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TIIE SUNDAY OREGOXIAJT, POUTXAND, J TILT 4, 1920
AN EFFETE EASTERNER DRAWS MUCH-DESERVED LESSON
' IN BEAUX ARTS AS PERSONIFIED IN WESTERN MARTS
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some tiresome collector would Insist'
on seeing our tickets. I wished I
had worn mine In my hat, American
I spent the whole day In London.
As it is the height of the season, it
is crammed with people from all
parts of the earth. I dined with
friends from Zealand.
In the morning I went shopping as
Selfridge is following the noble ex
ample of some American shops and
cutting prices 10 per cent in an effort
to reduce the cost of living. The
place was jammed with bargain hunt
ers. However, I managed to disen
tangle a warm scarf, a hot water
bottle, a parasol and a few other
necessities of the summer in England.
I quenched my pangs of homesick
ness by having "crab," San Francisco
style, and chocolate ice cream eoda
for my lunch. Strange to say, this
barbarous mixture caused me no
other pangs of sickness.
After lunch I walked down Bond
street to Piccadilly to the Roya.1 acad
emy to see the pictures. It is a
"pruned" academy this year, as there
are only about 2000 pictures hung.
Thousands were rejected, so the
usual daubs are not there. The pic
tures have more room and are ex
The portraits are splendid. Many
of the best are elderly women, though
there are a few charming girls and
children and many men in uniform.
3"he Spanish ambassador's wife.,
Madame Merry del Val, painted by
Flora Lion. Is wonderfully vivid In
her national dress, black and yellow.
"The Lady Parmoor," by Sir John
Lavery, A., Is noteworthy.
"Miss Thelma Cazalet," by David
Jagger, looks like a girl on fire.
"The Hon. Grisell Cochrane-Baillie."
in her simple dress of white with
a golden girdle, standing against a
background of deep blue, locHcs a per
fect darling (F. Cadogan-Cowper, A.).
Three women go in for a colorful
parrot companion to attract attention
to themselves, and one woman stands
so that a round mirror on the wall
behind forms a halo around her head.
EAR FRIENDS: For some time
we have been discussing the
remedies to be used for the dis
eases of plants and for the extermi
nation of .the insect enemies that be
methods of planting each of the.se
vegetables at this time of year.
It is much more difficult to set out
plants in the garden successfully in
the hot weather of summer than in
the cool, damp days of spring, and
especial preparation and care is neces
Today we will turn back to the sary in doing so. This has been men-I previously described,
subjects which had our attention just tloned in previous letters, but I wishjtilize your soil well.
.t th I 10 repeal ine moat ebscu iia. 1 itaiuica
paign iu 1 bt it to refresh the memories of old
before this spraying camj
harvesting of our early vegetables frienda and perhaps help some new
and the planting of our winter gar
den In their place.
Almost every one raises a vegetable
garden of some size and kind in
spring, when it is. natural and easy
to do so, but the great majority of
home gardeners ao not raise nearly
as large crops of late vegetables as
they could and should. In our general
reading we do not find reference to
this, as It is only in the nortnwesi
ones to plant their garden success
fully at this season.
In the row for small heads and 26 to
4 2 inches apart for large heads, with
the rows 3 to feet apart.
Set your plants in the ground up
to the first leaves. The plants should
be 4 to 6 inches high and as stocky
as possible and set out carefully as
Be sure to fer
as cabbage is a
gross feeder. Utah land plaster, lime
and nitrate of soda are all good for
them. Apply lime. 1 pound for every
40 square feet, and about 1 ounce of
nitrate of soda for the same. Use this
Summer Transplanting Requires Care.; amount of sodium nitrate each time
First, hoe or rake your vacant
bed until it Is soft and level on top.
Where you have worked up a good
seed bed In early spring and kept
your crop well hoed, it is entirely
satisfactory not to spade the whole
bed over deeply, as this exposes the
damp subsoil to the heat of the eun.
and your subsoil has much water
coast country and In the southern j stored in it now, after all our late
state that vegetables can be left out
in the ground fresh and green, ready
for use in late fall and all during
the winter and the early spring, and
so the production of food from our
home gardens be doubled.
Tou may well be tired of my re-
peated insistence on the necessity of
raising more food in our home gar
dens, so I am going to quote from an
editorial in the last American truii
Grower, which states many facts well
worth our earnest consideration. It
has a queer title. -
"The Empty Stomach."
The aftermath of war finds the
food situation of the entire world
just about as intense as during the
trenuous days 01 tne great couumi.
