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About Lincoln County leader. (Toledo, Lincoln County, Or.) 1893-1987 | View This Issue
Although agricultural machinery
originated In the United States and the
American farmer used patent mowers,
reapers and threshing machines long
before their European contemporaries
In the same field of labor had put aside
scythe, rake and flail, the possibility
of Introducing electric power In farm
work was first recognized In the Old
This bai probably been due to the
fact that the farmers of America,
thrifty and far-seeing, recognizing the
economy and reliability of the small
oil engine, failed to perceive how any
saving could be effected by generating
electric current and distributing to Its
Dotors In outlying positions.
When, however, the mains from some
large electric power company pass with
in reach of a farm or estate the condi
tions are much more favorable, and
this state of things must already exist
in a measure which will be largely ex
tended in the future. Current German
newspapers contain .an Interesting ac
count cf t!ie application of piwtrlolty to
a group of farms In Saxony. The elec
tric current Is brought from an adja
cent town by overhead wires cavried
on wooden poles. Two receiving stn
tions are arranged, from which the elec
tricity is distributed to the farm build
Jugs and to convenient positions 'u the
fields for the purpose of driving thresh
ing and other machinery.
Sixteen fixed electric motors are In
stalled for chaff and root cutting, oat
crushing, pumping and for operating
machinery used In the manufacture of
potato spirit. In addltlou to this pow
er equipment, six portable motors arc
provided, which may be used for driv
ing pumps, circular saws, threshing ma
chinery, and so forth, at any point
where their services are required. The
bouses and buildings on the farms are
all lit by electricity, ar; lamps and
about 1,000 glow lamps being used for
'.he purpose. '
It must be pointed out, however, that
this example could only be followed In
the United States on a very large es:.ite
or a group of adlirent fxrins. and It Is
doubtful whether cuch a scheme oould
be made a commercial success for the
operation of farming machinery pure
and simple. It would appear ttat wood
sawing, pumping and other operations
requiring power nnis'. be- In.'ludel If
the results are, to compare favorably
with those at present obtained by tho
use of oil or steam engines. But the
Saxon experiment Is full of Interest,
and displays a ciu'iously progressive
spirit hi a country where 'arm fences
are almost unknown, and shepherds and
cowherds are still living amid pictur
Learned by Hard Knocks.
A peculiarity of clover Is that we
may take off a crop and leave the land
richer than It was before.
A proper rotation and wise tillage
will do much to kenp lvi soil supplied
with available fertility.
Without stock thore can be no com
plete utilization of the farm products.
With stock there can be no waste pro
ducts. Clover and prices retain moisture
In the soil, render '.t porous and favor
nltroficatlon while Ulimg with vegeta
More hay and lusa grain makes the
farm easier to hand' and In the end
gives It quite as much profit
So long as the bourn 'market is not
fully supplied there Is no 3a In In ship
Better methods, hotter stock and bet
ter tools have duio'ed tin productions
of more than one farm.
An a rule the offspring of Immature
and pampered animals are predisposed
There Is often more profit in grow
ing little things and In fine products, In
proportion, than In the great staples.
Oats contain largely the ' mineral
properties requisite to form and grow
bone and the protein that makes mus
cle and other tissues.
Quality of Grass Seed.
The Maine law regulating the sale of
agricultural seeds requires that grass
seed shall be sold under a guarantee as
to purity. Bulletin 133 of the Maine
agricultural experiment station, which,
doubtless, many of your readers have
received, gives analysis of the seeds
which were collected by the Inspector
and those sent to the experiment sta
tion by correspondence In 1900. The
dealers are very generally conforming
to the law and the purity of most seeds
Is now guaranteed. The question nat
urally arises In the mind of a farmer,
should a seed be strictly pure, and, If
uot, bow nearly pure should It be?
The purity of seeds varies greatly
with their kind. It Is possible to grow
timothy seed so clean that It shall car
ry practically no foreign weed seeds.
It U not as easy to grow any of the
other grassesor clovers so clean. There
Is no need for the sower to ever buy
timothy seed that Is much less than
00.5 per cent pure. Samples have been
examined by the station the present
year which contained not a single for
elgn harmful seed.
The best red clover seed will fre
quently carry as much as 1 per cent
of foreign matter, although these Im
purities are usually comparatively
harmless. It Is, however, poor policy
for the sower to' buy a red-clover seed
that Is less than 98 per cent pure. The
best grades of alsike clover will run
about 08.5 per cent pure on the average.
