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THE CAPITAL JOURNAL
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, l0
EARLY HISTORY OF
TOLD BY PIONEER
If you will look up the files of the
Corvallia paper for 1S6 jrou will find
considerable discussion aa to the advis
ability of planting commercial prune
orchard says Krl Lockley In the
Portland Journal, One of the moat ar
dent advocates of the prune indutry t
that time was Bob Jhnnson. The agita
tion of the leading men of the city w
organize to plant a commercial orcn
The nromoters suggested that 20
men take one share each at a cost of
160. and that a 20-acre orchard Be set
out So enthusiastic were the prospec
tive pruuegrowers that 1 men sub
scribed for 10 shares each, and it was
decided to set-out 18 acres. A chc.e
quarter section midway between Car
vallts and Albany was purchaed, the
ground was deeply plowed and: a nr
veyor was empioyd to lay out the or
chard so that the trees would be exact
ly !0 feet apart, making 10S tiee to
First Prune Tree PUuit'tJ.
- A day or so ago I talked with the
former secretary of the comp in. Bob
Johnson, and asked him to give me the
history of this orchard.
"We had - more enthusiasm than
knowledge of the prune Industry in
thOBe days," said Mr. Jonhron. "We
purchased Italian prune trees at nine
nts a tree and set them out. T.'hen
the bill for the 17,280 prune tress rami
in. amoutlng to over Jl.GOO, we lov'ad
an assessment of $25 a shard an or
stock. As the payments for the lani fell
due we levied additional assessments.
We hoped that we should never have
to pay the full assessment of $150 a
share, but we were compelled to in
crease the par value of share from
$150 to $200 a 'allure to keep the en
terprise out of debt. The flrsc year we
planted 100 acres of potatoes between
the rows. We bought 500 bushels ot
awed potatoes at $1 a bushel. We had
a tremendous crop. Potatoes that full
were a drug on the market at 45 cents
a bushel, so we didn't dig our potatoes.
"When the tiees were five years old
are employed Professor Luk, In charg?
cf the horticultural department of the
Oregon Agricultural oollegc, to take
.tharge of our orchard. Wo paid him
spraying, pruning and cultivating, l-o. anucu SeL,-, ..:.
stiil had faun in the prune industry. I i or woman had no right to exist, or
borrowed the money and bought It !njt0 jjeep a ,j0g unless he could hire
1911 for about $104 an acre. Tyjhj,,, Ied about on a leash. Under our
r"hbTt-Th; prune 1
trees before I could use the land. It has) for "V'll
uuuiwcu iti f
constantly chained. Under our city
been amoney-maker from the start. In
1S18 I made more than twice as wuch
money on my crop as I paid for the
place; -This fall 1 erjwt to have- no
less than 500.000 pounds of prunes,
for-which I will receive from la to 18
cents a pound. Pigs, are pigs, and
prunes are prunes, these days."
ALSO HARKS BOTER
and state law no sportsman can keep
a bird dog for shooting in season.
That royal privilege is reserved for
the wealthy land owner. Yet in the
city of Portland 3009 dogs pay a city
license and have their freedom, and
Portland hunters' range over the en
tire' vatley in pheasant and duck
shooting season. If the cruet state
law ia upheld by the courts, which
requires that a dog shall wear a steel
muzzle the moment he is off the
owner's premises; no one in the state
can use a hunting dog. Those who
want Salem a closed town to dogs
can go to any large city in the west.
orto any state and find no such cruel
legislation. If the present city law
stands and the state law recently en
acted by the legislature is upheld.
might as well' put fence around
S.Klein and write on it in big letters
dog owners and lovers of sports
not wanted in the Capital City.
COL E. HOFER.
THRIFT EXDS IS SCICIDE
London, March 4. Wages contln
ued to advance, hours . of labor to
shrink and the cost . of living went
higher thaw ever before in this coun.
try Irr 1919, according to the Labor
"There was a marked reduction in' San Francisco, Mar. 41 Charles
ing (,400,000 workers, with an aggre- Peterson, aa elevator operator who
gate reduction in weekly hours of committed suicide here recently, left
hours of work, the decrease affect- to relatives in San Francisco and in
41,41,0," adds the paper. "This was Sweden an estate of $40,000. the ac
an average reduction of aiz and one- cumulation of a life time of thrift.
half hours a week for each worker.
Increases granted to 6,647,000 em
ployes aggregated 2,111,000 lbs. a
There were In the year 1,413 trade
disputes Involving 2,570,000 workers,
as a result of which they lost a total
of 34,483,000 Working hours.
The general level of retail prices
at the end of . 1919 for food, rent,
clothing, fuel and light was 125 per
cent above that of July, 1914, accord
ing to the Gazette. This was an in
crease of five percent In the year.