Short working hours.' high wage
hrisrht lights and pleasures or me
learner ian ana 1 ot hv mirutcd labor awav irom
looks so cross that you feel she wants the farm and now are showing their
to slap you-with It. effects in lowering the food supply
The black furs4n "A Portrait." by 0 nrY,,,tn vrv lareelv
Emile A. Verpilleux, were so realis- to the prevailing high cost of living.
tic Dainted that I actuarlv Hmalt mnth. v.. . 1 1 1 m 1 nr. mni-A
..- 1 Tt.1 111c UUiUail 1,1.4 111m ' '
balls (I afterward discovered that the nC without eating than can the beast
iuuluuilii uuur ca.me irora a aear 01a I n f . y, ft field
inuy ne 10 me wno naa evidently "But will this keep up? Farm labor
ia.n.cn uer lurs out again, ior ine aay 1. Kanino- r-r rh dav. Farm
when the weather turned cooler). work rmnot be done without human
jar. aiinney, by Walter W. Kus-U.j. . h wain n.n, of it. Me-
sel. A., looks so alive and full of the I .1 1 1 n..innAn a n n t- nnot-nto
joy of living an every-day life it is itself no matter how much human
hard to believe he was only a model labor u wlll repiace. and because of
uicu ia me womnouso just oe- ,h. .,armin, shortage of farm labor
fore he became famous as a portrait. ,h. hlh .... ot Hvtnsr is going
i L" army ana navy men v.ii.- Th. 9r tnnk manv mn
.V0tlUCK,Balant ,entlemen t"" away from farms, and the returned
it Is impossible to reach in and select Boldrers. contrary to expectations.
iur peu4i praise. fc,v, t -r.n. hr.k to farm work as
Jpsom uowns Painting;. I freelv as was once believed. The re
'Sir Arthur Whinney. K. B. E." as suit is that farmers, for the want of
painted by fair William Llewellvn. enough helD. are seeding cuitivatea
looks a nice, neat, well-washed man. fields to grass and before anotner
Of all the pictures in Burlington winter passes It seems quite certain
House I should choose "Epsom the food situation will be even more
Downs; City and Suburban Day,"
which is a glimpse of the race course.
with a gipsy caravan, men and gypsies
and a splendid horse, and "Tagg Is
land, a painting of a party of rol
licking girls and men having tea
down the river (Thames).
For pure color life, motion and most
excellent drawing I saw nothing to
equal tnese two.
Curiously. enough I did not discover
until the next day that they were
both by the same man, A. T. Mun
Julius Olsson. R. A-elect. has two
splendid pictures of the Cornish sea.
In one. Summer Moon. the sea Is
like a black opal, all shadow shot
with fire, and in the other, "Summer
Sea, Newquay." the sea is like a won
derful milky fire opal, with all the
tints of mother-of-pearl.
canvases flashing with glowing
color and dull, dreary-tinted war pic
intense than this country has ever ex
"All workers need rood, but wnen
food producers flock to the cities and
engage in cleaning streets, operating
lathes or laying bricks In oraer mat
thev may enjoy high wages and city
pleasures, their food supply Is certain
to suffer. A fat pocketbook will not
fill an empty stomach when there is
no food to buy. Big wages and bright
lights of bustling cities lose their at
tractiveness when the stomach is
craving for bread, beans and bacon.
The day of the empty stomach Is com
ing and hunger Is one of the forces
that wlll stem the tide towards the
We Mast Raise Our Own Food.
The above careful and logical food
analysis of the food situation, not
only of the present, butor the fu
ture, is written by a man who knows
tures. all khaki and mud. hang side exactly what he is talking about and
spring rains. It is vital to the suc
cess of your summer crops that you
keep your upper soil loose, stirring
it often with rake or hoe so that the
upper two or three inches of soil is
broken up fine, so forming what we
call a "soil mulch" or "dust mulch"
a sort of light blanket of soil (like a
feather bed) cowered over this damp
lower soil. We all know how a feather
bed. though so very light and porous,
keeps in heat, and in the same way
it keeps in the moisture below It so
that our plants may have it to live
on during the hot, dry weather of
So do not dig down deep Into your
soil now, letting the air down into it
to dry it, but just work over the top
Second, mark off Just where yu
want to set your plants or sow your
seed, but do not open the trench to
sow the seed until you are just ready
to do so, and then get the soil back
over the seed Just as soon as you can,
so that the ground will not dry out
where the seeds are planted. It is for
this reason that it Is advised to set
plants or sow seeds on a damp, cloudy
day If possible, or If not. In the cool
of early evening, so that the soil will
not dry out.
