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RIGHT CADE FOR
Nance did not go to bed at her usual
hour. She could not sleep thinking
of the handsome, manly young fellow
who had fallen under the ban of the
Hillers. She had watched her father
and his hired mau piling the packing
| cases on the great hayrack truck, a
full load for Mayvllle. Then the hired
man went to his home nearer the vil Plant Sanitation Will Prevent
By Florence Lillian Henderson
lage to get his supper and have a
Many of Injurious Diseases
lunch put up to last him through his
of This Plant.
(C o p y r ig h t , 1911, YV’ t i t w n N e w s p a p e r U n io n .)
Suddenly Nance bent her ear and
A scraping sound echoed
“ You can't se« It my way, Nane* 7”
“ I am sorry to say I can’t, Levi. I from overhead. She thrilled as It was CROP ROTATION IS FAVORED
followed by a distinct groan.
fear I never will.”
"Fear ! sorry !" scorned Levi Blair, heart stood In her mouth as she took
with a dark scowl. “ It’s well enough up a lamp and went up the loft stairs. Seed! Bed Is Often Source e f Infection
to be polite, but I ’d apeak the truth *A quick suspicion had come Into her
and Greatest Paine Should Be
I f I were you. There's someone else, mind. It was verified as. seated upon
Taken to Insure Healthy Planta
that’s what's the trouble, and I'd like the floor, she made out Knowlton.
— Use Lime Freely.
“ Oh, I am so glad,” she cried spon-
t « run across him. And I have a dim
Idea who It Is. H e’s keeping close, 1 taneously. and then flushed with con-
and he'd better, for he's wanted, and , fusion. “ I mean, that you have es- (Prepared by the United States Depart
ment ef Agriculture.)
If he’s caught the crowd will surely | caped those cruel men.”
Knowlton was pale, one limb was
Cabbage diseases which have been
"You have said quite enough,” spoke | bandaged from the knee down, but known to destroy practically entire
Nance Duryea with flashing eyes. he smiled with sw ift appreciation o f crops are preventable In the main by
the kindliness of that gentle nature. simple methods o f plant sanitation.
“ Don’t you dare to come here any
“ I was Just trying to And something Crop rotation Is one o f the chief foe«
more.” Slam ! And Levi Blair found
the closed door between himself and that would do for a crutch,” he ex o f these diseases. Rotations should be
the object of his love. He shook his plained. “ I feared I might compro practiced, avoiding crops which belong
flst at an imaginary rival and went mise your father by remaining here, to the cabbage family, such as cauli
where I stole In early this morning. flower, turnips, Brussels sprouts, and
The Duryea house was connected by I must get to Mayvllle and get soma of kale. Keep down mustard and weeds
a covered passageway with the little the buckshot picked out o f my limb. which harbor cabbage pesta. Drainage
one-story and loft workshop where My wounds are not serious, but I can water and refuse from diseased cab
bage fields may carry Infection, as will
John Duryea made boxes. He had not stand on the foot unsupported.”
“ Yes, you must get away, and I must stable manure with which diseased ma
originally been a cooper, but there was
no demand for barrels or kegs In the help you.” spoke Ills practical little terial has been mingled. The eeed bed
district since the moonshiners had friend, medltatlngly. "Oh, I have I t ! " Is often a source of infection, and the
First to see that the bandages were greatest pains, therefore, should be
been driven Into exile. A t Mayvllle,
In place, then food and water, and taken to lnaure healthy plants. Locate
twenty miles away, however, a small
shoe factory had been started. Labor then, Nance supporting him, he was the seed bed on new ground If pos
was cheap and there was a local tan helped down the back stairs to the sible, or sterilize by steam the soil that
nery, and the shoe people had given truck, the cover of a rear-most box Is used. Disinfect all cabbage seed be
Duryea a permanent and quite profit remove<L and within he ensconced him fore planting to prevent black-rot and
black-leg. Clubroot Is avoided by the
able contract to supply them with ship self.
