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, " BREWSTER HERALD II WASHINGTON NEWS ITEMS OF INTEREST Brief Resume of Happenings of the Week Collected for Our Readers. Air mail service will be inaugura ed September 15 from Pasco, Wash., to Spokane, Portland, Tacoma and Seattle. Succumbing to burns received two weeks ago at Lake Stevens, near Ev. erett, when a gasoline stove exploded L. R. Bigelow, Woodland, Cal., Y. M. C. A. worker, died in a hospital. Only about 300 carloads of prunes remain to be shipped from the Walla Walls valley, 392 having been moved, with the shipments nearing the end, the price is expected by shippers to strengthen. Buried beneath several tons of earth, whch fell while he wan exca- bating gravel near Aberdeen, the body of George Churchill, 33, Aberdeen fire- man, was recovered a half hour after the acclden/e. Detective Oscar Haukedahl was named chief of police of Spokane by Public Safety Commissioner Lambert. Haukedahl, a member of the police department since 1913, succeeds J. Wesley Turner. Improvement of about 2 miles of lfew highway along the Willow Grove dike bordering the Columbia river, west of Longview, was agreed Upon by residents of the district and the Cowlitz county commissioners. Huckleberries are ripening in great quantities on the slopes of Mount St. Helens in the vicinity of Spirit lake, according to those who visited the lake recently, and many parties have gathered large quantities of the bar. ties. Blackberries are being received in large quantities at the plants of the Oregon Packing company and the Washington Growers Co-operative at Vancouver, and hundreds of women are finding employment at the two plants. The Cathlamet Commercial club will Join with similar organizations of Skamokawa and Grays River in an effort to secure state help in placing the Skamokawa-Grays River road in repair before beginning of the winter weather. , Emergency appropriations'of"$4-0 were provided by the Cowlitz county commissioners. One was for $1500 for operating the sheriff's office for the rest of the year, and the other ,was for $2500 for jail expenses and feeding prisoners. The Coffman.Dobson Investment company, subsidiary of the Coffman- Dobson Bank & Trust company, pie. neer Chehalls bank, has acquired con. trol of the Toledo State bank from V. R. Buckmaster, who has headed the concern several years. Bids foI: two rural mail routes were called for at Hoquiam and the an. puncement made of the discontinu- ance of existing routes in the radial service from Hoquiam to Moelips and Taholah. The new service, which goes into effect October 1, will em- brace a new route to Taholoh. Six square blocks, of blackened ruins stood as mute evidence of u spectacular flre that destroyed the lumber and fuel storage yards of the McGoldrick Lumber company, a san- itarium, an apartment building and 14 frame houses in Spokane recently, with a total loss of $350,000. Clark county spent $632,067.35 in the general fund in the 1928 school year that ended Ist June, in compari- son with $609,166.32 for the previous fiscal year. The bond fund was $80,. 819.38, in comparison with $74,753.36 the year before, and the building fund in 1928 $171,746.89, in comparison wRh $248,731.31 in 1927, making a total of $384,633.62 spent in 1928, in compari- son with $932,650.99 spent in 1927. L II e I HII, ,I l e|l II ' THE MARKET8 Portland , Wheat--Big Bend bluestem, $1.35; soft white, western white, $1.25; hard winter, northern spring, western red, $i.22. Hay -- Alfalfa, $19@19.50 per ton; valley timothy, new, $19@19.50; east. era Oregon i' $20.50@21; t mothy, new, clover, $16; oat hay, $16; oats ant vetch, $16.50. Butterfat--46@50c. Eggs--Ranch, 30@38c. CattleSteers, good, $11@11.50. Hogs--Good to choice, $10@12.50. Lambs--Good to choice, $11@1- Seattle WheatSoft white, western white, $1.25; hard winter, western red, nartl ern spring, $1.22; bluestem, $1.3t. Eggs--Ranch, 30@39c. Butterfat--50c. Cattle--Choice steers, $10.50@11.i5Q Hogs--Prime light, $12.65@12.75. Lambs--Choice, $II@II.50. Spokane Cattle--Steers, good, 9.75@10.50. Hogs--Good and choice, $12@12.2& Lambs--Choice, $9.00. Yakima county commissioners have approved plans of the Northwest Na- tural Gas company for a pipeline to serve Sunnyside, Grandview and Mab- ton. Residents of the little town of Boyds were preparing to make a last desperate stand against the wind- driven Dollar mountain forest fire which had been carried to the edge of the Kettlt river, within striking distance of the town. The fire had covered more than 70,000 acres. Continued good weather is the hope of Clark county prune men, W. H. Wood, association manager, said re- cently. The recent rain did not last long enough to damage the fruit and no more is needed, as drying will start in about two weeks. Dryers are being repaired and renovated and will be ready when the harvest starts. The large warehouse of Strauss & Co., built at Tekoa 39 years ago, has received a record amount of wheat. According to the manager I. S, Woods, 3300 sacks were taken in through one door, which is more than has been handled there on any previous day. The elevator is filled and care of the abundant crop Is a strain on ware. house space. C. C. Sperry and A. C. Martin, blol. ngists of the United States depart. ment