Be Sure Tour Plants Have Moisture.
Yesterday, in driving near Oswego,
I saw a large field Just set to cabbage
plants, and each ljttle plant was lying
on the ground, wilted and dying. They
had evidently been set in perfectly
dry soil on a hot day and no water
at all given them. The dews of even
ing may have revived them, but it was
a risk, and it would certainly take
some time for them to recover from
such treatment if they ever did.
Each little plant should have been
set carefully by two people on such
a hot, dry day one going ahead and
digging the hole, the other ready to
set the plant at once and firm some
dirt around its roots, then a dash of
water from a pail, then the hole filled
up with soil and on to the next.
Or. some prefer to pour a little wa
ter In the bottom of the hole, let It
. BY ALVERA HARRT. ,
BILL bad always been such a good
friend of the family. You know
the kind: helDa vour wife with
the dishes while you finish the
eporting page, answers the kids'
questions and rough-houses with
them. The sort that even the dog
likes. You always speak of him as
"Fine fellow, old Bill; pity he never
He used to take trips east all the
time business trips he called them.
But you'd notice when he got back
he'd be talking about the Follies and
the roof gardens and, from the way
he spoke of them, all the head wait
ers in New York knew him by his
Visit Results In Change.
I But the last time he went east lie
eame back a changed man. I suppose
lie was a little disgruntled. He prob
ably hadn't realized what real havoc
that eighteenth amendment was go
ing to work. Anyway he burst upon
us in a dicer, white spats, and twirl
ing a cane. I have no personal ob
jections to a dicer, but spats and a
cane! It's too much. The wife said
sha, "Thought It was perfectly sweet."
You know women.
Well, she changed her mind later,
for Bill was one strange man. He'd
.gone from one extreme to the other.
He'd become a critic of the beaux
arts. That's what he called "ern. He
was only gone three weeks, but he'd
had a throw-back to his old rah-rah
days when he used to take the chair
and discourse on the Mig period and
Renaissance hangings. He had be
come an authority on antiques and
1 Bobbtea are Pardonable. 1
I No one objects to a man's little
foibles; you can even tolerate a half
hour or so of earnest conversation, on
tils part, as regards his stamp collec
tion, or the new baby's newest tooth
But when he has the audacity to cast
any Insinuations on that section of
the country in which you live, and in
which you wish to continue to live,
he Is treading on dangerous ground
Bill began it by comparing the east
and the west. From the way he told
it we were a bunch of crude, ignorant
barbarians. We had no art. We didn't
know whether art was or is. In fact
Art as spelled, with a capital A was a
closed book to us. Our hearts were
in the right place, but our culture
wasn't. We were pioneers and we
hadn t gotten over our pioneering.
"Effete Easterner" Christened.
He used to go on that way all th
time, tin it Degan to get on my
nerves. Poor fellow, I realize now
what a strain he was working under.
He knew we had several quarts In th
cellar and after his fiasco in the eas
the very thought of so much goo
otuff going to waste simply got th
best of him. Well he kept it up. until
even the wire lost her temper,
snapped htm up one day: she s
patient woman so you can see how fa
It had gone. We had taken to call
lng him "E. E." stood for "Effette
Easterner. He didn't seem to min
it; In fact he acted as though he like
Finally I decided he r.eed a lesson
"E. E., I said, "you're always shoot
lng oft the gas about the artistic eas
Now. I'll bet a quart of what's in th
cellar, that for a town of its 6ize
Portland has as fine a line of art an
curio shops as any town in the east.
Wager la Accepted.
1 "Done," he said. He got terribly
excited. For a moment I was almos
afraid that he was going to break his
cane in two, he gripped it so hard.
We went over town. I took him
np Morrison street to Tenth. You
shop that has been in business hers Joseph as a child and the other the
for the past 15 years. It was Sunday
so we had to stand outside and peer
n the windows. .
Look in, E. E.," I said, "eee that
row of pottery there. No, the other.
he gray blue stuff. Well, that s what
they call Newcomb pottery. It's made
by hand by the girls of the Sophie
Newcomb college of New Orleans, and
they didn't make, any duplicates J weapons, hammers, dishes and the
cloth that covered Christ in the
"Come along now and 111 show you
a shop that specializes in curios. Mr.
Paul runs it. It's on Twelfth street
Just off of Washington. He has a
collection of 10,000 stone specimens
that range in age upwards from the
Paleolithic age. They include stone
The war pictures are dull and
dreary in color only. The men, horses
and guns are action itself.
pany. It's like fairyland to me. An peace treaties, v. a. v. proces-
Arabian Night's dream come , true; sions and "Tnanksglvtngr Service at
ither. They take the scenes from
the surrounding country and transfer
them to their china-
Rare China Amazes.
