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Corn Price Passes Wheat
PRICES for early futures in corn overtop those for wheat.
4TWs extremely rare occurrence has come about' because
! of the djutli 4amasre to the growing corn crop in the Miss
issippi vaHey corn gtates. A atnilar situation on ;the price
tooktlact in 1920 when the price of wheat was iixed by the
government, white corn, uacpntrolled, soared higher than
The rise in prices is acclAimed as' bririgin good to the
farmer, but where the farmer has seen his crop wither and
dry op there is scant comfort ip price if he Jjas littte to sell.
This is especially true of corn, because most of our corn crop
Is consumed on the farms. It ie fed to hogs and cattle, A short
corn crop and high prices makes the farmer feed high-priced
corn to his stock. He may even have to go into the market to
buy com and pay the high -prices. Meantime the -prices of
hogs land cattle are determined not by the price of the feed
but by numbers being jaarteted or fed. High ieed prices
force stock on the market early and in poor condition, which
helps bring -down the price they sell for,
80 the drtrath in the middle west will cause rgenuine
economic loss to thousands of farmers, in gpite of th$ hfeher
prices for corn. Newspaper accounts descr&e (he heat wave
II f4l twt'KA maM KW v4a mv Vtnolr 4-V4- 4n-m t-M mam
ory but do recall the severe drouth in 1901 when crops ian
. guished in the intense and continued heat and dry weather.
This was followed In 1902 by a verjr rainy -season so the
streams ran bank full in midsummer. In J 925 th? seasons in
the middle west were very Vet and to 1927 the floods struck
the south. This seems to be the other phase of the weather
-We are such steady recipients of "normal weather" in
which we dig and delve in mother earth and receive from her
generous returns of crops, that we are ill reconciled to the
extremes of beat or rainfall which interfere with our plans,
When nature goes on a course widely, variant -from the nor
mal, then men suffer because crops fail and income is cut off.
This is .one phase al farming which is Jiuite beyond hu
A Colorful Campaign
ILLINOIS, long a bloody ground for political campaigns,
offers a most interesting situation in its election of a
United States senator this fall. Ruth Hanna McCormick, at a
cost of a quarter million dollars, won the republican nomin
ation. James Hamilton Lewis spent but $35 to become the
democratic nominee. So it is a man against a woman, but the
man. is noted for his gallantry, his Urbane politeness as for'
his once flaming pink whiskers and his sartorial elegance. 1
The particular office they are striving for has rather a
lanky history. Lewis himself held the seat from 1912 to 1918.
He was defeated in the latter years by Medill McCormick,
late husband of the present republican candidate. Then Mc
Cormick was 'defeated in 1924 by Charles S. Deneer. Mrs.
McCormick sought revenge and defeated Deneen., And now
she must race against the man her husband displaced in 191$.
The odds are with Mrs. McCormick because Illinois is a
strong republican state and she has the backing of most all
the machines that operate there, including the wicked. ones
in Chicago. Lewis is spectacular, a constant -winner of front
page publicity, and the race will not be deckled till the votes
Jim Ham Lewis is quite a character. He lived in Wash
ington 40 years ago, went to congress from that state. Then!
he settled in Chicago, practicing law and politics with con-
siderable success. He is one of those picaresque figures
about whom legends grow and multiply. An able speaker, a;
quick wit, he will campaign with knightly chivalry against
his sturdy opponent.
The Summer Heat J
THE heat in the east has been terrible this season. Some
"have died, others have one loco. Its effect may persist
like the war-time influenza. Shall .we attribute to the heat
i of summer the announced vagaries of two of the country's'
literary critics? :r ?
H. L. Mencken, caustic critic, editor of the American
Mercury, and contributor to papers and magazines, li en
gaged to be married, and chooses for his bride Sara iPowell
Haardt, a writer for popular magazines. A confirmed bach
elor of 50. whose heart as revealed ui'Mm Wrttintrs weimHoi
a dried pea, is stepping out-inte matrimony. What a shock to
;the Inteligensia, to the literary guild and to 'the dear public
who have been fed so long on Mencken's kcW phrases. ;.
