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Corvalijs, Benton County, Oregon, Tuesday, January 2, 1 i JOG-
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THE WALNUT IDEA.
Willamette Valley Farmers Inter
ested in Their Culture.
A jeatletnaa of this c'tv, who
has aa abiding faith in possibili
ties ot E iglish walnut culture in
the YViiUraet'e Valley, has re
quested that we reprint the fol
lowing which appeared in the
A correspondent wriMng from
Monmouth, says the farmers of
that vicinity have become inter
esieil in the matter of walnut
growing and would like infor
ina'iou in regard to its culture.
His letter follows:
"Withm the past year or so
much interest has manifested it
self in this vicinity regarding the
growth and culture of walnut.
There are some bearing trees
here now, but the source whence
they were procured is not certain
Quite extensive orchards of these
nuts are being planned, but there
is a lack of information as to the
best time to plant, culture, and,
most of all, as to the mo-t reliable
place to secure good trees.
"Some are planting trees of
the English nuts, while others
say that the only good nuts are
from the trees from France. It
is claimed also that the grafted
tree is more preferable to the one
grown from the nut itself, as
they are more rugged, etc. This
locality has been visited by men
from California, who are in this
work, and they say without a
doubt that the soil andgeneral
conditions here are admirable for
this line of work. Several are
considering the advisability of
dividing their farms into small
tracts for the culture of this nut.
"While we hesitate to ask
your valuable space and time,
yet we are sure you will confer a
great favor if you will give a
clear statement of the most re
liable places to buy, the best va
riety and all additional informa
tion you may deem of interest.
It has been suggested that our
Consul in France could be of
great help iu this matter."
Walnut-growing has become
quite an industry in several parts
of Oregon, particularly in the
Willamette Valley, and it is be
lieved the trees will do as well
here as in California. They do
not thrive as well east of the Cas
cades, owing to the cold winters.
There is but little difference, ex
cept in name, between the En
glish, French, Italian and Chi
lean walnuts. The best nuts
sold here couae from France and
ate from grafted trees. They
are worth about 75 cents a pound
three or four times as high as the
ordinary walnut of commerce.
Nuts bought iu grocery stores
cannot be counted on to produce
W. J. Talman, of the Port
land Seed Company, who is an
authority on walnut-growing,
"It has now been demonstrated
beyond a doubt that this is the
ideal home of English walnut.
In most every instance where we
find a tree of bearing age it peo-
duces good crops of nuts. Of
course we find nuts of many va
rieties coming from the trees
grown from store nuts, and 'seed
lings ot degenerated nuts, but
among them some distinct va
rieties which are known to our
markets, many nuts of good size
and excellent quality. In all
cases they are well filled, and the
meat of the most delicious flavor.
proving that all we have to do is
to plant varieties of the right
sort. Many of our most progres
sive farmers and business men
foresee the great future of the
walnut throughout the North
west, hence many trees are being
planted. Many are becoming
rich in California. Why should
we stand back when our country
will produce nuts equal or better
than any grown in the world,
in our fertile valleys, and over
our rolling hills where timber
and trees of all kinds thrive with
our mild climate. '
We advise those of good size
known to be of prolific bearers
and nuts of the greatest commer
cial value. We have known in
some instances of trees bearing
one bnshel at six years. How
ever, we claim that on good soil
and proper care trees can be made
t bear one bushel at seven years,
which at the present market
price, 14 cents an average of 35
piunds per bushel, would bring
$4.00 per tree. Being planted
30 feet apart, making about 50
trees per acre,
ON THE ROCKS.
Heavy Gales on the Pacific Does
would brine $24.
from that on the
production will increase very
rapidly; the trees will live many
"Walnut trees should be set
out when they are yearlings in
order that the main tap root may
be removed from the ground,
wnicn ts an essential poini in tne
success of the growth and also
the bearing qualities of the trees.
Nature provides thisitree with a
tap root that it could go deep
into the earth, thereby gathering
plenty ot" moisture. In some in
stances trees fail to bear
bloom profusely. Seeing trees
iu full bloom and failing to bear,
some are under the impression
that they were caught bv frost
which we find by investigation
is not true, except in a very few
cases. We learn that the fault
lies in the imperfection or rather
no pollenation or stimulate bud
or male blossom appears, mat
ured and dropped oft tour weeks
before the female blossom or pist
iiate buds, which produce the
fruit, made ' their appearance,
hence the tree is not fertilized and
fails to bear. All of our most
proline Dearers are tiiose tnat tne A'nother disDatch comes from
female and male blossoms appeaTt Victoria, B. C, dated December
From various points of the
coast comes dispatches telling of
loss of life and property as a re
sult of the recent heavy gales.
