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Crtlumb'n Mtl. mtmk Salt mnttml 51ST YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1915. NUMBER 22. AN INTKRESTINU LKTTEK. Harry Pctree Dctcrlbct Hit Vacation Bicycle Trip Through lb East. Washington, D. 0., Sept. It, 1915. Dkaii Fatiirr: You have asked me to write you a little sketch of my recent bicycle trip, to here Koei: As you know I hid decided to take a little vacation before I started Into school, and to use It for a bicycle trip to some of the summer resorts on the Atlantic Coast, so I applied to the Chief for live daynof my annual leave. My request was ((ranted, and 1 was Riven live days, beginning Saturday, September 4. Countlnirtwo Saturday half holidays, twoSundays, and Labor nay, this gave me nine days for my vacation. Friday evening, September 4, atthe close of onice hours I hurried to my room, changed to my riding clothes, packed my luggage on the baek of my bicycle, and left Washington at S p. m. The weather was Ideal with only a very slight wind against me, and the roads were a perfect dream (not a nightmare such as I found In some places In the West), and by" o'clock 1 had easily covered 20 miles. At this point my hind tire went down. An automobile was pacing and I hailed It for the purpose of getting a patch. A young lady In the back seat smiled sweetly upon me, tinder the Impression, I suppose, that 1 was lllrllng with her, but the car didn't slop. Then 1 walked about a mile, until I reached the edge of Savage, Maryland. A motorcycle was passing, and the rider, seeing my trouble, stopped and told mo to go across town to his home and he would help me out. On arriving there, he patched up the tire and Invited me to stay with him that night. He was a preacher, and boarded with a widow who had two or threo sons working in Washington. I stayed thero over night, took breakfast and started on at i). I soon reached Iialtlmore. Hero, I lost a bolt from my luggage carrier, but ran across a man who helped me out of my trouble. My back tiro gave me trouble, but mo torcycle man from Washington gave me some tape to patch It up, and I made It last until night. The country outside of Iialtlmore a few miles was almost mountainous In character, with long, winding, steep hills, down which terrlllc speed could be made, owing to thcsinooth surface of the bituminous concrete. The scenery was very pretty, but In no part of the trip (and I corned the best part of the Mist) did J tlnd a sec tion so green and fertile as that ad joining Oregon, Missouri. In a few miles I was passed by a friend from Washington, riding a motorcycle to Atlantic City, and we had a short vis It on tlio run. At Havre de Grace, there Is a descent of perhaps a mile and a half, down a steep hill, out of the highland, and you come to a bridge over the Susquehanna River, which Is at leut a mile wide at this point. Through Delaware to Wil mington, the country Is rolling farm land. Just before reaching Wilmington, I overtook the motorcycle friend who gave me the tape, and lie was quite surprised to tee me. II had his wife with him In a aide car, and did not care to tire her, but atlll he had thought he was making good time. He waa so aurprlsed at my feat that he thought I ought tocelebratebydrlnk Ing a cocktail with him. I declined, and hla wife compromised with some chewing gum. About this time I crossed a track where a dago was a watchman, lie saw my khaki trous ers and asked: "Do you belong to the aoljf" Shortly a fellow on a motor cycle, with a tandem attachment, stopped. He came up, fairly swelling with Importance, and asked for tome A u..k I.I. - I "My, but I am dirty. I came pretty near 100 miles today." I threw all the scorn I could command into my voice and answered, "Humph! I have come over 90 and 1 have only a bike." He shriveled up about SO per cent. At Wilmington I Intended to get a new tire, and entered a store, where the shopkeeper wasn't on to ids Job, so I hurried out and stopped at an other, and they referred me back to the first. I told them the man was asleep, and it would be cruel to wake him up, that I could get a tire In Philadelphia. Just out of Wilmington, at the foot of a ateep hill, I came as near run ning over, or at least against, a mo torman, as I care to. It would have been less of a shock if I had hit him, I think, as I had about made up my mind that a collision was Inevitable, lie shook hla fist at me and "cussed," and I said nothing, as I didn't blame him. He was probably as shaken as I was. Within a mile or two my tire went down again. Seeing that It was only 3:30, and I had gone 100 miles already, and that Philadelphia was only 30 miles distant, I decided to make 4 record. So, I made a hurry-up repair, and was off by 4. The roads were only fair, the country was hilly, but I made fair time, and by 0:30 was in the edge of Philadelphia. I was intend ing to reach Uroad k Diamond by quitting time, and supposed It must be close by. I told my troubles to a policeman, and he soothed rr.y tired spirit by the welcome (V) news that "Ilroad & Diamond Is about twelve miles from here." It was, and over all the cobblestones I could find. Ily 8 my destination was only a