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Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, : " Tuesday; April 4, 1905.
A PHILIPPINE UTTER.
Oriental Conditions Described
a Niece of Mrs. S. L. '
Henderson. . ,i
Through the courtesy of Mrs.
S. It. Henderson, of this city,
we are enabled to print a letter
from Mrs. -Florence E. Carson, a
niece of Mrs. Henderson, wh is
at present with her husband who
is attached to the quartermasters'
department in the Philippines.
Mrs. Carson is a Portland woman
and her letter is one of . the .best
descriptive letters of that coun
try that we ever read. It is dated
Tacloba n,1 key te, P. IM Feb. 22,
1905, and is as follows: - . -
r ; We had a pleasant trip over; no
stormy weather- and all of us
well the entire voyage - of 28
days. ' Honolula is a beautitul
place and I should like to live
there. Arriving at Manila, Mr.
Carson came out in a launch and
took us off the transports anchor
out in the bay. Manila is the
most interesting place; there are
people of every nationality. It
is larger than San Francisco.
and there are no street cars yet,
'though tracks, are .being laid.
There ' are some fine stores,
Chinese and Japanese, . but the
most interesting. are, kept ' by
merchants from Bombay. These
have such beautiful carved ivories
and embroideries, silks and laces.
There are -also several : fine
Spanish stores. r- s
It is hot! Oh, so hot! ' All day
long. . But at night there is a
cool sea breeze, the band plays
on the Luneta and you see hun
dreds of swell carriages; ladies
gorgeously dressed,' - officers in
uniforms and civilians in white.
The 'ladies g bareheaded and
everyone rides, it is so warm you
can't take exercise.- .'; '-
; Manna is the most expensive
place in the world to live. Every
one keeps native '.servants- and
small families keep three, for x a
native servant only does one kind
of work; if he cooks, he won't
sweep nor do anything else, -and
as they are very dishonest, al
ways helping themselves to every
thing they can carry away, two
or three servants "are a big item.
Rents are exceedingly high. A
spool of cotton thread costs " ten
cents (gold); one " dozen safety
pins twenty-five.cents, and every
thing else In proportion.
I would not care to live" here
permanently," hut r am glad to
be able to see. the Oriental life
We first lived at Calamba, forty
miles from Manila, by boat, but
are ;. now ' living- in Tacloban,
Leyte, P. I." Leyte is one of the
soathern islands. It takes four
davs and nights through r the
China Sea from Manila here
Tacloban is a sea port, : and a
very beautiful place. There are
wild flowers blooming everywhere
and there is a fine beach, which
we all enjoy. The roads of this
place are made of white coral
. hard, clean, and the finest I ever
While there is much to enjoy
here, I am always thinking of
dear old Oregon and "mine own
people" and I shall . not be sorry
when we start home, although I
don't know just when it will be.
There is nothing at all in the
way of vegetables raised here,
. and we live on - canned stuff,
- which gets very tiresome, especi
ally milk and butter. And there
are many unpleasant features
everywhere ; everything molds and
mildews. Your shoes turn green
from mold, and hot, moist air
makes your clothes feel sticky.
The air is hot and moist, just
like a hot-bouse feels, and it
. rains the hardest you ever saw.
: It rains 17 inches in 24 hours
sometimes." "V - . ;
Then there ants of every color,
shape and size, and they get into
everything. - There are big,
. brown spiders, cockroaches, and
lizards. on the walls of, all the
houses; centipedes, snakes, mos-
qwtos, and great, immense bats.
Last Friday evening members
of Marys Peak Camp, W. O W.,
and the Ladies' Circle held a joint
meeting -and entertained many
friends. A fine program was gjy
en ; and delicious refreshments
served during the evening. -
. It has long been ' a custom in
this order that whenever the filth '
Friday came in a month that the
Woodmen and Ladies' Circle
shonld hold a joint meeting, and
this was one of ; those : Fridays.