IThen Heywood Broun, contributor to the "Nation" Jand
the Kew York Telegram, is becoming a candidate for con
gress. Braun contributes a weekly page to the "Nation en
titled "It seems to Haywood Broun." How delectable it would
;be to have him write as a member of congress, a socialist at
that. Broun, like Mencken, succeeds in finding most every
thing wrong and out of joint He would brobahh- iind rientv
more material if he should be wlEnisehance,,get sent to
congress. . . ; - . ...... - .
Now here is a question about ts good is Edisong desert
question: Which is worse,.for Mencken to get married T
Broun go to congress? 4. f - . - - - -
-In the death of George 8. Long, the aorUnrest hat lost one of
Its Stoat distinguished citizens and th lumber Industry on of Its
greatest leaders. Mr. iMag was a resident of Tacoma tor many Tears
roero ho held the office ot rlce-presldea and general ttaaager t
the Weyerhanser Timber company. As exetatiTS ta eharge ot the op
erations and holdings ot this sreat coneerats YespooslblUtles were
heatr. Yet he found time to serre In many elTleeapactties atn he
.: was one of the foremost men of his eltr k&4 tata. a knt utmua
with work and achieTement, Is
aas Mil. ; - .'-
;The California-Oregon Power ComAaay anhbuaose the expenil
tnre ot $27,600,000 oa new power projects sear Klaaath. rails. I7e
not that Brace Dennis, new eonrert to Josephlsm. makes no ohjeo
tloa to this rape ot Oregon's water oower hr tha atlllt tmt in.
teat. In his Klamath Falls Herald he acclaims tt as new evidence
tht Klamath siu "la the lap ot the gods.- Nor we recall that
Deaais has erer thwarted the expansion plans of "thh Brlleshr fcon-
tem nor aided the Klamath, taroers ta their firht oyer Ihelr loss of
. water to the power concern.
H. H. Stallard, who Is loiotrrnlng m ear midst, adding tht badge
of martyrdom to his political stock-in-trade, says that he proposes to
support xor governor neiuer aietseaan, Heier nor Bauey. well, stal
lard. that's about the way we feel too. There ought te be a sign on
so noremoer neuot: -Elect any
The only jpeople wls make
to he Us agrsy-mahra,
the worthy reeor4 which Hr. Xong
ot these at your own riotr ,
mnl mf U trnlt VS sSni
v Tt all Tkaqw the, Colored r part
bf tW eye fi th . s It is
brown. crUne, or Uek, .or crar
. The tr M. relb a ?nnsola,
te Do a black
patch in the
hle in the
;Vfa JThH ?is
in size' as the
clrfenjarloa ; of
blood cattse H
contract, ; ;
as; J anr. oth
er Ruucle. Its most disagree able
airment ia caueo "lrjra." vr
la Irttls; Qt inflammation of
this xnnacla. the most marked
symptom.: 1 pain.. TW r may , b
located oipter on tM.arthai or
ia the fqff head hetweea "the
brows. .There Jg push JifaterJnf
of the aj6 m . msu nghia
' There la a, son of redness
the "wbm jof Iho ey,"-arfun
the IrU. together wUa 4intsi
of Ttalon, The redaeaa gradoah
ly spreads nntil ifhe entire white
may Dec owe iniiamea. in a.
piL.wVce normaUr re?uts .$0
light and shade. ecom? r
in. iritis, V,
' This eoadJtiep rMaireji areiU
attention in order that the alght
aJ mot pe - sfffctfd permtms
ly. vajnaw n it oometupa
lost br mistaking the troahie for
conjanctlTitis," which n U
flammatiOB of the' mneegg mam-
braao IlatoaT the eyelid end ep-
eripg the eytbau.
. Readiag, er any close work,
mast be hDided. And dark glaswi
sas - may e wora for comfort.
not the 'Vfderlytns aanse arnat
he eleared p before recoTery
can pe exneciea.
In the cbp4c for there nury
be present 09190 biooo "qiseaae.
tnbercnlosls. or 4labetes, In
this case the congtitutionaf dis
ease is probably the fans pf the
iritis. Yost doctor .will lneUtnie
the necessary general treatment.'
