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Gcr? Surpasses Grand Can-
yon of the Colorado.
Washington, XX aTbe Salmon
irtver canyon In Idaho, ont of the larg
Mt primitive KM In the United
States, wtlh a gorge surpassing the
SGrand. canyon of the Colorado In depth
and steepness, will be explored ana
photographed toon by the Salmon Hver
expedition of the National Geographic
Isodety, according to an announcement
made by Vice President John Qllver
La Gorce. r .
The expedition pertonnel,;lneiudea
Philip X Shenon and John Q." Reed, of
the U. S. Geological aurTey J Maynard
Owen wmiama, stalf represent tire of
the National Geographic society; Bob
art Marshall, Mturallstj IK1 Worth
Clark, and two local boatmen. . -:
Travel Upetream Impossible
The Salmon river, which wJoda
through ragged central Idaho, hair been
j truly dealgnated theBlTer of To. Re
tains,' "the announcement contlnuea.
'-The falls and roaring rapMa of the
swift stream, and the abeer din and
iroggedneas of the canyon, make travel
upetream Impossible. Downstream navi
gation can bo accomplished only in
;ont, flat-bottomed boate, telnforced
tto wlthetand numewJtoillslons with
'boulder In the raplchilBJow falls,
' The source of jthens&ea-li In the
rugged awMiiklinga-c
'southeastern Idaho. For many miles
It tows iorth, About SO mllM below
(the town of Salmon It tume westward
to enter the main gorge. The Salmon
river expedition will begin Its explore.
oa at Salmon early In October, work
Jug down the river through the main
gorge to the lower gorge. The latter
beguf at Whlteblrd and extendi about
BO miles to the Junction of the Salmon
land Snake rivers.
"The wildly beautiful main gorge of
the Salmon river Is one of the lone
liest regions in the country. For 100
miles along a deep, twisting canyon the
'only settlement is an occasional cabin.
The rushing torrent has cut through
several thousand feet of lava flows and
deep Into ol'der formations beneath,
he canyon's great depth, 6,000 feet
in places, permits scientific study of
formations more than a mile below the
original surface of the main body of
granite rook.
Subjects for Color Camera.
"The walls of the canyon itself are
brilliantly colored. On Big Creek, In
the canyon area, are extensive but lit
tle known prehistoric Indian picture
writings that have not been studied.
"In addition, the forests and flowers
of the region are expected to provide
excellent subjects for the color camera.
In the Salmon and the Clearwater
mountains, bear, mountain goat, moun
tain sheep, deer, elk, and moose roam
'far from the usual haunts of man. In
addition to salmon, there are several
varieties of fish, Including the rare
red fish trout
"The Salmon river area has an in
teresting historical background, begins
nlng with the Lewis-Clark expedition
to the Northwest in 1805. Stories of
Indian warfare, picturesque early set
tlers and exciting gold rushes lend
glamour to the region. Scenes of
earlier gold rush days are again being
re-enacted In this section of Idaho.
The granite rock, known as Idaho bath
olith, through which the Salmon river
cuts Us way, is similar to that of the
Coeur d'Alene region, source of most
of the state's mineral wealth."
Farmer Wins by a Cob
in Corn-Eating Contest
. Ortonvllle, Minn. Over a pile of 57
well chewed cobs, Berge Simonsen, a
lean, middle-sized Stone county farmer,
claimed the corn-eating championship
of the world.
Simonsen defeated all comers In the
annual Ortonvllle corn festival, which
each year decides the champion corn
eater of the land. Ed Kottwltz, of
South Dakota, for years the champion
corn eater of the Northwest, was runner-up.
For seven hours and ten minutes
Simonsen gnawed nway at the golden
yellow bantam, eating ear after ear
until all competitors were eliminated.
Standing up, with an effort, Simon
sen wiped the last vestige of butter
from his Hps, patted his stomach ap
provingly and acknowledged the con
gratulations of the throng of western
Minnesota farmers. Simonsen won by
one cob.
M Reader. Xo Blind"
V on Every Line of Type
Minneapolis. The eye "goes blind"
at least three times while reading a
line of type. Testa made with a cam
era developed by Dr. M. Av Tinker, of
the University of Minnesota, showed
that the average person's eye made
about 'fire little hops over each line
and that the eye was blind for a fif-'
tleth of a second between the hope.