"See the blue and white china.
That's Dedham ware, it'll stand fire
and water. Now, they aren't on dis
play but I happen to know that there
re the original wood-block prints of
Bertha Lum and Helen Hyde in that
table drawer. Do you know "em?
Well, then you know how popular
those soft hazy effects are becoming
with Interior decorators? Another
thing, and that's something you won't
find in every chop in the east, I'll
wager, is that collection of Indian
b'askets. Thank heaven, the west is
oming at last to a true understand
ing of the American Indian as an ar-
Now, come on, since you're so in-
erested in antiques. I'll show you
some real ones. There's a place here
near Morrison that is called the
French shop. Good name. Isn't it?
Sort of intriguing. Mr. Bouvel, the
proprietor, is of French descent
Ah. here we are. runny tning
about antique ..hops, there's such a
look of age to everything that you
can almost see the ghosts r the lost
owners hovering over their posses
sions. Can't you see the must of ages
clinging to that sixteenth century
monev coffer? That polished old
wine-cooler." Here E. E. gave a groan.
Will make a good wood box. There 8
some silver luster. Sheffield plate and
Bohemian glass. That set of cloisonne
vases has passed the two century
French Comparison Drawn
By George. Tom, that Dutch cabi
net is a beauty. Say, I believe I've
seen the mate of that in the Cluny
museum In France."
"That's the time you said It E. E.
I happen to know that is where It is
at the present time. Sorry, old man.
if it's taken your eye, but an archi
tect here has already bought It for
his office. Some ornament for an
"Here's something that has no
duplicate. The Bible box that be
longed to John Knox. I can imagine
that stern-minded old preacher, stand
ing there condemning Mary, Queen
of Scots. The wife's crazy over a
couple of chairs and a table that be
long to the Elizabethan period. Let's
see if they are in the window. There
are the chairs in that dark corner.
They're made, of papier mache Inlaid
In gold and mother 01 pearl, see tne
one with the Queen Anne bottom and
Jacobean top; used to belong to the
Duke of Beaufort. In't that an ex
quisite little painting set Into the
back? There's the touch of an old
master In It. That's a remarkable
Interior: the fireplace towers above
everything, the one old-fashioned
gentleman warming his hands before
the flames and the ducal crest set
high on the chimney piece. No doubt
of the authenticity of that chair is
Tapestries Cause Emotion.
"Say, Tom. has he any tapestries?
"E. E. he's got two of the finest
I've seen In a long time, but they're
not on display today. They're both a
thousand years old; come from an old
Italian monastery, and you will hard
ly believe It. but they are In almost
perfect condition. They both treat
the old dragons of the fairy-talea, the
ivory and bronzes of the merchants,
the palaces of teakwood and ebony,
come to life.
There s a Cloisenne bronze vase
and standing next to It is the most
modern of white enameled ware with
are interesting as official
It well behooves us all to consider
his words carefully and) then to see
what we can each Individually do
There are various things to be done
In general, chief of which is to see
to It that the farmer gets a great deal
more for what he produces and the
know the place, that art and crafts of religious subjects, one represents
usual list of cutlery and cuttery that
comprised the kitchen and killing
ware of the stone age man and wife.
Here we are. Say, talk about your
Indian baskets, he's got 500. You can
see some of them In there. And, man.
he has any number of beaded vests
and belts and necklaces, all kinds of
head-pieces, etone' pipes, a big col
lection of arrow heads and war
weapons. Forty different tribes of
Indians are represented, tribes from
all parts of the country, including
Alaska. See that rawhide Alaskan
canoe hanging from the celling,
there's the skin 6hirt of the owner
hanging beside It. I'll bet some of
your eastern people would like to get
their hands on that."
Bead Styles Do Chanare.
"Look in that showcase. There are
some beads that were worn by an
Egyptian princess. Look like cheap
glass, don't they? I can't see our
modern women, with their ideas of
luxury, going wild over them, can
you? But talk about your luxury.
There's a magnificent silver shawl,
composed of flat links of silver, that
might have adorned the Serpent of
the Nile, In all her barbaric beauty.
A thing like that would require a
couple of slaves to assist the wearer
to bear up under its weight. Now
there's a Jade pendant, made In the
form of a face, that was worn by an
Aztec maiden. Next to it are a few
terra cottas from Pompeii."
