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THE HOOD RIVER NEWS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16. 1913
(O. A. C. Peot Keport)
The only fungus disease of the
straw berry occurring in Oregon that
has been thoroughly studied by path
ologists Is the disease known as straw
berry leaf spot or blight. This disease
Is nearly always present; to greater
or less extent in every' field. It is not
always serious and, in fact, is rarely
considered by Oregon growers to cause
sufficient damage to need special at
tention. In many cases, however, it
causes more damage than is realized,
and hence is considered of sufficient
interest to warrant a discussion in this
connection. All of tbe cultivated vari
eties may be attacked, though many
are so resistant as not to be seriously
The disease affects tbe foliage pri
marily, making its first appearance on
the plants in minute purplish spots
more or less thickly scattered. These
soon enlarge and the center becomes
pale gray or nearly white in color.
The margin, however, remains purple,
shading into brown towards the light
er area in the center. When numer
ous these spots may run together. In
severe cases the leaves may gradually
rurn yellow, wither and die. Ia cer
tain instances the disease has been re
ported as being so severe that the
plants are killed, though this has nev
er been observed by the writer in
This disease is caused by a fungus
known technically as Mycosphaerella
fragarie. The mycelium grows in the
tissue, killing it and forming the char
acteristic spots. This fungus has two
sorts of spores. Conida or summer
spores are borne on special threads of
the mycelium which emerge from the
tissues through the epidermis in tufts.
These are produced during the Bum
mer.serving to disseminate the disease
through a field. Another spore stage
known as the sexual or winter stage,
may be produced later in the season.
In this stage the spores are borne in
sacks, several of which are found in-1
side receptacles imbedded in the tis
sues. These are only found late in the
season and are believed in general to
serve the purpose of carrying the fung
us over the unfavorable conditions of
W'lneer. In Oregon the fungus seems
to spread all winter and it is possible
that the summer spores are sufficient
to keep the fungus perpetuated.
Control Measures Given
Only healthy plants should be set.
Plants should be secured, If possible,
from fields where the disease was not
present. In any case all diseased por
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IF YOU INVESTIGATE
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and are not biased, ou will at least want to buy one because
you can get more value for your money. Don't take our
word or your neighbor's...
Come and See Them
We also have a supply of Roche Harbor Lime, Bluestone
Lime, Sulphur Spray, Arsenate of Lead, Uuion Meat Co 's
Beaver Brand Fertilizer. Don't forget to advise your wants
in Apple Boxes, Berry Crates, Hay, Grain and Feed.
We can serve you best when you keep us advised.
HOOD RIVER APPLE GROWERS' UNION
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Aaaaody. T I f M ' I f III J J "teH WrT C.talor.
tions should be picked off before plant
ing. Cutting and burning the foliage
after harvesting the fruit as carried
on in somes retions of Oregon, Is an
excellent practice, since it destroys
may leaves affected with the disease.
When the disease is severe, spraying
may be practiced. Use Bordeaux mix
ture 4-4-50. In Oregon three sprayings
are suggested for trial, two in early
spring befoe the first fruits are half
grown, and another about the first or
middle of September.
CLUB RECIPROCITY ENJOYED
Most delightful is the courtesy, and
profitable the reciprocity between the
Woman's Club of Hood River and its
neighbors, the Woman's Club at White
Salmon and the club at I'nderwood.
While the Columbia draws the line be
tween their state affiliations, their
aims, objects and interests are the
same and each is willing to share with
the other any good program that may
I be offered, and these exchanges of
I courtesies are among the pleasant
; things in the club life of these small
Recently, out of compliment to Mrs.
Allen Todd and Mrs. Herbert G. Reed,
of Portland, members of the Shake
speare Club, who gave an afternoon
for the Hood River Club, the members
of the two neighboring clubs were in
vited, and enjoyed not only the fine
Shakespearean recital by these two
clever women, but the social hour and
refreshments that followed. Mrs.
Todd and Mrs. Reed scored a great
success in their various roles.
HOOD RIVER HAS
THE MOST JAPANESE
With the exception of Portland, Hood
River county has the largest Japanese
population of any county In the stat?
according to a bulletin which h"?
just been published by the Bureau of
the Census on the the composition and
charactristics of the population of Ore
gon. This shows that there were in
1910 468 Japanese in the county, six
Chinese and 13 Indians and four neg
roes. Multnomah county, of course,
has a larger number of Japanese, the
census giving them 1,767. Clatsop
county ranks third in the state with
176, while Baker has 164.