But, If the aHe is obscqre, a
search mnft ' be made to ' tmd
where the trotMe Jiea. Chronic
censtipatlon. pyorrhea, decayed
teeth, a be eased tonsils are all
factors in producing thh disease.
, In the control of this disease I
want te emphasise the 'Import
ance of plenty of rest and reset
from nerrous excitement. ;Tba
patient shosld spend much ttsae
out-of-doors and exercise "reason-1
ably. But he must -be earefirl to
aroid the bright sunlight. The
diet should be carefully watched.
In treating iritis the pupil is
kept dilated by the medicine the
doctor prescribes. For the relief
of the tfain, the application ot
heat,, as hot as can be borne, is
the most: beneficial. Capsicum
vaseline applied to the temple
may help to relieve the suffering.
If there is redness of the eye
or any pain, be sure to consult
your doctor imedlately. The
Irowble Is probably not serfoas,
but do not take a chance.
Answers to Health Qoerieo
Miss O. ft. Q.-What would
cause "the face to burn and be
come very red? Some days only
on side will be affected. The
trouble is not caused by excite
stent or nndte warmth.
A. This disturbance Is prob
ably due to a circulatory disturb
ance. Improve the health in
general and the circulation wUl
M. B. Q. What causes sties
and what treatment is suggest
ed? 1. What can be dene te over
come the habit of blushing?
A. Tor fan particulars vend
a self-addressed, stamped enve
lope and repeat your eiaestion.
2. This is nsnally due to
youth and eoH-consciousness. Try
to cultivate poise ana esjse ec
manner mingling wit people,
keeping up with the topics of the
day. to aire yon confidence in
conversaflon, "amd taklag an ae-
ttre part ia artairt win an heip
Vrs. M. fi. AWhat do yon
sidriso for taUina hair? My
hair Is whlU and cmrty, but is
comlag Oet. .'--
wold ' oQggeat sham
pooing regularly with a good
pure soap ant warm Water, and
the toss - of a 1 stimulating olnt-
txltcrj frca v
Te the JCdftor: " -
Oa a recent tour ot some of the
eastern states, your correspondent
found conditions not so rood as
in the western states. Honey seent-
ea to oe tight, nasi the tight ot
silver dollar brands one as from
the West. In minor business trans
actions, paper money wis need
zclnstraly. -V-V : .
- In rrldayi motnlnr lsshe - of
The orcrinua trzrsrs tta Itca ct
tesulag v permit to a CtUforala
Orogoa Power: company, for a tg
power tile, wheh,perclt the stata
engineer Isllcatal would be grat
ed. A, certain eastern sUte has lost
permitted this sam giving away
ox us water no war. or one of its
TiTtra. tor a -nan ifwt tt ha
prodacts tt this no war wni hh kdd
to otner states. Oregon should giro
wco vimvaa (.nougat to such
a big transaetiaa aSrn-U-m rh
above mentioned state saw its mis-
tate ana was trying hard to recall
the permlL- .
' If the people will visit a etata.
owned body and jonl by. the eor-
porauons, uey wui trunk twice
before selling their birthright tor
a aaeaa 01 poctajra.
Oil urn m mmmmm&mmmmm n nn i mum n n hi hi mm mmmmm m
i ' r s'ir?-w
; J I yi
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il . I lll
I daa't aow. I diiat took
af the dock. I tooad It when I
went down from the ranch hots
to eee ff lo'd sent for that flour
ordered. I didn't ack te
the faoaee te tell Mia' Everett
became ' became I reckon she's
the one that done ..."
Barbara, leaning forward over
the eranaah ran, saw Peter's
face transfigured in the glare of
the headlights. The gray eyes
shone with excitement behind the
thick-lensed glasses, and the
wide mouth was drawn taut in a
thin, eager line.
"Mrs. Carter, you'll have to
get the. town constable and send
hint out. He'll have some sort of
car, I suppose," Peter ordered.
