The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, June 14, 1907, Image 4

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Unwelcome Visitors...
Hverv houewifc knows what ti nuisance unwelcome visi
tors ate They tnke up your time, your efforts nml your
labor when our time is valuable nml your efforts should be oth
erwise expended. Housewives who do not take the necessary
precautions will soon be pcsterel by n host of unwelcome visitors.
We mean the (.amnion house flv The only safe precaution is to
f.t out your residence with Caldwell's Screen Doors and Screen
Windows. lie has them in the various sires and made of Rood
nint.jial. Hetter get ready for tliOM. unwelcome visitors.
If you arc fencing, fence with Caldwell barb wire. His
prices nre the just kind.
AFutlLineofUp-to-DAto C p PrslfaWSall
and Fresh Groceries. ...O. V.. ttiiU WC1J1
"For every man n square dcnl, tu
less and no more."
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FRIDAY. JUNK t.t. 1937.
i!u;b comj.laii.t has lecn lodte
with The Bulletin regarding tin
tMrty condition of Bend's streets am
alleys. And the complaint is justi
fied. Our streets and alleys art
certainly in a dreadful condition,
littered with tin cans, papers,
sticks, broken boards, arid refuse ol
all descriptions It is a condition
Jhct, if not improved, will be a dis
grace tp everyque who calls Bend
their borne.
The town could be kept much
cleaner and consequently would
present a far better appearance if
ji jew ?imple precautions would be
pbjeryed by if? citizen?. Pld pa
pers, pasteboard boxes and the like
should pevcr be scattered by any
one and allowed to blow about,
providing an excellent cause for
runaways and giving the town a
most unkempt appearance as they
lodge in the xpmcrs of sidewalks
and ngaiust the buildings. If,
while engaged in your work, you
should happen to drop waste paper
pn the streets, do not consider your
labors finished until that paper is
ricked up and burned. Another
nuisance is the prevalence of tin
cans. Iustead of scattering these
broadcast over the back yard and
alley as one would sow a field to
grain, a better way would be to
keep them piled in one place or
stored in a barrel or box. The im
proved looks of the town will amply
repay you for the little trouble in
volved. Then, too, another cood plan is
to thoroughly clean up, by the help
of shovel and rake, your yard and
alley each spring. It will only take
a few minutes not to exceed an
hour and everything will look so
much better. Why not have a lit
tle civic pride?
This matter of cleaning up should
certainly be attended to before the
I'ourth. It would be a disgrace to
the town to invite n large number
of visitors to celebrate with us on
tiiat day and leave the streets in
their present condition. It has been
suggested that each property owner
rake up all the refuse around his
property and the council see to it
that the stuff is carted away. This
is a matter that should be attended
to by the city council at once.
JJy all means clean up.
ire many here who agree with Mr.
Bruce in his statements. The
firmly believe that future years will
M:e much fruit produced here
While nio.u orchards in this vicin
ity are too joung to be bearing
now. strawberries, currants, goose
erries, and the different varieties
of raspberries will bear prolificallv
his year as they did last. The
Mime result wjtl undoubtedly be ex
perienced with the orchards when
the trees reach the necessary age.
The favorable cotrment bv Mr.
Bruce, coming from an experienced
man and one who has lived where
conditions are very similar to thoc
m this region, speaks well for the
Hend country and will strcnghlcti
die faith of those who arc now set
ting out orchards and berry patches
with the expectation of harvesting
much fruit in the future.
When Death enters a home and
ruthl!ssly takes away the wife and
mother, leaving motherless five
small children at thp age when they
need so much a mqthcr's love and
care, it is difficult for finite man.
with his limitations, to sec wherein
is that wisdom which we have been
taught to believe is exercised by
the Omnipotent One in the ruling
of His universe. To us who can
see but a short distance beyond the
present, it would seem that a moth
er ought to be spared to nurse and
fondle her little ones and lead them
on into noble manhood and woman
hood. How often, though, is the
contrary the case and hearts arc lelt
aching and little lives left lonely.
In the slow development of the
human race and in the grand, in
scrutable scheme behind every life,
there must be some sufficient rea
son for it all Man can only pon
der and wonder, with the hope of
some day knowing why; meantime
doing what he can to bind up the
aching hearts and helping to ren
der happy and useful the lives of
the bereaved ones.
tinlcrtoltiment Tonight at I). At. Mall.
The musical and literary program
heretofore advertised will be given
tonight and it promises a pleasant
evening's entertainment. Readings
from several of the world s master
pieces will be given by Ktv. Mitch
ell, and these will be interspersed
witu various songs by Utnd sing
ers. Following the program, ice
cream and cake will be served.
Read The Bulletin's Irrigation
Wall Paper...