few blocks distant, and I began to look for lodg ing. My appearance I fear was not altogether prepossessing. My feet were covered with road tar, my pants were dusty, and my shirt waa black from perspiration and from carrying two second hand tires (which I bought for2Jc)on my shoulder across Phila delphia. So I asked where the near est Police Station was. It was only two blocks, and I went to It, and told my story, stating that I was In no shape to go to a hotel, and requesting a placo to stay over night. They all acted pretty decent, and I went out and took my old tire oil my wheel and replaced It with .one of the others. Then I went to a faucet and took a bath, changed my shirt, combed my hair, dusted as well as I could, and again presented myself to the Lieu tenant. Ily this time a reporter on the Public Ledger was waiting, as lie had been called to get my Interesting story. He got the particulars, In cluding who my folks were, and when he called the night editor, I found that the Hon. Frank Petree's fame had spread quite w Idely, for, although I merely told him that Frank Petrce was an attorney at Oregon, Missouri, he told the editor that I was the son of a very prominent and well-known attorney. He said my story was good stun. That I was very different from the common run of bums who apply for lodging. He promised faithfully to send me a copy of the paper with mystory.to Waslilnglon.but hedldn't One of the olllcers showed me a com fortable Morris chair, where I lay down until 11 o'clock. All of the of tlcers seemed Interested In my story, and one of them, who was formerly a hike rider, mapped out a routu tn Trenton. At II o'clock the turnkey came In and took mo to a cell and locked me In. 1 gave Mm the price of twobcers and asked to be awakened at 'f.'M, which lie promised to do. I then looked around myspaclous apartment. It was barely furnished Indeed, as the only furniture was a board about IS Inches wide and the length of the cell, which 1 at once surmised was a bed. I rolled my Jersey up as a pil low, covered with my oil cloth which covered my pack, and prepared to sleep. The prison, It soon developed, waa occupied by others than me. Oil to one aide was ahoarae-volceddrunk, an old woman, who alternately called out huskily; "God, Ood, do you hear me?" etc., and then cursed the turn key. This kept up for some hours. Soon there was a commotion In the next cell, a dull thud, followed by groans and curses, which soon changed to anores, telling of a fellow prisoner who had fallen from bis nar row perch onto the cement floor Soon afterward, the police brought In ten or twelve prisoners, having raided a gang that was making a fuss at a party, which made four or Ave In each cell. They all seemed to be In a mind to sing, being drunk, and they sang! At times they all sang the same song, some singing one line, and some another, but they all "sang and made a Joyful noise." In aplte of these and other disturb ances, I alept until 130, when I was awakened by the opening of the cell andaprlsonerwasthruailn. He was a young man about 23, not altogether displeasing In appearance, and when he entered he looked at me, and said, "Say, what they got you In here for?" I said I was staling over night. He said, "Gee. you're lucky, They will probably stick you about ten bones and let you oil. They got me on the cnarge or drawing a pistol on my mother-in-law." We soon be came acquainted, being companions in misfortune, and I offered to let him share my bed, but ho declined, saying he waa too much excited. We hit It up amazingly, so muchsoln fact. that when about 2 the turnkey told me come, on out, he aald, "Please don't take my pard away." The kind-hearted turnkey aald, "Well, I will give you two more," and put a couple or eoona in with him. The turnkey took me back to the Morris chair, and I alept there till morning. I got up at 0:30, feeling line, tn spite of my 130 miles and lack of sleep the previous night, packed my luggage, bade good-bye to my cellmates, who all wished me good luck, and started off for Trenton. I had not gone far before I realised that something was seriously wrong with my three-speed coaster brake, and wasted an hour taking It apart and putting It together two or three limes. When 1 finally got it In as good order as I was capable of doing, I found that the only speed that was working was tho high, WJ Inches, and the wind was against me strong, but there was nothing tu do but make the best of It. The street leading from Philadelphia out toward Trenton was the North east lloulevard, a beautiful road with parking between thethree broad bands of asphalt. After I left the lioule- vard, the road to Trenton w as through a level or slightly rolling country, but the roads were butu. 1 crossed the Delaware about noon, passed through Trenton, and turned east across New Jersey toward the' coast. The roads of New Jersey In ge"r are almost perfect. At least .iiaw were. The greater part of them sumed to be of gravel, mixed with Just enough clay to bind them Into a solid surface, and It makes an easier riding road than macadam or concrete, not being so hard. Tho stale as a whole Is very nearly Hat, although some of It if rather