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THE HEPPNER HERALD, HEPPNER. OREGON
. Tuesday, October 9, 1923
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Breaking Cloves From the Stems; Zanzibar.
'Prepared by th Niittotuil rji-oRrarihlc So
; clely, WfuhliiKluii, IJ. C.)
Ziinzllnir, roiimiilk' inclllng juit (iff
the flint const (if Afi'lca, 11 sort of
IkIiiinI vrt ihu l; to Ki n.vii, Knluod's
llltcst rolony, (Iocs not Mliuro the lii!ii;t
coiKlitlniiM of Hint 11111 f j In n il rc)ion
which has roccnlly kept the HritlHh
ciililiict In liot wntcr. Nominally under
ll milliin, mill largely ruled tiy u
IHrltlHh IiIrIi coiiiiniK.sloiHT mid n lirlt
'lsh rcwldcnl, the Island jjoi-s on the
linore or less serony way of the tnniK
iplmitttd EitHt, furnlsliiiiK plols for
,'comlc operas nml cloves for most of
jthe splce-lovhiK world.
I Hundreds of tourists and govern
micnt pniilo.vees, on the manifold er
jrnnds of i'liiplro, sen the town of Ziin
zlhnr wdthout knowing much of It or
ver exploring heyond the KilKllsh ten
iiIh club. Hut this Is less renuirUahle
jtliun the fact that merchants, priests,
Isernlitr inlsslontirles, military and tl 1 1
jlonuitlc personiiKes, Indians, Aruhs,
Prsls und Kuropcans (us lnciniHplcu
UB artlNiins or petty traders) actually
Hive In the town year In und year out
'without so much us walking half u
Imlle beyond the terminus of the little
LAmerlcnn railway at ilu-bu bu, a vll
lKe a few miles from the town Itself.
ITho precedent for thin neglect and
the social fabric of Zunzlhur Is de
pendent on precedent Is undoubtedly
,the Indifference of the early explorers,
jwho fitted out ciiriivans In the old
jtown und, bent on discovering n vol
(chiio or n iiyiinza far atleld, never
wasted time In wandering about the
glorlotm Island Itself.
On the first day that one leaves the
roail behind and finds oneself at large
In the dense green of Zanzibar's tllnnlc
verdure one Is conscious of a newness
of interest as when one reads for the
tirst time some hook of very distinctive
The woods and Holds, the "shamlms"
(plantations), are like the contents of
Itrolidlngnnghtn glass house; the col
ors of (lowers and trees themselves
(ire so elementary as to seem like a
'Child's concept of beauty In nature,
ml when, unexpectedly, without piep
Hrutioii of any kind, the sight of the
'dove trees, shining green, red
Htemnied, sviimietrli'iil, stretches be
fore one, with the ultramarine of the
Indian ocean as a background for their
uncipialeil loneliness, (lie beauty of the
whole writes itself on the memory of
Hie most commonplace of observers as
nil Indelible delight.
As Large at Long Island.
The Island, about the same sl7,e In
iipiare miles as Long island, is of a
different shape, being shorter and
much broader. It Is one of tirent l'-rit-uln's
To the south of the town the land
liciipe is not so redundant and riotous
In vegetable expression, but gouts
.hound and llnd all they need In the
way of food to make them marketable.
Hut to the north the mango trees,
jMiluis. cloves ami every form of orange
ud lemon crowd thick Hnd glorious
Mndcr the most primitive of husbiind
lren. Just as Africa Itself Is netted
vcr with aimless foothpaths. so is
Zanzibar veined with little trucks worn
leii Into the living green so long ago
thut no tradition follows the feet of
those w ho made them.
The Industrial life of Zanzibar lias
chuliirod three times since Ihtvlil I.lv
Intst.me cried for mercy for the black
mini, who sorely needed it. Tudor the
Arabs the town u a slnve center,
the poor creatures who were
the celP'se of one of Tippoo
KOTICE OP SHERIFF'S SALE
and earr in;
.re us sl.ne
.cl in ..:l'o s inui
r::- !::. !ho,!s t'i;i.v
;i l'l.; ! 'lid roiin ii
sl.,ie r 'julat ions
e ef s'nvcs as a
a!i i's from hither
fir in ei y for sale
town, whose saul-
to the iniur.it Aral
luib u was then a b uord of the Last.
