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BONES OF ANCIENT Japanese House
Skeleton Found in Asphalt May
Be 200,000 Years Old.
Remalna of Mammoth Bear Lie
Near Pigmy — Believed to
Prove Geological Theory.
Ix>» Angelos—The skeleton of what
appears to have been a prehistoric
pigmy, leaa than three feet In height,
iu on Its way from the asphalt beds of
l.a Brea to the Smithsonian Institu
tion In Washington, if the genuine
ness of the find Is verified there, the
La Brea skeleton will take place In
the history of anthropology ns the first
remains of antediluvian man found on
the North American continent.
"To my mind," said Director Frank
Daggett, of the museum of history,
science and art, under whose direction
the excavations have been carried on,
"there can bo no doubt that these
bones aro those of a vnan.
geographical jteriod he belonged must
be a matter of conjecture. Only care
ful researches yet to he made can de
termine the truth."
Indications are that the skeleton be
longs to the pleistocene period, rough
ly placed at 200,000 years ago. First
was found the skull.
Since then the
remainder of the skeleton, said to be
in an excellent state of preservation,
have been scraped from their caaing
of asphalt with the moot minute and
Near by was the trunk, still erect,
of a tree, the top of which was over
laid by 20 feet of asphalt. Close to
the tree trunk were the bones of a
mammoth bear, of a species already
classified as belonging to the pleisto
Seientiota of the University of Cali
fornia have contended that North
America and Asia were at one time
joined, and that, geologically speak
ing, the backbone of the continent was
in the Aleutian islands.
neck of land, they believe, came the
eohippus, the little two-toed progeni
tor of the domestic horse.
Many Saw mills Plan
to Resume Operations
More than a dozen lumber -and
shingle mills in Southwestern Wash
ington that have been idle through the
winter months are arranging to re
sume operation* within the next few
The Mutusl Lumber company at Te
nino, it is learned, has arranged to
start operations immediately, after an
idleness of three or four months.
Both its mill and logging camp will
The Martin mill at Centralia will
start work about March 1.
while some repairs to the plant are In
The Vennesa mill at Winock, Wash.,
is another plant that is preparing to
begin work again.
The plant will be
running full blast'by March 1, it is
At Castle Rock the plant of the
Bulland Shingle company will resume
activity about March 1.
It has been
idle for several months.
At various other places in the ter
ritory immediately tributary to the
O.-W. R. & N. lines a resumption of
operations Is due within the next few
The mills of the Harvey Milling
company, of Vancouver, on the North
Fork of the Lewis river, have resumed
operations and are employing nearly
100 men. The DuBois Lumber com
pany's mill in Vancouver also recently
Men Favor; Women Fight.
Visalia, Cal.—Five hundred women
took part in an anti-saloon demonstra
tion here, parading the streets of the
city. Prior to the parade the women
organized themselves into an auxiliary
to the Good Government league of
Visalia and pledged themselves to vote
against the ordinance granting licenses
Miss Carrie Barnett, a
teacher in the public schools, was
association adopted resolutions favor
ing the retention of the saloons. The
election will be held February 24.
Postal Bill Is Swelled.
Washington, D. C.—Nearly $6,000,-
000 had been added to the total of the
postofflee appropriation bill as it
passed the house when the senate com
mittee completed its work on the
It now carries $310,000,-
000, the largest amount ever appropri
ated for postal purposes. Maximum
salaries for rural mail carriers would
be increased under the bill to 11200,
the total increkse for thia purpose
amounting to $4,360,000.
Flyer Tops Mount Blanc.
Aoste, Department of Isere, France
—M. Parmelin, a young French avia
tor, flew over Mount Blanc Thursday
at a height of about three miles. He
left Geneva, Switzerland, after wait
ing a week for a clear day. When he
rose tty> weather was splendid, but his
aeroplane plunged into a thick fog on
the French side of the Alps.
Wage Increase Granted.
Indianapolis, Ind. — An increase of
wages was granted, but the streetcar
men's union was not recognized in the
decision given by the State Public
Utilities commission in the contro
versy between the local streetcar com
pany and its employes.
