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About Washington County news. (Forest Grove, Washington County, Or.) 1903-1911 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 8, 1906)
ThfSouthern Pacific Railway Cum
V pany to Encourage Growiny
| county In the state; it is particularly
opportune that these experiments be
! conducted in this section of the state.
FRUIT GROWER'S UNION
The Forest Grove Society Will
Have an Interesting Program—
to be Present.
First meeting of the local society,
at 10 a. m. in the room first
The program is as follows:
‘‘Possibilities of Fruit Culture in the
Willamette Valley,” Dr. T . R . Card
in order to encourage the growing well of Portland, President of the
O ld ! faifa in this vicinity, the Southern s tate Horticultural Society. “ Walnuts
Pacii Railway Company is consider- ¡n the Pacific Northwest,”
Geo. W. Kelly of
he g ] mental farm. The corporation wishes j the W alnut,”
We Plant More
lease. The owner* of the land is to Cherries,”
have the crop but must guarantee to “ Fungus Diseases of the Orchard”
lr .d r l
follow the instructions of the company (unassigned). “ T h e San Jose S cale,”
Walts Five-Acre Tract of Land on j Feb. 17,
Two-Year Lease fur Conducting j door east
s c ;l
in the sowing and cultivating of the (unassigned).
Discussion— T h e Ax
land. This offer is made to see if al or the Spray Pump— Which?
falfa can be grown successfully in this tion Box.
If the experiment should
raD,«-" prove successful, the farmers will be
V Ti encouraged to sow alfalfa which is one
Mr. Edward Bullock, of North For
Moni of the best fodder for stock. Inocu est Grove and Miss Octavia Von Was
it Imi lated soil and alfalfa seed will be fur mer of Cadwell, Idaho, were married
: Fas nished gratuitously to the farmer who in Hillsboro last Friday, Hon. L . A.
takes up the proposition. The rail Rood officiating. T h e groom is well
ty iTY • way men require that the tract of land known in this part of Washington
be easy of access for public inspection, county.
well drained and of an average quality
of soil. It is understood that one of
eed mill every
of hsgj neighborhood of Hillsboro and the day at Rasm usen’s Feed store,
other closer to Forest Grove. This is
W ILL HARTFAMPF.
or’s ! »
a generous offer and one that should
Cartoonist O. F . Brown, who is well-
receive more than passing considéra- known here> gave an entertainment in
tion from our dairymen.
Inasmuch as Tillamook Saturday evening a» a ber.-
Washington county is the banner dairy efit for the public schools.
and anything else you need in Bracket, Stair,
Rail, Gable Ornaments— in fact, everything
necessary for finishing up your new home.
These we shall carry in stock at our W are
house on North Main Street the coming season
and we will
TOLL ROAD PROBLEM
Movement S tarted W ith Enthusiasm
t o Rid Washington Co. Orchards
of Pests and San Jose Scale
County Court Advertises For Bids For
Prominent Horticulturists and Ex
perts Address Large Gathering —
Organize Local Union
was then read and approved. It will
be known as the Forest Grove Fruit
Growers’ union and a membership fee
of 50 cents will be charged. It is ex
pected, however, that similar societies
will be organized at Hillsboro a..d at \
other points throughout the county and
that these bodies will assist one an
other in arranging programs for their
District Commissioner Newell was
called on for a speech and stated that
the meeting in attendance and enthu
siasm exceeded the most sanguine
hopes of its promoters. “ We must
make this gathering a succces if the
fruit growing interests of this commun
ity are to be guarded from devasta
tion,” said Mr. Newell. H e urged
the meeting to petition the county
court for the appointment of a county
fruit inspector as the commissioner’s
D. C. Van Dorn of Dayton presi
dent of the Yamhill County Horticul
tural Society spoke of his experiences i
as an apple grower. By means of a
blackboard he showed how he planted,
pruned and cultivated his treer. H
has been in the habit of plant n ; one
year old trees and has clung to the
Baldwin variety which, perhaps is noi
so long a keeper as other varieties bu
is a fine seller. H e sets his trees
forty feet apart and trims them in |
method he WINNER AT OREGON GOAT SHOW
maintains makes it easier to gather the 1
fruit, more convenient to spray and Turkey Washington Owned by E. S.