Last Friday the following dis
patch was sent out from Bandon,
Grinding in the treacherous
rocks of the north jetty the
schooner Advance of San Fran
cisco, lies tonight at the mercy
of a maddened sea, while the
crew slings to the rigging and
spectators on shore are powerless
to offer assistance. Heavy seas
are continually breaking over the
vessel, and the fate of the crew
lies with the staunchness of the
ship. Should the sea moderate it
will be an easv matter to rescue
the imperiled men, but if the
storm continues or increases they
face almost certain death.
Early in the afternoon the Ad
vance was seen creeping close in
shore, apparently seeking shelter
from the gale. She came too
close to the treacherous rocks of
the north jetty, and was swept
upon them by the violent waves.
Heavy seas are running, and
it has been impossible to aid the
stricken ship in any way, and
the waves rushing over the decks
have penned the crew .below out
ot reach of their force.
It seems impossible for the
schooner long to withstand the
pounding of the waves and the
people are waiting anxiously for
a calmer sea to permit some at
tempt at rescuing the imprisoned
about the same time, hence the
fertilization occurs, and the trees
will bear heavy crops of nuts.
We wish to make one more sug
gestion, that is, walnut trees will
do well among other trees where
there is a vacancy. Vegetables,
berries and other like crops can
be raised among the trees for the
first few years, thereby giving
your trees cultivation and re
ceiving in return some compen
sation for your labor. From a
commercial standpoint these nut-
bearing trees are not only val
uable for their fruit, but also for
their wood. Everybody is fami
liar with walnut furniture, and
costly at that, particularly what
is known as French walnut ve
Game Warden's Report.
Game Warden J. W. Baker's
annual report shows that 17,000
of the inhabitants of Oregon are
hunters, not taking into con
sideration the farmers who hunt
over their own lands and are,
therefore, not required to pay the
yearly tax of $1.
Fees received amounted to
$17,421, some of which came
from nonresident hunters, who
paid $10 for the privilege of kill
ing wild game in the state;
$166.40 was collected as fines for
killing without a license.
The game warden expended
$7263.25, leaving a balance of
$10,325.15. This will be avail
able at once for deputies as soon
as necessary. From the general
appropriation fund, the warden
received $1662.78 for salary and
traveling expenses and $2499.88
was used for salaries and expenses
of deputy wardens, making a
total expediture for the year of
$11,421.91 for the protection and
propagation of game.
Violations of the law have
been less frequent this year than
for some time, but justices ot the
peace are not inclined to impose
Eighty-four persons were con
victed and fined for violation of
the game laws, the fines averag
Calling cards popular styles in
cards and type at the Gazette
buried are described as follows:
Height, 5 feet, 6 inches, light
hair, sandy moustache, Stars
and Stripes tattooed on right arm
with circle on flag and date 1878.
Height, 5 feet 10 inches, heavy
build, age about 30, dark hair
and Uuion Tack on right arm.
The first body found was still
bleeding from cuts in the head
showing death had occurred but
a short time before. It is be
lieved that the .Captain's wife
was amonsr those lost in the
wreck, for amsng the miscellan
eous wreckage washed ashore is
a woman s crav coat trimmed
with red cord. Scraps of a lo,
book with the inscription, "John
Houston, master; Donald Camer
on, mate," were also round
1 nree 01 the ship s boats were
The search for the bodies ot
the victims is being continued.
28. and is as follows
Bereft of clergy though with
solemnity, the bodies of three
victims of the wrecked British
bark Pass of Melfort, were buried
today in the little graveyard at
Ucluelet, a village a tew miles
distant from the scene of the
disaster which v involves the lives
of 26 men and one woman. The
villagers all gathered at the cem
etery and knelt in prayer while
the interment took place.
The wreck of the Pass of Mel
fort, badly broken, is submerged
about 50 yards from the shore,
with two spars anchored to it,
buoying the location. An Indian
is said to have seen the ill-fated
ship firing rockets just before she
The Indians just before dawn
Tuesday morning heard reports
and rushed out of their lodges,
but not hearing other reports,
they returned. One states he
saw rockets, which is probably
correct, as a small box marked
rockets was washed ashore. The
Indians went to Ucluelet settle
ment, where the settlers were in
formed that a wreck had occur
red and both white men and
Indians returned to the scene of
The steel bark had gone on
the reef to the eastward of Amph-
itrite Point, about 60 yards from
the shore, and the wreckage was
washed ashore in a small bay, 20
yards wide with steep jagged
rocks at the mouth on both sides
and fully exposed to the terrific
southwest gale which still swept
monstrous seas onto the rocks.
