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About The Forest Grove express. (Forest Grove, Or.) 1916-1918 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 9, 1916)
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CRIME ONE-THIRD IN TWO STATES
O f G eneral Interest
mbership of Eugene Cannery
Association Makes Rapid Growth
ugene— The volume o f the canoed
s business o f the Eugene Fruit
wera’ association, an organization
hich 541 Lane county farmers are
kholders, increased 25 per cent
ing the past year, according to an
ouncement made in the annual re-
t of the manager, J. O. Holt, read
meeting held in the Eugene eham-
ore extensive operations o f the
ery are ownea by the association
planned fo r 1916, when depart-
ts for the manufacture of jams and
erves, in both glass and tin, w ill
. Holt reported that there had
some decrease in the volume o f
n fruit shipments on account of a
t apple crop during the past year,
that the dried fruit output had
about the same as fpr the 1914
detail the report shows that the
s i amount o f fruit and vegetables
died in all departments was 2,360,-
pounds, an increase o f 10 per cent,
varieties of products canned num-
he cannery this year has handled a
siber of orders for the War départ
it, some o f the Lane county prod-
being shipped to the Mexican
Tacoma, Wash.— Strict enforcement
of the state prohibition law, and de
crease in crime in Tacoma and Pierce
county as a result e f the statute, were
pointed out by county and city officers
at the end o f the first month without
Permits for the importation of 1656
quarts of beer and 818 quarts of liquor
other than beer, chiefly whisky, were
issued in the county during January,
according to the records of the county
auditor. A total of 547 permits had
been issued when the books closed.
O f this number, 138 called for beer
and 409 fo r liquor other than beer. In
addition to these, there were 22 per
mits issued to druggists under the new
The total revenue o f the county from
this source was $142.25. This sum
came in almost entirely during the last
half of the month, as during the first
15 days but 30 permits were issued.
The last day of the month the number
M ISS E M ILY E. SLOANE
Rabies Is Investigated.
lamath Falls— Field Agent E. T.
srhill, of the United States Biolog-
Survey, who was sent into Kamath
nty to investigate the rabies epi-
c situation here, has returned
the Bly country.
two head of cattle that died of
ies on the Givens ranch on Sprague
er were brought in from Harney
nty last fall, but that some of the
ber had grown on the ranch, and
therefore been bitten there.
:4r. Averhill said:
“ While I was
[Bly, Clarence Taylor, livin g near
killed a coyote which showed
iptoms of rabies strongly.
brain to Dr. Roberg for examina-
Miss Emily E. Sloane, daughter of
. I also sent in the brain of a
which had been allowed to die of Henry T. Sloane, millionaire carpet
uliar symptoms resembling rabies.” manufacturer of New York, has gone
to France, where she Is to become the
bride of Baron Amaury de la Grange,
Pay No Delegate Expense.
who Is a captain in the French army
alem— No provision now exists in
election laws for the payment of
enses of delegates to the National issued was 64.
The auditor pointed out that the rev
ventions, according to an opinion
en by Attorney General Brown, enue for February, at the rate the ap
is opinion was in reply to an inquiry plications are now coming in, would
I. S. Smith, senator from Coos probably be double that of January.
nty, and sponser fo r the repealing The auditor’ s entire time is taken in
asure passed by the last legislature, w riting the permits and making out
der this opinion Secretary o f State the affidavits, and i f the applications
ott announced that he would not continue to increase, additional help
The county’s net
it any claims for delegates’ expen- may be required.
revenue w ill probably be small, as the
which might be made,
hiie the new law does not specifi- expense is great.
Three prosecutions for violations of
ly repeal the section of the 1911
s relating to the payment of dele the law were conducted by the county
tes’ expenses, it obliterates it from attorney during the month.
psideration by implication, the attor- the case the defendant was convicted.
» general holds.
Portland, Or.— One month of prohi
Cold Kills Range Cattle.
bition, and a ll’ s well.
A ll well, and then some. L o ok :
iker — Cattle in the interior are
Not a single fam ily row has broken
ring from the cold, and several
is have been reported.
W. H. into the police court during the month.
er, Izee, Grant county, lost sev- They were a common occurrence be
calves and others were badly froz- fore 1916, nearly all due to booze.
Grocery stores have taken the place
i the ears and noses.
