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OREGON CITY ENTERPRISE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1908.
OUR FARMERS' PAGE.
ENTERPRISE READER8 ARE INVITED TO CON
TRIBUTE AGRICULTURAL, HORTICULTURAL,
LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, DAIRY OR "BIO CROP"
ITEMS FOR THIS DEPARTMENT. ''
A POULTRY 8TART.
Don't Try to Build Up Flock on Mon
grel Breed. ,
Till! llllHlUkl) t ti (it moHt person
make when they decide to go Into
tlm poultry business Ih that of start
Ink with mongrel fowl und tryliiK l
drift Into t lit) wiro-bred linn year after
year. Thny will buy, ix-rtnipn, u sli
Hug of pure-bred egg of purebred
fowlH, HIKl lit HlO fill) (if till) HCUHOII
tlicy allow tln entire lot to run to
gether, and when tho next year's
hatching season comes around they
decide Hint they will ' Ml 111 kwip some
of tlm mongrel hens, f for no other
piirpoMn than to furnlHh egg for Hut
table. It naturally follows tliat tlm
two breed get mixed, (mil at I tin end
of I ho next season there, urn lint few
of the young fowlH Hint do not dhow
n cross, Another nilMtnko Hint they
nmlm Ih Hint of trying to keep morn
limn inn) breed. Those who have had
year of experience and luive provided
Hmplii yards mid houses for encli
breed limy be iiblo to do tills, but those
who are not no arranged Hhoulil never
attempt to keep more Hum one.
It Ih folly to expect to Hiipply every
kind of fowl which IiiiIIvIiIiiiiIm limy
iiHk for, und no one Hhoulil attempt to
Select on urn breed ono
Mlllteil to I tin Ili'fdH of near-by
ketn nnd Hie one you fancy most,
pose of the mongrel fowls . on
place nnd keep the breed pure.
year Hided I he beHt lilllleH Hlld fe
male nnd again dispose of thoHe Hint
do not come up to the Htnndnrd re
(pilremeniH. Yeiir after yenr hiiiuII de
fect will Hon dlHitppear, nnd you will
soon hnve a flock which will not only
be linmlHome, but at the hiiiimi time
prolllable. lioii't try hi nupply nil the
customers. .Make ii specialty of one
kind nnd let your customer know.
Hint they enn get nothing better than
ou can offer them. Wisconsin
Hclencn lyis recently leurned a gisid
deal that wum previously unknown
adopt the anatomy ct the tree, and es
pecially about Hie circulatory system
of the great plant, say Hie Technical
World Magazine. In order that It
Mhiill be healthy, It Ih as necessary
fur n tree to have a Rood circulation iim
for a man. . lUit hitherto nobody Iiiih
reull.eil the activity of tlilH function
In thn tree un activity siiltlcleiitly
evidenced by. the fact thut chemical
HuhHlanccH injected Into cotonwoods
KEEP BRIGHT AND YOU
WILL KEEP BUSY
Electric light is the magnet that draws trade.
The bright store is the "hypnotic eye" of business. ,'
People can no more resist the attraction of a bril
liant, Electrically lighted store than they can resist
the clarion call of a brass band..
Is your competitor with the Electrically illum
inated show windows, bright interior and. sparkling
Electric Sign getting an advantage over you?
The moth never flutters around the unlighted
candlel Up-to-date stores nowadays consider shop
window lighting a necessity, whether they remain
open after dark or not. Competition forces modern
A show window brilliantly illuminated with
Electric light will make many , a sale "the night
before." Electrjc light compels attention, . makes
easy the examination of your display, shows goods
in detail and fabrics in their true colors.
And don't neglect the Electric Sign. It is
soliciting "tomorrow's" business every moment it is
lighted burning you name in the public mind. it.
is a solicitor that never becomes weary never stops
LIGHT & POWER COMPANY
C. G. MILLER j Agent
OREGON CITY, - - - OREGON
were detected In tho Map of tho top
tnoMt IwIkh, 110 to 40 feet obow tho
Kround, within 10 liouni,
Home recent . experiment at the
North Dakota Experiment Htallon bavo
had for tlndr object merely the feed
I UK of poorly nourished young trees,
which, .when supplied with a bottle
llllnd at frequent Intervals appeared
to suck In sustenance at a rapid rate,
Ho far Indeud IK HiIh the cuho that It
Iiiim been found poHHlblu to regulate
to Homn extent the Krowth of young
tree by Much meunM, retarding their
ilevidopment, or making It morn rapid
iim inlKht be desired. It Ih all a matter
of food Miipply, the "patient" under
treatment showing a ready wllllng
iiuhh to aliHorb extra provender and
to utilize It la the building of plant
Plants That Polaon Ono Another.
