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DAILY EAST OKEGONIAN, PENDLETON, OltEGON, Mi KSD V, Al (il'ST 0, 1008. EIGHT PAGES. ion ii nil I COOL OFF ! Ready for FALL Business Men, Women and Children9 s High Grade Fall Clothing Receive Their First Showing. Fall Dress Goods, Kimona Flannels, Flannelettes & Outings now on Display. SEPTEMBER DELINEATOR NOW HERE. White Canvas Shoes Reduced. Ladies' 2.00 White Canvas Oxfords $1.49 Ladies' 1.75 99 99 99 1.25 Ladies' 1.50 99 99 99 98c Ladies' 1.40 99 99 99 90c Ladies' 2.00 Gray Canvas Oxfords -1.55 Misses 1.25 White Can. Oxf., sizes 11 1-2 - 2 85c Children's 1.15 99 99 99 99 81-2-11 79c Children's 1.00 99 99 99 5-8 75c The Peoples Warehouse Where it Pays to Trade Save Your Coupons FARMER 1 A short time a?o there was pub-, lished in this paper an account of a J wonderful wheat alleged to have been discovered by a Jplietta, Mahn. farm- ' er, says the Boise Capital News. ; crushed out 53,000 , left standing pounds. Statements Show Hint It's Wonder ful." "From these statements it Is easy to figure what this wonderful wheat is. From the following taken from a Fort j because It Is impervious to frost and Collins," Colo., special dispatch to the j also to light hail, and because it par Denver News, it appears that there Is I tlally withstands the heaviest hail. at least doubt about the honesty of the Idaho farmer's claims, the Colo rado agricultural college branding it unqualifiedly a fraud. The Denver paper's article follows: Fort Collins, Colo., July 28. That Abraham Adams, of Julictta, Idaho, has revived the swindle of the seven headed Egyptian wonder wheat found in the tomb of the Pharaohs by an archaeologist with agrononilstic lean ings some years ago, is the opinion of the prof essoin of Colorado Agricultu ral college, who have just announced the result of a test of the famous 200-bu-hel wheat known to the scientific world for the last six months as the Alaska. Tn the opinion of the college ex perts, the humble Idaho fanner either Is sadly mistaken or lie has purposely set out to deceive thousands of fann ers into the belief that the Rocky mountain country is to become the granary of the world. The basis of this is a wheat variety which Adams claims excels all world's records by the marvelous increase of 4ftrt to "iAO per tent above the present maximum yield. Irofe-rs Skeptical. The college secured from a Denver man last spring a small quantity of the Alaska seed. Professors W. H Olin and Fritz Knorr heard the yarn of a 200-bushel to the acre yield with some doubt. However, they decided to plant the seed. Professor Knorr thought he saw a similarity between the Alaska and the seven-headed won der wheat which has been grown In this country for some years. He planted the two varieties side by side. Now that both crops have about matured, he finds that his theory Is right. Even the most able expert Is unable to tell which Is seven-headed wonder and which Is the Alaska. Someone is busy circulating the story of Adams' alleged discovery, which reads like a romance from the Klondyke and is being published in agricultural papers all over the coun try. The following is an extract from one of the alluring statements: "Mr. Adams In 1904 succeeded In getting one single had of wheat that satisfied him of a discovery. This one head of wheat he planted in the fall of that year and In the following sum mer procured seven pounds of the wheat. This seven pounds he plant ed In the spring of 1801 and he secur ed from the seven pounds 1645 pounds. "Here was a startling yield at the latlo of 222 bushels to the acre. This feed was planted In the fall for win ter wheat, but bad weather and hall during the summer destroyed all the fields of ordinary wheat so they were not fit to harvest, yet the new wheat COFFEE The goodness of every thing else at breakfast de pends on the coffee. Tew trocar tituni rr hhi ra aaal Mr. Adams named his wheat the Alas ka to mark its wonderful sturdiness. "But the wonderful things were yet to come. On a government station test it was found that this wonderful wheat was hard wheat. It is there fore a wheat that succeeds equally well as winter or spring wheat, and In both plantings will grade No. 1 hard. "Tills means an absolute revolution in wheat raising. It means that this year, if Alaska wheat could have been planted, instead of an estimated American crop of SOO.nOO.nflO bushels, America would raise for the world close onto1 5.000,000,000 bushels. When this Is realized, the wealth that Alas ka has given In gold pales into insig nificance by the side of what the farmers will lie able to lay up in wealth for the country." , The publication of such stories In agricultural journals has aroused great excitement in all wheat-raising sections, and particularly in t life Rocky mountain country. Hundreds of farm ers wanted the seed, and the press ."cent notices that are now being cir culated contain the address of the discoverer. The seven-headed wonder