That means don't go for him
for a hard day slabor; a Barbara
who followed him without pant
ing tip the tortuous sheep trails
and swung beside him down the
The Sierra foothills were giv
en over to Tanchug new; but
traces of an earlier day Remain
ed in the "ghost towns" of a van
ished boom, touching the region
with the romance of old and
Memories softened and shadow
ed a land which nature had made
almost too garishly beautiful. The
romance of an irrecoverable past
softened too. the hard outlines
of the crude, harsh struggle
which lay beneath a prosperity
that had turned from the dead
gold ot the stream beds to the
living cold ot the grassy slopes.
As Barbara tinlckened her pace
to meet Peter, ber br wn tweed
knlcker Salt giving tithe freedom
to her slender body, hr yeuow-
brown cap close-cut hair
matching the burnt gild of. the
in less than fialt an hoar. It looks
u If this rofrfit k tnrva
fstory all for the Heraldw little
own, with Peter Piper In on the
ground, floor and not so much as
a country correspondent in sight.
Peter's voice rose in a . chant ot
irrepressible triumph. "I want to
have a little time with It before
the police begin to mess about"
As the car swung into the road
taking the ruts in a series of
leaps, Barbara heard the screen
door ' slam behind Mrs. Carter.
To her tense nerves it seemed the
slamming shut of a door npon
their treasured peace.
But wafted backward down the
road from the disappearing car
came ' another sound- a thin,
wauing, minor whistle, th battle
cry of Peter Piper oa the trail
of a big story.
Despite the tragedy that had
crashed upon them. Barbara
Tho postman was taklna hie
walk, after all.
- . , CHAPTER S .- -Peter's
engine chsgged '"nVo-
testlhgly np the curved side roaS
loading to the Everett.rasch. Rls
headlights on the turns picked
out the close, pointed ialres fof
lire oak trees. After the sadden
sanity of that brief tUnmination.
they ibeoame black masses In the
twilight, crottchlng cKe t 1
road like hnro. waltfn bauta
- The sound of the enginb-wasl
startungiy load In tho etui air
load, bat friendly, the wnly .sound
U t landscape ot ttllfflr -Hcl
Biacanesa xrom which, th last
son had drained th fold f ttw
dry grass, the green fcf leaves.
. .The woman beside etaf ThIM
erea. - .. ,x , : .
' "There's . four men hrfsd oir
this puce." she sail ;5xprt-
-Oh, yeaht- Pete IttrhU: to
her with new. interests u. .-; i-xi-
"Miner tboy was, a long- time
ago. Men killed each, other then,
and ae fuss made -
Peter had-Intended te eaasttoa
her, about a more recent dead
man, bat it occurred to him that
there might be more to: gala ia
learning . something about Mrs.
croad faeed, gray baired. -
stent, eemiuuaslara madana. tr-p.
By Nancy Barr Mavity
woman, 'ah had seemed a mere
accidental factor in th tragedy
that hid sent her running with
painfully labored breath, heH
hand pressed tight against the
stabbing pain la ber side, along
a mile and a, bait of country road !
19 me mue noiei.
But hadn't there been an odd
trace or regret ra W tone when
she spoke ot men killed "and no
"You didn't know them then?"
he asked with casual curiosity. .
"No, but I know their graves.
I found them. They'd had little
heaps of stones over them to
mark the place, but the stones
got scattered by th sheep, I
guess. I picked up the stones and
put them backvThey died a long
time ago. I s'pose I'm the only
one living that knows about them
or cares about their graves." The
curiously flat voice was devoid
of emotion. "Now there's anoth
er one," she said In the same
tone, but Peter felt the arm next
to him tremble.
"Here we are." Carter, his
huge frame cramped in the back
seat which allowed no room for
him to extend his legs, spoke for
the first time since the car had
left the hotel.
Peter would have missed the
little weatherbeaten shack, set
a few yards back from the road,
if it had not been tor the timely
warning. It was unlighted, barely
visible among the trees in the
"Is this just an office or
what?" Peter asked above tbe
screech of his brakes.
"It's kind of a lodge. I guess
you'd call it," Carter answered.
"Mr. Everett's away a lot, so he.
got Mortison to come In and mat-
age the ranch, and fixed up this
place for him to lire."