Toklo—Toklo had Ils dsy of rioting
Wednesday. The Japanese parliament
was the object of attack, the poople In
largo numbers being influenced by the
refussl of the diet to pass a vote of
want of confidence in ths government
In connection with the naval graft
charges. This was refused by a poll
of 206 to 164.
This resolution was
Introduced by the opposition as a pro
test against the attitude of the cabi
net in connection with the
Th« mob that attacked parliament
formed after a mass meeting had de
manded the Impeachment of the cabi
The rioters grew rapidly in
numbers as they approached the gov
ernment buildings, and succeeded in
breaking down the gates before the
police got the upper hand. Numerous
arrests were made.
Many were in
jured. Fifteen persons were pushed
into the cans! during the fight near
the offices of a government newspaper,
but all of them were rescued.
The debate In the house was dra
matic. A fierce attack was made on
the Premier, (x>unt Gombvl Yam-
anfoto, who replied yvilh great calm
ness, demanding a suspension of judg
ment until the inquiry Into the naval
scandal had been concluded.
Saborou Shimsda, leader of the op
position, charged the cabinet with
having smothered the affair until it
had been forced to order an investiga
The speaker of the Diet ordered the
explosion of a member of the opposi
tion who had interrupted the debate,
and a free fight on the floor of the
house ensued between the guards and
the friends of the deputy.
The victory of the government on
the resolution of want of confidence
was greeted with cheers from the ma
jority of the house and with jeers
from the crowd outside.
cheered the members of the opposition
as they left.
After vainly waiting for the exit of
the ministers, the mob marched to the
offices of the newspaper Chu-O, a gov
ernment organ, where they stoned the
police, who, however, succeeded in re-
The rioting continued into the
night. Several persons were wounded
by the swords of the police. Mobs
attacked and damaged the tramways,
and moat of the lines suspended.
Chicago Dancing Master
Also Expert Burglar
Milwaukee—An inspector of modern
dances in one of Chicago’s select danc
ing schools and a burglar at other
tifnes form the dual personality of
Herman Zastrow, according to inform
ation gained by the Milwaukee police.
Zastrow is being held here charged
with plundering Milwaukee's most
fashionable summer homes at Fox
Point and Whitefish Bay and with at
tempting to wreck a passepger train.
He Is in a critical condition at a hos
pital from a bullet wound inflicted
three weeks ago while he was attempt
ing to enter a residence. While Zas
trow was teaching dancing in Chicago
he became engaged to a girl who gave
her name as “Lucy Harvey.”
showered valuable gifts on her, In
cluding jewelry he has admitted tak
ing from Milwaukee homes.
"Miss Harvey" was brought to Mil
waukee recently and surrendered to
the police a part of the valuables. The
rest, Zastrow said, he pawned in Chi
cago. It Is believed here '‘Miss Har
vey" is a member of a well known
Chicago family and the police admit
they are protecting her because she
had no knowledge that her fiance was
APPROPRIATION FOR ROADS
Washington, D. C.—The Shakleford
bill, under which the government
would distribute $25,000,000 for good
roads among the states conditioned
upon a dollar for dollar appropriation
by each state, was passed by the house
by a vote of 282 to 42. It now awaits
action by the senate. Its passage fol
lowed several days of debate, during
which most of the hundred and more
speakers advocated the project in the
interest of the farmers, while a minor
ity attacked it as a dangerous opening
wedge for heavy inroads on the treas
Bill Opposed By South.
FARM is ORCHARD
Notes and Instruction» from Agricultural Collogtt and E spattman l Station»
of Ort gon and Washington. Spacially Suitable to 1‘aciAc Coast Condition»
Farmers May Eaaily Have
May Become Enormous
Registered Dairy Cattle
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis—There are approximately 6000
members of the Holstein-Fresian
association in the United States, and
only 30 of the number are in Oregon.
While It is true that the Holstein
breed has not received the attention
that some of the other dairy breeds
have, there are a great many Holstein
cattle, pure bred and high grade, in
the state; far more than enough' to
account for the three score member
ships in the great organization. The
poor showing seems to be due to the
unorganized condition of the industry
rather than to the scarcity of Holsteins.