wheat, of which the Alaska is an exact dupli cate, is none other than the Egyptian, which came upon the market by some mysterious means five or six years ago. The discoverer claims to have gotten the seed from the ancient Egyptian tomb, an.l it was generally believed among the gullible that the wheat was the progeny of the grain grown In the seven fat years during Joseph's time. .Marvelous Claim Marvelous claims were made for the wheat, and thousands of bushels of seed were sown," the swindler re ceiving a fabulous price per pound. When the crop was harvested the va riety proved to yield only a little above the average, because of the size of the head, but it graded No. 4 qual ity, and the millers would not buy it. The state department station here has bad some of this wheat as a curi osity, and the fact that It was kept on hand resulted In the discovery that It was an exact duplicate of the Adaska. Hasley M. Rhodes, 3026 Wyandotte street, field agent of the bureau of statistics in the-department of agri culture, sent the sample of the wheat to the agricultural college at Fort Collins, sending some at the same time to the department of agriculture at Washington. Rhodes learned of the wheat in con nection with his government work, and investigated the story of Its de velopment. He visited Adams and talked with hln about It, finally pur chasing a small amount. He has sown some of it In his back yard and de- wheat for this year and last, amount l"g to 120.000 bushels, has been bought by an eastern man. with the exception of about 30.000 bushels re served for supplying the farmers In Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Kansas, allowing each farmer no more than one bushel. The entire crop s in the hands of Adams. Its discoverer, who is selling it at J20 a bushel. HAVE PLANTS INTELLIGENCE? Ancient Theory of Darwin Ajrnln to Do Disoiissoil. London, Aug. 6. Preparations are being made by the British Society for the Advancement of Science for the greatest meeting In Its history next month, when scientists from all over the world will be present. The oc casion will mark the jubilee or semi centennial anniversary of the an nouncement of Charles Darw in's fam ous theories. Francis Darwin, a son nf the great naturalist and himself a man of renown In scientific circles, will preside at the session. Professor Darwin will reiterate In his inaugural address the contention that plants are endowed with Intelli gence, for which he was criticised by ro-srlcntists years ago. Darwin il lustrated his theory chiefly by climb-' ine plants and the response of plants to the Influence of light, deducing therefrom that plants have memory and so develop habits. He will particularly describe the hop and bryony plants, showing that their Intelligence and memory are hardly less than those of the lowest animals. a;i:k ri.'msAL depahtment GIVES TIPS TO IIOl'KKWIVES. "tlomont!) or Cold Storngu Men That : us Are Jut nt (JimhI After Two V. j Hint; Yean on lee Are Refuted Some Rules to lie Observed. What American housewife Is able to tell a cold-storage chicken from a fresh one? How many American households regularly eat "fresh" chicken that Is only "fresh" in Its re cent resurrection from the seclusion of two or three years In the refriger ator of the storage company. It has long been the boast of the cold-storage men that fowls are Just as desirable After two or three years Icing as on the day they are killed. This claim Is strenuously combatted In a report made by the department of agriculture. One object of the re port Is to furnish a graphic guide to chicken purchasers, so that they may be able to tell the fresh chicken from the cold stosage article. When you see a chicken, the mus cles of which are so drawn as to cause it to hang, for Instance, with the head doubled up; when the skin Is mottled with a greenish tint; when there Is a sharp, although not putrefying odor; when the comb and gills are nearly dried up: when the skin is so brittle over the breast bone and at the leg joints as to crack when rubbed that Is the fowl to beware of as If It were the plague. It is the three-year-old cold-storage fowl. The fresh killed chicken, continues the report, has a clean, pale, soft yel low skin, translucent enough to show salmon pink flesh beneath, and flexi ble there are no signs of reddish or greenish blotches; the comb and gills are a brilliant red and the feather papillae distinct because of their ele vation above the skin, although of the same color. When drawn It Is ex ceedingly easy to tell the' fresh chick en from the cold-storage fowl; the flesh and muscles of the former are a salmon pink in color and the Inter ior organs have an unmistakable bloom; the two-year-old or three- year-old chicken has none of that tint on the muscles and skin. The skin Itself is leathery; there are red rust spots, and perhaps green Mutches; the body Is covered with ir regular hollows and distended lumps, where watery slime or gas collects. The