Bill was beginning to look a little
jaded. He hadn't said much. Just
put in a word here and there. At
another time he might have displayed
his Interest a little more vehemently.
but right then there was too much 1
at stake. I kept right on rubbing I
Modern Eras Are "Fragile.
"Here's a lot of dope from the
South Sea islands. Noae rings, tor
toise shell finger rings. Great
Caesar look at those ear rings. No
shell pink ears on the lovely lady that
wears those things. She'll have to
have an ear made of cast Iron to
hold thoe rivets. Those brap brace
lets make an acceptable gift for a
girl from her beau. Here's some
thing odd that raffia belt. Notice
how it's been cut. The women wove
them right to the body, so that they
cant De taken off or put on; theyre
a permanent fixture in the' belt line."
"Bill, I could stand here all day,
but there is a Japanese store that I
want you to see. Feel equal to it?"
Oh. lead on.
Poor Bill, even his voice was grow
ing feeble. I lectured to him as we
walked. I felt that he deserved
good taate of the talk that he had
been ladling out to us for the past
month. He was rather still so I have
no idea how much of it he heard, but
if he doesn't know about arts and
curios now It won't be my fault.
Japanese Taste Exquisite.
"To many of us." I said, "the Japa
nese people stand for the exquisite
in art. They have made a perfection
of line as indicated by their pictures,
carvings, homes and persons. Their
clothed have been fashioned for cen
turies along the same general plans
and are now all but perfect. Even
the cherry blossom that we have come
to associate with them, through our
plays and operas, is one of the
daintiest of flowers."
"Here's the place. The Fuji com-
"The Signing: of the Peace in the middlemen a great deal less. I think
Hall of Mirrors" shows the Germans it is safe to say that If each farmer
in the act of signing. - was paid Just twice what he receives
President Wilson seems to be think- now for every single thing he has to
ine- t ri u mr.ha.nt 1 v. "Well, wa'vm o-nt aell that he would yet be found, when
the very latest In a wicker covering, you at last." la balance was struck at the end of
See the ivory Inlaid in pearl, ivory In "The National Peace Thanks- the year, to have received far less
hatnin teakwood and cherrvwood giving Service on the Steps of St. per hour s worK tnan ine poorest paia
stands, Damascene gold inlaid in Paul's" even the queen in her ermine I laborer with pick and shovel on tne
laquer. There aren't any embroideries cloak is utterly eclipsed by the gor- city streets. Indeed, from my Knowi-
and brocades in slcrht. but vou can croona Kniscnnal rnhrs nf fh hhnn edge of farm life in Oregon. I venture
realize what they are like from the and the gay attire or the heralds. 1 I the assertion tnat an a iarmer s uno
display in the window. Now, come on did not believe that bare tree trunks! would have to be multiplied by three.
and we'll go to-
Vlctory Is Celebrated.
"Say, Tom, for heaven's sake shut
up. I never knew there was a man
living that could talk as much as
"Well, you've got to admit that I've
"Teh. vou've said too man v some
things. How much are they quoting dagger and cup of poison
could be so decorative until I saw
"Trees of Halnaker" by Osmund Pitt-
Queen Has Nasty Look.
I liked " Fair Rosamund and Queen
Eleanor," by F. Cadogan Cooper, A
but 1 wouldn't like to stand in fair
Rosamund's shoes. Queen Eleanor
has a nasty look in her eye and
or even more, that he might receive
the same wage per hour that a man
of corresponding intelligence does in
the cities. Right here is the needea
incentive In the 'back to the land
movement and really all there Is to
be done for it In the last analyels
However, we cannot remedy this
all at once, and looking at the sub
ject in relation to our own obvious
duty In the immediate present, tnere
is Just one thing for us home gara
eners to do that is to raise more
It? Eighteen? You win." hand. King Henry II hid his fair
Why. E. E. I haven't near finished. I friend In a house in a maze, but the
like to take you." silken thread: "and so dealt with her 'd rlh' no " ".r W" ,t
"Oh, cut it out. I- know when I'm that she lived . not long after." says
beaten. And don't call me E. E. It I the old chronicle.
makes me sick." He looked it. 1
thought it had gone far enough.
"Come on home, old man. I told
the wife to put a quart ' on the Ice.
And, it's the real stuff. take it
It is obviously the queen's zeal, and
her cut, too, I imagine.
