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  • July 29, 1914

  • Picking of Bartlett pears in the orchards of the Rogue River valley will begin Monday and the first shipment for eastern markets of this year's crops will be sent out Wednesday. The picking and packing of the Bartletts will take all month of August then will come the Howells, D'Anjous and Comice. The first apples — the Jonathans — will begin about the middle of September.
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  • Picking of Bartlett pears in the orchards of the Rogue River valley will begin Monday and the first shipment for eastern markets of this year's crops will be sent out Wednesday. The picking and packing of the Bartletts will take all month of August then will come the Howells, D'Anjous and Comice. The first apples — the Jonathans — will begin about the middle of September.
    The hot weather of the last few days is cutting down the pear crop, causing the fruit to wither, and the hope of the growers is a good rain. If the valley ever needed a rain, it needs it now, and the crop would be increased one-third. A few of the orchardists have irrigation, and are on the safe side. One fruit authority said this morning that the two campaigns for irrigation launched in the rainy season would meet with successs now.
    Estimates on the fruit crop for the season places the pears at 350 cars, but a continuation of the present weather would lower this, and rain increase it.
    About 300 pickers and packers are in the valley with more arriving daily. The Rogue River Fruit association has its force lined up, and orchard help will be plentiful this year.
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    Citations were issued in the circuit court this morning by Judge F.M. Calkins upon application of Prosecutor Kelly, for the appearance before the juvenile court Friday of Charles and John Doe Stewart and their parents, and Arrus and William Cross and their parents, all of Butte Falls, for an investigation into the methods employed in the rearing of the boys, who range in age from 12 to 16 years. Conditions are alleged to be a cross between the home life of a Kentucky mountaineer and a South Sea Islander.
    It is charged that the boys run wild in the hills, killing game birds out of season, stealing whatever is not nailed down, and spending most of their time in a cave they have built in the side of a mountain. Residents of that district have filed complaints. It is also charged that the parents of the youths are improvident and shiftless, and it is highly probable the boys will be remanded in state corrective institutions.
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