rolling. It appears to be very fertile farm land, though Northwest Missouri docs not suiter by comparison with It. From Freehold to the coast t lie roads were wonderfully smooth, and led through a green belt of scrub oak and pine. Hundreds of autos were passing both ways, many occupied by people going to some of the myriad coast resorts to spend Labor Day, and others by people re turning from their vacations. For about twenty miles north of Manasquan.lhe coast Is lined with re sort cities and hundred thousand dol lar homes of various millionaires. I regret very much that I did not got to go north, as I heard many glow Ing dcscrlptlonsof theextravsgant beauty of Shadow Lawn, and other summer homes or the rich. Asbury Park Is a place quite well known over this part of the country comparing very well with Atlantic City hi that respect. My destination was Manasqiian, It Is a nice little town of about j.tHW, set hack about a mile from thu coast Along this part of the shore the land, a short distance back from the coast, Is very lltlltt above sea level, and the coast Is IN) feet or so higher, so that the sea Is not visible until you stand on the very brink. I was very anxious to see tho ocean, and could scarcely wait, especially when I got close enough to hear the booming of the waves on the shore. It wasto me a wonderful sight, and I stood watch ing It for over an hour. Then I went back to the town and hunted up a friend, Harry Hambleton, although I had written him I waa coming on my bike; he was surprised to tee. me as lie didn't think I would make the trip. That night and the next, I slept in a co.y little two-room bungalow down on the lake. It Is the finest place In the world to sleep, as the breezes come sweeping over, strong and pun gent with the tang of the sea, and maybe you think I wasn't In shape to enjoy it. This letter is already long enough and I will have to atop. I will tell you about my experiences at the sea shore, and my return trip to Wash ington In another letter. Haiiiiv. Lawrence Philbrick Classy Sign Painter. With one or two exceptlona all the signs gracing the pens where the fancy cattle entered In the St. Joseph Stocker and Feeder Show, are exhib ited, were painted by Lawrence Phil brick, the 111 year old son of J. C Philbrick, the Illlnolsavenuedrugglst, assisted by Jesse Peterson, another Soutli Side young man. The signs are real works or art, as good as any com merlclal algn painters produce. The two young men worked night and day since Monday painting the signs and getting them ready In time for the show -St. Joseph Dally Journal, Sep timber 17. Well, all Tub Skntinkl has to say In regard tp the foregoing, Is that we are proud of him He Is a Holt coun ty boy, and born here In Oregon. We have seen his work, and know that It Is par-excellent. Lawrence Walker.whohas returned from his prospecting trip In the south, Informs ua that he Durchasad land. near Macon, Mississippi, He Is very favorably Impressed with that country. Select Seed Com Early. Frost may make good seed corn as rare next spring as it was In 1912 J. C. Hackleman, Missouri College of Agriculture, says: Always select seed corn In the field before frosts and freezes Injure It. Scoop shovel selection, or even more careful crib picking next spring, wll be especially fatal If frott Injures tl.e corn this fall. When the harvest Is on and von be gin ts gather the crop, you can not tell which ears matured early and would be likely to produce an early crop that will avoid frost next year. toil are loo busy to study seed corn, anyhow, when trying to put as many bushels as possible Into the crib each day. Only In the field Is It possible to know whether an ear Is large becamo It was produced on the only stalk In the hill and so had more than Its share of sunshine and plant food. Careful experiment stations testsliave shown that tho ears which are good in spite or having been grown on poor soli and in a somewhat crowded stand are more productive than those on ilghly fertile fields or In thin sands. Only In tho field can you tell whether the ear was too high or too Ion on the stalk and whether It stood so erect that the fall rains would en ter the husks and spoil the car. Kar.s that stand almost erect will be ma terially Injured In case of a prolonged rainy fall even though no frosts or freezes should come before the corn Is harvested. If the corn should be frozen before harvesting and when It ts s'lll wet from a cold rain, It Is not unreasonable to think some of ll would be killed. Ears that have a longer shank and point down are much better Kir height Is Important not only becaue the lower ears are more con venlent to harvest, hut also because prolonged experiments have proved that low ears are uenerally earlier In maturing than the high ears. There fore, select the ears that appear on the stalk from three to four feel high and unconsciously, li.a surely, the ear height and maturity of corn your will be Influenced. Do Your Hens Lay. If not, use sour milk, beef scrap, or green cut bone and gather more eggs. "Milk or meal In thu ration may make all the difference between protlt and loss," declares II. L. Kenipster, professor or Poultry Husbandry