As compared with the other Pacific
Coast states Oregon again fails to
make a flattering showing. Washing
ton has fully twice as many members
as Oregon, and California has more
than four times as many. British Co
lumbia has but five members and Al
berta but one.
The main Holstein
belt as developed to the present time,
is pretty well defined, running along
the Middle and Northern sections of
the United States.
Within this belt the industry is de
veloped marvelously in many places.
New York has a membership in the
association of about 1700. Wisconsin
is next, with about 900, and other
Upper Mississippi states make almost
as good a showing. And a really re
markable development is indicated in
the small New England states, some
of which have memberships running
along Into the hundreds. Missouri,
Texas and some other Southern states,
furnish a good many members of the
These members have admitted 12,-
000 cows and 850 btAls to advanced reg
istry. For this registry three things
are required: The cow must make an
official record of butterfat production
during a seven-day test; her dam
must have been in the advanced regis
try; and her sire must have four
daughters in the advanced registry.
The benefits of the association are
many. Members test their cows and
learn which are profitable and which
are not. The breeder desirous of im
proving the dairy ability of his herd
knows precisely which animals to se
lect for breeding, and is able to dem
onstrate their worth to his customers
He also raises the
standard of the breed and thereby
makes his own individuals more valu
able. When the testing is properly
done it increases the value of his
cows, since the official tester is able
oftentimes to make valuable sugges
tions for developing the dairy qualities
of the cows tested.
A good many dairymen and farmers
wish to make tests for the advanced
registry and for other purposes, but
do not know how to begin.
ance will be given as far as possible
by the Dairy department of the Ore
the extension division.
sible group of dairymen or farmers
may secure thia assistance by making
application. Expert dairymen will be
sent to assist iq organizing associa
tions in any dairy community, regard
less of the breed of cattle used, and
provide for carrying on the work of
testing and recording.
Boston Educator Tells
How to Play Life’s Game
Oregon Agricultural College, • Cor
vallis—"Play the game you know and
know the game you play,” is the phil
osophy of life offered to the students
of the Oregon Agricultural College by
Dr. A. E. lyinahip, a noted Boston
educator. "Life’s work is a game,
not a battle. I pity the one who en
ters upon his career with the purpose
of making it a battle.
has outgrown that idea, and we
achieve leadership now by helping
ourselves, not by hurting the other
"It is useless to count on luck.
For though it’s always luck when we
lose, it's science when we win.
most without exception. luck goes to
the fellow that has pluck.
In a rec
ord of one thousand freak plays in
baseball, Stine hundred and fiftv of
them won for the superior side. That
is nineteen out of twenty—a fair es
timate for life’s games.
"It is only a fool who plays the oth
er fellow’s game.
Is looking for the person who wants
something for nothing.
And I am
firmly resolved that if I am ever
buncoed, I’ll lie out of it.
man has made a fool of himself, the
good Lord will have patience with a
"And then play the right game at
the right time. Three of the world’s
greatest money makers — Carnegie,
Rockefeller and Hill—always do.
least they never do the wrong thing at
the wrong time—to do the wrong
thing. I am sure they could not suc
ceed selling valentine! on the Fourth
Washington, D. C. — Opposition
from Southern senators to legislation
by congress to govern the nomination
of candidates for the United States
senate took form Wednesday when
Senator fields, of Tennessee, and
Senator Williams, of Mississippi, de
nounced the proposed legislation.
The pending bill is designed to pro
vide a temporary method of electing
Why They Laughed.
senators in states which have not pro
Mrs. Youngbride — Norah, I don’t
vided the machinery for carrying out
the 17th amendment to the Federal mind your entertaining young women
friends in the kitchen evenings, but I
must insist on their making less noise
Flyer’s Trip Interrupted.
with their boisterous laughing.
Nora—Sure, mum, I’m sorry, but
Bakersfield, Cal. —Silas Christoffer-
son. who is flying from San Francisco the ladies ra’lly couldn't help it. I
to San Diego in a biplane, laft hero was tollin' them how you tried to
Wednesday for Los Angeles, but was make a cake yesterday mornin.’
forced by engine trouble to alight 38
Eastern manufacturers are looking
miles south of here. He reached the
highest point of Tejon pass, 3600 feet, to the Northwest for hard woods for
in safety, but his engine started miss the manufacture of clothespins. Birch
ing, ao he returned to the foot of Tejon. is particularly desired.