Th coloring is lovely. Fair Rosa
mund looks meek and Innocent in
white cloak and the couch she leans
against is flaming scarlet. Queen
Bill's been picking up lately. He Eleanor in black and gold brocade and
doesn't say much about art anymore, wearing a golden crown, glowers at
but he still keeps coming to the her from the doorway. Between them
house. Ever so often we hold a little an oriel window at the back seems
elebratlon. As a result of these to hang like a sapphire pendant.
little affairs I've persuaded him to A ghastly "Resurrection" is well
discard the dicer and the spats. I'm placed in a dark corner a room or two
hoping that with the next quart we'll further on. The artist paints a man
see the end of the cane.
who has been dead three days and
When the farmers returns are
doubled- or trebled all food will cost
so much that we common folks
will Drobably have to raise all w
eat If we are to eat at all but prices
are high enough now for most of us.
The end of the "spring campaign
in the card en has now come, and even
though you did not get in at all on
that it is Just time now for tne "sum
mer campaign" and I do hope you
will look around you for a piece of
land, if you haven't one of your own
and get a good amount of winter veg
etables started on that.
Do Your Summer Planting Now.
We have said that our early vege-
Edith Lanyon Describes the
Royal Academy Pictures.
Quenches Pangs of Homesickness
for United States by Bating;
Crab, American Style, and Choc
olate Ice Cream Soda for Her
risen like a ghost, but forgets the tables should ordinarily be ready to
divinity of our Lord. He should have
painted a triumphant living god, not
a dead man revived.
All arouid me I heard the comment I
whispered, "shocking!" A small, still
life of a loaf, 3 eggs and a well-pol
ished pan to boil them in. is well
harvest now, leaving a vacant space
for a new planting. But this has
been a very cold, wet spring, so our
season Is some weeks later than
The vegetables that are usually
ready for harvesting at this time are
BY EDITH E. LANYON.
I T. NEWLYN, East Cornwall, June
er 4 o'clock yester
ST. NEWLYN, El
10. Soon aftei
day morning I
named "Harmony." Two years ago It I the early varieties of beets, brussels
might have been named "The Heart's I sprouts, cabbage, carrots, lettuce,
1 Desire." ereen onions, peas, potatoes, radishe-s.
"The Childhood of Bacchus," by spinach and turnips, and these will
Charles Shannon, wickedly reminded I undoubtedly mature and be used on
me of a holy family with the holl- the table or canned, as the case may
ness left out. -soma tat cneruDim
balance themselves upside down in
crossed the River the skv, as Is the proper, or Improper.
in the county of way of cherubim. They look as if
Tamor and was
Cornwall again, having left London
at 10 the evening before. It was the
first time I ever sat up all night on
the train. I was sleepy, but a cup of
tea at the refreshment room at Truro
station as soon as I woke up at 7
o'clock revived me. As Truro is the
sleepiest place I was ever in, nobody
noticed my "'up-all-night" look. 1
changed trains there and reached
here about 9 and was glad of break
fast, bath and bed.
Night traveling has not the terrors
for a hay fever victim that traveling
on a hot and sunny summer day has,
When the hay awoke at dawn that
they might drop down and squash
the grapes any minute.
Ridicules "Coast of Britain.
"The Coast of Britain," by Glyn
Philpot, fascinated me. A tribe of
our prehistoric ancestors are gath
ered together on a dark, gloomy
beach, dimly lighted by flares. It
was before the days of wool and they
are chiefly dressed In bare canvas,
which shows the grain through and a
few dabs of dark flesh-colored paint.
Some are performing grotesque
dances and some are gnawing bones.
A few in the middle seem to be play
ing "Up Jenkins, and one on the
be. within a short time.
This will leave us a good part of
our garden-beds empty and ready for
replanting. Today we will consider
In detail the vegetables'which should
now be sown and set out as plants
in their place.
In a previous letter we said that the
vegetables which should be sown In
the ground before July were winter
beets, winter carrots, fall sweetcorn
and late potatoes and fall cauliflower
and celery set out as plants.
However, as the season Is so late.
you have yet time to plant ail or
these as described in my "chats
of June 6..
Plant These Vegetables in July.
Besides those vegetables mentioned
above, which are usually planted be
orning it was pretty well dampened right is rubbing a bad pain in his fore this time, there are certain vege
ith dew and swathed about withtummy- , , TT - ,. ,. I tables which should not be planted
itton-woolly mist to keep It out of Perhaps the "Up Jenkins" party are I until July in any sort of season, and
iI.v,u I really doing obeisance to the set sun.