The bodies of dead slaves were fre
sueutly put out on the beuch by Avals
too Inhuman to give them burial, and
animals who had died were disposed
of in the same fashion. liutli water
was informally evicted through harem
windows, and all the wanton wuste of
the cooking department In large Arab
houses was bunked up by the kitchen
doors. There Is a tendency to thut
sort of thing still, but Zanzibar's West
ern health officers have removed Sir
Ulchurd Hurton's reproachfully apt
epithet of filth In connection with Zan
Cloves Are Its Salvation.
Hut the third and last phase of In
dustry In Zanzibar has been Its salvu
tlon, and wdll keep It alive as u place
of Importance long after Mombasa
has caught up with and passed It as
the center for general trade and the
entrepot for the African hinterland.
Tills last phase Is clove cultivation,
and the history of the clove In Zunzl
bur Is a record of such pluck und fore
sight ns may well teach a lesson to
the proud Saxon who considers his
race a monopolist of both qualities.
In 18(10 un A rub named Telitn bin
Isse came up lvom Muurltlus with a
hundful of cloves In his pocket and
1!0( plants to put Into his shatnba. His
Idea of agriculture was very unique,
and he only Intended to persevere In
clove culture If he could depend on a
crop after every neglect nryl affront
had been offered his trees. Their
beauty (cloves ure a kind of myrtle
and exquisite In appearance) excited
the Interest of Said Hurgash, nbout to
become Zanzibar's sultan, and be wrote
at once to the Moluccas to obtain the
llnest plants which could be bought
Two Dutch ships brought them In
an unusually short time, and the sul
tan, the most remarkable man Zanzi
bar lias ever produced or associated I
with Its fortunes, sent out numbers of I
his henchmen to comnel laborers from I
every side to get the plants into the
soil Immediately. He had read up the
whole subject In a book of French au
thorship, which lie hud caused to he
written out In Arable, and saw that
tin1 enterprise had a great mercantile
future for Zanzibar, lie knew that the
island's supremacy as a trade center
would pass, and lie hoped to make It,
with l'embn, the extremely fertile but
rather uninteresting Island to Zanzi
bar's north, paramount in the world of
In 1S712 a cyclone blew over Zanzi
bar, which uprooted all the clove trees
and blew the coconuts tint to the
earth without breaking them. Many
clove trees were blown Into the sea;
many were broken off short. Within
a week after the storm Said Hurgash
was rounding up his laborers again
ami sending hither and yon for plants,
which lie presented to the poorer
Arabs, who had seized on the Idea of
n crop which could be sold to Euro
peans, and had put their ull Into the
purchase of plants and slaves for their
Krotn that second planting conies
the great bulk of the world's clove
supply today, and when one realties
that th least output of cloves per an
num lias amounted (from Zanzibar
alone) to SO.tXKt bales and the great
est output to 'JUO.iKM, and when one
furthermore realizes that the govern
ment claims as tax one bag out of
each ihe. one may catch a vista of
llui'gnsh's ilream, and concede that
; Ihe Oriental bus In part the greatest
of nn-ntal attributes imagination,
j One mi.;ht write a hook on Zanzibar.
uinl in II. e hurry of its beauties and
t tie horrors of Its mvsterious cuius
1 i replies like the smallpox epidemic or
t'.e bubonic plague, forget to tell the
of its wonders. It will always
i ivu.ar.t in one's tn'md like a so:!, ,!
. pa-.e of the "Arabian Nights." with
wii.it promised to he a splendid eut-
lomc ruined by some fearful visitation
of o clone or of sickness. l!ut the In
I tiinsu' strength of the island continues
ill t.ie clove crop and bus attracted tin
enormous number of Indians, who are
fast driving out the Arab and keeping
up a desultory intercourse with India
tor caste reasons. ,
By virtue of an execution and or
der of Bile of attached property is
sued out of the Circuit Court of the
State of Oregon for Morrow County
by the Clerk thereof, dated the 22nd
day of September, 1923, in a certain
action wher(ein W. J. Rush and A. L.
Devos, partners, doing business un
der the style and firm name of Rush
& Devos, plaintiffs, recovered judg
ment against A. J. Spencer, defend
ant; for the sum of $300.00 with in
terest thereon at the rate of 7 per
cent per annum from May 5, 1920,
to December 5, 1920, and at the rate
of 10 per cent per annum from De
cember 5, 1920, and for costs and
disbursements of said action, taxed
and allowed at $38.20, and a further
order that the real property attached
in said action be sold as by law pro
vided to satisfy said judgment, I have
levied upon the following described
real property, to-wit; East half of
Northeast quarter, Southwest quar
ter of Northeast quarter, and North
west quarter of Southeast quarter of
Section 18, Township 6 South, Range
28 East of Willamette Meridian, the
same being the real property attach
ed in said action.