“ You are an angel of mercy,” he said free use of lime and by setting healthy
The value of the contract and the feelingly, as he kissed the fair hand planta.
necessity of business expansion had that had succored him. Nance set the
How Diseases Are Spread.
about Influenced Mr. Duryea to remove cover lightly 'n the box, securing only
Fungous and bacterial diseases are
to Mayvllle, and Nance hailed the pros two nails.
carried from one place to another by
“ Inside o f three honrs you will be
pect with delight. There was nothing
various means, such os Insects, In
at Crofton to attract a young girl. Ths
fected seed, transplanting from an In
men were rough and uncouth, the wom eight at Mayvllle. I am to glad 1”
fected seed bed to the field, drainage
She returned to her room, but only
en led a humdrum, slavelike life and
water, cabbage refuse and stable ma
the town and the district was dominat to wutch and wait until the hired man nure, farm animals and tools, and
ed by a fierce, law-defying group, fa returned. In the distance she caught wind. In view of these facts the chief
the echo o f some ribald crew la the
miliarly known as "Th e Hillers.”
atm o f the farmer should be to pre
They were called that because at the town engaged In drunken frolic, and vent, if possible, the Introduction and
She heard the truck
appearance of anyone In collision with shuddered.
distribution of destructive diseases on
wheels grate over the stony road lead
the law the moonshiner up among the
his farm. In order to accomplish this,
mountain ranges welcomed the refu ing to the river ford. Insensibly she several precautions should be observed,
gee to shelter and protection.
The drifted into slumber, her head on the o f which the more Important are the
two elements were In friendly com window sill, to start up wildly ail disinfection o f seed, the location and
munication and stood by each other hour later aa the voice o f the hired
care o f the seed bed, and crop rotation.
In a signal way when occasion re man came up to her from the yard To disinfect seed, use one ounce o f
formaldehyde (40 per cent) to two
He had two horses, wagonless, and
The advent o f a stranger was always
gallons o f water, er one teaspoonful
hailed with suspicion. The rough ele he was shouting excitedly fo r her fa
to a teacupful o f water. Soak the
ment looked for an excise offleer or a ther, who came hurrying out to him.
seed for 20 mlnutee In this solution,
government spy Invading their terri
"W hat’s the trouble? Where’s the
dip In clear water to wash off the fo r
tory in every newcomer, and when wagon?” cried Duryea sharply.
maldehyde. and then epremd In thin
Bert Knowlton, a young lawyer from
“ Burned up, boxes, truck and alL I
layers to dry, stirring If needed.
a distant city appeared In the Interest met Blair and his crowd, roaring drunk.
T o Dlelnfoet Boll.
o f a client relating to a large tract of They tipped over the wagon, set tha
T o avoid danger o f spreading the
coal land, he was advised by the local boxes on fire, and are now dancing
head o f Justice as follow s:
about the ashes like fiends and boast disease to nonlnfect& fields by means
“ Get through your Job quick as you ing that they have taught you n lea- o f the plants from the eeed bed, the
son for siding with that struugar, following recommendations are made
can and stay In nights.”
for disinfecting the soil in which tho
“ Why? What's the particular dan Knowlton, who escaped them.”
With a wall o f terror unutterable plants are grown: Sterilisation by
young man rather coolly.
Nance Duryea sank to the floor sense means o f drain tile laid In the bottom
“ You’re hitting the gang, that’s the less. She was like some crushed flow
particular danger,” responded the tav er, when she came downstairs the next
ern keeper. “ As you know, the squat morning. Amid hla troubles her fa
ter rights o f the tract In litigation rest ther failed to notice the haunting ter
with the Wldener fam ily and they’re ror In her face. She was too stricken
strong and powerful with the folks and anguished to tell him o f the fate
hereabouts. They’ll block you. I warn o f the man she had befriended.
you, and If you stick too close and too
“ You’re to get ready to have the
long, it will be a load o f buckshot some hired man take you to M ayvllle at
once,” her father told her. “ I shall
“ I shall try to take care of myself,” follow. It’s getting too hot to bold ns
said Knowlton with his habitual com down here.”
posure, and went on his way, unde
She was like one In a dreadful
terred and unafreld.
