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About Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909 | View Entire Issue (July 3, 1906)
CkDRVAULis, Bextox Cotjxty, Oregon, Tuesday, July toon.
One of the . Greatest Foods, for
Dairy Cows. - ; " ; -
In the last issue of the Pacific
Northwest; Dr. James Withy
combe, S director of the experi
ment station of OAC, this city,
is quoted as follows on the culti
vation of alfalfa in the Willam-
- "It is not a good plan to sow
alfalfa with any other crop, un-
, less the soil is rich and well suit
ed to the " growing of alfalfa.
These so-called nurse crops are
often a delusion and a snare.
Some ot the soils in the valley
are evidently too acid for growing
alfalfa anrl snmp contain too
much iron salts. Hence, where
there is a suspicion that either of
these conditions prevail it is wise
to experiment on a moderately
small scale before sowing a large
acreage. The experiment sta
tion, however, is experimenting
with lime to determine the mini
mum amount required to correct
"Alfalfa is a durable crop and
should last five or ten years, or
even longer, if treated properly.
The principal, foes of alfalfa are
weeds, gophers and heavy pas
turing. After the alfalfa is two
or three years old it will stand
moderate discing and any amount
of harrowing; hence weeds can
be kept in subjection by using
these implements in the spring
and fall. When the crown of
the plants attain a good size a
discing to split them up seems to
invigorate the plant and mater
ially increases the yield.
"The station has experiment
ed with ail kinds ot devices for
exterminating the gopher, in
cluding traps, spring-guns and
fumigafons with poisonous gases
but strychnine proved the most
successful. The method em
ployed is to take a piece of carrot
or potato as large as a small wal
nut, slit it and put a tew crystals
of the poison in it and drop it
into an open hole, or in their
runways, and that is usually the
last ot the gopher.
"Green alfalfa is excellent for
dairy cows. It supplies practi
cally a balanced ration. The
hay is excellent for all classes of
stock except the horse. Hogs
will winter fairly well on nicely
cured alfalfa hay.
"Alfalfa is a deep-rooting plant;
hence it feeds on the lower stra
tas of soils which other forage
plants fail to reach. - It is' also a
great improver of the soil, both
physically and in nitrogen con
tent. "Perhaps it would be well to
state that ordinarily where alfalfa
is sown in the valley, it is wise
either to treat the seed with cut
ting of the proper nitro-organ-isms
before sowing, or inoculate
the ground witn empregnated
soil, putting on from zoo to 200
pounds per acre at the time of
They Moved With It.
Gerhard, the book-store man,
Elgin, the harness maker, and
Morgan, the job printer, have all
received a "raise" and are going
north to locate. U
The author of their "lift is
Mr. Moffat, and the occasion of
their change of residence is the
transfer : of the "Porter building
from its corner opposite the Oc
cidental to a position immediately
south of Hotel Corvaliis. The
building was ready to start Wed
nesday, but more big timbers
were found necessary and a delay
was , occasioned' by the work of
securing them. All things were
mad5 ready Friday, however,
anjd ftn the attempt to start the
big structure the rigging broke
d$Fbt and it was about nine
o'clock Saturday morning when
the first quiver ot the building
indicated that it was on the move..
Immense timbers are under
the - btrildiQg"&nd by the use of
ralcrsblacftft wad Jtackle, -a horse
power afparatos is effective in
drawing the big edifice. The
operation was watched by many
interested spectators, each of
whom had his own views, of
course, as to how it should be
done. The progress down Main
street was made, and the building
will soon be firmly settled in its
A Man to Help Push.
A. J. Johnson, of Corvaliis,
arrived in this city Tuesday. Mr.
Johnson has been national bank
examiner in this district for sev
eral years and in going his rounds
on official duties was attracted
by the great possibilities of the
Harney country and purchased a
big block of stock of the First
National Bank of Burns. Mr.
Johnson has tendered his resigna
tion as bank examiner, which,
by the way, has not yet been act
ed upon, in order that he can de
vote more time to his private in
terests. His visit here at this
time is to become better acquaint
ed with the people and look over
the country thoroughly. He is
most desirous of advancing the
development of this section and
is a man who will take a personal
interest in local affairs.