It Ih a matter, of common obsorvu
Hon that gnis (Ioch not grow so well
clone to trecH uh In tlm open. The
Hiirnn Ih true of grain. KxperlmentH
In England nnd In this country have
Mhown that the deleterious effect mj of
thn near neighborhood of grass and
treea ant inutuul. Thn tree nuffer oh
well tin thn gras und grain. Thin Im
eHpnclally trim of fruit treea. The
chumo Ih aHcrlbed to the excretion by
thn treeM, ou the one hand, of sub
huiwi'h poIhoiiouh to the grass, nnd by
the gruss, on. tlm other band, of sub
MtitnceH polHonotiH to the trees. It
thiiH appenra Hint tlm fnlluro of grass
to grow well tienf treea nhould not
be HHcrlbed to too much hliudc, but
to thn exliaimtloii by the tree roots of
Dm full Miipply needed by the ktuhh.
Selecting Dairy Cow.
While there may bo no Infallible,
rulo by which a man can be governed
In selecting a high-class dairy cow,
there are ninny polntM that will assist
nnd If carefully considered will pre
vent dlHiippoltit merit as a rule. Re
member that a cow Is a machine and
Ih Intended to change the different
producta on which she Ih fed Into
MomethliiK of more value. There are
two dlHtlnct type of'thene uiachlneH.
()nn innnufncturen or convertn feed
Into beef; the other Into milk. There
Ih a very decided ami pronounced dif
ference In the typo of thla animal that
makes beef and the one which nianil
factureH milk. In thn dairy type we
havu an uulninl that Ih aiiKular, thin.
Honu'what. pHwe-Jolnted and with
prominent hoiieH, She In wedKO-Hlnipml
from Hie front, with a lean head,
moderately long fact) allghtly dlnhed
and a general contented'1 eipresfllon
of tho feature, -The mulo In iMge,
mouth largo, nostril wide and opon,
a clear, bright iye, a broad, full and
high forehead, ear medium size, One
toxtiiro, revered with fine hair and
orange ynllow Insldd; ' The neck In
thin,, moderately long, with little or
ho dewlap, and tho tbroat la clean.
Wldo spuoo between the jaw, the
wltherM lean and sharp, tho shoulder
lean and obllquo and tho chest deep
and wide, which Indicate vigor ard
constitution. Field and Farm.
, Aehee and Manure. ' 1
If uhIich and hen manure aro mixed
together before being applied to the
noII there, will bo a Iohh of ammonia
from the poultry dropping, 'which will
greatly Ichhch the value. The anhea
Mhould be put on after the manure
ban been mixed with the noil. In thla
way the ammonia Will bo abHorbed by
It, and remain for the uho of the crop.
Wood bhIioh make a valuable applica
tion to hoIIh deficient In potaHh, and
httHten the dccompoHltlon to coarno
Fatten aged ewes and ho.11 to the
butcher. Tho flock Hhould have frenh
blood lnfuHcd every two yearn. At
four month of age the young lamb
Hhould bo a good market animal, If
fed properly. If you want good,
strong lambH, feod the cwch right.
Strong lumbH from weak ewci cannot
ho expected. Jn buying Hheep for
breeding purpoHen, endeavor to get
ono that Im better than the bent In the
Hume breeder add a little copperas
to the wilt fur tho breeding ewes. Lin
need meal Ih an excellent tonic, If a
little Ih added to the grain. Sheep
naturally drink more often than cat
tle, and Hhould have water conven
ient. It Im not good policy to feed
well and give good Hheltor and then
allow tho Hheep to drink Ice water and
Clover and Fodder.
Clover und corn furnish a fodder
that caunol be eaally Im
proved upon for dairy cowh. Two
fuctorn Hhould be toko Into account
when determining the amount of grain
to feed. One Ih tho extent to which
clover or alfalfa Ih fed, and the second
Ih the production of the cow. The
rule with some Is to feed one pound
of grain to every three pounds of
milk production. When clover or al
falfa form a large part of the ration
It would Hiem reaxonable to suppose
thut a leHH quantity of grain would
Hulllce than the amounts named.
. Feed for Breeding Animals.
It Ih Importunt that breeding ani
mals have laxative feeds when they
are put upon dry feeds after being
taken from the puHture. Such articles
uh oil meal, llax seed meal, etc.. should
enter largoly Into the ration. When
aiilmulH are changed from pasture to
dry feeding there is a tendency to con
Htlputlon, and steps must be taken to
have the bowels move freely, or there
In danger vl serlouH trouble. In case
the above artlclOH do not have tho
desired effect, Epsom salts or raw Un
seed oil mtiHt be used.