Carnegie Gives $2,000,000
to Advance World Peace
New York—Andrew Carnegie gave
$2,000,000 Wednesday to be used
through iLe churches for the promo
tion of international peace.
come of the fund, about $100,000 a
year, will bo expended by a board of
26 trustees, representing all the lead
ing religious denominations in the
Thio gift is an addition to the $10,-
000,000foundation established by Mr.
Carnegie December 14, 1910, "to has
the abolition of international
war.” The announcement was made
at the close of a luncheon at Mr. Car
negie’s borne, attended by the trustees
of the new foundation.
organized the "Church Peace Union,"
which will be incorporated under the
laws of New York state.
The income of the fund will be used
to organize the moral power of the
churches on critical international ques
tions, to c'rculat« peace literature
among the clergy and to bring about
the annual observance of a “Peace
Conferences in America
and Europe will Le called to discuss
the promotion of peace. When the
| leading nations abolish war and the
fund has fulfilled its purposes, the
trustees may devote the income to
other philanthropic uses.
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis.—"I believe that the time will
come when we shall ship out of Ore
gon ten million dollars* worth of lo
ganberries annually,” said Professor
C. I. I-ewis, horticulturist of the Ore
gon Agricultural college.
lief is based on the excellent produc
ing, shipping and household qualities
of the fruit, taken in connection with
the great demand that exists in East
But the tremendous
possibilities of the loganberry export
trade cannot be reached until the
growers organize the industry and
develop co-operative marketing.
"I believe that the growers should
form associations at once and bold a
number of meetings as soon as possi
ble for the purpose of increasing the
The loganberry is well
known in many of the Eastern mar-
kets and I observe that heavy demand
always follows its introduction.
"Some people say that the logan
berry is going down with a slump as
have some other fruits, notably the
prune. Of course it may, but if we
standardize our products and ship only
high grade dried or canned berries and
Chicago—E. O. McCormick, vice-
fruit juices, and then practice co-oper- I
president of the Southern Pacific rail
ative marketing, there need be no
way, in an interview at the Chicago
slump with this berry. The output of
the loganberry will have a very close
“I recently spent several days in
relation to the standardization of lo
the orange groves of Southern Cali
Growers estimate this sea
"Capital must be interested in the fornia.
loganberry business, since factories ' son’s shipments will amount to at
cannot be established until the plant least 40,000 can of oranges.
ings are large enough to furnish a er conditions have been ideal and the
big supply of berries. We are in a fruit baa matured perfectly.
transition period in Oregon between I have never tast'd better oranges.
"Arrangements have been complet
shipping out all our fresh fruit and
developing by-product industries, and ed by the railroads to move the oran
not until our plantings are materially ges in refrigerator ears, which will in
increased can we develop the by-pro sure the delivery of ripe fruit in per
ducts business as it should be developed. fect condition.
‘ 'The recent rainfalls on the Pacific
Slope, while unusually heavy, have
What Are Contents
of Average Egg Crate been of immense benefit to orchards
and agriculture in general.
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor period in my knowledge of California
vallis—Only about three-fourhts of has the outlook been so favorable for
the eggs that are packed in crates at good crops and prosperous conditions
the stores as they come from the farm for employer and employe.”
Of the remainder about
three-fourths are classed as stale,
most of the others as cracked and
dirty and a smaller number as rotten.
This is the average condition of a
Zion City, Ill.—The city council has
crate of eggs such as are found in the
market in various parts of the United passed an ordinance making it unlaw
States, according to the investigations ful to do any act, suggest any conduct
made by the U. S. department of agri or say a word that is profane, vulgar
or immoral, forbidding any person
Perhaps the eggs in Oregon are not sitting on the knee or lap of a person
quite so bad as that, at least not al of the opposite sex or to embrace one
ways, but they are far from what they another in a public place.
