The Hood River news. (Hood River, Or.) 1909-current, October 02, 1912, Page 10, Image 10

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Tbla matter must aot bo reprtnted with
out special pormlaalon.
No animal recovers ao slowly from
low condition nor la ao apt not to re
cover at all aa sheep.
Prime fat lambs cannot be produced
by alternate grass and grain. Tbey
must be pushed to lay on fat from
tart to finish.
It will be a good Idea to see thnt
the spray tank la well drained before
the freezing weatber comes on, and the
cylinders of the engine, too. If It 1 a
water cooled machine.
It la absolutely essential that sheep
be provided with the Tery best of
drinking water. A sheep does not like
filthy water, and It will suffer thirst
a great while before drinking It
It can be taken as a pretty sure sign
that fall is at hand when of an evening
the houseflles take to roosting on the
upper part of the kitchen screen door
to get the benefit of the heat escaping
from within the bouse.
Experiments which have been made
show that if a heavy residual oil is
mixed In with the Ingredients usually
used In the maklug of cement It Is ab
sorbed by the cement and greatly In
creases Its power to withstand damp
Some crop experiments conducted by
the Italian government go to show
that the application of Iron sulphate
to the aoll at the rate of ICO pounds
per acre tends to make crops produced
more vigorous and therefore less sub
ject to rust damage.
Down In Topeka. Kan., there has
been a pent of blackbirds, tens of
thousands of them roosting In the
shade trees in the residence section of
the city and making a thunderous
racket An attempt was made to scare
the birds away by firing roinnn candles
Into their roosting places at nigbt. but
this produced little result
In India the average span of the hu
man life Is about twenty-five years.
The reason why this average Is short
er with the Hindu than with any oth
er people Is due to ignorance of the
laws of health and sanitation, and with
out question to the further fact that be
la still In large measure a victim of
the agricultural conditions under which
he Uvea.
The sooner that bunch of cockerels
that are not to be kept until next sea
son for breeding purposes are fried or
made Into chicken pie or sold to the
poultry buyer the larger tbe caBb bal
ance that will show on tbe year's poul
try operations. Tbey have made their
most rapid growth, and whatever they
eat now la to far less purpose from
the standpoint of meat production.
The "fool that rocks the boat" has
been put In tbe shade tbe past seasou
by that other fool, the half baked driver
of an automobile who seems possessed
with tbe Idea of beating electric and
team cars to a given crossing The
similarity In these two types of fools
Is further painfully carried out In that
there are usually Innocent persons
aboard boat or auto. who. wltb the
"fool." have to auffer tbe consequences
of bia folly.
Synthetic rubber, that la, rubber that
la made by putting Its elements to
gether artificially, is said to be a pos
sibility of tbe nesr future. If claims of
European chemist may be relied
upon. Ue contends that be bns dls
covered methods whereby rubber may
be manufactured chemically In tbe
same way that a virtual stone cement
Is made by mixing In proiwr propor
tions the elements from wblcb natural
stone la formed.
It Is well to remember that tbe paint
ing of shingles after they are laid con
tributes little If anything to their life
Id fact It la contended by some that
shingles painted In this manner will
not last as long aa shingles not painted
at all. To be mot effective, whatever
preservstlve treatment Is glveu. should
be given before tbe shingle are laid
sod be spplled to the whole surfare In
stead of to that portion which la to be
exposed to the weather.
A series of experiments covering a
number of years, conducted by the
Ohio experiment station, has seemed
to Indicate that tbe most satisfactory
time for tbe sowing of winter wheat Is
from the 23d to tbe 2Mb of September
Sowed aa late as this tbe young planta
ape In large measure damage by
tbe llewilan fly. while It I at the same
time sufficiently early so that the
plant grt a nod "tart liefore freezing
weather wt In. Of coiirMe the date
given will vary wltb different latitudes
and torailtles. yet It t well worth r-trmtwrlng.
There Is mighty little advantage-la
fact often actual detriment In feeding
K)lli'd grain or other feed. Tbe alight
food value that mirb food may coil-
taln Is often largely neutralized by put
ting out of condition the system of the
auliual or fowl to whUh they are fed.
If there were no other reason for
early fall plowing than that of getting
It out of the way so that other farm
work can be attended to would be auf
flclent to Justify It. Added to this la
the further fact that when the aoll la
turned over early all kinds of weeds
are disposed of and kept from matur
ing seed.