In the vi-
y of Ironsides, Malheur county, o f corner saloons; rents have not been
ral cattle also are reported lost, materially affected, say the brokers,
a the ranges near Durkee have and the number of vacancies left by
saloons is astonisbirgly few.
More money is in circulation for
groceries, dry goods and staple arti
cles, says C. C. Colt, president of the
Chamber of commerce, indicating that
the working man’ s money spent for
liquor is going into other channels of
trade, replacing the industrial forces
apparently left idle by the advent of
other parts of Grant and Malheur
ties the snow is so deep that roads
Malheur Corn Tract Big.
And this is not all.
Mrs. Lola G.
been abandoned and travelers are
Baldwin says the number of girls in
>elled to go through the fields,
the corn snowbound
belt into the police court has fallen almost to
nothing — a veritable revolution, she
igle Valley, Baker county,
them by has
turist W. W. Howard and the corn
nmittee o f the county grange place ceased to exist, according to the police
t year’ s acreage planted to corn in record. Reckless driving and speed
Malheur and W illow Creek valleys ing has been diminished many hundred
|8000 acres, with an average yield per cent.
bushels. Exhibits from this crop
Three times as many persons, or
Ire displayed at the State fair, the nearly so, were arrested in December
Inufacturera’ and Land Products as January, or a reduction of from
r, the Panama-Pacific exposition 2004 to 776. The number a year ago
li the corn show at W alla Walla.
January was 1743, or more thsn twice
as much as last month.
Tax Ad Rate Put Up to Counties.
Balem— It is the duty o f the various
Flood In Philippines.
inty courts to fix the rate to be paid
Manila — Floods in the Zamboango
Kspapers for publishing delinqent province in seme of the settlements in
lists, Attorney General
Brown the upper Agusann district where the
led in response to an inquiry from low country is entirely under water.
B. Tongue, district attorney of R elie f is being sent to Camp Keithly,
The attorney which has been cut off from outside
Herat also held that newpapera that communication. The transport Li scum
Te been designated by County courts sailed with supplies and materials to
official organs cannot be compelled repair the road to Camp Keithly. The
publish the lists, unless a specific floods, which have resulted in great
feement to do so has been made by damage, are the result o f 14 days’ rain
follow ing a cloudburst.
NORTHWEST MARKET REPORTS;
BIG VALUE TO FARMER
GENERAL CROP CONDITIONS
Stock Run Is Small.
Portland — Indications point to
small run of stock at the yards this
week, unless weather conditions m i
terially improve. Only two loads came
in and but little is known toj be in
There was nothing doing »side f;om
a few hog sales.
A top grade load
went at $7.50 and others in proportion.
The tone of the market was steady.
The range o f prices at the local yard
for various classes of livestock was as
fo llo w s:
C a ttle — Choice steers, $email@example.com;
good, $6.75@7; medium, $firstname.lastname@example.org;
choice cows, $5.50 @ 6 .3 5 ; medium,
$email@example.com; heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; bulls,
$email@example.com; stags, $firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hogs — Light, $email@example.com; heavy,
Sheep — Wethers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; ewes,
$email@example.com; lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wheat— Bluestem, $1.08; fortyfold,
99c; club, 97c; red F ife, 96c; ^red
M illfeed— Spot prices: Bran, $23.50
per ton; shorts, $26; rolled barley,
Corn— Whole, $37 per ton; cracked,
Vegetables— Artichokes, $email@example.com
per dozen; tomatoes, California, $1.50
@1.75 per crate; cabbage, $1.50@2
per c w t.; garlic, 15c per pound; pep
pers, 20 @ 30c; eggplant, 15 @ 17c;
sprouts, 8@9c; horseradish, 10c; cau
liflower, $firstname.lastname@example.org per crate; celery,
$4.75@5; beans, 10@12}c per pound;
lettuce, $email@example.com per crate; peas,
8@10c per pound; cucumbers, $1.75@
2 per dozen.
Green Fruits — Pears, $firstname.lastname@example.org per
box; grapes, $4@5 per barrel; cran
Potatoes— Oregon, $1.50 per sack;
Yakima, $1.75; sweets, $2.75@3 per
Onions— Oregon, buying price, $2 f.
o. b. shipping point.