Naylor of This City, Given
the apples receive more sunlight and
acquire better flavor and color.
orchard is a place to raise fruit trees, | From a mere barn exhibition at
said Mr. Van Dorn, not hogs nor which a few
cattle. Keep your cattle out of your breeders gatheied a dozen good speci
orchards. Cut down your trees to the mens of the breed, the annual Dallas
a t E1'
We are probably a little
green at the business but
“Rome was not built in
a day,” and you may de
pend upon us “Giving
You Satisfaction” in this
line as in our
for properly.” j Goat Show has grown into an exhibi-
T h e speaker deprecated the idea 0f ' tion of inter-state reputation.
number you can care
G O F F BROS.,
FOREST GROVE ,
endeavoring to build up an orchard
WM by sonlt 01
the exhibitors considered better than
when the neighboring orchards are
. . . .
any held in previous years. Although
full of moss-covered treei. He spoke t^e number of registered goats was less
of the possibilities of the northwest as than a year ago,
a gTeat fruit growing belt.
Made a Toll Road
Remonstrance Will Be Presented to
Court— Petitions Circulated in
This City and at Gales Creek
T h e county court will settle the
problem of the tolls roads in Washing
ton county, March 7. T h e court has
advertised for bids for the leasing of
“ a part of a county road for the pur
pose of making it a toll road” and
which runs from the southwest comer
of the O. Parsons donation land claim,
above Gales Creek, to the Tillamook
county line. That section of road was
four years ago a part of the Wilscn
River toll road and John McNamer, ;
who has been running a stage line
from Forest Grove to Tillamook, has
applied for a renewal of the lease.
T h e bids will be open March 7, and
must state the amount of toll to be
charged. T h e court, naturally, re
serves the right to reject any and all
bids. A remonstrance will be filed
before the Court, Jor petitions are be
ing liberally signed in Forest Grovi
and Gales Creek asking that that high'
way be not leased for a toll road.
Jam es Reeher and other settlers
along the Wilson River have taken the,
the initiative in the fight for free roads
They declare that the road is not kepi
in a fit condition for travel; that in th<
winter tim e it is necessary for them ti
cut their way out on account of th<
trees falling across the road; that the;
have been required to pay toll and tl
the system as a whole is a ‘‘graft .’
In Tillamook county there is a str
sentiment against toll roads. < j j
movement for free roads is agitate^,
the editor of the Headlight and th<
issue may figure in the com ing elec
tion in that county. Editorially, th
Tillamook newspaper says:
“ If you are an ¿Spirant for publi
you favor a “ bottl
up” country with toll gates or aj
public highways? This is no tims
public highways. It is not a fig!
against one man or one corporation b
one of principles. That the Fore!
Grove people who go every summer
the banks of the Wilson for recreatioi
are opposed io pay toll is a fact prov*
by the list of names that appear on tk
petition circulated here.
territory is too large and his salary too
a Part of County Road to Be
straddle the fence on this question
Aspirants for public favor, especiall
the county judge and commissioner
must let the voters know where th<
stand and make good their promises.
Whatever stand political candidate
may take on the issue of a “ bottled
Tillam ook,” it is to be fought in thl
courts, so say the advocates of fr
]ome and get our prices before buying
COUNTY FRUIT GROWERS MEET
the trees, prune them , elliminate the
water sprouts. That is one way. An
other is to grub them out. T h e best
way, however, is to plant new or
chards in good soil, well drained and
to give the trees all the elements of
plant growth they need. Sow vetch
in your orchards and turn it over. It
will do the work.”
H e spoke of Hood
River, its orchards and methods used
in the growing of apples that are sell
ing for 8 2 .5 0 per box in New York.
H e stated that it means plenty of
hard work to effectively care for an or
chard but it pays in the long run.
“ The Orient, to my mind, said Mr.
Smith, “ will offer a great market for
the products of Oregon orchards, not
H . M. Williamson of Portland editor only for apples but for other fruits.”
T he enthusiasm manifested at the
Horticultural meeting Saturday sur of the Rural Northwest made an inter The speaker also answered many
passed anything seen here for many esting talk on the Willamette Val questions put to him by persons in the
years. T he fruit growers of the county ley as a center in fruit growing. He audience.
A. I. Mason, president of the Hood
were present in large numbers and | referred to the time when Willamette
Apple Growers’ Union, who
Verts hall was taxed to its seating ‘ valley’s apples sold from $5 to 86 per
capacity at both the morning and j box.