Gowns cut below the collar bone are
should be. When the eggs are packed
of mixed lots just as they are brought described as “immodest, vulgar, inde
in by farmers and poultry men, the cent and suggestive of low and vicious
number of eggs in each of the four morals.”
Sleeves which expose a woman’s
classes at certain seasons, as found by
candling at the Oregon station, is arm above the middle of the forearm,
slit skirts, transparent dresses and
about as follows:
Fresh eggs 279, stale eggs, 55, peekaboo stocking are forbidden.
Bathing suits must be non-transpar
cracked or dirty eggs 24. rotten 2.
In percentages the values in the above ent, both men and women must wear
skirts and women must wear stockings
order are 77.5, 15.2 and .6.
The condition of the eggs in the in bathing.
markets is ascertained by candling, a
process that under scientific market
Carlisle Needs Reforms.
methods would be attended to by the
Washington, D. C.—Conditions that
producer. But as long as no better
are "unsatisfactory and require cor
prices are paid for graded and strictly
fresh eggs than are paid for mixed rection” exist at the Carlisle Indian
lots, just so long grading before mar School, Carlisle, Pa., according to the
joint commission appointed to investi
keting will not be done.
The present methods of buying and gate Indian affairs, which has just re
selling without regard to value is un turned from an inspection of the in
fair both to the producer and consumer stitution. "The commission does not
of frseh eggs. Shall the producer, the desire at this time to discuss the sub
dealer or the consumer take the first ject, but we have no hesitancy in say
step to correct the present unsatisfac ing, however, that the conditions at
Carlisle are in many respects unsatis
tory methods of marketing?
factory and require correction, ” said
Dairymen Forming Cow-
Fine Citrus Crop Is
Now Ready for Market
City Dads of Zion
Adopt Morality Code
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis—A dairyman's cow-testing as
sociation has been formed in the Lew
is and Clark district of Clatsop coun
ty, Oregon, and another will be organ
ized immediately at. Scappoose, ac
cording to Professor R. R. Graves,
head of the college dairying depart
ment. The organization was preceded
by a canvass of the district by college
extension workers, and by addresses
on organization by Professor Graves.
Timely and powerful help was also
rendered by Judge Judd, of the Clat
sop county court, who took the organ
izers to Grange hall, where the meet
ing was held, boosted loyally for or
ganization, and by his advice and per
sonal work contributed largely to the
success of the plan.
The dairymen present* signed con
tracts to enter 400 cows, paying the
sum of $1.25 per cow annually for
tester's salary and other expenses.
Approximately 200 more cows have
been promised. All cows signed will
have their milk tested once a month,
and owners will learn precisely which
cows are profitable and which are
$5000 in Bills Npssing.
Washington, D. C—More than $1000
in National bank notes which disap
peared from the Treasury department
within the last week have not been
found and officials are much worried
over what promises to be the first loss
of that kind in 40 years. Four thous
and dollars in $10 gold notes, which
disappeared during the process of
manufacture in January also are still
Job Held Since 1906 Lost.
Los Angeles—“To the victor be
longs the spoils,” said Leo Young
worth. United States marshal, as he
telegraphed his resignation to Wash
ington. Youngworth, who is a Re
publican and has held office since
1896. received a request last Saturday
for hie immediate resignation. Thom
as Walton, of Fresno, was mentioned
in connection with the Democratic ap
■ - ■
Wilson’s Guests Dance.
Washington, D. C.—For more than
an hour Wednesday night guests at a
congressional reception given by the
President and Mrs. Wilson danced the
hesitation walls and the one-step. It
Cook (at the stationer’s) — Three was the first time this winter that
reams of paper for Dr. Schmidt, the dancing has been indulged in at any of
the state levees. The reception was
same as he always has.
Stationer — Certainly; and how is over by midnight.
the doctor today?
Cook—People as I ceok for are al
Democrat Wins in Iowa.
ways well.—Fliegende Blaetter.
Davenport, la. — Henry Vollmer,
Democratic candidate for representa
An Intricate Story.
tive in congress to succeed the late I.
"Before my marriage I told her S. Pepper, was elected by about 1500
all my past life.
Don’t you think I plurality. Mr. Pepper was a Demo
showed a wonderful courage?”
crat. Henry E. Hull, Republican can
"Yes, and a still more wonderful didate, ran second and Charles P.