Of the total population of 8,016 with
which Hood River was credited in
1900 7,508 are classified as white, and
500 Indians, Chinese and Japanese.
Native whites of native white parent
ge numbered 5,147. There were 1,022
foreign born whites. The rest were
native whites of native or mixed par
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GETS LETTER FROM
Dr. Stanton Allen has a brother
who Is professor of engineering at
Constantinople. A letter was recent
ly received here from Professor Al
len's wife. They are practically strand
ed in that country, all of the steamers
having been taken away for use in
war. Professor and Mrs. Allen write
that there is a good deal of talk about
massacres now. There are about 15,-
000 Arabs in that city and it was ru
mored that they were going on a
looting spree and "carve up a few
Christians." That night, however,
four gun boats pointed their search
lights on the barracks and as a con
sequence nothing happened.
Manage to See Sultan
Particularly interesting was the de
scription of their seeing the Sultan,
who is now, of course, a figure of
world Importance. This description
was as follow 8:
"Two weeks ago Friday, just the
day before all the Chisket steamers
were taken off, wo went to a Selamlik.
We had never been to one since com
ing here and there has been so much
talk of taking the Sultan away to a
safer place that I felt we had better
go at once or perhaps we couldn't go
at all. The Sultan is not at Yildiz
now but is at Dolma Bagtche on the
Flosphorus and the Mosque is next to
it, only a big garden and a wide pub
lic" square between.
"The square was quite crowded with
people even when we got there and
we went early so as not' to miss any
of the show. We had spoken to the
master of ceremonies who stood In
front of the police station with the
guard as we came up from the boat
and asked him the way and he said
he would give us a good place in the
"We didn't want to go in early as
part of the show is out in the street.
A regiment or two of soldiers march
ed and maneuvered; a company of
lancers in bright uniforms w-ith flags
of red and green flying from "their
lances, a company in scarlet and sil
ver, evidently palace guards, and a
large company of firemen soldiers in
their red tin fire helmets with the
leather piece hanging down their back,
also guards In plain blue lined the way
to the palace.
The master of ceremonies found us
waiting on the sidewalkwith a lot of
Arab soldiers who had come from the
barracks to see the Sultan also. He
ook us out, and led us across the
square and into tbe yard of the
Mosque but left us near the gate so
we could look out and up the road to
"Men were all along the way throw
ing out fresh dirt so that it should
look all clean and fine for the Sultan
Inside the Mosque yard at one side
was a whole company of Arabs, their
heads covered with gay-colored shawls
held on by a thick horsehair roll or
rope which twists around twice. I
had never seen so many all together
before; they are quite big, fine look
ing men. The scarlet guards then
came in and the blue guards. The
master of ceremonies came and led
us along under the trees to the water
front of the Mosque and opposite the
private stairway up which the Sultan
and his invited friends go. It was a
beautiful day, warm and sunny, and
it was a good thing for we had to
wait a long time. Some other people
who had come, had cameras but the
master of ceremonies would not per
mit them to be used.
"It took him some time to get us
all arranged to his liking; Europeans
In one place, ambassadors and friends
In another, Turks in another. Two
men, not very well dressed and speaic
Ing Russian, he ordered out. Perhaps
their credentials were not good, al
though he did not ask to see our pass
Dirt Is Taboo
"About a quarter after twelve an old
automobile came up and someone got
out and went up the steps Into the
Mosij ue, whereupon an attendant swept
the stair carpet all down with a whisk
broom. How many times he did this
I wouldn't dare say but he certainly
kept that piece of carpet clean. It
would be dreadful if the Sultan were
to see or to step on a bit of dirt. Sev
eral others came on foot or In car
riages. Presently another auto came
and sitting In It, with all his medals
on, was Mahmond Chevket, the new
Grand Vizier. He went Into the Mos
que, his footurepg were brushed away,
and In a little while he came out again
(footsteps also brushed away), and
went to talk with the German ambas
sador, who was there with friends and
Admiral Iempas, (I think that Is the
name) the admiral of the Turkish
fleet, who was also waiting. He did
not go Irrto the Mosque again while we
were there. The band played very
well, which helped the time to pass.
Sultan It Described
"Then came a goom or gentleman In
wajtlng on a beautiful horse with
gold-trimmed harness and the Sultan
riding all alone In an open car
riage followed blm. His horse
were gray and very richly decorated,
A groom dressed in full Turkish cos
tume ran at the head of each horse.
The Sultan got out, gave some direc
tions to the coachman, and went up
to the top of the steps where he turn
ed and saluted the ambassadors'row.
We had a fine look at him, both In the
crrlage and on the steps, a short,
round-shouldered, gray-headed, gray
bearded man, with a very quiet and
"We came away as soon as he had
gone in as services last for an hour.