To Measure Land. 1
To mesHuro an acre, tie a ring at
each end of the rope, tho distance be
ing Just CO feet between them; tie a
piece of colored cloth exactly In tho
middle of tblH. t)ne acre of ground
will be four times the length and two
und a half times , tho width, or tho
equul of JG rods one way and 10 rods
the other, making the full aero 1C0
mniare rols. Keep tho ropo dry, so it
will not stretch. A rod Is 1C 1-2 lineal
feet. An acre Ih 4840 square yards, or
4n,6tiO squure feet.
Ostrich Farms for Italy.
In view of the importance of the
commerce In ostrich feathers. Vice
Consul H. M. Hyington, of Naples,
states that Italians are being urged
to start ostrich farms in Southern
Italy. Sicily and Sardinia. The suc
cessful results obtained In Callfo-nia
and at Nice are cited.
New blood is occasionally neces
sary for the (lock, no matter of what
The term "calf cholera" Is given to
n necullnr diarrhoea, which attacks
calve the day after their birth, and
which usually ends fatally on the sec
ond or third day.
A man at Richland, State of Wash
ington, claims to be making an aver
age of $4.15 a day from less than 500
Put a south window In the poultry
house. Sunlight for the hens will
moan sunshine for your face when you
go after the eggs.
Sund in the craw means health to
tho hen, and health to the hen means
eggs for you. Don't forgot to , keep
your grit box filled.
Horses that aro considered safe in
every way are generally those which
never knew what It meant to be from
under the' control of their keeper. ,.
One noticoable difference between
good and bad horses is, that it is a
trouble to keep the good while tho
troublo comes In trying to sell the
It Is estimated that there are $500,
000,000. worth of duiry cattle in tho
United States. It Is claimed that there
is a cow. of some sort for every three
people In the United States.
A dairyman in the East finds by
comparison of market prices that the
food cost of producing milk, has in
creased 40 per cent In the, New Eng
lund states since 190i. ' ' ' ,
A horse cannot transmit what he
does not hiinself possess. ,
It does not pay to feed a poor cow
flrst-class feed and plenty of it. be
cause she will not respond by giving
a largo quantity of rich milk; but it
does pay to give a really flrst-class
animal all she can eat:' ;
Ground alfalfa has become suffi
ciently a staple to be regularly quoted
In San Francisco market reports. It
sells there at about $5 less per ton
than bran. .
While wool markets have been very i
dull for a few weeks the outlook Is
fair for Improvement.
It requires more age to develop ,a
heavy-boned animal than It does a
fllght - boile'd one
TIid .loading browlera .of Angora
(coata In Texan aro working hard to
ntoroNt the average gqatman of that
State In Improving the quality of bin
goatu, -'" : - '
There are more dnckn ' In China
lhan In all the rent of the world China,
literally, In white with these blrda,
and day and night tho country re
Boundn with their metallic and scorn
ful voices, Children herd ducks on
evary road, on every pond, on every
farm, on every lake, on every river.
As a rule,, the earlier fat Mheep are
put upon the market the better price
thfty will command.
With the keeping of sheep the land
doH not deteriorate, but Its fertility
Is coiiHtantly increased.
A good Hheep Ih tho ono beHt adapt
ed to the particular surrounding and
situations of the owner. '
The management of the Exposition
bun He.curcd the services of Col. Hen
ry K. Dosch, of Portland, Oregon, as
director of tho division of exhibits.
Thn exhibit department 1 being or
ganized and prospective exhibitors
can now receive Information in regard
to space by applying, to-Col. Dosch.
Already many large firms throughout
tho country have applied for space.
Col. Dosch represented the state of
Oregon as commissioner at New Or
leariH, Chicago, Omaha, Buffalo,
Chnrlentown and at tho Fifth Inter
national Exhibition held at Osaka, Ja
pan, in 1903. He was the commls.
sloner from the state of Oregon and
Lewis and Clark Exposition. The di
rector of the Japanese exposition
recognized Col. Dosch's ability as an
"exposltlorilst," and placed him In
charge of all foreign exhibits. His
serviceH were recognized by the Em
peror of Japan, who decorated him
wljh tho medal of the Chevalier of the
Sacred Treasure. Col. Dosch was
also given a diploma of merit for his
services at the Osaka Exposition. It
bears the Hlgnature of the Mikado and
tho royal seal.
Col. Dosch was also Commlsnloner
General to the Louisiana Purchase
Exposition for the Lewi and Clark
Short Married Life.
.Georgo Meckel, a local saloonman,
has filed a suit for a decree of divorce
against Mrs. U. C. 'Meckel, alleging
cruel and Inhuman treatment. They
were married In Oregon City January
C of this year by Justice of Peace
Stlpp. Their differences developed In
a,.very few days after their marriage.
Attorney Frank F. Freeman, of
Portland, wos a business visitor In
Oregon City Tuesday.