A fatherly guard shepherded me I' I were boating off those shores
Into a "ladles only" compartment at I should sheer off and refuse to Join
Paddington station, with three drowsy that beach party ior rear 1 might f lg
wnmen to keeD me company. Onel use among the refreshments.
was a nursing sister from a London The most arresting water color was
hospital, just off duty from the one called "The Shadow of Hunger,'
onerating theater and bound on a va- by Blamire Young.
cation to the Scilly isles. She and Across the whole front of a well-
1 swapped influenza efidemic ykrnB 1 lighted and prosperous hotel, presum-
between naps which made thrills I ably filled with well-fed guests, falls
run up and down the backs of the1 the huge shadow of a group of starv-
Each in our little corner, we hov
ered on the brink of sleep all night;
every time we were just, dropping otl
lng women and children from the
It gives one a peculiar feeling; of
can be planted now as indicated, or
a little later this year.
During the first half of this month
late brussels sprouts and broccoli for
winter and sprlrrg use should be set
out and kale set out or seeded in the
ground where it is to grow.
Later in the month winter cab
bage is transplanted to its permanent
bed and fall kohl rabi and sweet corn
are seeded in. any available vacant
Chinese cabbage can be seeded this
month also, or may be left to follow
some later crop next month.
.We will now consider the beet
settle, push a little dirt over it and
set the plant on top. In this way the
water draws the roots downwapd. but
In the other it works down and packs
the soil firmly about the roots. Water
below the plant is probably best, but
takes more time. But In any case
never set your plants right in the
wet soil; that is worse than no water.
as the mud hardens around the soft
roots and chokes them. Also remem
ber that your plants have received a
shock and set-back by reason of the
transplanting, and that it will be some
time before they begin to grow again
and need food, so do not drench them
with the hose to add to their other
troubles. If each has a half cupful of
water under it as it is transplanted it
will not need any more water for
Of course you do not use water
directly in sowing your seeds, but if
you find your upper soil very dry you
better irrigate your bed thoroughly
before sowing your seed. Let the wa
ter soak in well and be absorbed even
ly over right, then work up a light,
dry soil on top as soon as the soil Is
dry enough so It doesn't stick to the
rake and make your little burrow or
hill and plant your seeds.
Set Bruaaels Sprouts Out Now.
Brussels sprouts Is a very distinct
variety of the "Kohl" family. It has
one main stalk with little "baby cab
bages" growing on all the sides of it.
These are eaten when they are the
side of large marbles and are very
fine flavored and delicate.
The larger ones at the bottom can
be gathered and the smaller ones,
toward the top. left to grow. The
plants, which are very hardy, grow
two or three feet high in the large
varieties, but the dwarf or half-dwarf
varieties sometimes give surer crops.
Odense Market Is the variety rec
ommended by our seedsmen for us to
grow In spring and again later for
fall and winter use. The plants may
be set out now or seed may be sown.
as the large part of their growth is
made In the cool, damp weather of
fall. They should be treated in all
respects like winter cabbage except
tnat the plants can be set much near
er together, as they take up so little
As soon as the little heads begin to
crowd each other the leaves should
be broken from the stem of the plant
to give them more room. A few
leaves, however, should be left at the
top of the stalk where the new heads
Broccoli Are Winter Cauliflower.
The beautiful large white heads of
"cauliflower" we buy on the market
In winter and early spring are a dif
ferent variety,' much hardier than or
dinary cauliflower, called broccoli. It
is really a variety of cauliflower
which stands wet weather and such
frosts as we have here and does not
head until late winter or early spring.
The variety especially recommended
to us is St. Valentine, which is ready
for use in February or March, but
keeps well into spring and is a good
Carloads of this delicious vegetable
are shipped east from Oregon and
carloads of It are sold every. winter
and spring in our Portland market at
high prices. It grows wonderfully In
our local soil and climate (it is inter,
esting to know that there Is no place
anywhere where It grows better than
right here) and it isone of the most
valuable vegetables you can plant
now. Be sure to set out soni broc
coli plants, treating them jutfis you
do cabbage or cauliflower.
Winter Cabbage Most Important.
"Winter cabbage the old-fashioned
vegetable of our grandparents time
yet remains, after potatoes our most
Important and widely-used winter
The best varieties to use are: First,
the Danish Ballhead. This is the old
standard variety recommended by all
our growers. It is one of the hardiest
cabbages in cultivation, resisting cold
and wet weather that would destroy
other varieties. The heads are of me
dium size, fine quality and very hard
and solid, matures late, keeps excel
lently through the winter and comes
out in spring perfectly solid, every
head maturing, if care is taken of
Second, Danish Roundhead, an ear
lier strain of the above with larger
heads. Grows in poor soil, hardy and
splendid keeper. Especially valuable
for high, dry land.
