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THE HOOD RIVER NEWS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1910
HOW TOJBUILD THEM
How to plan and build dairy
barns that are both aaultary and
convenient will be taught tbU year
at the Oregon Agricultural College In
a course lu farm utructures just In
troduced. The students will learn bow to de
sign their own house, barns, gran
aries, silos and other farm buildings;
where to place them; how they
should be constructed, and the cost
of both material and construction.
An unusual feature of the Instruction
will be that which will bid students
to draw plans In class for buildings
solving special problems of their
own home furms, such as bams on
hillsides or on low ground.
The various uses of concrete on the
farm, with practical laboratory
work In the making of concrete
floors, walks and fence posts, will
also form a part of the students'
Problems In fencing. Including the
relative merit and cost of various
sorts of materials and different de
signs, will be an Interesting part of
the course, which will Include, as
well, a comparison of the efficiency
of good and bad roads, and the
methods of construction and main
tenance of good roads In rural districts.
Fleck Vineyard Sold
- The Adam Fleck vlueyard, south
west of The Dalles, on which E. W
Thomas held an option for several
months, was transferred last week
to the latter and A. E. Itutberford
of Chicago. There are about 400 acres
In the tract, which Is planted to
vineyards and orchards. Products
of the Fleck vineyards have lecome
noted. The monetary consideration
In the deal Is something above
Hoboes Oct Sarcastic
From a notice written on the
water tank near the depot, Thurs
day, It Is evident that the gay and
festive hobo doesn't look on apple
picking with glee. In big letters, the
Inspiration loomed up as follows:
NIN'K SI.AVKH WA.NTKI)
To pick apples.
Wages 1.40 a day and board.
Japs 2.1 cents a day.
Couldn't Stand Prosperity
A hod carrier down on the New
berg high school Job, who was being
paid f 4 a day for eight hours' work,
got huffy and quit when he was
docked for a half hour that he failed
to put lu. One of these days history
Is liable to reis-at Itself, and when it
does, this sume man will doubtless
be glad to put In full time at half the
pay. Newberg Register.
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Bicycles and Bicycle Extras
Guns and Ammunition
Gasoline Supply Station
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A PUZZLING PINE.
Don't Leave the Hood River District
Natural advantaw fur fruit growing
unexcelled. Land prices ha doubted in
last two'yeara but ar not half that asked
for itnilar land in other sections Buy
now before peculator! add .their profit.
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ONli BLOCK FROM DEPOT
Peculiar Tr.. That It Something ef
Myttary to Botanist.
Upper California U tue borne of a
tree tbat baa puzzled botanists. It Is
a pine which will grow only near tb
seacoast. Its growth la alow, and it
does not attain to great size.
Xbe strange thing about It Is that
there are, to all appearances. Insur
mountable difficulties In the way of
the perpetuation of the species. Some
specimens of It exist In Kew gardens,
in London. They bare been carefully
examined by competent authorities,
and all admit tbat the tree presents a
problem unlike anything elsewhere
This pine produces at regular Inter
rala the usual cones containing seeds;
but, atrange to aay, the cones are so
thoroughly protected that the seeds
cannot be released. The cones are
hard and tightly closed and hare
atrong overlapping scales.
More extraordinary still Is the fact
that the pine, after producing Its al
most Invulnerable cones, keeps them
hanging on Ha branches year after
year. Unless through some peculiar
accident the seeds would apparently
remain attached to the parent tree for
ever. Many of the cones on the trees
In Kew gardens have been there for
years, as is shown by the size of the
branches and the formation of the
It has been found that the seed Tea
sels which this tree so powerfully re
tain are so well protected that It re
quires a strong knife with the assist
ance of a heavy hammer to cut the
cone into sections. No ordinary con
ditions of temperature can make a
The following is the only explana
tion yet offered that seems to have any
degree of plausibility: The species
may be perpetuated by Are. One who
has studied the tree asserts that noth
ing but the intense heat of a forest
fire could compel the cones to release
their seeds. It has been found that
under the Influence of intense beat
they crack open and the seeds fall
out uninjured. Harper's Weekly.
TURKISH RED TAPE.
Gatting the Kinka Out of a Custom
In the far east rules and restrictions
may be made to yield to Influence with
a latent force behind It, aa Instanced
by this serio-comic Incident found In
Captain A. B. Townahend's book,
Military Consul In Turkey." A certain
highly influential foreigner at Adrlan-
ople wanted a Christmas tree and or
dered one from Sofia to come by train,
but when the tree, an unpretentious
little fir about ten feet high, arrived
at Adrtanople station some one discov
ered tbat it was illegal to receive
plants" from abroad.
"Yasak" (It is forbidden), said the
"Tasak," echoed the sentry on duty.
The foreigner said whatever was
the equivalent to "rubbish" and de
manded the tree.
Here was a nice quandary for the
authorities. Evidently It was a most
fearful thing to receive a tree from
abroad, and yet the consignee was
capable of getting some one Into very
serious trouble If be did not get his
tree, and he said be must bave it with
in forty-eight hours.
Some one at the custom house soared
above the difficulty. The tree waa sent
on to Stamboul on the Orient express,
an eight hours' Journey. It came back
to Adrtanople by the next train, and
the person for whom It was intended
received a notice that "a tree from
Constantinople" bad arrived for him
and would at once be banded over
to his messenger.
So the wretched little Bulgarian tree
had become a Turkish one, brought
from Constantinople, and by that
means it satisfied officialdom and serv
ed Its purpose In the end.
The gladiators were originally male
factors who fought for their lives or
captives who fought for freedom. They
were first exhibited at the funeral cere
monies of the Romans, 203 B. C, and
afterward at festivals about 215 B. C.
When Dacla was reduced by Trojan
1,000 gladiators fought at Rome for 123
days In celebration of his triumph. It
Is said t lint In the triumphs of I'ompey
the Great 10,000 fought through a
series of many days. These combats
were suppressed In the east by the
Emperor Constantine about A. D. 325
and lu the west by Tbeodorlc in A. D.
500. New York American.
"Why don't you marry, too?" ho
asked her, apropos of the marrlnge of
"1 can't," she answered, "without
committing bigs my. I haven't my di
vorce yet, you know. It's probably a
good thing, a great protection. I might
bave married some good for nothlug
again If I had bad It. 1 am so unfor
tunate In my selections."
"True," he snld. "You might have
married me." New York Tress.
Works Like a Charm.
Hanson Wonder bow It is tbat the
Jugginsons get along so harmoniously.
They never bave any quarrels, appar
ently. Burt The reason Is stmplo
enough. Jugglnson always lets Mrs.
J. have the lant word, and she never
trie to prevent blm from having his
own way. Boston Transcript.
Chance For Haroiam.
Adorer (anxiously) What did your
father say? Sweet Olrl-Oh, be got
so angry I waa afraid to stay and lis
ten. He's In a perfectly terrible rage.
Go In and appease him.
fsnip your wm
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Fall is the time to touch
up shabby surfaces in the
home, because winter is the
time your home is used most.
A little money spent now for
paints and finishes will make
the home brighter, cleaner,
more attractive, more whole
some, all winter long.
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