But there, is a littlev history back
of this "especial : meeting,. ;. j For;
more than a year a Woodman has .
laid in a Portland hospital under
care' of ; . physiciads.1 .Tbecamp
that this man belonged to . broke
up and the poor fellow had no'
local lodge, to fall back upon
when his hour ot misfortune over
took him. "- In consequence there
of," an information relative to the
case of this unfortunate was sent,
to the various camps throughout
this jurisdiction asking that they
"drjrwhat they could tor assist this
fellow member. - y , "', '
... During - the , evening an an
nouncement of the facts' was
made and a good contribution for
the relief of this man was receiv
ed. .The -following is the pro
gram: , j rr:. ' . ;.
Song. ......."...;............. J. L. Underwood
Recitation. ......Leota Lewis
Recitation......... ....... .......Miss Mahaffa
Song.... .......................Helen Lewis
Recitation "What Biddy Said -in '.
a Police Qourt"..:......:..Mrs. Colgate
Solo......:..... ..,.I...,...J..Mrs. Peterson
(.Violin Obligato by F. Fewells) '-"
Duet.......H. L. Lewis and Thos. Fortson
Music........ C. F. Hotchkiss and Son.
Song...,............!., ...Inez Johnson
Address.."........... ...4........T. T. Vincent
By The Lift Of A Finger,"
"In Boston I noticed a curious
little illustration of the power the
Trusts wield over the : railroad
companies," says Charles E. Rus
sell in the April installment'of
The Greatest - Trust in--the
World, " in Everybody' s" Maga
zine. ? The Armour agent in
Boston got word of an intended
shipment ' ot potatoes to Wo
burn, where there happened to be
a good market. -- He had a ship
ment of potatoes coming in from
the .West, and he applied to the
Boston & Maine Railroad to trans
fer this shipment without .charge
from Bostoir to Woburn. -Mr.
DonovanJhe freight-traffic man
ager of the Boston & Maine, de
clined on the'grouud that it was
absolulelv against the strictest
rules of his company to do it for
, -, -1 t-. . ,..;;
anyuoay. rinaing mm immov
able, -the agent wired- the situa
tion to the Armour headquarters
in Chicago. That afterhooa Mr,
Donovan called the agent on the
telephone and humbly announced
that it would give ni 11 great pleas
ure to transfer thi-sc potatoes to
Woburn' and 'without charge.
When would the agent like to
have it done ? The Trust had
merely lifted . a finger and the
whole Boston & Maine organ iza
tion was in a panic. But what
chance has a competitor against
such a power as that? And what
chance has the public ?' ' ' - '
A . Thousand Dollar's Worth
of Good. "
" - "I have been afflicted with kidney and
bladder trouble for years, passing gravel
or stones with excruciating pain," says
A. H. Thurns, a well known coal operator
of Buffalo. O. "I got no relief from medi
cine until I began taking Foley's Kidney
Cure, then the result was surprisiuEr.' A
few doses started the brick-dust-like sub
stance and now I have no pain across mv
kidnevs and I feel like a new man.' It
has done me $1000 , worth ef good.'
Foley's Kidney Cure will cure every
form of kidney or bladder disease. " Sold
by Graham & Wortham. ; . .-
- Frightful Suffering Relieved.
. Suffering frightfully from the virulent
poisons 01 nnaigestea 100a, kj. u. va-ray-son,
of Lola, Miss., took Dr. King's New
life Pillsr "with the result," he writes,
that I was cored." All stomach and
bowel disorders rive way to their tonic,
laxative cninartiea. 25cat -Allen A
that bathing is dangerous,
gon is goed enough for me.
INOCULATION FOR LEGUMES.
Something for Farmers to Ponder
Where the Trouble- is.
Failures with clover, alfalfa
aud other legumes are perhaps
more often due to the absence in
the soil in which the seed is sown
of the particular micro-organisms
which enable such plants to 6b-'
tain and "utilize atmospheric
nitrogen than to any other cause.
,As a rule clover is sown in im
poverished soil, whose rimprove
ment is the principal reason for
seeding it to a crop which "helps
the soil." - When the soil needs
clover it is deficient in nitrogen.