trance nil the way to Mavville. Her
By the merest elilìnee oncp or twice aunt noticed tic- cloud that hung over
he had met Nan e Duryea. The first frame and spirit like a mill. Nance
time was when he overtook her in n for several days, was confined to her
Sudden rainstorm, and his umbrella, '•nnm under the rare of n physician.
as he escorted her home, afforded her She cnuie ilo\vn«*fi!rs wenk end at
tim ely shelter. She was duly impress tenuated. The horror of tlmt night at
ed with this neatly groomed, clear-eyed ’ionic. It seemed, would npver leave
young man, whose courtesy and atten her.
tions made her remember him. There
She was reclining at an open win
had been a half understanding between dow. in a:i invalid chair, one day, when
them that he was to call upon her the a man, aided bv a crutch, passed along
evening when Levi Blair made his plea the street. It was h e !
Rotte of Cabbage Plant Infected With
and threat, but Knowlton did nob come,
“ Dli. It cannot b e!" she cried. "Mr.
.winch to the disappointment of Nance. Knowlton; oh. come Into this house.”
It was the next afternoon Just about
of the beds, through which steam Is
“ .Tust out of the hospital.” Bart
dusk when loud voices and a general Knowlton told Nance, “ and bent on
passed; hy means o f an Inverted pan
commotion in front of the house called
under which steam Is adm itted; or by
•olng ’ .ack to Crofton to thank you. If
her to the front door. She was start fifty Hillers stood In the way.
drenching the soil with a formalin so
led to observe her father with set face
lution consisting o f 1 to 100, or 1
“ But you were burned up— ”
and wrath-filled eyes confronting half
to 200 solution o f formaldehyde.
"Quite the reverse. I was nearly
a dozen rough-looking men, one of drowned,” said Knowlton. “ The box
Crop rotation Is an essential practice
whom was holding a bloodhound in I was In fell off the load as the wagon
whether or not It Is necessary In the
leash, Levi Blair was the leader.
control o f any plant maladies. There
crossed the ford. I floated fo r five
"Search my house,” John Duryea miles, managed to get ashore, and—
are numerous fungous diseases which
was shouting, and his honest face fair But you have been 111?”
appear year after year on the same
ly bristled with Indignation and resent
field. Some o f them, such as clubroot
She burst Into tears o f relief and
ment. “ Why, I ’ll wing the first dast gladness, and and then her story, and
of cahhnge. are strictly soil parasites
ard who crosses the threshold.”
and CHnnot he controlled hy any fun
“ That’s all right, John Duryea,”
gicide. Abont the only method left to
In the tender eyes of the lonely girl
spoke Blair, “ but our dog has traced beside him. Bert Knowlton read a
get rid o f the organisms Is to starve
the blood marks in this direction. We token of love that assured him that
them out, and this can he done only
are after that spy, Knowlton. and we're that there was no shadow o f another ■ by a well-planned system o f crop ro
going to get him. He wounded two , parting.
tation. For ordinary practice, a rota
o f our men and he escaped, but with
tion o f four or five years Is sufficient
a good dose of buckshot in one leg.”
to reduce greatly the loss from most
How Do Men Break Down?
"You coward," cried Nance, stepping
Re assured that there Is no chance parasites. Deep and frequent cultiva
Into plain view. “ How dare you Insin
tion by means o f which the organisms
of your breaking down—although there
uate that Mr. Knowlton came here. ,
are exposed to air and sunshine as
will be times when you will try to
My lather scarcely knows him by sight
sists In exterminating them.
fool yourself with this Idea.
and I have not seen him fo r two days. | thought o f breaking down Indeed If
Double craven you are, to hunt down
one of' the Illusions of mediocrity. It
ENCOURAGE BOYS AND GIRLS
a stranger who comes here among us
Is the excuse which every lazy mtn
on legitimate business.”
presents to himself. It Is moral astig
Little Money Required and Current
“ You can go your way,” spoke Mr.
matism. The great fact Is that men
Expenditure May Be Reduced by
Duryea. “ I have always been neutral do not break down from overwork so
In your affairs, attending strictly to
much as Is commonly supposed. A*
my own. I ’ll tell you this, though: j they go upward In the scale o f In
some day you'll go too far and the po- ; creased activity, increased responsl- 'Prepared by the United Staten Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
lice down at Mayvllle w ill come up htlitry only acts upon them as a nat
Roys sttd girls should he encouraged
here and clean you out, root and ural stimulant and carries them along.
to start In the poultry business
I f hard work and worry killed men so
Keluctartly and with vengeful ire easily, most o f the successful business requires little money to Invest, and !he
Levi Blair led his crowd away Nance men o f America would he dead al current expenditure may be reduced
In part hy utilizing farm and home
went to her own room. She was agi ready.