M. L. Rrayton, of Cashmere, Wash.,
has arrived here, to be present at the
bedside of his father, who is critically
E. H. Tongue, of Hlllsboro, was in
town Tuesday, shaking hands with old
friends and meeting new ones. Mr.
Tongue Is a candidate for the Repub
lican nomination of District Attorney
for the Fifth District, and is engaged
in putting up his fences.
: Eugene C. Thomas, who disposed
of the Oregon City Enterprise last
week, left Tuesday night for his home
Mi Troy, O., going via San Francisco
and Los Angeles. Frank C. Lowing,
who ha been the right-hand man of
Mr. Thomas, leaves Saturday night
for Troy to Join his family. While
conducting the Enterprise both men
have made many friends in this
AN ILL FATED SHIP.
Mystery and Tragedy That Eneom
. patted the Great E4,jrn.
There was a mystery about that 111
fated ship. Nothing went right with
her. She stuck at the launch, and It
cost an eirra $350,000 over and above
the sum set aside for the purpose to
get her Into the water. On her trial
trip her boilers burst, killing some of
the stokers. . Then she ran aground
and carried ou so outrageously that
her crew thought her surely bewitched.
She hod Btarted badly. While she was
building a pay clerk sent by one of
tho contractors with $0,500 In wages
for the men disappeared. It was not
unnaturally assumed that he had bolt
ed with the money. Ills wife aud
family were left unprovided for, with
the stigma of his supposed crime upon
Thirty years after her launch the
Cireat Eastern went into the cemetery
ot TCIl-VonhAfi.1 in Im tirnbon -tin ' UtitU
shp was being taken to pieces the shlp
breaker discovered between her inner
and outer casings of steel the skeleton
Of; a man. Papers which had fallen
from his clothes enabled his Identity
to be trace. It whs the skeleton, of
the pay clerk who thirty years before
had disappeared. There was no mon
ey:' that was never recovered.
Th6 supposition Is that the poor fel
low on going on to the ship was pounc
ed Upon by workmen who knew that
he had the money with him; that they
stunned him and, having a small, place
In the side of the vessel to complete,
crammed hi body In and built him up
In it. No reward would have Induced
a sailor to sail In that vessel had be
known of the terrible secret sealed up
In her walls. Chicago New.
nutL uni f ant rovt ' i
A 'J 4A(lllWll t IllUfl DU.t I U 111 11,,'
much disappointed In you. You told
me. that 'when you were married you
would prow that you had business
ability. . Du Porely Well, my dear sir,
I did prove that when I married your j
'You should . never take anything
thut doesn't agree with you." the phy
sician told Mr. Marks. . .
"If I bad always. followed, that rule.
Marin." he remarked to bis wife.
"where wouU you be?" j
Navhor Thut ho'.- of vours sppmn tn
i be a bright one. He'll cut out n name
.'or himself mmie day. Popley (angrily) t
-Ite's diH.e it already on our new
who used to run rf ncwpaper down East year ago, also edited
an almanac which contained orao wise sayings. Here la one
of them: ' (
"Tho way to wealth, if you desire It, I a plain as the way
to market. ,.Jt depend chiefly on two words industry and
frugality. Ho that gets all he can honestly and saves all be
get (necessary expense excepted) will certainly become
What Ben said was not only true at that time, but It still
hold good at the present day.
Therb Is no better way to aave than to hare a bank account
We r:il be glad to have you start an account at thl bank,
you are not tempted to spend It.
The Bank of
One of ihe secrets of our success
in the Baggage and Transfer Business
Safes, Piano and Furniture Moving
Williams Bros. Transfer Co j
Phones, Office 1121, Residence
J. E. SCHAFFER. Prop.
Best Quality Royal Table
FOR SALE BY ALL GROCERS AND AT BAKERYGIVE IT A
Shop remodeled and reopened by February 15 for inspection.
Star Press Job Room
OREGON CITY, OREGON
YOUR BILL FOR GROCERIES
will show a comfortable saving If you
do your buying here. And our lower
price In no case mean lower quali
ties. It Is the saving on standard ,
groceries that makes buying here,
truly economical. We have too much
faith in your discernment to offer you
Inferior qualities at any price. Dally ,
arrival of new season goods In Dia
mond W or Preferred Stock Canned
Fruit and Vegetables, Xraas Candies,,
Nuts, Date, Raisins, etc.
7th Street Grocer
525 Main Street
Is turned out by the basketful in this
TaiinnrVchlrra -! 1 a ra rti ft a on1 ail
else requiring starching and stiff fin
ishing. Our latest improved appli
ances, coupled with skill born of long,
experience, enable us to' turn out flrstr.
class work quickly and cheaply.
Oregon City, ... ... -Oregon
Formerly 7th street Bakery