All legumes require this element
in available abundance for their
best growth." f :
J Sown in soil markedly. 'defic
ient in nitrogen and devoid of . its
specific bacteria none. of. the
leguminous crops will make satis
factory v progress. :-1 The plants
will te yellowish . and sickly -and
succumb without much. resistance
to winterkilling. ' ; ' ; :
; Inashruch' as many soils do not
contain the." proper bacteria , for
the particular legume which it is
desired to grow, artificial inocul a
lion is the only method whereby
they may be introduced:" -"p To
German scientists agricultural
nations are indebted for. this, valu
able discovery, though modern
American investigators have car
ried the work to a more useful
and practical goal than their
foreign examplars. The latter
are the authors of nitrogen cul
tures which were designed for the
different : common legumes and
placed on the market a decade
since. These proved ineffective
in most cases, but the idea of pre
paring cultures was a good one
and the investigators! continued
to develop it until cultures were
prepared Which ' have been sues
cessful almost .without . exception
in introducing the organisms de-
. It is ? no w ; known ' ' that each
egume,- as clover, altaila, cow-
pea, the soy bean and vetch has
a microscopic organism peculiar
to itself which enables the plants
to appropriate . atmospheric nitro
gen -and thus improve the sou.
These organisms' create : and in
habit nodules or tubercles, rang
ing in size from ajmustard seed
to a garden pea, which are at
tached to the plant roots. . The
tubercles are storehouses of nitro
gen which the bacteria translate
into nitrates, in which element it
is appropriable by the plants.
Clover without tubercles is as
truly a soil-robber as corn, and
except - in soils already rich in
nitrogen it will not thrive in the
absence of its bacteria. The
same is true of cow (peas, alfalfa
and soy-beans. - But different
kinds of bacteria are necessarv to
produce root tubercles upon differ
ent kinds of -legumes. For Ihis
reason the function of each group
of bacena is f mi ten to one van-
ety 01 plant. : J.us 1 x; am? wny ,
ne legume may not thrive where-:
another. has grown luxuriantly.
There is, however, one exception
to the rule that each legume has
its special bacteria. - Dr. 'Cyril
G. Hopkins of the Illinois ' Ex
periment Station, more than a
year ago announced - that the
sweet clover or melilotus bacteria
and that of alfalfa are identical.
This is - probably due. to the re
marbable similarity between the
It is a sim pie matter to deter
mine whether the proper bacteria
are present after the leguminous
plants have- attained several
weeks' growth.- Clover may be
used fcr an illustration. Five or
six . weeks alter ' the seed
germinated a' " nam ber - of the
plants in different se:uo;j;; ! ". if
field should be removed w,t r
large piece of earth, so as nun .
break any ot the royts. Carem 1
crumble or wash all iirt iT i
foots. If the proper bact-eria a:c
present in the soil, tubercles will
be found on the roots.' If the
tubercles are not i found the soil
shouldbe inoculated. If it is
not inoculated the clover will be
of no fertilizing value to the soil
nor will it grow successfully un-
ess toe soil already contains an
abundance of available citroeen.
The same test should be made o
any other leguminous crop. - -J
- Inoculation may be e&ected in
two wavs, the organisms may be
fintfoduced in soil obtained from
fields in which the desired legume
has been successfully grown or in
small cakes which are prepared
commercially, as reference to bur
advertisi ng columns will show. '
Mn the Yearbook of the United
States Department . of Agricul
ture for ioo2 reference is made
to" this subject thus1: "Inocu
lations are usually vbtr necessary
fa soil that is already, producing
tubercles. While the . -introduc
tion of fresh . organisms , will
generally considerably, increase
the number ' of ? tubercles," ' the
effect upon the crop is not appre
ciable, and, it is hardly worth the
expenditure of time and labor
necessarv to. make the. inocula-.
tion .Wherever , legumes that
fail to produce tubercles are be
ing . grown; however, of in
those, localities where the, soil . is
so poor , that legumes will . not
grow and because of the lack , of
the proper organisms they cannot
make a start, every effort shonld
be made to get the bacteria into
the soil." .' ; "
The best time to nse the inocu
lating material is ' in, the spring
when the soil has become warm
and its microbic life active, sow
ing at the rate of 100 lbs per acre.