' While the gentleman will not
take up his permanent residence
here at the present time, he will
nevertheless keep in close touch
wit,h 'us and make frequent and
extended visits. He will remain
here until after the 4th of July
and perhaps longer. He is a
capable business man, of pleasant
address and impresses one at once
as progressive and energetic
worker in any good cause.
Harney county needs just such
tafen as Mr. Johnson. We want
outside capital 'interested here;
ewant wide-awake business
men to' help -us push that, will
bring this magnificent country to
the attention of the outside world.
The Times-Herald welcomes all
such men and commends them.
We should treat them as one of
us; be candid and tree in our re
lations with them and solicit
their good will and assistance in
our public enterprises.
The above article regarding
our teliww-townsman appeared
in the Times-Herald, of Burns,
Or., June 23. We are pleased
to note that the good qualities of
Mr. Johnson are appreciated in
that section," for here in Corvaliis
his business ability is well known
and he has many projects in hand
that are certain' to benefit our
Spoken by an Aristocrat.
It is strange that the strong:.
impressive words spoken by Lord
Avebury in the House of Lords
last week should have failed, as
they have, to excite international
discission. Lord Avebury said:
"The unrest in Europe, the
spread of socialism and the omi
nous rise of anarchism are warn
ings to the governments and the
ruling classes that the conditions
of the woiking classes in Europe
is becoming intolerable, and that
if a revolution is to be avoided,
some steps must be taken to in
crease wages, reduce the hours of
labor and lower the prices of the
necessities of life. Europe is a
great military camp. . We have
no rest; only an armistice, with
unlimited expenditures. The
result is that instead of accumu
lating capital for our children
we are piling up for them debt
and overwhelming responsibili
These words twere spoken, not
by a labar agitator or a Socialist,
but by an aristocrat and a mem
ber of the most conservative body
in all Europe. That gives them
all the more significance. They
contain more , valuable political
economy than is to be found in
most of the books. , They sound
a note of warning. Wall Street
J.' H. Simppon th -local' hardwire-!
man, was an Albany tInata viiiter
Boys May Cause
Some boys, or young men,
have had a closer call to gather
at the Great White Throne than
they had any idea of, and are
perhaps in ignorance of what
might have happened them.
From D. B. Taylor, who has a
hopyard south of Crystal Lake
cemetery, we learn that in the
recent past lads indulged in the
pastime of shooting at his hop
house. At the time they used
the building for a target there
were 2,300 pounds of dynamite
stored within. A few ot the bul
lets struck the dynamite boxes,
but were somewhat spent by
their passage through the outer
wall of the building and had not
sufficient force to explode the
dynamite, bo it will be seen
that the marksmen owe their
salvation to chance.
It will be remembered that
during last winter 40 pound? of
dynamite were exploded in Mr.
Taylor's. yard and one man was
badly injured. The forty pounds
jarred the whole town. What
would have been the result had
2,300 pounds been "touched
off?" The chances are some of
us wonld have been unprepared
for the better life we would so
suddenly and unceremoniously
have entered upon.
Of late these boys have "been
in the habit of firing into the
yard from the river and from
higher ground on the N. S. Lilly
farm. On- several occasions
their bullets ' have cut vines
workmen were in the act ot
trimming. Unless the boys
cease this carelessness the chances
are somebody will be seriously
!Mr. Taylor while nice about
the matter, says he realizes that
the boys are not really inclined
to viciousness, but are in ignor
ance ot what might happen.
However, he is quite determined
that the practice of shooting in
to his yard and hop house must
cease. If necessary to protect
life and property, he intends-to
beiome vigorous in the course
he shall adopt.
To Train for Races.
; Reuben Kiger and Prof. W. O.
Trine left early Friday morning
by private conveyance for Salem,
where the former will remain in
definitely. The object of the trip was to
place in training at the Salem
fair grounds the blooded horses
that were taken djwn. These
were Kiger's horses, "Pilot
Lane," who is entered in all the
big events, "Lookout" and
"Dick," the latter being the
black that won the prize for sin
gle drivers, at the Corvaliis horse
A.J. Johnson's handsome little
"Gslden Rod" and Huston's
mare were also taken down by
Mr. Kiger, who is to remain at
the grounds until after the fair,
and see to the animals.