Why is Everett away?" Peter
seized npon this new morsel of
fact with the alertness of a
chicken darting forward to pick
up a grain of corn.
"He works on the Irrigation
dam project down below," Carter
explained. "He's a construction
engineer, I believe. Anyway, he
don't get home oftenera once
month or so."
"It'd be better if he did." Mr.
Coak's voice took oa a sudden
Peter's eyebrow cocked upward
bat he made no comment In
stead, he opened th door of the
car ' and laid his hand on Mrs.
Coaks arm to assist her to alight.
"Ill star here and wait fr
you It yon don't mind," she said.
Again Peter - felt a .tremor pass
down 'her 'erst.-
Castor tmd laerbertngly detach
ed himself from the back sett
and was stretching his hug legs
with evident satisfaction.
"Yon Hftajr with her wonf t
be long." It eeddanly occurred to
Peter that h preferred to know
precisely whr Mr. Coak was.
Bee ,nwOUngas to enter the
house might o a natural .revul
sfoa; 'hot it was barely possible
that ih a4 a eesjoa for wish
tagto.b lone.and an watched.
Be -glanced at "tho dim.i bulk of
the pn 'By the; way, whres
th light jnrltch:" asked. - f
- "It's bet m ewttcWlt's a chain
from th globe ta. th light over
the iablsv', Mrs. Coak answered
proaptly. Utrt the answer was
followed y a tltUe gasp, ae If
eh bad been eauxht la making
JLstta Ttura ayabrow lifted.
So -ah ad Tisitad Mortison
euarters at night? Most light
switchos war eiM te th door.
TTIthaat an Instant's hesltatien
sTi had kftowsr that this one wis
pieced differently. -- i . '
t Xnst what part t her datles as
hotreekefper at the larger ranch
totsS bad 4sl to her aoctanul
familiarity - with th manager's
cabin? His mind pecked briefly
at this new grain of corn as he
swung up the short path to tie
open door of th Io&sj. -
' His yes, accustomed to the
twiHght." took -tn -th -mala "wat-
- a -
- I J 9 I U '-
cutty. The door opened directly
into th mala office or living
room, Opposite the door an open
window made a blurred squar of
grar. Peter canght th faipt stir
or tne curtains, swaying like a
wisp ot tog in the slight current
of air from the door. The big ob
long object in the center of the
room most he the table.
He stepped forward to reach
the chain depending from the
light globe, caught his ankle a
vlcieas blow against th point of
a rocking cnair, swung about in
an instinctive effort to reeaptur
his balance, and with a larch ac
companied by an explosive
"damn" found himself sprawling
across the side ot the table reach
ing out blindly tor support
His fingers' clutched the heavy
cloth of a man's coat collar as he
reached bp with his fro band.
rambled for the swaying chela.
found It, and with a tag Jerked
the room into focus as the light
i Peter's erves were the steady
nerves of a good reporter, train'
ed to oblivion of his pwm reac
tions in concentration of object
ive facts. Yet it was with a hor
rified shrinking that fa found his
eyes staring into tho blank; open
eyes of a dead mhn. his face as
he sprawled ever th table scarc
ely six Inches from the other face
which bed fallen forward from
the big arm chair on the window
side of the table.
Peter righted nimself hastily,
and withdrew his hand from the
coat collar. Th hand was wet
and sticky. It Was covered with
"Damn!" Peter said again.
In a swift revnlslon of anger
against his own momentary fear.
be drew out his handkerchief and
wiped his hand. The body in th
chair, with the coat Jerked awry
looked grotesquely untidy. Ilk a
carelessly dressed scarecrow. Me
chanically, still holding the band
kerchief, Peter straightened the
cellar ef th coat.