Notice is hereby given that I will
on Saturday, the 27th day of Octo
ber, 1923, at the hour of 10 o'clock
in the forenoon of said day, at the
front door of the Court House in
Heppner, Oregon, sell at public auc
tion to the highest bidder for cash
in hand all the right, title and inter
est of said defendant in and to said
above described real property, or so
much thereof as may be necessary to
satisfy said judgment and all costs,
subject to the statutory right of re
Datpd this 2 5th. day of September,
22-26 " Sheriff.
NOTICE FOP rrWJCATIOJr
PUBLIC LAND SALE
Department of the Interior
TJ. S. Land Office,
at The Dulles, Oregon,
August 0, 1923.
Notice is hereby given that, as di
rected by the Commissioner of the
General Land Office, under provis
ions of Sec. 2455, R. S., pursuant to
the application of George H. Hay
den, Serial No. 023125, we will offer
at public saha, to the highest bidder,
but at not less than $2.50 per acre,
at 10:15 o'clock A. M., on the lth
day of October, next, at this office,
the following tract of land:
SWYi SW, Sec. 1, E SE,
Sec. 2, T. 6 S., U. 25 E., W. M.
This tract is ordered into the
market on a showing that the greater
portion thereof is mountalnou sor too
rough for cultivation.
The sale will not bo kept open,
but will be declared closed when
those present at the hour named
have ceased bidding. The person
making the highest bid will be re
quired to immediately pay to the Re
ceiver the amount thereof.
Any persons claiming adversely the
above-described land are advised to
file their claims, or objections, on or
before the time designated for sale.
J. W. DONNELLY,
TOO FREE WITH HIS ADVICE
NOTICE OK FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that V. B.
rotter, administrator ib' bonis non
with the will annexed, of the estate
your o zvn
stockings on your
mantle if you
Altho Christmas is
only 90 days away there
is still a chance for you
to enjoy it In a home of
Trobably none of our
Holidays is more of a
home day than Christ
mas and sure it is that
a home of your o n
adds to the pleasure of
Let the Turn a t.irti
plan y o n r Cki"s!'-: as
home. Come see r.s ai d
we will tell inn ;:1
abcut our Free Thin ;-.:.d
Sen ice offer.
Higgins Wanted to Tell Smithers How
He Should Buy Hors for
Higgins is troubled with an over
weening curiosity about other people's
Occasionally, however, he comes a
cropper, much to the delight of those
whom he has been in the habit of vic
timizing. The other day he met Smithers In a
"Busy, eh?" he Inquired in an off
"Yes," said Smithers. "Eeen buy
ing a horse for my wife."
"Have you?" said the other, his curi
osity at once thoroughly aroused.
"Well, let me give you some points."
"Oh," said the other, "I concluded
"Not without trying him, surely?
Was he sound In wind and limb?"
"lie appeared to be," was the reply.
"Doesn't he jib?"
"N-no, I reckon not."
".Stands without hitching?".
"Y-yes, I think so."
But here Smithers got up to leave
the car. As be reached the door he
called over his shoulder to Higgins:
"I forgot to mention the kind of
horse my wife wanted. It was a
TRAFFIC HALTS FOR PIGEON
New York Crossing Policeman Sees
That Thirsty Bird Gets Drink
Traffic was heavy and the policeman
signaled, shouted, frowned and grinned
according to the changing character of
the four-way crowds. The white sig
nal flashed and waiting drivers pre
pared to throw in tlteir gears and
speed north or south. But the arm
of the law warned them back. They
craned around their windshields to find
out the trouble. The policeman with
arm still uplifted was gazing at a shal
low pool of rainwater in the hot pave
ment, says the New York Sun and
"That bird shall have her chance,"
he growled at the nearest car. "She's
tried to get a sip of water four times
and what with all the pedestrians and
cars and other Interferences she's like
to die of thirst."
The pigeon sipped peacefully, rais
ing its sleek throat each time for the
drink to slip down more smoothly.
Then It waddled haughtily away.