A New Jersey farmer reports to
an eastern agricultural paper the de
struction of his new alfalfa seediug of
last year by reason of the green gar
den worm. He found little damage
waa done on that portion of the tract
on which his hens ranged most freely,
which aeems to point that hens and al
falfa ought to make a pretty good com
Perhaps no one of the minor consid
erations in tbe selection of a horse for
farm use or breeding purposes Is more
Important than that It should have a
broad, large and well formed hoof.
Thousands of horses sell yearly for con
siderably less than their other good
points would seem to merit simply be
cause tbey have hoofs that are narrow
and contracted and lessen their useful
ness aa roadsters and draft animals.
It seems to be quite a falling of mi
lady who la Injudicious enough to use
face powder to excess that she seldom
gets it on or gets It off evenly enough
to conceal the deception. With eye
glasses and looking glasses aa abund
dant as tbey are, there would seem to
be no real good excuse why a woman
should look as If she bad Just been
snaked out of a flour barrel after com
pleting her toilet preparatory to ap
pearing In public.
Tbe following Is aald to have been
Martha Washington's own recipe for
canning pears: "The pears should be
very fresh. Wash and put them into
boiling lye for a minute, then remove
and put them Into cold water. Next
put the fruit into a prepared sirup of
sugar and water. Cse half a pound of
augar for every pound of fruit with
water to dissolve. Cook for a quarter
of an hour. Remove and put on plates
to cool. Boll down sirup to one-half
Its original volume. Put pears
sirup into jars and add brandy. Seal
while hot-
Some experiments thnt have been
conducted during the past two seasons
by the Iowa experiment station show
that quack grass can be completely and
effectually eradicated by sowing sor
ghum. Infested tracts were put In
good tilth and broadcasted rather thick
ly the latter part of May with sorghum
This made such a vigorous growth that
it swamped and smothered the quack
grass so thnt not a bit of It was In
business when the sorghum was cut
for feed In the fall. The advantage of
this sorghum method Is that there is no
loss of a crop, the process that knocks
out the grass giving a valuable and nu
tritloua ration for the fnrra animals.
There Is no use to which cement can
be put that has more to commend it
that when employed In the making of
a feeding floor for tbe hogs. Years ago
the Idea somehow got lodged In the
mind of a good many farmers that hogs
would Just as soon, or a little bit. rath
er, eat out of a dirty trough, standing
In six or eight Im-hes of filth or mire:
but the truth Is that a hog not only
prefers a clean dry place In which to
sleep, but also appreciates a clean
trough and a firm and reasonably clean
floor on which to stand when eating.
A good many of these cement feeding
floors have leen put In and a whole
lot more ought to be They make It
cleaner for tbe pigs and a whole lot
cleaner for the fellow who has to feed
The Intematlnnl egg laying contest
being conducted at Storm college. Con
necticut, closed Its fnrty-firvt week the
middle of August The first prize for
the last week for best pen was award
ed to n. P. Demlng. president of the
Connecticut Poultry association, on a
pen of single comb Rhode Island Reds
which laid thirty eggs during tbe pe
riod Tbe close of the forty first week
of tbe contest showed F. CI. Yost's pen
of White Leghorns In first place with
s record of 8S4 eggs, which gives them
a lead of forty-seven eggs over their
nearest competitors. Second, fourth
and fifth places are held by other pen
of White Leghorns with s'-ores of M7.
830 and 829 eggs respectively, while
third place was held by a pen of White
Wyandottea with a score of 'CM eggs
Conditions found In the wood lot
give autllclent direction and auggestlon
aa to tbe proper method of treating
tbe nuts of the forest trees which are
desired for seed purposes next spring.
As these nuts fall Into the grass they
settle gradually, and when the leavea
fall a little later they are given a cov
ering. The moisture which the nut
absorbs from Its usually damp sur
rounding, coupled with the winter
frost splits the shell, and the germs
find easy exit when the warm weather
of spring cornea The conditions men
tioned can be reproduced, if one de
sires, by gathering the nuts, removing
the bunks and storing them in a box of
molKt sand and covering with earth
lightly While freezing Is tiecesxiiry. Il
Is lt to pnifei-t the Ihx o thnt there
will not be riiented t tin wing himI freer.
Ing. In the iinit the nut" li i ' t lie
planted the desired illoiiiiee nmri in
the tract where the Ireen sre ee ti-'l
to grow.