"Gee 1 mermured. nt'4
seaked aoaked clear tarda r"
The handkerchief in bfi bane was
sadden, with a grimace of dis
taste he thrust-it in -his -pocket
This .won't dA-rlhia won't, do
at all." ae said afooi. f "Get ba
the Job. . Peter. Something tells
mo this Is going U -.W a -story
w3iare there 4sa't ear tune for
nemaf -? - ,
&ithdlcan U :nleeAth bedy
slightly mad felt for the heart
-No good, of course, but there
Is Just a chance Hullo, another
A sman irregular stale ef red
drd th man's .shirt. -
"Two ballet, oh? One la the
neck through :the.-Jogala rta
and: the ether through th. lung,
whoevar did this was. bent . a
making a good job of It New I
wonder" ' ,
j Leaving the 4y at fi 'ulfle.
Peter crawled "aroend the room
on his hands and knees, feeling
tbe rog And lUs bate floor wUa
I "Here We ax-ad netcTi the
other bae. A ret mtetal Hot
t pick: cp -th shells whsa rou're
gone around Ahobtlag -. top ; seme-
2 Be Vooght the sherU to the
Usht, looked at them keenly tor
a momeat, mea rspucsa llH
carefully en the floort Whs
ma tea s oroaes match to mark
the spot where each-, :d fallen.
Ai"We gotte l4ta aomtll! fay
the police." he crinned. ".san. I
dpnt mint Ltbowtng they're beth
.45's right off the bat How I
spfpese jrs tay atr te 1 this
gbnt back lust the wsy I found
He earefully avbidea the oak
ed Shoulder ;of .ni . coat, -at ta;
teck Jld tl Us tojy ta Vr3er
te:repiacthe beta n "th table
worn Which bp bad lifted ft When
b felt lor the heart beat Tat his
surprise; it offered 4 . slight ' but
perceptible i resistance .- to . XU
-ntullo,- -that's, rutn! Tbafsl
lunnmie end." -irkBa tiaepri
SlfS for BREAKFAST
, . .. - - ... . rmmnTfrrra . .
By R. J. UETIDRICKS
Added Lausanne notes:
The Lausanne entered the Co
lumbia "river "and "east 'anchor In
Baker's bay. May XI. 1840. That
was Friday. -Jason Lee secured)
a canoe and started vp tht Co
lumbia la advance of th ship.
Which did not ' reach Tort Van
couver tlU Tuesday, June 1. On
Saturday night ". he camped : oa
the bank of tht Colombia on the
War Qpu and on the next , day
(Sunday) held services with the
Indians. Ha wrote In bis diary:
- W S
.May SSth. , Beached Yancoa
jer, and was receivbd by pr. Mo
Loughlin - with-all his character
istic" kindness and - hospitality.
(This waa their first meeting for
over two years.) : He assured mt
that h had room tor Mr. Lee
and ell his. r I f emalae4 with the
doctor four hoars, and then left
for I 'Willamette.? Beached he
lower , part . pt ' th settlement
about Sunset ' and started on
horseback for the mission. Night
came on and T slept at the -bom
Of Mrs." . "aihblts; (Thlswas.
probably 'a typographical error.
CiItIu TibMtJ came with the tec
ond" Wrath party: In 183J; was 1
a' member 6t the eatUe company
bringing - Spanish stock front
Alto, - Califprala, In4 1817, and !
setUeiJ on - Clatsop : plains: i Of
dian woman, or half caste. There
was po g. . Tjhbits" la Oregon at
toat time, or asrs. js. tjcdiis-i
"May 17th. Mad an early
start and trrlyed at the mission
walls they wtrt at1 breakfast V 0
news ot iny arrival preceded, " J
therefore took thejn bT surprise.
Brother Whitcomb (who camp lb
ilay,lM7, .'had "charge v of the
mission - farm, and - married - the
widow of" Cyrps ' Sbepafd ) ' met
mt at the door; Sister Ehepard
came next fshs had ta thp oyer
two years of Lee's absence been
widowed); but oh, what a meet
ing was tbatl What changes in
tn fhort epacp of twp yearsi
Our mutual afflictions cime
rusbJng poh s with overwhelm
ing force. (Anna Maria pitman
Lee. hi Wife wife, bad died June
26, 1833. a few days after their
Infant son.) It was too much;
our dear sister Was obliged to
leave the room to give vest in
private to her feelings, which it
was- not possible to restrain; I
left lour precious friends in the
Mission House, out now 1 nna
but two. I gazed Involuntarily
around, but I see them , not
Alas! alas! I must seek them la
the silent -grave, for they have
ceased from their labors, and
their works do follow them .