These cabbages mature usually in
late fall and may be cut and eaten at
any time, being left in the ground
here until wanted for use in winter
for three applications about ten davs
apart after the cabbage Is well grown
to make it head up well.
Maintain constant cultivation to
keep out weeds and to keep the soil
loose in a dust mulch. Ik should be
cultivated once every week or ten
days, drawing up a little earth to the
plants each time until they begin to
head, when they should be thoroughly
cultivated and left to mature. Loos
ening the roots gently will sometimes
retard the bursting of full-grown
Irrigate whenever they look wilted
in hot, dry weather. Cabbage must
have plenty of water by irrigation in
summer in order to do well.
Late cabbage seems to be peculiarly
susceptible to Insect pests. These
should be carefully watched and con
trolled by the remedies given last
month, which are always efficacious
if applied in time.
Be sure you set out some winter
cabbage if it is the only winter vege
table you have room for. It is a most
valuable vegetable and our cool, moist
climate makes this an ideal location
for growing it.
Scotch Kale Is Easy o Grow.
Kale Is a variety of cabbage, but
very different, as it does not "head
up," but grows to be a luxuriant large
plant 3 to 5 feet tall and produces
enormously, so a few plants are
enough for a small garden unless you
have chickens, rabbits, etc Kale is
very much relished by all animals and,
as the bottom leaves can be picked
and the top left growing, it furnishes
much feed for them.
The tender tips furnish delicious
"greens" for the table at any time
during fall, winter and spring and
cutting off the ends of the branches
only makes it grow more luxuriantly.
If the flower heads are kept cut off it
will grow on from year to year and
live for years.
Kale is usually seeded where it is
to grow, as was described last spring,
but in case you did not do this then
you can sow the seed or set out the
plants now. If you have kale grow
ing you can thin your bed and set out
the new plants now if you wish more
of it. It is grown like cabbage and
grows very easily and on very poor
soil, though, of course, it likes good
soil best. Remember that kale lasts
for years, if you wish It to do ao. and
that it-will grow to a bush as large
as a currant bush in time, so give it
plenty of room or pull out every other
As to kale and chickens, let me take
this occasion to urge you again to buy
a few young pullets say half, a dozen.
You do not need a roosterAwho is
noisy and a non-producer. Kffd these
chickens all the scraps from the table
and the kitchen waste, like parings.
Wash the parings and have an old
kettle ready to receive most of what
would ordinarily be thrown away as
garbage. Cook this all up together
every morning, stirring in a little
corn meal, and your chickens' break
fast will cost you nothing. Soon you
will have enough garden waste
weeds, cabbage leaves, kale, etc, for
a good part of their supper, so that
you will only have to buy feed for
about half of their living. Be sure,
above all things, to give them plenty
of good clean water and some gravel,
broken shells, etc. This will be a
most profitable Investment and is the
'best method of eliminating waste in a
family that I know of which is a
truly patriotic aim and worthy of the
day. Your Garden Neighbor.
INEZ GAGE CHAPEL.
Road Prizes Arranged.
REGIN'A. Sask. The provincial de
partment of highways is awarding
cash prizes for every stretch of road
entered for the road drag competi
tion, and there are already about 150
entries. Stretches of road entered In
the contest range from three to six
miles, and the prizes awarded work
out at about $20 per mile, or a total
of some $10,000.
Average Man Pays Too Little
Attention to the Care of
the Hair and Scalp.
Prof. John H. Austin, over 40 years
a bacteriologist! hair and scalp spe
cialist, who now has offices at The
Owl Drug Co., points out some of the
reasons for an increase in baldness
Prof. Austin Is probably right In
saying that about one man in every
hundred ever thinks about his hair
at all. except to comb It two or three
times a day. If it falls out he looks
anxiously at the falling hair and then
promptly forgets it until the next
time he uses a comb.
A man will give the utmost atten
tion to his teeth, because be knows
that when trouble arises he will have
more trouble and probably lose his
teeth if he doesn't go to a dentist
promptly. But his hair doesn't ache, it
just gradually dies, and when it is
nearly gone and the roots are dead,
he anxiously tries a dozen different
remedies at once and then resigns
himself to baldness.
Prof. Austin says the use of dan
druff cures, mange cures and hair
tonics is like taking medicine with
out knowing what you are trying to
cure. The particular trouble with
which your scalp Is afflicted must be
known before it can be intelligently
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and women invited Private Offices
at The Owl Drug Co., Broadway and
Washington. Hours, 10 to 12 and 2 to
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