One of the Hurst aa well aa most
productive peach orch.inls lu the Yaki
ma valley was propagated by the own
er, buds being selected from a few
older trees which have been marked
as prolific bearers of fruit of excep
tional size and quality. While bud
ding la somewhat more difficult than
grafting and requires more skill, one
ir bo Is careful can get on to the proc
ess easily. Tbe first requisite In the
budding process la the little trees on
which the buda referred to should be
Inserted about the lat of August To
get the seedlings the peach pits should
be secured and planted lu nursery
rows before the ground freezes. For
this purpose It Is best where possible
to get pits from trees that have shown
the greatest hardiness, the quality of
the fruit being of no concern, aa the
top of the tree will be furnished by
the bud to be Inserted next summer.
The seedlings should be given good
cultivation, so that they will make as
thrifty a growth aa possible. At bud
ding time the buds should be cut from
the limbs aa needed, with email por
tion of the cambium or life layer of
the bark attached above and below,
and this, with the outer bark carefully
removed, should be slipped Into a lit
tie opening In the bark of the seedling
a short distance from the ground made
by a cut lengthwise of the twig and
another crosswise. The Idea should
be to give It aa nearly aa possible a
position which It would have bad If
grown where Inserted. The wings of
the bud should be slipped beneath the
Inclosing bark of the seedling, and
when In place the cuts made to re
ceive it should be carefully sealed with
grafting wax. When the bud geta a
good start the seedling should be cut
off Just above the point of union and
shoots starting from the point of un
Ion kept pruned off.
There are very few of the spring or
early summer flowering plants that are
more beautiful or attractive than tu
lips, and the reason why more people
do not have them is quite likely that
the bulbs must be planted In the fall.
six of seven months before the planta
bloom. For outside use the bulbs
should be planted early In October,
though they may be put in any time
before tbe ground freezes The bed
which Is to receive them should be
spaded to a good depth and made mel
low and rich It should then be
smoothed and firmed with a heavy
board. Tbe tulip bulbs should be set
about four Inches deep, and the holes
to receive them may be made with a
round stick a trifi larger than the
bulbs. They should be set stem aide
up, and after the earth has been filled
In It should be pressed down. The bed
should be given a good watering after
the bulbs are planted and a mulch,
which should be left for a covering
during the winter and gradually re
moved In the spring as tbe weather
warms up. It is well to put over the
bed also boards or other protection to
keep the bulbs from getting too wet
Tulip bulbs are not high priced, and
tbe best that can be got will be found
to give the greatest satisfaction.
While from the standpoint of the
horticulturist tree pruning may be
rightly termed an art there are, nev
ertbelesa, one or two points In connec
tion with the pruning process that even
tbe Dovlce should do well to keep In
mind and put Into practice. One of
these has to do with tbe removing of
large and therefore heavy limbs from
shade trees, and consists In making a
cut three or four Inches deep on tbe
under side of the limb to be removed
and at a distance of a couple of feet
from tbe trunk. A cut should then be
made somewhat farther from the trunk
and on tbe upper side of the limb and
to such depth that the limb will fall of
Its own weight Tbe advantage of tbe
under cut will then be apparent for in
stead of splitting down and lipping a
big chunk out of the trunk as la ao of
ten the case, the splitting will atop
when It strikes tbe under cut The
stub left by this method of pruning
should then be cut off close to tbe trunk
leaving as small a limb projection aa
possible for the adjoining bark to cov
er In the healing process. If tbe scar
Is soaked In a blue vitriol solution and
when dry given a good coat of white
lead, decay fungi will be kept out
It may enable tbe orchard owner who
has a valuable crop of fruit on the
trees to sleep more soundly If he re
members that a destructive fall of
ball rarely accompanies night thunder
storms Whether this la due to the
fact that tbe night air for some dis
tance from the earth Is of more uni
form temperature than It la during the
day after the sun has warmed It It
would be difficult to say, but tbe fact
noted baa been verified In the experi
ence of many a farmer and agricultur
ist One season several yeara ago be
fore the writer got on to this fact he
lay awake o' nights during a stormy
spell wltb 000 barrels of apples on
the trees and held hla breath the while
for the fear that hall would ruin the
crop. Tbe one destructive storm that
be does remember, that made mush
out of apples, pecked boles In green
pumpkins, shredded cabbage and prac
tically ruined a fine acre of onions for
hlm-half In the windrows came at
10:30 In the forenoon.
Colonel Allen J. Met hen. the veter-
an editor of the Seattle Times, lu i
speech delivered to LewMou buslnexs
tneu last Thursday, mild: ''This Is
my first trip Into this Inland Km pi re
ami 1 tell you frankly If 10,000 mcu
had told me of the wonderful things
I have seen on this trip with my own
eyes I would not have 1 lleved one-
half their Htory. Whit I saw at
North Yakima aud elsewhere and
what I have Just seen today at Iew.
