same rate. Somo of the rural
companies rent phones to non-members,
but charge no rent for the
phones of members, who are assessed
annually to meet expenses. Accord
ing to the commission this is illegal.
Irrigation Experiments On.
Ontario R. J. Lyman, who is asso
ciated with the division of irrigation
of the department of agriculture of
the government, has been here several
days making experiments to determine
the efficiency and cost of water raised
by pumps. While not complete as
yet, enough Information has been se
cured to find a wide range of clllciency
in the plants in this section, it run
ning the lowest where the pipes aro
crooked or badly jointed, and tho high
est where the pumps are direct-driven,
rather than belt-driven.
Woman Is Own Stork Buyer.
Vale Mrs. J. II. Rowley, of West
fall, has shipped In a carload of thor
oughbred Jersey cows from the lion
ney stock farm In the Tygh Valley,
Wasco county. Mr. Rowley visited
Tygh Valley and selected tho cows
herself, paying 7200 per head for
them. She will acd these to her large
herd of dairy cattlj at her ranch near
DALLES CIIERIES ARE
10 Manufacturer ju
ona of Royal Annr.
ins iis milium
thousand imiuiiiIs of rh..i... 1.. "
marketed by the fruitgrowers of TV
Dalle and vicinity this year,
which they have received over $ioou
in cash. ,
Of this total of K40 tons, 47)
were shipped to Portland nd jul
rrancisco, nere iney will l mad lit.
Packing company, of Portlsnd, m)Z
is a branch of the Californis FrW
Packing rompany, of San r'rnciim
shipped 100 ton. The entlr ttmZ
iiict ihk i-wuirri urcnaru, east of tki.
-1... u.i.i..h. w
enjr, on 11 oiouiueil u Si tnni,
also sent to the Oregon Picking co
pany to be made Into maraschino.
"1 have been buying rhcrrwj fw
the past IS year and have traveled si
over the world in the work, but 1 n
er hsve seen such perfect cherrim t
those raised here at The ball," tU
Arthur C. Rass, of the Lyon 4 RM
company, who bought the fruit fork
firm. "I wish I could hsv bourtt
600 tons instead of 100," h eoati.
ued. "Other cherries I hv bwitta
look like No. a grade compared a
these at The Dalles. Th lu)iq
cherries which are imHirtd by tin
York firm for maraschinos look lib
French pea beside your lloysl Anm."
The Lyon A Rass company will ptg,
chase several hundred tons of pt-arb
and apple here for manufacture tat
Rain of the last three weeks, l
tlwiugh doing a little darr.SK to tat
cherrie, greatly benefitted other (nut
CAMP COOKING IS SIMPLIFIED
Equipment, Supplies, Transporta
tion and Method Explained.
Oregon Agricultural Collegs, Cor
vallis All who are to live for tin
in camp, whether in pursuit of bus.
ness or pleasure, should send for 1
copy of "Camp Cookery" just off us
college press at the Oregon Agricui
tursl college. Among th nan;
thing you want to know sr suck
vital questions a "How shall I chouat
and pack my equipment," "How niki
a rooking lire," "How make flrelea
cooker," and many other equally la-
portant are answered scientifically
that all may understand thrm.
The ramp directions were contrib
uted by campers who are fiprrtiii
their line, many of them in th iUU
and federal forest service. Th wi
pe are simple directions for bok
some and palatable article of diet fld
drink, all simply prepared. Th ex
planation of tho forest service turf
construction is written by those tl
have obtained knowledge by yean of
rxcricnee in the camp. A ration lis
for one (x-rson for one hundred dsyi
given with table easily .li(itmU
same ration to any small number 4
persons for any length of tim up
one hundred days. "On the buiitf
this list a party of six will comuuh
six rations a day; one hundred ratio
will therefore last seventeen day,
savs the author of "Camp Cookerf.
Kstimated weights and niessure fo
all the common camp provisions in
given in plain directions. A list
substitutes is also given. The retip
for frying pan bread Is as follows:
"1 cup Jlour, 1 tablespoonful suf.
I teaspoonful salt, 3 teaKonfuli bik
ing powder. Pour this mixture its
greased and hot pan and set fist fr
the fire. When well risen prop u
pan nearly perpendicularly fi'ar
fire; when brown one on side tin
A fork or sharpened stick ihw
through the loaf will come out eif
when the bread la done.
This little book for camp and tnS
was so popular that the first edit
was exhausted and the second il '
ject to lively demand. As Ion
this edition holds out the little nod''
pamphlet "Camp Cookery," Co'1
bulletin No. 7fl. msy bo had fre
cost by addressing tho Kxteniion it-
vision O. A. C., Corvallis, uregou.
n it Pidsonrd.
a 1 11 .it .
Eugene Within a week. scrorJinl
to A. E. Cannon, supervisor of
Kiuslaw National Forest, a dn ?
will be sent to Tillamis.k eountj
spread poisoned grain over om
acres of burned over lands., to
field mice, gopher and other sniw
that might eat the Douglas fir"
which sre to be planted thers. j
soon ss the poison crew has flniw"
It work, 60 or 70 men will be
do the seeding, taking three montisw
more in tho planting. Two thou"
acres will be sown.
Columbia Falling: Rapidly
Hood River The Columbia has J
len rapidly at thi point snd the 'PJ
water wharf at the foot of "
street, but a short distance fro"
business section of the city, "w
to bo abandoned. The river ha i"
15 feet from tho crest of the hign
ter of last year. Business men W7
to see tho wharfboat removed W
low-water landing, almost a mil
First Milton Potato.
Milton The first crates of j
grown tomatoes were hipp 8 .
day by the Milton 'r,",Jr0"llfi
union. They were grown on tn
of Elba Rogers, of Sunnyside, V"
for i a crate.