If infected soil be used it may be
sown by hand over a small area,
which within a year or two will
furnish sufficient bacteria to In
fect several large farms. Bacteria
multiply with marvelous rapidity
and are incessant workers where
ever they find the legume to
which they are. adapted; ; 'Dean
Davenport of the Illinois Col
lege of Agriculture lias character
ized them in this happy; epigram,
"They board . themselves, work
for nothing and ' pay ! for the
privilege." Breeders Gazette. ;
Men Past Sixty in Danger. '
'-. More than half -of mankind over sixty
years - of age . suffer from kidney
and bladder disorders, usually'enlarge
ment of prostate glands. This is both
painful and dangerous, and Foley's Kid
ney Cure should be taken at the first sign
of danger, as it corrects irregularities and
has cured . many old men of this disease.
Mr. Rodney Burnett. Rock Port, Mo.,
writes: -"I suffered with enlarged pros
tate gland and kidney trouble for years
and after taking two bottles of Foley's
Kidney Cure I feel better than I have
for . twenty years, although I am now
91 years old." Sold by Graham &
Foley's Kidney Cure
n&ke kidneys n ftadrte- rght
. , time is
, Carpets, Matting, and many oil
You. know where everything in the He
: ing line is kept? At Hollenberg &
. course. They : . have the largest In
y and their prices are always right.
New "EldridgeB" Sewt:
! . now on sale and would be pleased u
; ; , and see 'them. x They are a SU 5 . .
. have all the latest improvements, x . A
the price - lower than any othci. .
-.- ; - be sold
To be held in Odd Fellows
Hall, Thursdayevening, Ap il
6, by the W. R. C. Supper 15
cents. Everybody invited.
B.TJXS, REGULASHUNS AN PROW-
:::-t " ' GRAM.
1 Ever Wumon wat kums must
were a kaliker dres an apern tue
be approprait. ;'
Know gent with a bild shnrt
and doed koller is alloud " tu cum
onles he pais a find of 5 cents
a kompertent kommity wil luck
after the bacheller fellers.
FINDS FOR WIMMIN
No apern, 1 sent; ear rings, 1
sent; finger rings 3 sents; speck
tickels, 2 sents; silk dres, 5 sents;
wul dies, 3 sents; wearing nue
dres, 5 sents; brespin, 1 sent;
trimed apern, 2 sents; store teath
2 sents for men and wimen.
;. ' V- FINDS FOR MEN
Blacked butes, I sent; segars
in pockets, 1 sent; watches, 1
sent ; chawing gum, 5 cts. ; stand
in up coller, sents; button hoi
bokay, 5 sents; creased pantz, 2
cts. ; spoonin, makin sheap eyes,
actinupetc, 10 cents " eth. All
jegfnants to be rendered by Owl
Jege Quackenboss. : .
bred and buter Sandwitches.
twisted donuts, jinger ired, and
baked beans, Picles, cookeys an
coffy.- ' . " .. .
It will cost the growd up adults
15 cts. an the little children will
be nuthin just wipe there deer
little" nooses and bring um along.
every body jine in an sing mv
country tis of y on," one verse only
cum 1 cum all. it will cummense
at erly candle lite. '
Will Interest Many.'
."-;EYeiy'peiso7hooloV know- that-good
health is impossible n kidneys are de
ranged. Foley's Kidney Cure will cure
kidney and bladder disease in every form;
and will build up and strenghten these
organs so they will perform their fuctions
properly. No danger of Bright' s disease nor
diabetes if Foley's Kidney Cure is taken
in time. Sold by Graham & Wortham.
Last Hope Vanished.
When leading physicians said that. W.
M. Smithart,'of Pekin, la., hod incurable
consumption, ' his last hope . vanished;
but Dr. King's New Discovery for Con
sumption, Coughs and Colds, kept him
ou of bis grave- --He snys: This great
specific completely cuied me, and saved
my life. Since then, I have used it for
over 10 years, ar.d considered it a marvel
ous thioat ; and lung cure.". S'rictly
scientific cure for coughs, So-e Th.oats
or Cold; cuie preventive of Pneumonia.
Guaranteed. 50c-ard $1.00 bo ilea at
Allen & Woodward's dmg etore. Trial
bo. tie free.
"here, and you will need WcSS
and Suit Cases now on
at' astonishingly low price
In the sea tnexe .. axe snarks,
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w VYooanard'ib ragguts. - '