It Is doubtful If the purchaser should
buy an alsike whose purity Is less than
97.5 per cent
Redtop Is the most difficult seed of
all. It will, of course, contain more
or less chaff. It Is difficult to grow red
top free from timothy, and the seed
cleaners find It difficult to separate tim
othy seed from redtop after It has once
been Introduced. Samples of redtop
carrying as high as 12 or even 15 per
cent of timothy are not unusual. If
one could be sure that the Impurities
were harmless like chaff and timothy
it might be safe to buy a redtop even
as low as 85 per cent pure. Unless one
Is assured of the character of the Im
purities, It "Is unwise to buy a redtop
less than 95 per cent pure.
To make one saw take the place of
two, and at the same time preserve lis
durability, Is the recent Invention of
an Indiana man.
Includes two Saws
In his kit one for
cross-cut and one
for cutting with
the grain. He can
now dispense with
one saw, as It Is
possible to put the
two blades having
different teeth on
has two edoes. the one saw, as
shown In the Illustration.
The smooth top edge always seen on
saws Is changed to a cutting edge, simi
lar to the regular cutting edge, the
saw thus having teeth on the two longi
tudinal opposite edges. The handle Is
hinged to the blade Instead of being
rigid and can be reversed as it becomes
necessary to use either blade.- This
saw Is also an economical saw, as it
saves the expense of purchasing two
Newi and Farm Notes.
The profitable line of production is to
maintain good health with early ma
turity. More than half a million emigrants
from Russia have passed Into Siberia
the past year to engage In wheat rais
ing. A farmer near McEwan, Tenn., Is dis
playing an ear of corn twelve inches
long, weighing three pounds and con.
talnlng 1,386 grains.
A grain farm at Murray, Iowa, ship
ped twenty-seven carloads of timothy
sued last fall, for which the farmers
received from $1.50 to $1.75 a bushel.
A Kansas man claims to have Invent
ed a fence-weaving machine, run by a
two-horse power gasoline engine, which
will weave and set a mile of fence a
The United States produced 14,000,
000 bushels of rice last year on a half
million acres. The culture of rice Is
gradually creeping north and some very
good grain Is reported In Arkansaa
Holland has set engineers to work to
pump the water out of the famous
Zuyder Zee and turn it into dry land.
When this work Is accomplished there
.will rise where 4,000 fishermen now
sink their nets farms and homes for
Charles W Trock of Rldgeway, Ohio,
a 7-year-old lad, while wandering in
the fields sat down on a little hummock
which contained a bumblebee's nest
Within a moment he was so badly stung
that his body, swelled to twice its size
and death soon followed.
Enterprising men will make an ex
periment of raising thornless cactus
on a commercial scale in Riverside
county, California. This cactus is the
klud that has had Its thorns bred off
by Luther Rurbank and is said to be
extremely valuable as stock food. .
A Washington dispatch says a genius
has Invented a dope which when used
as paint for farm machinery will pre
vent rust and decay. This might be
good news for those farmers who use
the fence corners as storehouses for
their farm machinery, but the proba
bility Is they are too lazy to apply the
R. W. Crouse, a graduate of Iowa
agricultural college, has been appolnid
State lecturer on animal husbnndry for
Virginia. Another Iowa boy has gone
to the Massachusetts agricultural col
lege as assistant In animal husbandry.
The demand for college graduates in
the high class agricultural lines at sal
aries ranging from $1,000 to $2000 a
year is larger than the supply.
Small Roy (in tank of swimming
school, anxiously) Oh, pa; I've swal
lowed some water! Will they mind 7
Tommy Pop, what is the difference
between fame and notoriety? Tommy's
Pop Notoriety lasts longer, my son.
"Did you ever see any one so homo
.y?" "No; why, he's so homely that
automobile goggles are actually becom-
. Ing to him." St Louis Times.
"How we have changed since the old
jdaysi" "What do you mean?" "Why,
, to-day It Isn't half so blessed to give
as it Is to be a receiver." Life.
"Mamma, have I got to take a bath
to-night?" "I'm afraid you have, my
dear." "But I haven't done, anything
all the week to deserve it." Life.
Mr. Jawback That boy gets his
brains from me. Mrs. Jawback Some
body got 'em from you, if you ever
bad any that's a cinch. Cleveland
Peggy Was that p'llceman ever t
little baby, mother? Mother Why,
yes, dear. Peggy (thoughtfully I
don't believe I've ever seen a baby
Farmer Bentover I've just heard
that the wldder Diggs has married her
hired man. Farmer Hornbeak Then,
he'll have to climb down from the fence
and go to work. Puck.
Mrs. Newrocks Really, I'm sorr
e didn't accumulate more souvenirs
of our European trip. Mr. Newrocks
Oh, we can get all we want in New
York! Town and Country.
Mrs. Hoon (looking up from her
newspaper) Here Is an item about a
convict who writes poetry in prison.