feather papillae have darkened. Exposure to the air for a few hours produces a characteristic odor ap proaching that o putrid flesh. The department of agriculture's ex. iu.rt thus sums up: "The dictum of the warehouse men that there is no change in cold-storage poultry and that It may be kept for an Indefinite period ea'nnot be ac cepted in Its entirety. Both micro scopic study and taste of the cooked fowl confirm the fact that degenera tion does take place. "It seems most desirable that n P!irefi, tin'y should be made to de ti rm'ne whether stieli alterations as have been noted affect the appearance and histological' Integrity of the flesh only, or whether, as has been as sorted bv some, the consumption of poultry after long periods of cold- storage, ts not responsible ror some of the obscure Intestinal disorders d'sorders and the Imperfect metabol ism from which modern luunanltv especially tile dwellers In large cities, are so .!(.; to suffer." to turn your kitchen In n breezes all summer long. The sultry August days will be almost unbearablo unless you supply your home and office with ELECTRIC FANS to stir the air. Wo can fur nish Electric Fans and every modern Electrical appliance at wonderfully small cost. -AY SC. MM 9 Electrical and Gas supplies of all kinds. me for estimates. J. L. VAUGHAN, KEEP COOL! While doing your week's Ironing. It Is not necessary to turn your kitchen into a bake oven If you have one of my ELECTRIC IRONS. Inexpensive, simple to use and always ready for use. Price J 8.00, guaranteed for one year. Houso wiring, etc. "See 122 W. Court St. Phone Main 139. EOU ILLEGAL FENCING., MAN LESS (Mil A MENACE. Stork Dring Only Female Children to Member. St. Louis. Aug. 6. Alton men may be forced to appeal to President Roosevelt to wield the big stick In breaking up the Manless club, which promises to become a national men ace and reduce the visible supply of voters to the vanishing point. The Manless club was formed three years ago in Alton, the charter mem bers being 14 prominent women of the town, all married. Since that time eight of the members have been visited by the stork, and In every Instance the bird has left a baby girl. Branches of the club have ITeen or ganized In many clUes and in states as far as Colorado and California. It Is alleged that among the members of these subordinate lodges the stork Is Just as partial to female children and it Is feared that If the Idea is carried further posterity will consist of the gentle sex only. ROADS WON'T HELP FAIR. WHAT IS A PIGEON? Superior Court of Mnwnehnsottfl Will lie Called upon to Settle Question. Boston. Aug. 6. Is a pigeon a fowl or a bird? This Is a question which the superior court will be called upon to decide at a future ses sion. Fanciers all over the country have become Interested, and it Is will be required to settle the prob lem. The controversy grows out of a suit brought by John and W. O. clares that he believes from its pres- Erwln of Easton against F. Sherwood ent appearance that It will produce Keith, a neighbor, who Is a pigeon 200 times as much as he planted. fancier. It was alleged by the Er Rhodes says he knows nothing of j wns that "certain fowls" owned by the quality of the wheat, further than Ketj, aia great damage to their what he could tell from examining property. A verdict In favor of the that he bought. He says he believes j plaintiffs was given. Now Keith hat It will test about equal with ordinary taken the matter to the superior wheats. court, basing his appeal on the tech- Rhodes says he has learned from nCfti ground that a pigeon Is not a Adams that the entire yield of the "fowl," as set forth In the complaint. Washington Coiiiiiaiiio-, Will Run No SMelnl Trains. No special trains will be run Into North Y.iklma this year to the stati fair, says the Yakima Republic. There will be no excursions from any special points. The railroad charge to North Yakima for the fair will be a fare and a third. This will be good on all trains and as a consequence tile state fair management will make no effort t'o run special excursion trains, The Northern Pacific railroad decline absolutely, to give a better rate than that named above. Last year a single fare, or one way price, was charged for the round trip during the fair week to visitors to this town from arty part of the state and the fair management was obliged to make a guarantee of a $500 busi ness for the company. The previous year the company gave a $3.50 rate from Seattle and Tacoma, the ticket carrying with it a 50-cent admission to the fair grounds. In that Instance a guarantee of $1000 was made to the railroad company. The lowest rate the railroad au thorities will consider this year Is that of a fare and a third, and it Is the un derstanding of the state fair manage ment that the refusal to go any better In the Interests of the show Is based on a general "agreement between all the railroads doing business within the' state. tCIINCE PREVENTS BALDNESS. Th. Fatal Germ .mi It. Remedy Not? Facta at gclea.ee. It Is the rarest thing In the world for a man to be necessarily bald. No man whose hair is not dead at the roots, need b bald if he will use Nowbro's Herpb clde, the nw scalp antiseptic. Ilcrp! clde destroys the germ that cuts the ha!r off at the root; and cleans the scalp of dandruff and leaves It In a' perfectly healthy condition. Mr. Jdumiult, In tho Marrland Block, Butte, Mont., was en tirely bald. In less than a month llerpl- xlde bad removed the enemies of hair rrowth, and nature did Its work by cov ering his head with thick li.ilr an mHi leng, and 1n,lx weeks ho had a. norm ii ult of hair. Hold by lending d.