N o ! What kills men is due
tated and in tears. Analyzing Intu more to w h it they take Into their wastes. I f the project begins with a
itively an emotion of rare interest la stomachs rather than what they take laying flock, the return begins early,
especially hy supplementing the food
the hunted man, she dared not con- Into their minds.— Thomas L. Masson.
supply of the home.
front her father with her tell-tale face. In Physical Culture
Many Birds Carry on Active War
fare on Various Pests.
Little Feathered Songsters Approxi
mate Felice Force as to Make In
teresting Study— Pewee Acts
as T raffle Cop.
(Prepared by the United State* Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Maybe you have never thought o f
the birds as an organized police force.
Maybe they have not— but, under the
marvelous and mysterious chief, the
Balance of Nature, they approximate
a police force so closely os to make
an Interacting study.
You see a great number o f black
birds— crackles, mostly— literally cov
ering the ground In some particular
There has been an outbreak
o f Insect criminals that the regu
lar forces were not able to quell and
the reserves have been called out
You see a pewee, a kingbird or a
great crested flycatcher sitting per-
One e f Policemen o f Feathered Fam
fectly still and silent on a dead branch
or a mullen top or a bunch of leaves,
then suddenly making a dart Into the
sir, wheeling and returning to hla
perch. That la the traffic cop on duty
at the crossing of busy Insect thor-
You see— rather, you do not see un
less you are very keen-eyed and pa
tient, but he is there none the lees—
the yellow-billed or the black-billed
cuckoo slipping silently, like n sleuth
la gum shoes, from branch to branch
and from tree to tree. He Is the plain
clothes man. relentlessly hunting down
the w ily enemies o f nature’s social
There are special policemen, watch
officers and the like, for various spe
cial duties. The woodpecker, with the
brown creeper and the nuthatch to
help him once In a while, stands guard
over the tree tmnks while the warbler
and the vlreo do duty on the leaves
and little limbs.
But most Interesting o f all, perhaps,
are the patrolmen of the air, tirelessly
going their rounds, from dawn to dusk
and from dusk to dawn, policing every
foot of “the space ’twlxt the earth and
At twilight, the night pa
trolman— nlghthawk and whip-poor-
will— go on duty. In the gray dawn
they are relieved by the day patrol
men— swallow and swift.
And these day patrolmen are o f the
greatest Importance, not only In pro
tecting man’s property, but In mak
ing living conditions tolerable. I f the
mosquitoes, gnats and files that swal
lows and swifts consume were per
mitted to run riot, living would be
Increasingly a thing o f pstn and sor
row. It follows, then, that swift and
swallow, like all good policemen, are
entitled to be kindly thought o f by
the people they protect.
G R EAT DEMAND FOR POPCORN
Short Crop Loot Year Has Almost
Exhausted Reserve Supply In
the United 8tates.
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BRIEF NEWS ITEMS FROM
CONSUMER W ILL WELCOME
ALL OVER FOLK COUNTY
McNART REGULATION ■TTJr
Aphis arc damaging vetch at Sun
Albany, Ore., May 13-To the Edi
tor— I have lately been reading w ith
C. M. Lewis of Lewisville has a interest the hill introduced in tho
I nited States Senate hy Senator M c-
Nary on April 10, which promises to
Miss Hazel Akers of Parker is in he of vital importance to tath p r o
| a Salem hospital.
ducer and consumer. This bill,
known as Senate Bill No. 4240, aim s
Mis. l.iila Wilson of Parker is at to amend the Act of Coitgress o f
a Salem hospital.