Mr. Hoon H'm! Is that what he is
'n for? Philadelphia Ledger
"I notice that you nearly always
smoke when you. are writing," suid the
caller. "Do you draw your inspiration
from your pipe?" "No," replied tho
horse reporter, "I draw smoke."
Mistress Jane, I saw the milkmau
kiss you this morning. In the future
I will take the milk in. Jane
'Twouldn't be no use, mum. He's prom
'sed not to kiss anybody but me.
Boarding Mistress I want a week's
board in advance, so as to be sure of
It New Boardtr That's all right
Here's your money; now I want a
week's food in advance for tho same
ne Young girls always want to
marry for love, but when they grow
older they want to marry a man Wn.u
money. She You're wrong. They don't
grow old ; they merely grow wiser.
St. Joseph Press-News.
"Everything lovely down at tht
house?" "Yes; we are leading the
quiet life these days." "How do you
work it?" "Well, you .see, we have a
phonograph, and It alternates with my
vife after supper." Nashville Banner.
Jack I hear you are engaged to that
nomely Miss (Jotrox. Tom Yes; she
has half a million In her own right
Jack But money doesn't always lead
to happiness, old man. Tom True,
but it ought to help some In the searclu
Borem I think I hear your father's,
step on tho stairs, so perhaps I had
better bid you good-nlgbt. Miss Hltts
(yawning) Oh, It can't be father; he's
a late sleeper. Perhaps it's the hired
glr) coming down to prepare breakfast
Chicago Dally News.
"Well, well," growled the first mai.
at the banquet, "why did they call on
that man for a speech? He doesn't
know how to talk." "No," replied the
other, "but he doesn't- know what he's
talking about anyway, so there's no
harm done." Philadelphia Press.
Reporter Senator, I have heard that
you got your start in life by selling
newspapers. Senator Lotsmun Not
quite correct my boy. The fact Is
but this Is confidential, you know
that I got my start by buying one or
two newspapers. Chicago Tribune.
"Johnny, why don't you be a good
boy like your brother Willy?" the
mother was sternly admonishing her
naughty son. "Willy here may be
President some day, while you will
have to dig In the sewer." "But, moth
er," walled Willy, "can't I dig in the
sewer . sometimes too?" Harper's
"Professor," said Mrs. Gaswell tt
the distinguished musician who had
been engaged at a high price to enter
tain her guests, "what was that lovely
selection you played Just now?" "That
madame," he answered, glaring at her,
"was an improvisation." "Ah, yes, I
remember now. I knew it was an old
favorite, but I couldn't think of the
name of It to save me." Chicago TriU
The best is Hood's Sarsaparilla. It
is the best because it does the most good.
While it makes the blood pure, fresh
and lively, it tones the stomach to bet
ter digestion, creates an appetite, stimu
lates the kidneys and liver, gives new
brain, nerve and digestive strength.
An unequaled list of cures 40,366 tes
timonials in two years proves its merit
SaraatAba For thnm vhn nwfe miin
In tablet form, Hood's 8areaparilla it now put op
in chocolated tablets culled Sarsatabs, aa veil as
In the nsual liquid form. Sarsatabs have identi
cally the lame curative properties aa the liquid
form, besides accuracy of dose, convenience, econ
omy, there being no loss by evaporation, break
age, or leakage. Sold by druggists or sent by mail.
0. 1, lloud Co., Lowell, Mass.
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Mrs. J. T, Gee, SO Gould Street. Stoneham,
Mass,, save: "In 25 years experience 1 have never
known Hood's Sarsaparilla to fail, for spring
humors and as a general blood purifier; It eurea
scrofula, eczema t has no equal as a general
spring medicine. It (Ives me genuiaa aatisfae
tlon to say this."
w-tj is OttHy One
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That I 3
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USED THE WORLD OVER TO CURE A COLO III ONE DAY.
Always remember the full name. Look
''or this signature on every box. 25o.
Out of tha Dim Put.
Alexander the Great had just subdued
"Anybody can bust a broncho," he said,
"but it takes a maa to put the snaffles
n big four-legged devil like this one."
Being shrewd, politic fellows, the cow
boys of that age allowed the impression to
go out that they were afraid to try to
ride the savage beast and the subservi
eat historians hastened to confirm that
Not a Cheerful Brand.
"Haven't you any milk that is more
cheerful than this?" queried the new
boarder as he poured some of the' liquid
Into bis. coffee. "
"Why, what do you mean by that?"
queried the landlady.
"Oh, nothing," rejoined the m. b.;
"only this milk seems to have the
Wues." . ,
Aa English newspaper had this death
notice the other dav : "At Stratfnrd-nn.
Avon, age seventy-five. William Shak
speare. At rest."
Taking In tha Soli.