-oc?l-t.. Send lOe. In stumps for snmtjlo o Tn: Herpiclde Co., itetrolt, Mich. Two lice SO cents and 11.00. A. C. Koeppen A Broa. Three Suits Against Dig Slock Com panies of Oregon. The government has filed criminal suits In Portland against three cor porations and several Individuals charging them with having unlawful ly fenced and maintained fences en closing more than 1000 acres of Ore gon land Illegally. The principal corporation mention ed In the complaints Is the William Hanley company of which Harry L. Corbett of Portland lse secretary and treasurer. It Is claimed that this con cern hns more than 82,000 acres of land In Harney county enclosed by fences which It has been maintaining for years. ' The officials of the Pacific Live stock company, which is charged with enclosing 23,000 acres of government land, are Henry Miller of San Fran cisco, president; C. V. Merrltt, sec retary, and John Gilchrist, man ager. This tract lies In Malheur count'. In the suits against the American Livestock company Edwin B. Hill Is also mentioned as a defendant. All told, five suits were filed by Dr. McCourt. Three of these were against the corporations and the oth er two against Ellzah and Roy T.-J Oliver. The land that Is claimed they have . Illegally fenced Is In Union county. John F. and Ralph O. Smith are named aa the defendants In the other case, the land In question being In linker county. t PORTLAND'S MAMMOTH STORE. Million Dollar Department Store Is to Do Erected. The million dollar department slore proposition of the Trustee company of Portland on the Pennoyer block is about to crystallize into the begin ning of construction work, says tho Oregon Dally Journal. The Trustee company has nearly completed arrangements to commence the building and the work will be started this month. W. D. Wood, president of the Seattle Trustee com pany, J. B. Melkie and A. L. Hawley, president and vice-president respect ively of the Trustee company of Portland, are In conference In this city today and during the week a meeting for the organization will be held. The department store building, equipment and ground on the Pen noyer block, for lease to Olds, Wort man & King, will cost In excess of $1,000,000. The company more than a year ago secured a lease on the block at a rental of $1500 per month for n period of 60 years. The construction of the new build ing will require a year and a half. Should the building be commenced this month. It would not be ready for occupancy by the big department store before January of 1910. Tho building will cost between $500,000 and $600,000, and the equip ment will represent $250,000 more. This, with the ground value will make the entire plant represent con siderably more than $100,000. The store is expected to be one of the mercantile marvels of the country. The best Ideas from all department stores In America have been gath ered and are embraced In the plans of construction and equipment. Gold Nuggets. J. E. Williams Is In the city from his Snake river placer at the mouth of Powder river, says the Baker City Democrat: He Is displaying a number of gold nuggets which are good for the eyes. Tho gentleman is operating with a pipe ainl will work considerable good ground this season. Mr. Williams says t lie railroad company Is laying tails about nine miles below Huntington. Ti e pioneers of the Inland Empire will meet In Walla Walla Thursday In the eighth annual gathering of the association. A big dinner will served to the pioneers. bo THE SHOW SHOP Cor. Main & Court Sts. A. C. Friedly, Mgr. The Poor Officer A Bothersome Husband Bashful Young Man In Government Service Illustrated SongBright Eyes. Pendleton's Passenger Time Card Arriving Pendleton O. R. & N. Leaving Pendleton Portland Passenger . . . 4:10 p. m. Chicago-Portland Special. 4 :40 p. m. Portland-Chicago Express 2:55 a. m. Portland Passenger .... 8:00 a. m. Chicago-Portland Special 12:25 p. m. Portland-Chicago Express 1:05 a. m. O. R. & N. WASHINGTON DIVISION Spokane Passenger , '. 4:30 p. m. Walla Walla Passenger 10:50 a. m. Spokane Passenger .... ............ 12:30 p. m. Walla Walla Passenger 4:50 p. in.. NORTHERN PACIFIC Pasco Passenger 11 :30 a. m. and 2:00 p. m. Pasco Passenger. 4:30 p. m. UMATILLA CENTRAL Pilot Rock Passenger . . . 3:15 p. m. Pilot Rock Passenger ... '. 8:45 a. m.