The best readers make three or four
; stops twelve times la covering a line
f .type. ; .
Penny Wedges Wedding ,
Ring; Hammer I Used
: JJansfleld, Ohio. A hammer ' ' and
chLDl were part of the equipment
i:ev. Hayes M. Broker, Hansfleld, used
at a wedding. The minister asked for
tie ring, ' and - a nervous bridegroom
' Tht It forth, only to find a penny
'.;:y weJjed In it The ceremony
C.liyii while Bet. Sraker got
-. ; -vaer and a chisel to knoak the
EXECUTION CHAT.IZZn
USES TWO METHODS
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Nortl Carolina Will Usa Gas
,,f Electricity.
Raleigh, N. C Newer than the gas-;
electric railway car is tne gas-eecirw
death Chamber soon to , be -completed
m ; Jforth Carolina's central, prison
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The combination death' boose' waS;
designed by engineers of the state
highway and public works commission.
The new chamber Is being installed
within ; the t present 1 octagonal "death
chamber at the prison. '., :
There will be a panel about feet
high and 9 fet long, in front of double,
shatter-proof . plate -, Class.' through
whicn witnesses may watch the exe
cution. The Interior will be of bolted
and welded steel plates. '
"The exterior will '. be covered, with
terra-cotta ;tlle except for the glass
observation windows, 1
A special walkway will connect the
chamber with "death row." Two heavy
doors, like refrigerator doors In this
walkway will. form an air lock and
one door cannot be opened unless the
other-la closed. ,
1 A prisoner will be strapped into the
Chair, as in electrocutions, and a Jar
filled with hydrochloric add will be
placed under the chair.
Directly above the Jar will be a rack
containing five pellets of cyanide of
potassium. After the doors are, locked
and sealed an electric button will, 1B
tWf "pellets Into the add.
The first inhalations of the resulting
cyanldeJiydrochloric add gas will
cause naconsdousness and death win
follow almost Immediately, Then an
exhaust fan win drive the gas oat
through a special floe through the pris
on roof. The doors cannot be opened
until the gas is exhausted.
Frist Chronometers Are
Shown in London Museum
London. Four of the famous
chronometers made by John Harrison,
which were the first Instruments in
vented to solve the mariner's problem
of "finding the longitude" are on view
at the Science museum at Kensington.
They have been lent by the British
admiralty.
Harrison, according to the museum,
was the first to make an Instrument
capable of keeping sufficiently accu
rate time at sea, and It was with
these same chronometers that he won
$100,000 offered by the British gov
ernment in 1714 for a method of de
termining a vessel's longitude to with
in an accuracy of SO miles, at the
end of a voyage to the West Indies.
Tn 1761 Harrison was successful
His fourth chronometer had aided In
the navigation of a boat to Jamaica,
and at the end of the voyage It was
found to be In error by only five sec
onds, which corresponds to an error
In longitude of one mile. He won the
1100,000, the final Installment of the
award being paid him in 1773.
The first three of Harrison's chron
ometers, which were valuable contribu
tions to the science of navigation,
were large clocks, each weighing 50
pounds. The one which won the1 prize,
however, was smaller, resembling a
large watch of about five inches di
ameter. Farmer Rents Turkeys
to Eat Grasshoppers
Gypsum, Kan. Victor Van Meter of
this town has one of the most unusual
money-making schemes ever tried In
this vicinity.
He owns 700 turkey gobblers which
he rents out at $2.50 per day to farm
ers whose farms are Infested with
grasshoppers and locusts. The gob
blers gobble the Insects and Van Meter
moves on to another farm. He pro
vides portable roosts in the fields for
the young turkeys. Van Meter pitches
a tent near by, personally supervises
the work and sees to It that no harm
comes to his turkeys.
Sometimes It requires three or four
days to rid one farm completely of
the Insects but the farmers say it is
well worth the price. When the gob
blers are thoroughly fattened. Van
Meter will sell them and raise another
flock.