The automobile was going fifty mile
"We are now passing through a beau
tiful part of the country," shouted tho
chauffeur in the front seat
The tourist swallowed another pint
of grit and dust
"H'm!" be ejaculated between
coughs, "rt seems as though the coun
xy Is passing through me."
Oottln It All Isl.
The. prosecuting witness in the damage
suit against the city was giving in his
"Now, then, Mr. Bleedem," said bis
lawyer, "you will please tell the Jury
where you were injured."
"On mr knee. In mv fclln nA H.ht
J in front of the city hall," rapidly answer
ed toe witnera, fearing an objection on
the part of the other attorney. Chicago .
The Salvation Army is established in
fifty-two countries and colonies, and
preaches the gospel in thirty -one languages.
nWht thrJi t aporation from the body going on continually, day and
night through the pores and glands of the skin. This is nature's wav of
maintaining the proper temperature of our systems and presem"ne thTsoft
ness and flexibility of the skin, and so long as the blood TfhSm In !
it.es no trouble will result. When, however the b3 S aly S
becomes infected with humors and acids, these too nuS be etled and
commj ,n contact with the delicate fibres and tissues with which the skints
effetUi"shown WliCd th7 PrUCe irritat;n and inflam
Se mSS Acne Ter' and skin Sections of various kinds?
inese impurities and humors get into the blood throusrh a deranged or
machve condition of the system; the members whosfduty it is ftd ESS off
arfdTI reff C mater 0f the bod? fail t0 Properly perfomtheKrk
flhiV111' Renting matter is left in the system t be absorbed bv
such as Poison Oak, Poison Ivy
Nettle Rash, etc., enter through the
open pores and glands, and so thor
oughly do they become rooted in the
blood that they are ever present,
or return at certain seasons of each
year to torment the sufferer. Salves,
washes, lotions, etc., cannot cure skin
diseases. True, such treatment re
lieves some of the itching and dis
comfort, and aids in keeping the skin
clean, but it does not reach the real
cause, and at best can be only palli
ating and soothing. A thorough
I have used your S. S. S., spring and fan,
for the past two years, with the result that it
entirely relieved me of a form of Eczema
which my doctor was unable to cure. My
arms, lower limbs, and, in fact, the biggest
portion of my whole body was affected, and
when I ant began S. S. S. the itching, etc.,
was worse, but I continued the remedy with
the result that the dry, itching eruption en.
tirely disappeared. I think a great deal of
your medicine, and have recommended it to
others with good results. It It the best blood
medicine made, and I can conscientiously
recommend it for the cure of all blood and
pleanatnor nf tha klnnJ : tu i r .
a gentle acting, safe blood purifier, made entirely of veetTlf iJL- ;
of the forest and field, is the proper treatment S I Tfvi "dienta
circulation, and neutralizes the adds S huirs L!vJ hi! ,Wn
purifying the blood, and curing skin affection ol SvS 7,sS
to the blood the fresh, nutritivl qualities nJi
all other parts of the body, and rms the blo of aT anVaT pdsons " sTs
cures Eczema Tetter, Acne, Salt Rheum, Poison Oak and NettleRaJ"
and all other skin troubles, and qires them permanently by removing eve
trace of the cause from the blood. Special book on Skin nicoll g T7
medical advice desired furnished freeo all who write
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..v.... ... , u.. specialists always in attendance,
suuring prompt tnd courtcou, sttention. Lady attend
ant always preient.
Reliable Painless Dentists. Our reutitlon for
reliability and ihoroughneH is well eiubliihed. Cleanli
ness, Good Work and Quick Service.
"AND IT DIDN'T HURT A BIT"
Painless Extraction, 50 cents. Extraction Free
when platel or bridgea are ordered. Platei $f and up.
Beat Plate Work. ferhapa your teeth hare become
ao uieleta that it ia tmpouible to firmly aet a a bridge.
Then the old atumpa are removed without cauaing you tbe
alighted pain, and a plate la fitted. If the plate fill per
fectly It will look well and perform ita work of masticating
your food satisfactorily. With my ao years' experience la
this work will guarantee satisfaction In every case.
Crown and Bridge Work. It's a shame to spoil
your personal appearance and ruin your digestion from
the lack of teeth to properly masticate your food, when a
bridge can be supplied that will cause no discomfort what-
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SnlnV. MING WORK FOR
THE BEST PEOPLE
ever, will chew your food properly and thoroughly,
while your looks are Improved beyond description!
A hollow tooth that Is now useless can be filled and
crowned so that It la saved for probably a lifetime,
JgneTg'rad'i 'JST mM,
Examination free and Invited. When desired von
can have T. P. Wiae or my personal service.
Our force la so organized that we can do
your entire Crown, Bridge and Plate Work
In a day if necessary.