of agriculture, were In Aberdeen recently making a survey for a possl- ble migratory bird refuge somewhere in the Grays Harbor Qdistrict. They said they are surveying the entire western portion of Washington, and that such a sanctuary would have to be selected by congress. First honors in the canning division of the Cowlltz county Juvenile fair at Woodland went to the Silver Lake Canning club. The Longview Baking club placed first in that division, with the Rose Valley club second and the Woodland Baking club third. Bert Brown of Woodland was Judge in the garden division, in which the Castle Rock Garden club took first honors. The Long-Bell Lumber company has abandoned what it is believed was one of its most unique operations with the removal recently of its shingle manufacture to a permanent shingle mill within the plant site. Formerly the shingles were manufactured at a plant located on a huge barge which floated in the log-pond of the mill, and which was the only floating shin. g!e mill .known ...... laJor Even V. Estep, superintend- ent of the Yakima Indian agency, and prominent White Swan business men were the pallbearers at the funeral of Abraham Lincoln, venerable Indian interpreter. A congregation of nearly a thousand neighbors and other res- ervation friends of the aged man at. tended the service in the Indian Meth- odist church at White Swan. Lincoln was born at Vancouver, Wash., in 1847. superior Judge J. M. Phillips set $510,000 as the present fair market value of the Hoqulam water system in a memorandum decisionhanded down a few days ago. The decision closes as far as the local superior court is concerned the condemnation suit of the city of Hoqulam against "the Oregon-Washington Water Service company, owners of the plant. The p..ompany valued the property at $800r 000. Yakima fruit growers and shippers will not be without tests of their spray residue, though Governor Hartley and Erie J. Barnes, state director of ag. riculture, refused to continue the lab- oratory heretofore conducted under state auspices. The Yakima Valley Credit and Traffic associations will take over the state equipment, hire a chemist and cut the fee from $2 to $1,75. The service will be open to all fruit men. The addition of rural districts Locke Hill and Law's Corners to White Sal- mon schools will increase the enroll- ment in both Columbia union high and the grades. To care for the new- ly acquired communities two new busses will be operated this fall, making a total of six up-to-ate "kid wagons" for the various routes. Among other improvements a new $750 fire escape is in course of con. struction on the grade building. Speeding at the rate of 95 miles an hour, an airplane piloted by R. C. Graham seeded 160 acres of land on Lummi island in 1 hour and 40 am- urea, it was learned in Bellingham. Graham was assisted by W. A. Gran- ger, owner of the land, who fed the seed to the lr from a sack in a six- inch stream, using about 800 pounds of seed. The plane flew about 500 feet off the ground and seed was fed through an open door in the cockpit. The Ellensburg office of the United States reclamation service has receiv. ed formal notice of the award of schedules one, two and three to divl. sign two of the North Branch canal to Barnard& Curtis of Minneapolis, and of schedule four to J. A. Tertel. ing & Sons of Moscow, Idaho. There Is approximately 20 miles of canal construction in the award and it will supply water for about 24,000 acrs of land north and east of Ellensburg, The work must be completed bY the spring of 1931. NEARBY AND YONDER " By T. T. MAXEY / A Gorgeoua Lake NE of the most beautiful lake which this world holds is Lakf George in eastern New ork state The Indians called it Andiatarocti-- "Where the lake shuts itself In." Fu. ther Jogues, a Jesuit missionary, who probably was the first white man t see lt--l(t2, named it "The Lake Of the Blessed Sacrament," but In 175 this was changed to Lake George, iv honor of King George IL More properly it might be chris. tened Surprise lake. It Is so shut away from the world that one comes ,pen It with unexpected suddenness. The scene astoulshes l One had not before realized that nature could take a body of water, sprinkle hun. dreds of little floating-garden-like is. lands about in it, forest ita irregular shore Line, and a background of pr tecting mountains and produce such an entrancing picture. Located on the fine of early-day exploration activities between Canada and New ork this region naturally became a battle ground. The whoop of the savage and the boom of can non have rolled across It. The ruins of ancient forts are mute reminders of the tragic struggles which oc- curred. An imposing shaft commemo- rates the Battle of Lake George-- 1755. But to return to the picture, for Sheer beauty this 86-mile-long lake rivals the waters of the world. "The visitor," as one writer aptly put it, "feels the gripping atmosphere of r manes growing out of the military tragedies of nearly two centuries ago and there is a natural beauty here hat the world has not duplicated." $ $ "Indian Summer" OMMONLY speaking, Indian sum mer Is a name which, through continuous usage, has become at- tached to a particular klnd of weather --the most delightful type of an tumn days--a warm, sunny period which