Apples— Spitzenbergs, extra fancy,
$2.25; fancy, $2; choice, $email@example.com;
Jonathans, extra fancy, $1.50; fancy,
$1.25; choice, $1; Yellow Newtowns,
extra fancy, $2; fancy, $1.75; choice,
$1 @ 1.25; Baldwins, extra fancy,
$1.50, fancy, $1.25; choice, $1; rus
sets, orchard run, $1.
Eggs — Jobbing prices:
ranch, candled, 42 @ 44c per dozen.
Buying prices: Premium quality, 37c;
No. 1, 35c; No. 2, 30c; No. 3, 24c.
Poultry — Hens, small, 14 @ 15c;
large, 15@16; small springs, 14@15c;
turkeys, live, 18@20c; turkeys, dress
ed, choice, 24@25c; ducks, 13@15c;
Butter — Creamery prints, extras,
34c; firsts, 32c, seconds, 30c pound.
Butterfat: No. 1, 23c; No. 2, 29c.
Cheese — Oregon triplets, jobbing
buying prices, 17c pound, f. o. b. dock
V eal— Fancy, 12@12}c pound.
Pork— Fancy, 9c pound.
Hops— 1915 crop, 9J@12Jc pound.
Wool — Eastern Oregon, 18@25c;
valley, 25@26c; fall lambs’ wool, 25c.
mohair, Oregon, 28c pound.
Cascara bark— Old and new, 3i@ 4c
Prairie Chicken Is Efficient De
stroyer of Farm Pests.
Nearly 15 Per Cent of Birds’ Food
Consists of Insects, Bulk of Them
The prairie chicken, now common
only in Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota,
the Dakotas and Manitoba, is one of
Send East for Eggs.
Tacoma — Scarcity of local eggs,
both fresh and cold storage, has
caused dealers to send East for their
supplies, the first shipment o f eastern
eggs rolling in this week.
arrivals are o f ordinary quality and
are quoted at 30 centa a dozen. Sev
eral carloads have been ordered and
w ill arrive as soon as possible.
demand for eggs is reported good.
Ranch eggs are unusually scarce,
say dealers, and no definite market is
recognized. This grade of eggs de
mands anything between 35 and 40
cents a dozen.
The local cold storage
product holds steady at 28c a dozen,
but the supplies are about exhausted.
However, dealers are hopeful that a
change w ill occur in weather condi
tions and the hens w ill resume their
SUG AR -BEET
Outbreak of European War Has Cut
Off Supply From Germany— Farm
er Must Find New Source.
tho birds which formerly occurred
over a much wider range than at pres
ent and in far greater abundance. It
has been reduced principally by hunt
ers, as have so many of our finest
species of birds. Many sportsmen de
clare allegiance to the highest prin
ciples of game preservation yet fail
to practice these principles.
Like birds of its family the prairie
chicken is very prolific, and if ade
quately protected would soon become
numerous in its old haunts. The bird
is easily domesticated, hence is emi
nently suited for propagation on pre
The prairie chicken is valuable not
only as game, but as an efficient de
stroyer of farm pests, and any farm
er would profit by having these birds
reared on his place. Almost 15 per
cent of the birds' food consists of
The greater part of the sugar-beet
seed sown each year in the United
States has form erly been imported
from Europe, principally from Ger
many and Russia.
The outbreak of
the present war has cut off this sup
ply and now the problem is to find
new sources for obtaining seed. The
growing of beet seed has boen neg
lected in this country duo to a de
creasing sugar content in beets from
native grown seed and also to tne
scarcity of the hand labor necessary
in harvesting the crop. But now it is
up to the American farmer to grow
his own seed.
Although most o f the factories have
sufficient seed on hand for the
1916 sowing, yot a considerable acre
age has beon set to seed beets. Tho
beets are set out early in spring in
rows four feet apart, the crown of
the beet being Just level with the sur
face of the ground.
First a largo th'ck cluster of leaves
grows up to about 18 Inches In height
and then the seed stalks appear.
Some beets send up but one large
branching seed stalk but the major
ity have several, four to ten, o f the
tall branching stalks.
The beets are cultivated both ways
similar to corn until about the 3rst
of July when the seed Btalks get so
tall, in some cases reaching up five
and six feet, and bonding over pre
When viewed near
by a field of these plants does not
present a very prepossessing appear
ance, the tall, straggling seed stalks
greatly resembling large plants of
the narrow-leaved or curly dock.
Size of First-Class Tubers.