Reports from Salem are that
already over 300 horses are enter
ed for the fair races, and that
there is already a larger list of
stock entries than ever before.
Prof. Trine will return in a
few days from Salem, but may
return later to assist with the
training of the Corvaliis thorough
breds. Writes of Hop Prospects.
"I would urge
growers to make
good use of
their time in - caring well for the
hop crop, as present -conditions
force us to' predict fair demand
by England for a large block of
the coast hops at a . fair 'figure,!!
writes J. N. Hoffman of the coa
lition of the hopmarket ih(
don, where-beis-kt prcseat iv.V)
He suv further:: . HV have
been ice;tife .vicinity "d" 1 fbt-te$toi&teUfrlB
excoanze aumcv but little is
doing. The Oregon hops have
not yet arrived. Am of ' the
opinion that the delay is rathtr
lucky, as reports' unfavorable to
crop conditions have a tendency
to stiffen the market. I will be
on the lookout for any informs
tion tnat mav be ot interest "o
the coast growers.
"Prices here quoted are rang
ing from 50 to 70 shillings for
Pacific coast, but none are sell
ing. No business of any im
portance is being done at pres-r
ent. Holders are ' waiting for
further developments as to crop
outlook. Prices must go higher
in the near future if present con
ditions continue. . There is hut
little goods of prime ,quality"on
the market at any figure.- Brewi
ers, dealers and growers are warr
A Jolly Affair.
The ice cream social at Ply-
' mouth Friday evening was a
success in every respect and was
largely attended. About fifty
people went from Corvaliis, most
of them in two hay-rack parties,
with four-horse teams and spirited
, "Bushels of fun" is the report
of all who went. Another hay
rack load came from Inavale. and
a large crowd from Philomath
was present. A program was
rendered which included an in
strumental solo by Frank White,
recitation, Golda Long; reading,
Miss Stella Hall; "violin solo,,
Miss Winnifred Gates: music by
a quartette composed of Misses
Libbieand Lulu Rice and Messrs.
Frank White and George Gross;
and a reading by Miss Maniie
A huge bonfire was built in"
the yard and the young people
indulged in games and inerry-r
making until a late hour, "the
sale of ice cteam netted a goodly
sum tor the church. ;
To Bond District.
: Marion Hay den and bis broth
er, Jasper, were out from Alsea
last weekfor the pu r pose : o i as
certaining ; what the people of
their section could do in the wav
of bonding their district in ordet
that they may build a permanent
highway over which they can
travel' without hindrance at. all
seasons of the year. "
Owing to the condition of. the
road over Alsea mountain during
the winters of past years it has
been an smpossibility to get to
Corvaliis with: produce; in fact,
almost out ot the question to reach
this city at all. In order to bet
ter their condition the citizens of
the little, valley have voted a
special five mill tax upon them
selves, and with this money they
are enabled to complete about
two miles of permanent road a
This seems too slow and they
feel convinced that it some
scheme could be hit upon where
by they could raise the uecessan
funds and complete the road at
once they would be money in
pocket in the end. With this
idea in mind they are thinking
of bonding the district to raise
funds for this purpose, providing
such proceediue is not contrary
to law. This was the business
of the Messrs. Hayden in Cor
valiis last week.
The Oregona, one of he
steamers of the O. C. T. C ,
made a trip to this city Sundav.
The boating stage of water li s
held out unusually well this sea
son, although the time for boat
ing on the upper river is getting;'
pretty short , now.
As soon as the building of J
M. Porter is settled upon it he v
ioundation adjoining - Hotel Cor-
vallis the owner will place a new
concrete walk the entire length
Of the block and it is ta'be'j hoped
those wnipg..the property;, withj
board) walks- will.
in' concrete walks. '
RING'J3G THE BELL
Is ft ioroua ocrasio
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ply of , ?
a wedding. In our superb dis-
jeweled, solitaiic dtamnnJ
everyone can And & mi
Rift fiings, plain and
watches, the new Deck
chains sud the fetest fan,
Ut too with a showing-
bracelet. Letne a fl
our superb jewelry
.he wonderfully saw
atoek and tempt you
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