follows a spell of unseasonably chilly weather which some folks term "Squaw Winter," when spider webs float .in the air and a distant hae fogs he vw, rle o-r]gtn of" e term has been the subject of much discussion and al pears to remain more or less unset- tled. The belief is rather popular that this is a' fixed season which re- curs with marked regularity, hut Tee- ords of the weather do not prove that this belief is founded upon fact. Periods of Indian summer may and often do appear repeatedly during the two er three months of autumn weather. In other words, there may be several Indian summers during one autumn. In Europe it is somewhat commonly thought that the dates of the recur- rence of Indla'n summer are more definitely fixed than is the case in this conntry, but the records of stu- dents of atmospheric phenomena may not substantiate this belief. It is. however, a matter of record that In parts of Europe this "after-summer" season often is assoclated with the names of saints, presumably because the weather us.ually Is mild when these saints' days are observed, hence this period frequently is referred to s "St. Luke's Summer," "St. Michael's ummer," "All Saints' Sunlmer," etc. $ An Unmatched Panorama IRST Orange mountain, which the Indians named Watchung, in north. era central New Jersey, near the Or- sages, rises above the surroundiug landscape, its crest being perhaps a mile and a half long, half that wide and some  fee[ above the tides of he sea. This mountain Is included In the Essex county park s.vstem. Although a mere upstart. In com parison with the majestic Rockies in aur great West' the particular loca- tion of tills mountain and the sur rounding natural development 'co-or. dinate In the fornmtion of a scene. from the rocky ledge at the summit known as Eagle Rock, whicb has been famous ever since the days of the French explorer Carteret. Eagle Rock hag has been a public ereathlng spot, freely patronized h3 local folk. Tile contributions of man have been instrumental In attracting. the great mass of population which enters around New York harbor and metropolitan New Jersey and have lso amplified the unusualness of the view. Today, the visitor looks off at a fas- cinating and expansive panorama, made up of a great cluster of lovely suburban communities spread across the Intervening territory between the nountaln and the sea, tile greatest )art In the world and the richest city an earttl, the whole constituting a segment of the most Important cen- ter in the universe. The guide hook informs that "From Eagle Reek can be seen more homes and the work- hops of more people than from any ether natural elevation in the world." ((' 199-9. Western Newspaper Union.) Denotes Duplicate Asterisks or small stars are placed before the serial number on paper hills which have taken the place of defective bills it merely means that the note hearing the serial number preceded by a star has taken the place of a defective note in circulation. Electric Gardening Succeeds in Sweden Sweden has adopted electric gardening with success. These workers are laying brick pipes through which the wires are passed. The wires, when electrified, warm the soil and crops of vegetables flourish that ordinarily grow only in hothouses. J Longest Locomotive in the World The longest locomotive in the world, built at the Hlllyard shops'at Spokano Wash,, by the Great Northe rail- road. It is 119 feet long and weighs 1,978,240 pounds. It is the first of five such "iron horses" to be built exclu- sively for transcontinental service. Each engine when completed will cost $200,000. President Hoover's Fishing Camp Newspaper correspondents along with photographers finally liars been admitted to President Hoover's fishing camp in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, and this is one of the first pictures they made there. It shows the "summer White House" itself in its picturesque setting. Most Beautiful Mother and Mrs. Richard O'Connor, twenty-two, of Dover, N. J., and her five-year- old son, James Rlchard, who were selected by unanimous vote as being the beautiful American mother and son. Judges in this contest, which was nationwide, wore John Barrymore, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Cornelius Van. derl)llt. Jr. HELPS EDUCATE LO Miss Mary Stewart of Denet, Colo., and Washington, who. has been ap- pointed assistant director of educa- tion for the United States Indiax) serv'lee.i In announcing her appoint- ment. Secretary Wilbur stated she would develop plans emphasizing vo- cational features in Indlan schoolg SON OF THE wIZARD An especially posed p0rtrait::ud of W. L. Edison of Wilmington, Dei., son of the great inventor, Thomas A. Edison. Mr. Edison has recently per- fected a new and radical improve- ment in radio receiving sets, employ- ing a liquid In: certain parts iof thdt apparatus. This is the first portrait  of Mr. Edison to be made during th@ past fifteen years. Protecting Osters A New Jersey law specifies that only boats under sail Dower may en- gage In the hunt for "seed" oysters. They are obtained in the stretch of bay from Forteseuei N. J., to nearly opposite Delaware City, Del. The "seed" oysters are transplanted, then allowed to grow to marketable size, which requires fro two to three earlg  '. ,,