The lancers and soldier firemen left
too; only a few of the guards stay to
escort him home again. We took a
carriage then and went and saw the
Dancing Dervishes, that being the
proper thing Po do. You can read
about them In any book on Constan.but
let me tell you it looked mighty queer
to see full grown bearded men dressed
in green velvet skirts and jackets
whirl around like tops on their bare
feet. We staid through the fourth
whirling, that is, they whirl and stop,
march around and bow to the head
priest and then whirl again. How long
they keep doing this I can't say for
we came away when they started
whirling for the fourth time. When
I got outside I found I was quite nau
seated just from looking at them, and
I was dizzy until I had some lunch."
Under the social ideas of China, ev
ery man is anxious to marry, but no
man Is permitted to seek a wife for
RY THE RAILROAD
A number of improvements have
been made by the O.-W. R. & N. at the
local station recently. This station be
ing, in a way, an auxiliary division
point, a train order semaphore has
just been installed on the track adja
cent to the operator's office. A stand
pipe has also been installed opposite
the water tank next to Stranahan &
Clark's. The main track is to be shift
ed one track northward and water
will no longer be taken directly from
the tank as heretofore. It is also
erected In order to prepare for the
double tracking of the road, when the
pipe will be utilized by trains on either
one of the main tracks.
Last year the railroad macadamized
the road from Third street past the
Davidson Fruit Company and Union to
the freight depot. An extension of this
macadam rad has, just been completed
extending three blocks westward from
the freight depot. In addition the "in
dustrial track" Is to be extended 1500
feet further west in order to serve the
growing manufacturing district. The
added facilities which the railroad Is
Installing here are appreciated, adding
as they do to the shipping facilities of
BURKE FILES HIS BOND
U. S. F. oV G. Co Becomes Surety for
New U. S. Treasurer
John Burke, former governor of
North Dakota, treasurer of the United
States, has filed a bond for $150,000
with the Federal Government to insure
adequate care of every cent of the
nation's money In his custody. The
guarantor of his honesty and faithful
ness Is a seven-mllllon-dollar corpora
tion of Baltimore the United States
Fidelity & Guaranty Company.
While the local of the treasury's
funds will run nearly a thousand times
the amount of Governor Burke's bond,
all the other treasury officials who
share with him the care of the money
are bonded and the aggregate secur
ity bears a much larger proportion
towards the total funds. The insuring
company Is represented in Hood Riv
er by Reed & Henderson.
COUNCILWOMAN IS ELECTED
Citizens of Gold Hill again ratified
woman suffrage when at their
election held last week they indorsed
by a good majority the candidacy of
Mrs. Cora J. Truax as a member of
the city council. Mrs. Truax defeat
ed her opponent, S. T. Hodges, in
the Second Ward by a vote of 35 to 25
despite the fact that Mr. Hodges was
previously a member of the board and
had given satisfactory service to the
city. The new councilwoman, per
haps the first to be bo entrusted In the
entire state, will take the oath of of
fice this week. She is a business wo
man of Gold Hill, keenly awake to the
general political and economic situa
tions, and was prominent In the local
ranks of suffragists prior to their en
We have a client who desires to
secure a loan of $2100.00 on first mort
gage on 40 acres of land about three
miles south of Hood River. Will pay
8 per cent Interest. Phone 3183.
13tfc STARK ft HAZLETT.
A Parisian chemist has Invented
dyes said to make dresses change
DAIRY HERD BREED
That the breed chosen Is not the all-
Important point In starting a dairy
herd is the opinion of E. R. Stock w ell
of the Oregon Agricultural College. In
a lecture, not long ago, he said:
"The first question that arises in
starting a dairy herd is that of breed.
The tendency Is to attach too much
Importance to this matter as influenc
ing the success of the venture. Some
consideration must be given to the
purpose for which the product is to be
"It is impossible to give data that
Is satisfactory as to the relative pro
duction of the different breeds. The
best figures available are those re
ported from experiment stations in the
United States, of animals owned by
He then quoted figures showing the
average milk production and percent
age of butuer fat a year for Holstetns,
Jerseys, Guernseys and Ayrshlres. For
Instance, 85 Holstelns averaged 8,699
lbs milk, and 83 tested averaged 3.45
per cent fat; 153 Jerseys averaged
5,508 lbs milk, and 154 tested averag
ed5.14 per cent fat; 17 Guernseys av
eraged 5,509 lbs milk, and 21 tested av
eraged 4.98 per cent fat while 24 Ayr
shires averaged 6,535 lbs milk, and
3. 85 per cent fat.
"The general plan to be followed in
building up a dairy herd naturally will
depend upon conditions such as tbe
purpose in view, the knowledge of
the business, the resources at hand
and so on," Mr. Stockwell continued.
"There are two ways of getting a
herd together; to buy the animals,
which requires no small amount of
capital, and is difficult, or, probably
the best way to breed them. It may
possibly be advisable to buy some
good foundation stock, and at various
times pick up a good animal when
possible. I believe, however, the most
successful herds have been bred and
reared by their owners.