Clay Says "Idle Money"
to Boost Autumn Trade
New Tork. Idle money, amounting
to tens of billions of dollars and bil
lions of dollars' worth of farm prod:
ucts coming Into the market will be
dynamic stimulants, to autumn pros
perity, Paul Clay, economist,; said In
the current Brookmlre Economist, lt
"The physical volume of crop pro
duction," his article said, "the restored
equilibrium of agricultural and nonag
rlcultural prices and the tendency fit
the crop financing plus the other au
tumn trade activity to Induce business
to utilize our vast total' of potential
bank creditsall these give promise of
increasing prosperity upon a ; sound
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Listof Good Words
Fairhaven, W. , X "Hell" and
"damn" areat swear words, Police
Recorder Harry B. Kurtls has ruled.
Neighbors testified that Mrs. JJer
tha Mount made frequent use of
the words,g;gJ:SS, J, :
The recorder said that the words
appeared frequently in newspapers
and magazines, that they were used
casually on the stage and screen
and commonly, by the public. There
fore, be held, theyt were .not illegal
and dismissed the charges.
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; raiS Is tho type of wool coat they
grow down south, and Ifs a
prlse-winaer, too-HM the elaborate
ribbons will proTe. The ram which
so proudly wears It is a Romney
Marsh from Magallanes. the south
ernmost tip of South America, pho
tographed by a traveler taking one
of the weekly cruises to Chlla
Down around the Straits of Ma
gellan are cold leads which bear
trass the year omad-with rains
and light - snowfall keeping them,
through all seasons, fresh and free
from dut- region particularly Ca
TOfable for iftoeprale1ng. The flocks
October Is Time To
, Plant Flower Bulbs
Flower bulbs which are to blossom
in the spring, such as tulips, hya
cinths, narcissi and grape hyacinths,
may be planted in October, or as late
as mid-November in Eastern North
Carolina.
The ideal soil does not pack, is
crumbly and moist, yet well drained,
said Glenn O. Randall, professor of
floriculture at N. & State College.
When preparing to plant bulbs,
plow the soil to a depth of 10 inches,
then pulverize it thoroughly, he
recommended.
Stable manure, thoroughly decay
ed, is a good fertilizer. If decayed
manure is unavailable, bone meal
may be used, or a complete fertil
izer containing 4 to 5 per cent nit
rogen, 8 to 10 per cent phosphorus,
and 4 to 6 per cent potash.
A good way to plant bulbs, when
they are to be set in clumps or in
beds, is to remove the upper four
inches of soil, set the bulbs the de
sired distance apart, and then cover
them with the soil that was removed.
When planting a large area, the
soil may first be removed from a
space tbout 3 by 5 feet in size, the
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From 1900 up to IWthe leaf
tobacco used for cigarettes in
creased from,'; , ;
13,084,037 lbs. to
326,093,357 lbs.;
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which erase there grow exception,
ally heavy fleeces t very fine flu&K
Ity and practically free from dust x
and dirt This region supports about , x
4,000,000 heads about oneuuarter '
of which are sent to the packing ;
plants, the rest raised for their wool
of which they - produce annually
about 20,000,000 pounds. - ''
Some Of thd ranches, or estanclas, 1
as they are called, cover more, than
100,000 acres ; with thorisanda-'of
heads of sheep roaming the ranges
In charge of the shepherds and sheep
dogs and growing wool which finds ;
Its way to the far corners of the '
globe, i-c': h-ki:--i-'-
bulbs placed In position, then cov
ered from soil removed from an ad
joining areai';' '
This opens r the adjoining area,
where bulbs may be set. and covered
with soil from an area just beyond.
This process may be followed until
the entire lot Is planted, ,
In all cases, Randall stressed, ap
ply the fertilizer and carefully pre
pare the soil before setting out the
bulbs.
Tribesmen Drive Naked
Reds Into Troops' Lines
Chengtu, China. The spectacle of
000 Communists, unarmed and stripped
of all Clothing, being driven toward the
government lines by a shouting,' laugh
ing mob of Lolo tribesmen had the
effect of almost prostrating the gov
ernment forces. - 7
These 600 Communists located them
selves in the Lolo district near Men
nlnghsun, and began the. spreading of
propaganda. One of the most popular
slogans of the Chinese Reds is "Down
with modesty 1" ' This . apparently so
outraged the sense of propriety of the
aborigines that they rounded up the
Beds, stripped' them and then headed
the naked mob toward the government
troops.
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Insurance - Real Estate
Attorney-at-Law
Ofllee Facing Court House S-nare ,
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FLOWERS
FOR ALL OCCASIONS
MRS. W. E. WHITE
Agent for
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