The apple industry was then read a paper on the “ Hood River
T h e speakers i profitable but the result was that or- M ethod,” said in part:
“ Our success at Hood River has
spoke authoritatively on the subjects | chards became trio numerous. Grow-
assigned them and the m eeting proved j ers grew negligent in the care of their been acquired through nature’s bles
very interesting and beneficial. The trees, and time brought about the sings in giving our fruit color, size and
audience was eager to learn as evi- present disgraceful condition of our or- flavor and to the persistent, active ef
individual. W e have
denced by the numerous questions chards.
H e read statistics showing fort of the
asked of the various speakers. Much ' how during the last twenty years the selected one or two varieties of fruit
good will be derived from such a meet- apple industry had diminished in Ore- j and grow them entirely. It is so with
gon but a surprise was that Washington j our apples, also of our strawberries.
H . C. Atwell of this city, acted as county in its yearly output had m ain -! T hen we are organized in unions, at
chairman of the meeting and Prof. E . tained its own while the remainder of which meetings helpful and profitable
R. Lake of the O. A. C. at Corvallis the state had shown a tremendous de- to the growers are held. Our climate
was secretary. For several years Mr. crease.
Oregon orchards, said Mr. at Hood River is dry, we must culti
Lake has been secretary of the State Williamson, are not old and useless vate much to retain moisture, not so
Horticultural society and has published because of age. No, but the trees with you here. K eep the spray pump
several works on horticultural subjects, carry too much much moss and insect in action. We spray for codling moth
Some years ago he was sent to Europe breeding fungi. A sentiment must be and other pests. Plant those varieties
Qf apples best adapted to your locality.
by the U . S. government to study the developed that will teach the caring
Chairman Atwell I°r °f the old orchards. Unless this is W e are continually improving our
stated that the purpose of the meeting done our fruit trees will be in- methods of fruit raising. W e make
was to arouse public sentiment in coir.- j jured and the reputation of the Wil- fruit growing our paramount study.
Our Fruit Grower’s
bating the pests and the San Jose lamette Valley seriously damaged.”
scale which are devastating the Oregon
Hon. E . L. Smith of Hood River
ducing the commissions of the middle
orchards, and for that purpose the
men and in giving better facilities for
state society was holding meetings in Willamette valley relative to fruit
the various counties to encourage
L. M. Gilbert of Salem praised Wash
united action on the part of all fruit \ day. “ Now with regard to the old ington county for its output of luscious
orchards, what shall we d o?” asked
(Continued on Page 8.)
Renovate them , spray I
A constitution for the local society Mr. Smith.
Guarantee Our Prices and
M eet A H (Competition
F O R E S T G R O V E, W ASHINGTON CO ., O R E ., T H U R SD A Y , F E B R U A R Y 8, 1906.
C ounty N ews
; animals were more numerous.
T h e action of the court will
awaited with interest.
TOWN OF HILTS. ON THE MAP
A New Town is to be Started on t 1
P. R. & N. Line.
Levi C. Walker, of this city, recen*
com pleted the plat for the new town
H ilts on the P. R . & N. railway li
situated one and a half mile eas
Greenville and six miles from Fi
T h e tract of land laid out in tai
It is a m atter of local pride that our
own goat fancier. E . L . Naylor, has lots is the property of David Hilts4j
been fortunate to com pete successfully prominent farmer of that local:
with the leading goat breeders of the About four acres have been cut i
lots. The town site is near the
This year Mr. Naylor got first award Roy school house and two gent
for B uck, one year old and under two, merchandise stores are to be startec
and third award for Sweepstakes buck.
that place, one by John Vandervek
The animal in the photograph is and the other by Wm. Dunsmoor,
Turkey Washington, yearling buck and
this city, as stated by T h e News,
winner of first prize at the Dallas Goat
week. A splendid agricultural disti
Mr. Naylor’s old billy, Judy 5133 surrounds Hilts and if the railroad
has done a great deal for' the goat ever built the new town will be one
stock of Oregon. Some of the goat the best trading points on the line
experts say that he is to the goat indus
try of the state, what Altamont was to
— Victor flour has declined 20 i
the horse industry. An apt compari-1
sm indeed. „
| per barrel in price, but not in qualiJ