August 10, 1917, which gave the pres
Clayton McCaleb of Sunny Slope ident important |>owers respecting
the licensing of the manufacture,
has taught a Ford.
storage, mining or distribution o f
\\ ilbur Bush of Peedee lias sold any necessities, and the prescribing
his mohair af 45 cents u pound.
of regulations therefor. It is under
Tom Tuck is cutting ten cords of this act that the president Isas tho
wood for 1L M. Bosley of Sunny power to fix the price of wheal. Tho
hill introduced by Senator McNary
very properly extends the power o f
The Dailey hop yard at Antioch the president to the fixing of tho
has been plowed up and sowed to prices of petroleum, hides and skins,
and their products, hemp, jute, cot
ton and wool products, farm imple
Mrs. \\ innie Braden has been ap-
ments and machinery, wheat sub
|x)inted food udministrtor for Polk stitutes, corn, rye, barley, outs, and
their products, wherever and when
Merlin Prather of Buena Vista ever sold, either hy producer or
has gone to Eastern Oregon for an dealer, and further provides that i f
in the opinion of the president, any
producer or dealer fails or neglects
Myrtle E. Vincent of Bickreall is to coniform to the prices or regula
seeking a divorce from her husband, tions promulgated hy the president,
E. D. Vincent.
or to conduct his business efficiently
Mr. tnd Mrs. Dow Hamar of Sun under such regulations, then the
ny Slope were trading in Independ president is given [lower to take
o\er and operate the same, or cause
ence lust Saturday.
the same to be operated, during the
Pearl Fishback of Sunny Slope period of the war.
was a business visitor in Independ
in the face of the unprecendented
ence last Saturday.
rise of prices, the consumer will wel
come legislation of this kind, which
Citizens of nickreall have called
will tend lo stabilize prices and pre
in the sheriff to put a stop to rowdy
vent profiteering. And, while this
dances at that place.
hill gives tlu> president the [lower
Miss Leon ilia Smith, who is at to fix the price of nearly everything
present teaching at Buena Vista, the farmer raises, it is aimed at the
lias been elected to a (dace in the middleman rather than the fanner
and should prove of real benefit to
farmer by curbing the middleman
Lieutenant II. W. Bruno, formerly and stabilizing prices. Every farmer
of Dallas, may have to give up army who raises stock has a quarrel with
life because of poor henltli.
the distributors of feed on the one
Captain Walter L. Tooze at his hand and the packing house on tiie
own request has been relieved of the other, and this hill gives the presi
command of Co. K, 301 Infantry at dent the right to interfere, to tiie ad
Camp Lewis and transferred to the vantage of the farmer. Further, the
farmer is in a position to protect
himself hy curtailing production
An auction sale of farm stock and along any line in which ho deems
miscellaneous articles will be held himself unfairly treated, and ho
at Monmouth, Saturday May 18 for need hardly fear that the president
tiie benefit of the Bed Cross. Every will take his plant away from him.
thing donated by patriotic citizens.
On the whole, this is a good hill,
and Senator McNary has done the
John Nash of Buena Vista, who
people of Oregon a good turn by in
enlisted in the nuvy when war was
declared, and who has been in a troducing it and working for its
S. G. T A L I A.
naval hospital for a number of passage.
months, will soon be able to come
OREGON EXPERTS W ILL TRY
TO END DONKEY’S BRAY
The Antioch Union Sunday School
Salem—Can the vociferous ass bo
has elected the following officers:
Supt., V. A. Fishback; Asst. Supt., deprived of his bray so.as to pre
Mrs. E. L. Comstock; Secretary and serve quiet during the night hours?
Treasurer, Miss Nclla Johnson; That is a question to he determined
by a clinic of veterinarians in Port
Chorister, Mrs. Maggie Holman.
land some time in June, according
All I’olk county young men in to an announcement just made hy
Class 1 of the military service will State Veterinarian Lytle.
meet in Dallus on Saturday, May
Dr. Lytle says that they have ac
18, and at the courthouse will he ad complished tin* feat in France, hut
dressed by a number of men on sub so fin- the secret has not been relay
jects pertaining to the military.
ed across the Atlantic. It is believ
The Ladies Patriotic League, an ed hy some deft operation either on
auxiliary to the Home Defense the throat or what is known ns “tho
Guards, has been organized at Bue false nostril,” or hy cutting a museto
na Vista with the following officers: in tiie donkey's tail, that he will bo
Mrs. Rose, president; Miss Plnnt, become bercfl of his strident voice.