The. sea rushes into the bay as
though in a tide race and while
the settlers were searching among
the wreckage they saw two
bodies, both of which were re
covered with boathooks found
among the wreckage. Two other
bodies which were beating against
the rocks could not be recovered,
but it is reported that tbey have
since come ashore. It is consid
ered impossible for a man to
land alive, so rocky is the vicin
ity where the wreck occurred.
On the rocks a handkerchief
and collar were found with the
name "A. S. Laurie" and a
handkerchief and socks mark
ed with the name "Wormell."
Two oi the bodies recovered and
Jerry from Kerry.
Patten and Perry's High-Class
Comedy, "Jerry from Kerry."
A cyclone of fun is blowing this
way. It bet ts any circus. So
many 01 our town theatre goers
have done nothing else but talk
about its coming on. Patten and
Perry and a big company of jolly
maidens, funny comedians,
graceful buckwing dances, up-to-date
catchy music, everything clean,
clever and refined, three long
acts, constant laughter, brimful
of jolly frolic, music and original
comedy. Two and a half hours
of solid humor; everything goes
with a dash, snap and sparkle,
not a dull moment in it. The
pretty girls with handsome faces
and shapely figures, neatly cos
tumed, will be a surprising fea
ture seen in "Jerry from Kerry."
Fun for "the boys, ; laughter for
the girls. Bring the children,
also grandma and grandpa, let
the whole family see this attrac
tion. This company also carry
their own Superior Concert Band
and Orchestra. Watch for
Street Parade at 4 p. m. Wed
nesday, January 3rd. ' Prices 75,
50, 35 and 25 cents.
Got Wrong Trunk.
What to do with the "duds"
she has fallen heir to is pretty
certain to worry a certain young
lady ere long. The key to what
we are suggesting is furnished by
a dispatch sent from Cervallis to
Portland, Saturday, as follows:
When Miss Dellie Howard,
who left' this town Thursday
night, reaches her destination at
Imperial, Cal., today and opens
her trunk she will find it filled
with football suits, shinguards,
noseguards, headgear and other
paraphernalia players wear at a
football game. Two trunks that
looked alike were at the station
when she arrived with her
friends. Amid the goodbyes and
good wishes; she claimed and the
baggageman checked the wrong
trunk. The Agricultural Col
lege team was compelled to play
in overalls in their game with
the Albany High School, in Jefferson.
IFOR OUR DEAREST
BHverwar we - &9k titf more thail you
would expect to pay for far inferior goode.
We want you to feel able to afford the
best, whether it be for your table, Bide
board or dressing case. So we make a
specialty of fine silverware moderately
priced. We have sets and single pieces.
Standard and special patterns. Every
piece is fully warranted to wear for years.
We shall be very glad to have "you look
at the collection any time. t
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, - - - Corvalli
THE' CITY MEAT.
has moved into the brick building Ber
man's old stand and will be pleased to
serve all our old customers and many new
ones with all kinds of
Fresh and Cured Rsats, Lard Sausage
Call and see us; we wi'l treat you right.
Goods delivered in all parts of the city
promptly and satisfactory.
We run our own delivery wagon
Xiie GEM CIGAR STORE
All first-class cigirs and tobacco; whist and pool rooms. Every customer
treated like a prince.
iai uii Kir ,Four dois north of postoffiee
JAUK MILNL Ind. Phone 130.
Now that the holiday rush is over we have time to do your re
'J pair work with neatness and despatch.
Fine Watch Work a Specialty .
The diamond ring drawing will come off Jan. 6, 1906. A ticket
with each dollar's worth purchased until that time. Everything
desired in the jewelry line is carried by us.
Eyes tested free and glasses fitted properly in a
most up-to-date manner.
E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician.
JANUARY 2, 1906
e special class in Eclectic Shorthand will commence Ja
rapid course with two to three recitations a day so as to .
complete the course
APRIL 30, S90G
with a speed of 100 to 150 words a minute. Eclectic is
easy to learn, none as easy to read and none so rapid.
tb thirty sts$dIMtts
to enter this class not later than January 2, and we will
make 20 per cent, discount to those who enroll December
21; commence any time thereafter. Let us talk it over at
. E. RICHARDSON, President
e will be busy
invoicing this week and and next, but not too busy to show
you a complete line of furniture and house furnishings. Have
you seen that CoUimbia Brussels carpet we are selling It is
admired by everybody--nothing like it in town. It is abso
lutely the cheapest and best carpet ever sold in Corvallis.
We are 'headquarters tor Rugs, Rockers, Mirrors, Pictures, etc.
We want your tnv'e and will treat you right. If, in your
dealing with us yor. are in any way dissatisfied, let us know
and Ave will cheerf ully adjust the matter to your satisfaction.
Come in the next ten days and talk with
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