"The two things to be emphasized in
building up a herd are, first the selec
tion of the herd bull; and second, the
elimination of the unprofitable cows
by keeping records of production of
NEW PEAR INTRODUCED
Ira B. Sturges of Baker, Oregon,
has introduced a new pear which the
American Pomological Society has
named "Sturges." Prof. C. I. Lewis
considers it! first-class. Mr. Sturges
"When It is ripe It ia of great beau
ty, highly colored, ripens from thirty
to forty-five days after being picked
In ordinary cellar. It is most produc
tive, the tree being only six years
old this spring; blossomed at three
and four years from seed; at five
years It bore 87 pears, and at six
years 136 pears weighing 45 pounds
after being thinned from five to seven
when large as hazelnuts. It Is a fine
eating pear, having a flavor peculiar
ly its own, and very different from
any other varieties; it has also good
stewing qualities, and I believe It will
make a fine fruit for canning pur
poses." WILL R. KING
A versatile man Is Will R. King.
He can turn his hand to anything.
Will R. first asked, with a sober face,
For Mr. Fisher's Cabinet place.
Falling that, he felt no grudge
But said he'd be a U. S. Judge.
"Or else," he cried, "I'd be content"
If a call to the Land Office were sent.
"And If elsewhere opposed by fate,
I'll serve as Governor of my State.
"For I am, you see," says Mr. King,
"The candy kid at everything."
And that Is why, my friends I sing
A versatile man Is Will R. King.
R. W. S.
WOMEN CAN GET "GOOD DRESS
ING" Through the courtesy of Bragg Mer
cantile Co. we have received a copy of
the second Issue of "Good Dressing,1
the new fashion magazines which the
Bragg Mercantile Co. will have ready
for distribution after April 5th with
their compliments, to each customer
and any other Hood River women who
will call and ask for It..
This 32-page magazine is edited by
the editors of The Ladies' Home Jour
nal, and Is beautifully Illustrated. The
cover Is in colors by Carol Aus, and
a leading feature Is an article by Har
rison Fisher, another artist, who Is
well known as a student of female
beauty and whose paintings and cover
designs for magazines are known the
FOR SALE Plymouth Rock eggs
for setting from pen of hens of J''0-
egg laying record. Cock from O.A.C.
Experiment Station. 218 mother.
Some year-old pens. Cockerels and
Indian Runner Ducks. Phone S761.
F. E. Matt. 14 -15p
Regular Sunday excursion to Park-
dale. Pleasant trip for yourself and
GRUBBING TOOLS of
We have not let the grass grow under our feet dur
ing the winter months, but have been engaged in
manufacturing a complete line of Grubbing ana Land
Clearing Imdements. You can find here whatever
: . you may need in this line
WAGON PARTS REPLACED -If you have a broken
shaft, pole or any other part of your wagon, don t
il ?i rt -t i 1 T I 1. !l
i mrow n away, uring it nere ana we wm maite n
I as good as new for half the price.
1 W. G. SNOW
POWER BLACKSMITH AM) WAOON SHOP
J Phone 2611 - Ihird Street, North of Cascade Ave.
Have It Done at Home
Screen Doors : Screens
Furniture : Doors
ALL KINDS OF -MILL WORK
What Do You Want
! Hood River
T Phone 3454 "
No Old Goods
i We have a
Complete Line ofFresh
Groceries, Vegetables, Fruits, Etc.
We invite your inspection
FREE DELIVERY: East 9:30.m.,
West 8 a. m., 10 a. m., 4 p.
UPPER VALLEY NOTICE
List your places for special attention with
WARD IRELAND CORNELL
Upper Valley Real
Improved and Unimproved OrchardjLand
f Hood River Connection
f OUV Y. EDWARDS & CO.
Brayford in the Rockford Store about three
months aero, we are now in a position
to serve you with all the highest class Groceries at
reasonable prices. We invite your patronage and
will serve you to the best of our ability.
CSIVK US A TIUAI,
MERCER & CO.
P. B. SNYDER
I llood River Plumbing company
Sanitary Plumbing and Heatinc.
Tinning and Sheet Metal Work.
Repairing Promptly Attended.
ESTIMATES FURNISHED CASCADE AVENUE
Aa-u..i NURSERY STOCK
In Standard Varieties to offer for the
Season 1912-13. Also some Select
Phone 5808 R. R. No. 2 Hood River, Ore.
White River Flour
Made from Oregon's Finest
Wheat by Oregon's
Now at Your Grocer's
All Kinds on Hand
and of the best, most sub
We Will Hake It
9th and Cascade
on our Shelves
3:30 p. m.; W Myf o " ' '
m. m 0lv ji'J
Phone U. C. M. Ranch, Parkdale
Odell Upper flood Rlvtr ralley, Ort.
the entire interest of E.
B. B. POWELL