of thu Missouri College of Agriculture "Wuknow from our tests at Hit- Kx- perlmenl Station and from the exper lence of poultry-men every where. We got only ni'i eggs from a pen of hens Ilia, ate noanlmal food, while anoth er pen or hens, no better In any way, but fed sour milk, laid 17?.'l Thoe fed beef scrap laid Iu2 eggs. While this Is a higher record than either of the others, the sour milk Is so much cheaper and easier to get on most farms that we recommend It most highly. At 20 cents a dozen, the eggs from the hens fed sour milk brought 2U.71 and those from the hens fed beef scrap, 130 03. The dllTernce wouldn't begin to pay for the extra cost and trouble of beef scrap. The big thing to remember Is that the hens fed no animal food brought little more than half as much egg money. Theory and experience both say 'Feed the laying hen sour milk as part of her ration.' " A good sour milk ration: Corn four parts; wheat, two parts; bran mid dlings, one part; corn meal, one part; sour milk separately. Give 100 hens 21 gallons of milk and from lu to a pounds of other food a day, Too Many Pawpaws. M. II, (Mortle) Martin, the popular and hustling superintendent of our light and water plant, also connected with The Home Phone, Is very fond of the luscious, Juicy, sweet and r6 matte Missouri banana, co Thursday of last week, In company with his father, D. M. Martin, they drove down, Just below Curzon, where Mor tie wanted to look over a new tele phone line that was being run and of course there are plenty of pawpaw bushes In that neighborhood, hanging full of this fruit. "Jack Frost" had also been there, so the fruit was Just right. D. M. is an old-time MUsourlan, and nothing so much would phase him, consequently he ate two or three. Now, Mortle says he only ale one, but from his looks after he got back to town, lie certainly ate more, for he pre aented the appearance of a swelled toad or poisoned pup, and as a conse quence a doctor had to be called, and he waa a pretty sick man that night, and did not feel much better, Friday, but we are glad to state that lie la now all right again, but do not men tlon pawpaws to him. There issome thlnif rather curious alimit Mm war this fruit serves some people, but very few, however It is rank poison to them, and we guess Mortle ts one nf them that the fruit does not scree with. Nearly Drowned. Mrs. C. J. Herman, of llayward, Wisconsin, writes us, under a recent date, that they came near losing their youngest son, Wlllard, aged six years, uy drowning, and was very fortunate not to have drowned herself. They had gone tlshlng, and the little boy had caught a frog and ran on ahead of the rest of them to put the frog In li.eiake. Site had Just set the lunch basket down, when she she heard a splash, and Wlllard was out of sight in me water, having slipped from a log on which he was standing. Mrs. Herman Jumped Into tho water and grabbed him by the toes as he was going down the second time, and drug mm out, out ir it had not been for the log both would have drowned, as she hung to the log and got out with the boy She says Mr. Herman N busy all of the time-weather awful nice. Lots of garden truck and croos In general good. Their many rela lives and friends here rejoice with them over their escape. Explosion nt Cold Storage Plant. What came near being a serious ex plosion occured at the Oregon Cold Storage Plant last Thursday mornlcg, September 2.1. Will Ilanna, manager and one of the proprietors, had start ed the condenser to work, and lu ord er to hurry the ammonia through the pipes, had opened the valves, freely, Intending to watch and reduce the Mow, but a customer came In, and lie neglected to regulate them, when an explosion took place, blow lug out the packing Mr. Ilat.nt at once rushed tu the machine to turn oil the valves, and In doing so his right hand and wrist were severly frozen, and his hand and wrist now look as If they had been badly burned or scalded, but he Is now thought to he getting along all right, and was only away from his place of business a few hours. No further damage was done, and the loss, we are Informed, was a few gal lons of ammonia. Wheal For Hogs. Field damaged wheat good for hogs even If llrst-class grain Is too high The grade and market price of part of the IUI.i wheat crop has been so much reduced sprouting lu the shock that It is not too high for hog feed, lie cent feeding tests by L. A. Weaver at the Missouri Experiment Station have shown that wheat fed alone gives greater gains In fattening hogs than either corn alone or corn mixed with wheat. The addition of tankage to the ration resulted In still more economical gains, especially during the early part of the feeding period. If ground, the wheat Is better dl gested and three pecks produce as much gain aa a bushel or unground wheat, both being soaked. Cupid Knocks Out Dad. Falls City, Neb., September 22, Charles Franklin Jump and Gertrude Eva Walker, of Forest City, Mo , were married here yesterday morning by Judge Wlltse. At the Ilurllngton sta tlon they were halted by Deputy Sheriff McNulty, who received a phone message from the bride's father to hold the couple till he got there. When he found they