(Who were th four? Anna
Maria Pitman Lee, wife of Jason
Lee, waa of course one. Cyrus
Shepard, who died January 1.
1840, was another. Th - Bits
than ventures that the other two
wer George Stonghton, adopted
sea tf Dr. Elijah White, and Ja
son Le Whitn. Infant son of Dr.
and Mrs. White, the first child
born of whit parents ia what is
now Oregon. Jason Lee White
was born ta July. 1887. He waa
drowned in August. 1888. in the
Columbia river. A canoe over
turned in that river. In the Cas
cades, earrytag Mr. and Mrs.
David Leslie and Mrs. White and
ber Infant son. Mrs. White and
Mrs. Leslie barely escaped. This
was the first Mrs. Leslie, of
course. On the 16th of August
1839. Ceerg steaghten was at
tempting on horseback to ferd
the Willamette about a rail be
low the old mission, , when he
was drowned. He was 18 at the
time. Jason Lee last seen him
when he was IS.- He had last
seen Jason Lee Whit when the
the child was about eight months
old. The Bits man Is subject to
correction, tn case be has not
correctly named tbe tour missing
ones mourned by Jason Lee upon
his return borne.)
"Monday. May 11. Left tor
Fort Vancouver. . . On th eve
ning of Jun IS. 1810, the
brethren received their appoint
ments. After we reached the
Willamette, it was Judged best to
proceed forthwith ; to erect a
Sfcwmfil, la -order to facilitate oar
building operations la that sta
"It was thought-best that th
TJmpa.ua should be mor thor
oughly ' examined befor our
brethren proceeded to that field.
Accordingly, Brother H 1 n s
tOustavus) n soyself, accom
panied .bjrj Btv -White n4 an In
dian bey, left the mission to tlslt
and explore that region. , . Dined
witk,r friends who jar area
lag th sawmill; , eight r ..IP
milts from the mlKsloa." ;
fa glylnh . the .brethren their
appolntmenta, at . Fort Vancou
ver, June 11, Ber.- GpstaTas
Qlnee and JWr,.H WSoae -were
assigned 16 th TmpguV" It waa
the 18tbnt August 18P, when
Jason Le. Dr. White, Bev. Ous
tavus Hines bud . the- Indian
boy." for a guid and helper
started tolhe .'TJmittaraad it
Was neen of that -day when they
tUaeA wltkyour. frleads I wno
were erecting "the sawmill, bight
tor 10 mflea from th mlsaioB."
That -was tho aawiaill which mam
tmder the x .root Uh the
gristmnu :o;$oite whit Is aew
P80 Brohdway Salem. -It stood
Where th big Larmer warehouse
hsow atamd. ...That, (th on for
thS aaw and arlst mttl) was the
Cnt bulUlrg erected? eav4
iaektta plaia. aWL eechpied by
Salcsa. r Chameket was, th la
tUaa eaas tor. the Tillexe ot the
trthee . that gathered wetwaea
North and Boat Mill .creeks be
for tJie white ssep camo, fa
their UnrtSKt it ant seme
tblnt like - en we wat Xt
pbxlePeter tftectet'e'n fcngll-j
cism 01 seeor Tiraiice with
hi; usual Ternacular. THa eant
hav be'dIA that fin. X Wbth-
aer i eeruiniy Co wonder well
IH late te pari it tyr tatnr
rPfereaee.' Something tela mS the
nexxetep is an lalarview-with
th Xady Cvgrett, ca -whoa bur
frlaad lira. Coak was b Vc4 to
dap this Wt tt ; theotlaz.And
It's a. dach-1 tnt'
new tersre tb conxtahis arrrks
w W WVWVt
TTo bb ttjhtlnttedjt : - - -
may bae !eeaa itytf peace,
or acity of rtfusai like thbie
esUbllshed "by lhe Israelites, t Of
those maintained t bt yarious
points along the 1 route of Lewis
and Cierki In wluU all5 Sgreei
that nq fighUhgM et'tQM
donewhlch agreements were gs
credly ? kept kenerally. - If " so,
the name Salem, city ot peace, Is
very appropriate. ' -,
The tnltlaf - sawing was don
on lumber ' for the T house stni
standing t St Broadway. '"Tliia
waa the 'home of Jason' Lee, head
of the ml89lQU n4lt eerTed 4or
store, hospital, .' postbrf Ice, gen
eral meeting-place and headquar
ters. It was ?fora 'lime: th
treasury of the Oregbn" territor'
ial government , fT " ? 1
Jason Le 'and 'Mr. Hlnes and
tbe Indian guide, "whom' they
called Captaln.., when they
stopped for 'dinner that day oa
their way to the Umpqua. found,
no doubt Joseph Holaan among
tht men working .pu the saw mm
end grist mill,- au4 erecting the
dweutpg house, . or at Jeast get
ting" ready :for. if, Jps.ejh. Hoi-
map wa the trindfather' of Jps.