If this is successful, an effort w ill
vice president; Miss Bose, secretary
he made to determine whether tho
duck may he deprived of his quack.
The Dallas Woman's Club bus Numerous complaints have been re
elected the following officers for the ceived as to the noisy duck.
coming year: Mrs. J. S. Sweeney,
president; Mrs. E. K. MncNumar, LATE RAINS HELP FARMERS;
vice president; Mrs. B. C. Virgil,
LINCOLN IS PROSPEROUS
secretary; Mrs. H. L. Crider, treas
urer; Mrs. W. D. COIlius, chairman
Toledo—Heavy rains have fnllen
of Civic Section; Mrs. W. I. Ford, in this county tiie past week and tiie
chairman of I.ilernry Section; Mrs. moisture lias been of great benefit
D. A. Mackenzie, chairman of the to pastures, ranges, farms and gar
Music Section; Miss Margaret Huss- dens.
ci, chairman of the Young Woman's
The demand for vegetables and
tarries, on account of the presence
of loggers, soldiers and other work
Y A M H IL L F A R M E R S ON 2ND.
ers in spruce production lias been
A N N U A L E D U C A T IO N A L T O U R largely increased and gardeners
along tiie bay are looking ahead to
McMinnville—The second annual a prosperous season.
farm home study tour, conducted
Witli business humming, due to
in Yamhill county under the aus spruce activities and liar improve
pices of tin- County Life Council and ments, tiie Yaquina Bay section
Edna L. Mills, county home demon prolml^y will enjoy great prosperity
stration agent, took place last week. for some time, and Toledo is feeling
Farmers and their families spent the impulse of new conditions in
one day in visiting the farm homes various ways.
of the county, take notes, exchange
ideas and experiences and learn N U M B E R OF V O T E R S IN
S T A T E IN C R E A S E D 64,294
from each other the better ways of
milling to the comfort and conveni
ence of the farm home. The first
Salem—When registration closed
tour, taken last year, was entirely approximately .‘105,770 voters had
signed their names in *hc registra
tion books of Oregon, and classified
by political affiliation ns follows:
V IS IT O R S B A R R E D FR O M
V A N C O U V E R B A R R A C K S Republicans
84,443; Progressives 1270; Prohibi
Vancouver, Wash.-—No • visitors tionists 8080; Socialist 7202: Miscel
or civilians will he permitted in laneous ill 109.
Compared with the registration
Vnpcouver Barracks unless on a
government mission, according to of two years ago, the Republicans
orders received from Washington lost* 2.05 percent, tiie Democrats
today. Persons entering the [tost gained 2.53 percent, and the others*
will I k * escorted to the guard house. except the Socialists, decreased.
The enormous Increase In demand
end a short crop last year has almost
completely exhausted the reserve sup
ply o f popcorn In the United States.
In previous years the reserve has al-
wsys been maintained. In 1010 the
popcorn raiser sold his 191!) crop. In
1010 he sold his 1914 crop, etc. But
now that reserve Is gone, and the 1917
crop Is qn the 1918 market months be
fore It would be marketed normally.
And popcorn that usually brought two
cents per pound In the field two years
ago Is now bringing five and tlx cents,
and may double In price within the
The 1917 crop will be barely suffl- j
dent to supply the country’s demand
for this delicious confection until a
new crop Is harvested. But the price
o f com In the field Is bound to in
Until a few years ago the average
man gave little thought to "the corn
that pops.” He looked upon popcorn
as a business for street vendors.
Here Is sn opportunity that every
farmer should Investigate. The United
States department o f agriculture has
Issued several bulletins on the produc
tion and marketing o f popcorn.
W rite for bulletins numbers 202, 563, Soldiers, after 11 P. M., will suffer a
Keep on buying Thrift Stamps,