already had been married, lie told the sheriff to send them home on the next train St. Jo seph Gazette. Methodist Episcopal Church. Owing to a washout Dr. Swadener, who was to have spoken last Sunday night In the Interest of the AMI saloon League, was unable to reach ua and Brother Clagget preaced a very timely and helpful sermon. There will be preaching next Sun day, morning and night. This will be the last Sunday before conference, which convenes at Cameron, Mo., Oc tober (1-12, lull. Sunday morning will be Missionary Day In the Sunday school. A large offering Is desired. J, W. Andbuson, pastor A visit with Fred Markt now In the hospital at St. Joseph, found him Improving nicely following an opera tlon. nis nurse Is Harry, aon of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Kaull, who formerly realded in Forest City, where Harry waa rataed. He la a graduate of the St. Joaeph medical school, and la taking an Interne courae at the Sis ters' hospital.. Dry Seed Com Now. Freezing with this moisture In the kernel endangers next year's croD. "Drying seed corn Is even more Im portant than selection this fall." ears J. C. Hackleman, of the Missouri Col- lego of Agriculture. If frozen with as much moisture as it seems likely to contain when the first freezing comes, ii may w almost worthless as seed next spring. To avoid danger from early frost, select the most mature ears In the Held and dry thoroughly at once. I f a neighbor's corn of seed va riety ripens earlier arrange to pick In his Held. Seed grown In the locality In which it is to be planted Is always to be chosen In preference to that shipped In from a distance. Air drying In the sunshine Is slower but safer unless tire-drying absolutely Ii necessary to secure safety from freez ing. Well dryed corn will stand any freeze It Is likely to get In Missouri but the danger from too rapid fire drying is only less than that from freezing. The corn Is not safe for storage or exposure to cold weatherqulte as toon as the appearance of the kernels might indicate because there Is so much more moisture In the cob and the cob Is so much slower In drying than the kernels. lie sure not to store In the cob to cause heat or molding. hach ear should be so placed In wire or slat racks, or so hung that no two ears will hang together so as to hold molsturo and cause molding. The storage place should be airy and well ventilated. It should not be closed until drying Is completed, un less cold weather necessitates closing. A little lire may be used to hasten drying. Drying pointers: Dry In sunshine and fresh air. Dry before danger of freezing. I se tire very carefully, If at all. Dry the cob thoroughly as well as thu kernel. To avoid heating or molding, let no ear touch the next ear. A Statement. To the Gentleman or the Mirror: Many thanks for the shower of bou quet you hav e t brow n; most of w lilch, however, fell very wide of the mark, as I, (llie author of the arllclethtllled "Shall we Pave"rj, know absolutely nothing about the edltoral entitled ' Oregon to Pave." Tint Scntinki.Is at perfect liberty loglvuyou my name, and 1 assiimu full responsibly for all the statements made In the article Shall We PaveY" -but nothing more. The tvvu articles aro entirely dis tinct and of separate origin; and a man with a mirror should go a llttlo more careful about Jumping at conclusions. The nice little "packages' ycu have handed out are entirely harmless and do not merit any comment-except to say that I will cheerfully gratify your apparent desire for Information, on proper occasion, regarding the various funds for public enterprises to which I havo contributed, and of which I have no cause to be ashamed, but it is obviously entirely out of place for any of us to be publicly and constant ly alluding to these so-called virtues. Citizen. C. E. Notes. Our social last Friday evening was a decided success. Nearly all mem bers and many visitors were present and the evening was spent In games and guessing contests. At the end a fine lunch waa served by the ladles. The program Sunday evening was led by Helen Jones with a good at tendance. The prayer meeting com mittee will meet at Wick Greene' home Tuesday evening of this week to elect ortlcers and leaders for the coming quarter. Every one please be present next Sunday evening, our consecration meeting. D. B. M. Mrs. Hose Varlck and baby, of Omaha, Neb., after a pleasant week's visit here with tier friend, Mrs. Guy Conrad, returned to her home on Sat urday last. Miss Resale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Watson, Jr., was taken to a St. Joseph hospital Sunday last, by her physician, Dr. Kearney. She has been a sufferer for somo time, caused by falling down a stairway. The annual report of the commis sioner of pensions, for the year end ing June 30, 1015, contains some In teresting data: Ten per cent of the Invalid penslonera died during the year ending June 30, 1015. The roll now contalna 390,370, which la 33,255 less than a year ago. The total pay ments for the year were 1150,008,771. The total deatha since the close of the war are 1,816,905, and the pay ments on account of penalona since the olose of the war totals 14,614,643,-267.