First-class potatoes, says an expert,
should contain no tubers that will
go through a hole one and seven-
eighths inches square. It may be add
ed that over-largo potatoes should also
be left out if one Is putting up a
car of first-class potatoes. The more
uniform the potatoes, the better price
they will usually bring.
Wheat Bids Raised.
Portland— There was an improved
feelin g in the wheat market here and
bids locally and in the country were
raised. Except in the case o f blue-
stem, however, local prices are still
under the dollar mark.
It was the recovery at Chicago,
where big export buying sent prices
up 3 cents and better, that turned the
course o f markets in the Northwest.
Bids sent into the country averaged
about a cent higher than in the pre
As to the extent of
selling by farmers not much was
known, as telephone communications
are interrupted by the ice storm. New
buiness in wheat with the East was
put through for shipment from the in
Wheat bids at the Merchants’ ex
change averaged about 1 cent higher
than on Monday, except or prompt
bluestem, which was 3 cents higher.
of such mast as hazelnuts and acorns.
Nearly 15 per cent of the birds' food
consists of insects, the bulk of them
pests eaten by this species are the
Colorado potato beetle, cucumber bee
tle. May beetle, cotto*\ worm, army
worm, cutworm and chinch hug
The ruffed grouse, called "par
tridge” in tho northwestern states and
pheasant in som-- other parts of its
range, is one o f our most widely rang
ing game birds. It inhabits wooded
regions from Canada and Alaska south
to California, Colorado, Tennessee and
northern Georgia. It responds to pro
tection in a gratifying manner and
has proved to be well adapted to
propagation under artificial conditions.
On account of these qualities and Its
desirability as a game species It is
a good subject for game farming.
Wild fruits, mast, and browse make
up the bulk o f the vegetable food of
this bird. It is very fond o f hazel
nuts, beechnuts, chestnuts and acorns,
and it eats practically all kinds of
wild berries and other fruits. Vari
ous weed seeds are also consumed.
More than 10 per cent of the food con
sists of Insects, about halt o f which
are destructive beetles.
Storage for Sweet Potatoes.
If sweet potatoes are put In a dry
cave that can
h6ated by a stove
they can be piled in and kept the same
as Irish potatoes. Until they are dried
out the cave should be kept at 65 to
75 degrees; after that there should be
an even temperature of about 60. This
Is the experience o f a market gar
weed seeds, Including those of such
pests as foxtail grass, smartweed, and
ragweed. The prairie chicken eats
a great deal of grain, but takes most
of it from stubble. The bird is fond
VALUE OF STRAW FOR STOCK
Comfortable Stable and Good Bed Is
as Necessary for Animals as It
Is for Human Beings.
All stock should be given a thick
bed of straw, leaves or sawdust. A
comfortable stable and a good bed is
as necessary for animals as it Is for
human beings, if straw is wanted for
feed, forest leaves may be used In
Leaves contain a large percentage
of ash, and though not so valuable
as straw for litters, are very good.
Sawdust makes an excellent litter for
all stock. It not only adds bulk,
which Is of value, as thus the manure
is divided, and Is more easily and
evenly distributed, but It decays both
In the heap and In the soil, thus af
fording organic matter and ash to the
plant, while It retains all the valua
ble qualities of the manure.
Sawdust absorbs the urine, and
when this saturated
thrown out Into a pile In the yard.
It will soon ferment, and If the ma
nure la not kept moist and well plait-
Prevent Vegetables Wilting.
Cover carrots, beets, and other root
crops lightly with dry sand to pre
tered much of the ammonia In the
manure will evaporate into the air.
The better plan Is to mix the horse
manure with the cow manure, using
plenty of plaster and wood's earth.
A layer of each kind of manure mixed
with a few shovels of wood's earth
will add vegetable matter and pre
vent the loss of the urine, which Is
the most valuable portion o f the ma
Straw Is worth fully »2.60 per ton
for bedding alone, and If dry and of
good quality, worth twice this for feed.
In cold, frosty weather plenty o f bed
ding Is a great comfort to a work
horse, and, In fact, to any animal.
Bed the sheep pens with a little straw
once a day. Most o f the straw wtlj
be eaten If of goed quality.
Marshy Land for Geese.
Geese do well on wet or marshy
land where bens and turkeys would
Most Profitable Cow.
The cow to be profitable must be a
vigorous member of a milk producing