Hanley, Progressive, was third.
CHINESE EVADE .
Commissioner Declares Illegal
Practice Is General.
Japanese "Photo Brides” Menace
Laboring Classes- Certain to
Make Trouble Later.
Washington, D. C.—Commissioner
General Caminetti, of the bureau of
immigration, in his first annual report,
to Secretary Wilson,
certain 'modifications of the Chinese
exclusion act, and expressed the opin
ion that great care should be taken
with the seaman's bill, pending in
congress; declaring that "the sea
man’s bill, on the one hand, and the
immigration and Chinese exclusion
laws on the other, cannot be properly
their terms are
brought into substantial and practical
Commissioner Caminetti, speaking
of the general question of Asiatic im
migration, comments on "aliens em
ployed on vessels,” and what he says
is the danger of Chinese and other
Asiatics reaching the country unlaw
fully by serving as seamen and desert
As to Japanese immigration, he ex
presses doubt whether the "photo
graph" brides, after
through a marriage ceremony by
proxy, recognized as legal in Japan,
are really entitled to admission. He
says be does not believe “any such
marriage is binding on the United
States In the administration of immi
gration laws; and also that there is no
treaty with Japan, or other arrange
ment whatsoever, that provides for
the recognition by the United States
of the so-called marriage of a woman
in Japan with a man who may be in the
United States ’at the alleged date of
He says there seems to be need of
repetition and emphasis of the state
ment in the ex-commissioner general’s
report, which declared that the prac
tice of admitting such women “opens
the way for the introduction into con
tinental United States of large bodies
of common laborers— females, it is
true, but none the less competitors of
the laborers of this country—and this
practice must necessarily result in
constituting a large native-born Jap
anese population— persons who, be
cause of tbeir birth on American soil,
will be regarded as American citizens,
although tbeir parents cannot be nat
Despite the fact that everything
possible under existing law is being
done, said Mr. Caminetti, to prevent
the entry of Chinese not entitled to
be here, "Chinese laborers are con
stantly gaining admission, in the guise
of minor eons of merchants, students,
natives or eons of natives.”
Deputies Found Guilty
of Murdering Striker
Houghton, Mich. — Three Waddell-
Mahon Detective agency guards and a
deputy sheriff were found guilty of
manslaughter for killing Steve Put-
rich, a striking copper mine worker,
at Seeberville, on August 14 last
Harry James, another deputy sheriff,
was acquitted under instructions from
Clemency was recommended to the
court in the case of Polkinghome, the
It has not been decided whether an
appeal will be taken.
Thomas Raleigh, another Waddell-
• Mahon guard, who also was involved
in the Seeberville shooting, disappear
ed on the eve of the trial and has not
MARCH 13 SALMON DAY
Portland—"Salmon Day” will be
celebrated throughout the Northwest
and the sal mon-producing parts of the
country on Friday, March 31.
railroads are preparing to give the oc
casion proper recognition by making
salmon in its varied forms one of the
chief items on their dining car menus.
Bertillion’« Brain Heavy.
Paris—The brain of Alphonse Ber-
tillon, creator of the system'of crimin
al indentification which brought him
world-wide fame, weighed 1525 gram
mes. The weight of the brain of the
average man is 1360 grammes.
Dr. Leonce Monouvrier, of the Col
lege of France, who has studied the
brains of celebrated men, has just
completed an examination of Bertil-
He considers the weight
all the more remarkable because the
organ was shrunken and anaemic from
long and exhausting illness.
Fourth Car Smelt Goes East.
Kelso, Wash.—The fourth carload
of smelt shipped to the Middle West
left here Saturday.
C. E. Putnam,
who is the Eastern sales agent, re
ports fair success in developing a mar
ket for th<* toothsome little ifish and it
is believed that the future of the en
terprise is assured.
Viscount Aoki la Dead.
Tokio—Viscount Siuszo Aoki, form
er Japanese ambassador to the United
States, is dead.
The news tha^ the
famous diplomat was critically ill be
came publicly known only a few hours
before his death occurred, though it
was known that he had been ailing for
some time past.