H." Albert, ahof be became on of
tpe.xoremost puiiaers ana hust
ler! of Tth s46m Of the oM dsy;
His first Work was oi. th "mis
sion. 'Hs arrived ats Fort
Vancouver me aay ine iausann
docke4 pieife. wjfh th? Mgreat ti
Uforce.meit,' the" machinery for
tjit 'lntlls; te.,"ete: " B7e Jas
member of the "fatoua" "Peoria
party,'? ebmlnf ejerisfid. " p
When JaaoaLee and Oustavus
Hlne had explored the Cmpqua
(this was 4hfecond trip Tor Mr.
Le to that section), they tonne!
conditions : such '-that no mission
station was opened there.' The
Umpqaas . were a murderous,
treacherous tribe, on the whole,
and pot. worth saving.
Rev. 'Bxn, who was fo haye
gone -there with 'Mr. Hines, was
BjBui 10 lua iiaisop piams e
low Astoria), to assist Rev. J. H.
Frost, 'and GasUvua Hines re
mained' at th old 'mission, and
at Chemeketa, to take charge of
the Indian school built here; th
building for which was th first
horn of th Oregon Institute,
that became Willamette univer
sity. This column several months
ago contained a story of the trip
made in 1840 to the Umpquas.
Editorial Bits from the
Press of the State
A lot of our .Oregon statesmen
are raring about 4b evils of or
ganisation jpoiitlcs, but If we ar
any Judge, the chief trouble seems
to be disorganisation right at pres
ent Eugene Guard.
Women are to wear skirts long
er. And If the business depression
continues, they'll be wearing 'em
longer than they expert. Klaai
ath Fafis Herald
Anyhow, If thes Chines Who
art doing all the looting and
burning and 'torturing In the
northern province are not rod,
they most certainly ar yellow
We congratulate the Rhode Isl
and lad who was winner of tho
Edison "brightest bor;' contest,
has, to go. through lit forced to
liv np to th title ef "brightest
boy." Morning Astorlaa.
When Oregonlae go east, they
hear the eld, old story that ft
rains all the time in Oregon. Far
too often, when they bear this
.aio, utey oiusa ana anoioe-iz
ftor rain, saying ft really isnt as
naa as it is supposed to be. They
fefintllifft't m1n-l. -H... t.A1
buabt isugeee isegister.
:A triangalar -plot ot land
ares 16, M t and 117 xet along
It; sides. : It ;eaoh sflutire yard
yields b ats.tt'atrawbrriM, What
ia tneir value ai.s i-je a caartT
Anewe? U Stutdayw Preblem
i 188 miles. CxyUaatloiu . Add
.178, .28 .and .8835; iubs tract
from t. and dtrld into 8. .
I6c!ticr ljtltimi ,
V . OAYEll " V
1 rpefrs Id t Jb-uMbihen yea
btrf AspMn. Genuine BcTorA-ptla
Is sofe es wisS oiuRtI'teUe!i
cew cdwoys TtScIe-'they ftW
Kaow whet ye re faking far
At?iAnUzk far 'the r3m tlAYI-t
For;Ycu fcr today 1