On January 1, 1920, food stood at
138 per cent above pre-war- reluil
Smith To Attempt
Of Pacific Coast
Seattle, Wash., March 4. Major
Albeit D. Smith, United States army
aviator, today received pennlmion
from Washington, D. C, to attempt a
150 a month. The following reason ws one ""V fllft ,rom Camn ewl T
.lad a phenomena! crop. Tho trees were. ct,mn- to- San Dh'go. Major Smith,
blue with prunes, professor Lake trav
.eled all over the Willamette valley In
vestlgatlng the various types of prune
evaiKirnturs or dryers. Ho finally se
lected tho Kllckenstpin, guaranteed to
dry 100 bushels a day. We Installed
iAe, but because of our Inexperience
or for some other reason we were un
able to take cure of more than SO
linshels a day, the result being that
tbe lilk of out cio; rotted under the
KlilpH'd Fruit rrcn.
who Is at Camp Lewis, nU over the
telephone today thnt ha would start
at daybreak tomorrow
Stops will be made for fuel, oil and
water at Eugene, Red Bluff, Han
Francisco, Fresno and possibly Los
Angeles. Arrangements will fce made
for quick service at the stopping
Major Smith will attempt the flight
In a DeHnvlland plane. In a recent
flight to Seattle from Snn Diego he
used a Sopwlth machine. In coming
north he was seven and one-hut
"The nextyenr we decided to ship .hours nl the air between San Francls-
our prunes green and we realised saiiU'co and Seattle.
a car for them. This, we thought, oolv
cd the problem. The next year awr
we packed our green prunes In 22
pound crates, 1000 crates to the car,
and shipped te ncarloads and spent
the next few weeks figuring where we
could spend to best advantage the
13500 we would receive. When the re
turns enme we were told we owed $334
for freight. In other words, we were
out the labor and the crates and still
owed $324. That settled the question
of shipping green prunes. We erected
another dryer so as to be able to cure
for our next year's crop. Hundreds of
farmers had planted prune orchards
and built dryers of all sorts. The re
Hult was that carload of Oregon
prunes were being dumped on the
.Kaslern and Middle Western markets
(that wore Improperly dried. These slilp
wents of messy, Micky, unsalable
prunes gave tho Oregon prune such n
Jilnnk eye that the price went down to
'SH cents a pound and stayed there f r
Nwnml the Orchard.
"We had to levy an extra assessment
on the stock of the company. The
torkhnhWs were fed up on prunes
and refused to pay. We mortgaged the
place to secure funds, and eventually
tho niortgigp was foreclosed. For two
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On behalf of dog owners and
friends of animals I wish to thank
your puper for consideration shown
our campaign for better laws on reg
ulutlon of dogs. I am fighting for the'
rights of the poorest child or family
to nave a dog or other pets, without
unreasonable dictation from a legis j
lature or city council or Intrenching
the rights of other people. There are
a few rich people nnd huge land
owners who want no one should have
a dog. They have a right to their per
sonal views, and to not keep a dog If
they see fit, but they have no right
to dictate to others In this mntter.
The old sneer of the poorest people
having, the most dogs was complete
ly answered by the Saviour In the
parable of Lazarus and the rich man.
Lazarus wus a frilled of dogs and In
his greatest poverty when abandoned
by all human beings, his dog stayed
with him and licked his sores, iiut
he was taken up to Abraham's bosom
and the rich man remained In tor
ment. With five laws governing! the
HAVE EXPERT FLATE MAN
With 35 years experience, with
me in my dental office
DR. D. X. BEECHXEn ,
303 V, S. Bank Bldg.
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r three years the orchnrd was nejt-jlnw the most vicious of all, one woudj
leeted. I hated to see It suffering for I think we were Ivlng- In an aristocracy
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On Deficiency Bill
Washington, March 4 After a
stormy debate today the senate voted
33 to IT to accept the conference re
port or the urgent deficiency bill.
The conference eliminated a number
of items from the senate bill, includ
ing J3,0.090 for the repair of naval
Democratic senators vigorously op
posed the conferees' action in yield
ing to the insistence of the house
against the naval, item. Senator Gay,
democrat. Louisiana, said elimina
tion of the appropriation was "false
economy" as many dreadnaughts.
cruisers, and smaller naval craft were
out of commission because of lack of
funds to repair them.
Senatov Fhclan, democrat, Califor
nia. declared the cut would throw
14,000 skilled navy yard workers "u
of work and . wr.UJ scatter them
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REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
Salem Bank of Commerce
At Salem, in the State ot Oregon, at the close of business February 'it, 1920.
Loans and dsicounts 1334.223.88
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured 3 705 84
Ronds and warrants '. : 283 874.54 1
Furniture and fixtures 2,400.00
One from approved reserve banks 168,294.55
Checks and other ensh Items , 6.500.39
Kxchanges for clearing house 5,695.36
Cash on hand 42,269.14
DOUBLE PREMIUM ALL OVER
Capital stock paid In 50,000.00
Surplus fund lo!oOo!o
Undivided profits, less expenses and taxes paid 560.39
Individual deposits subject to check .'. 646,760.09
Cashier checks outstanding 11532.49
Certified checks - 84811
Time and Havings Deposits 143.763.66
r State of Oregon, couty of Marion, ss. ' .
1 I, H. V. Compton, cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly nwear
that the above statement la true to the best of my knon-ledee and belief
H, V. COMPTON, Cashier!
Subscribed and aworn to before me this 3rd day of March, 1920.
ROT F. SHIELDS, Notary Public.
''. My commission expires June 17th. 1920.
H. O. WHITE.
J. C. PERRT,
a E. ELLIOTT,
Peoples Cash Store
186-194 Commercial Street