Istou aud t'larkstou emphasizes my
reverence for the statesmanship of
Thomas Jefferson. One thlntf lin
preHMCH me sadly, however, but I feel
sure that the people who have car
ried forward these great orchard en-
terprtHes to their present success will
provide the remedy for the conditions
which I observed. You must provide
the means, through canneries and
dryer, for the preservation of the
teach crop, hundreds of bushels of
which 1 saw going; to waste In your
orchards. It nee ins a shame, while
so many of tbe world's people are lu
a condition of famine, that such
wicked waste hIioiiM exist Care for
these crops, put them Into permanent
preservation In cans ami barrels and
you will fiud ready market for them
throughout the world. I hope you
will co-operate with Seattle. Tacoiua
aud Spokane lu Hiifeuanllng; the
mtpiit of your orchards."
Christian and Missionary Alliance
Sunday m-IiooI at IM.'i. II. C. IMetx,
superintendent. I'rt-ju hing tit II a.
in. Young; People's lueetliiK at 7:15
p in. I'.vaugellHlk- wr Ice Hi n p. in.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at
7:45. Tlioe are full liofpel meetings.
Our motto, .lesiin Inlv. All are Cor-
ll.illy Invited Y. P. Kirk, Pastor.
River tippler the world'
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A. WILSON. Agent.
If it's a surface to
be painted, enameled,
stained, varnished or fin
ished in any way, there's
an Quality Kind
to fit the purpose.
Cash Groceries
Libby's or Carnation Milk, 3 cans 25c
New Crop Brazil Nuts, per lb 15c
Your last chance to get Old Wheat Flour
at $1.30 per sack or $5.00 per barrej.
Special Prices on Fruit Jars
Mason Pts. 55c, Qts. 65c, Half Gal. 85c
Economy.. Pts. 85c, Qts.$1.00, Half Gal. $1.40
Schrams.Pts. 75c, Qts. 85c, Half Gal. $1.30
We sell cheaper. We are at no expense of
delivery, bookkeeping or bad accounts.
. We figure against Portland prices
E. E. Kaesser
I 'fe I H
Fall Painting
Winter Comfort
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.
refinish shabby surfaces at trifling
cost. Expert advice at our store,
by phone or mail. Let us tell
you Five Strong Reasons for Fall
House Painting.
We make 23 styles of Doors
which we show in our Catalog
B-X PAVEL BOOKS Oimrnntwil. 15 nixes at... 91.40
wjnnr Htin-k, K nt7.H at $1.75
C&AFTSXAV rSOBT SOOBS 19.00. 16.60.
$.ii0. 35.00 and 93.00
A quality glass, 10 Btyles, at 15.00, 33.50,
33 on. 3 .75 anil 92.50
IirsiDE WIITDOW Tltll to match. In nets 9 -80
XirSIBE BOOK TRIM (for only on side) 9 .60
All mad. in our own mill.
Onr Sah. Wlmluwa, K. I). Kramv. ltnWril, Miiulillnira
at proiairtlonatrljr low pricaa, wlik-li are prluti-d plainly lu wur
biff tllimtrnteri catfll.
We rnamnrea aattfftrtln and anfe delivery.
Don't fail to writa for cataior Mo. J2. Wa tall anrona and
aaywhara. atimata of fraight chargaa furniabad.
J. C. Johnsen
Home of
Where the Best
Values Come From
Fast fellers
because they are of attractive design,
fine workmanship and excellent qual
ity, tvery piece ol
in this collectionwhether it be plain
or decorated --has Fomething special
to recommend it. Many of them are
of unique shape and others are most
artistically decorated. Among the
odd plates are some that are distinct
ly novel and decidedly beautiful, yet
li'oniy" toef! Cent's
THE 5, 10 and 15 CENT STORE
Heilbronner Bldg., Jrd and Cascade
Opposite tnt rost Ottlca
Horn. I'hone.20
Spray and
Garden nose
and Wagon Work
Farm Implements and
Logging tools repaired.
Plow work a specialty.
Howell Bros.
2 Two doors east of Fashion
lood River, Ore. Phone 22 7-X
Carpenter and Builder
Third and State Sts.
Phone Shop 5 1 ; Res. 87-L
'AS i)L
J. R. Nll.Kf LUN, Proprietor
llrodtrot f. C. W. lagfcornt. W. P. Rack I
nd 1. C. Rhod. Itlind Rtdt.
Indian Hunnir Uucht
Btrr,m and nmna mlnrk for aalo. Or
nVr brmlteri now. Poultry varda I miloa
wrat or city at Frank Ion, Phono 82X2-X.