The policeman's arm came into ac
tion and a satisfied grin spread over
his ruddy cheeks. "Come along now,
with your noisy cars!" he invited.
"What's detaiuin' ye?"
Vacuum Cleaner "Blows" Organ.
In a church where an ordinary reed
organ with pedal-operated bellows was
used, it was desired to install an elec
tric blower. As the reeds of such an
organ are sounded by suction, the air
being exhausted from the wind chest by
the bellows, it was found that a com
mon vacuum sweeper could easily be
made to do the work. A small hole
was cut in the wind chest, and the
end of the vacuum cleaner hose in
serted, the connection being made air
tight. The cleaner itself was set in
the basement where it could not be
heard while running. The result was
entirely satisfactory, the cleaner do
ing the work Just as well as an expen
sive electric blower. I'bil H. Brehmer,
His Luck Was in.
Signup Marconi tells in London Tit
Bits an amusing story concerning an
applicant for a job at an electric pow
er station whose knowledge was small,
to put it mildly.
The busy foreman of works, wish
ing to learn what were his qualifica
tions for the post, led off by asking
him what was ordinarily used as a
conductor of electricity.
Applicant (all at sea) Why er
Foreman Wire. Correct ! Now
tell me what is the unit of electric
Applicant The what, sir?
Foreman Exactly, the watt. Veny
good ; that will do. You may sign on
for the job.
Flicker Is Your Friend.
The red-shafted flicker or wood
pecker is a persistent enemy of the
ant family, says Nature Magazine.
Many kinds of ants are extremely
harmful. As wood borers they destroy
timber and Infest houses. Worst of
all, they protect and care for many
aphides or plant lice, which are tle
greatest enemies of trees, plants and
shrubs. As many as 5.000 ants and
ant eggs havs been found in the stom
ach of a single flicker.
Seek and Ys Shall Find.
Ash barrels and garbage cans may
contain treasures. Many years ago
- New York man named Crawford who
was visiting te national tapltal hap
pened to notice an extra large peach
stone in a garbage can that was stand
ing on the curb, aDd he wrapped it in
a piece of paper and carried it back
home with him. He planted it and
the seedling that came from that
stone was the source of all the excel
lent Crawford peaches in the world.
Any girl in trouble .may communi
cate with Ensign Lee of the Salva
tion Army, at the White Shield
Home, 565 Mayfield avenue, Port
land, Oregon. 21-tf.
Advertise It in the Herald.
RAGS WANTED C lean cotton
rags wanted at Herald office. Knit
underwear, etc., not acceptable. 22-tf
We are offering some rare bargains in our Used
Goods Department. Note the following:
1 Used Ford Car
8 Used Ranges
6 Used Heaters
CHAIRS BEDS, BABY BUGGIES, ETC.
The prices on these articles are right
Visit Our Second Hand Department
CASE FURNITURE CO.
of Ellis Minor, deceased, has filed
with the County Court of Morrow
County, Oregon, his Final Account
as administrator of said estate and
that the court has fixed Moiubiy, the
Mb day of November. 192?, at 10
o'clock A. M. as the time, and tho
County Court Room in the Court
house, at I'.epptuT. Oregon, as the
place for hearing said account and
any objections thereto.
Dated and published the first time,
this 2nd day of October, 1023.
W. B. POTTER,
o-.7 Administrator, r
Inside of the vault of the bank are located
the individvual Safe Deposit Boxes main
tained for those forehanded people who want
the BEST OF PROTECTION for thir
valuables. Bonds, stocks, insurance policies,
mortgages, records, receipts, jewelry, trink
ets, etc, deserve better protection than they
receive when kept in an office safe, tin box
or hidden away somewhere.
This bank has these Safe Deposit Boxes
for rent at the rate of two dollars a year and
up, according to the size of the box. It offers
yu the opportunity to keep your valuables
where it) keeps its own. Rent a Safe Deposit
Box today, for the number now vacant is
Farmers and Stockgrowers
I i2 iS Hi 0$ 0
Do Yu wonder why the mer
chant across the street gets all
the business while you get none?
HE ADVERTISES - YOU DON'T
We can make your ad as attractive as
this one with effective cuts and co py
Our contract with the Bonnet-Brown Sales
Service brings you the opportunity of put
ting your advertising on the highest plane
of attractiveness and efficiency.
Have us call and show you
cuts and ads for your
c line of business"
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