V. II. Bruce, an experienced
fruit grower from the Big Bend
section of Washington, says that,
this country will some day be a
great berry and apple producer.
lis reasons for this belief is the
fact that he finds conditions of soil
and climate here very similar to
those at his old home, where mel
ons and many varieties of tender
fruits as well as the hardier kinds
bear in great abundance. There
Spend n pleasant half hour l-
hiK over my wall paper Miilple at your
own home sitting comfortably in your
1 easy chair by the very Iin'it anil iimlil
1 tin- exact unrounding where you ex
pect llii-m to Jiang tliafs the way to
wrlect wall paper. Kxamlne and com
pare the beautiful design, cxijuMte
tints ami rich color effects to your
heart's content.
l'ick out the exact pattern you wuut
the one that really harmonizes with the
furiiikhIiiK of your home and with .jour
Ideals you see the whole line the ety
latest designs the loveliest tints and
richest color effects, including the im
ported patterns in Moire, tapestry,
color blends, ingrains, varnished tiles,
sanitas, sanitile nml thelteautiful pressed
leather effects of J,ln-o-all at prices
ranging from 7 cents up.
N, 1. Wkidkk, Ilend, Oregon.
The crowd is coming to Bend to
celebrate. Will you be with the
!!!!?!!!Ll Remember This One Thing
Alfalfa Growing.
1'nnn I rmtr' llxtllrtln No. ij, iilUhnl by
(lie I S lKWiitiiiriilur.gtMiUuic
l'Kltl'AKATtON Ol Till' SOU..
It is very imH)rtuut that especial
attention be given to the prepara
tion of the soil upon which it is
proposed to sow alfalfa. Not being
provided with creeping roots or
Metns, the plants will not spread as
is the case with such grasses ns
Kentucky bltiegrass or Bermuda
grass The individual plants be
vOiue targer each eui by the in
creasing siic of the crown, but bate
spaces tu a field will not be filled in
except as new sew! may be sown
Furthermore, the young alfalfa
plant is rjuite tender and is easily
crowded aside or choked out by
weeds or cheeked in its gtowth
by lack of moisture or by other un
favorable conditions. Fur these
reasons it is highly dcsirnhle that n
Ierfect stand be obtained by the
original seeding.
si'iTi.v or im.aj.t root).
It is necessary that the soil
should be fairly free from weeds,
especially such as are known to in
terfere cfotsly with nlfalfa. In
cast the soil, from overcropping or
natural sterility, is not Mifhccntly
fertile, it will be necessary to add
fertilizer 111 some form. It is, there
tore, desirable to commence the
preparation of the soil at least a
year previous to sowing the alfalfa
ed. The preceding crop should
be one which requires cultivation
such as corn, cotton qr roots. The
rotation may such that it the alfalfa
is sown in the fall there is time in
the summer to plow the laud and
allow it to lie fallow. The weeds
may then be destroyed ns they
germinate, by occasional harrow-
tugs. Although alfalfa can obtain
its supply of nitrogen from the nir
when the plants arc well started, it
is necessary that the soil should
contain plenty cf this clement at
the time of sowing, in order to start
tue young plants with a vigorous
growth. The fertilizer which will
.iccomplish the purpose most quick
ly and most satisfactorily is good
barnyard manure free from weed
seeds. It is letter to apply this to
the laud at the time of growing the
preceding crop, as the manure then
lias time to decompose and become
available. Barnyard manure not
only supplies nitrogen and other
elements, but it supplies humus to
the soil, and thus places it in a bet
ter physical condition. In place of
supplying the elements of fertility
by an application of manure the
nitrogen and humus may be sup
plied by growing a suitable legum
inous crop, such as red clover or
Canadian field peas iu the North,
cowpeas or soy beans in the South.
The foregoing may be summed up
iu the statement that the soil should
be fertile and free from weeds.
The mechanical preparation of the
soil immediately preceding sowing
depends much on its condition.
For best results the field should be
preiiared as for a garden. There
are localities in the western half of
the United States wherc.thc soil is
of such a nature that plowing is
not necessary, especially if the field
can be irrigated; but in the Kastcru
states plowing, thorough harrowing
and the use of the disk, roller, or
plank, according to circumstances,
is to be advised. Subsoiliug has been
recommended, but this is usually
unnecessary. In the dry regions,
where the subsoil is compact, sub
soiling will increase the water-holding
capacity of the soil. If the soil
is wet by rain after being prepared,
and is then harrowed as soon as it
can be worked, there should result
an excellent seid bed to receive the
It is not best to sow nlfalfa on
freshly plowed land, fof a loose seed
bed is unfavorable to young plants
One or two good rains before seed
ing improve the condition of the
bed. It should, of course, be har
rowed as soon as in condition after
each rain, to keep it from baking
before seeding. Alfalfa should not
be sown on a field tliat has just had
a green crop turned under. Time
should be allowed for the pew ma
terial to decay and for the acid to
be worked out by one or two good
Iu the Northern states and in the
irrigated regions of the West, alfal
fa is usually sown in the spring
In the Southern states sowing is
genarally done iu the summer or
fall or very early in the spring
As has been pointed out, one of the
greatest enemies ol young iillalfu In
weeds, and sptiug m.wii ullnlfn is
more likely to be choked out during
the summer by weedy gusves, stub
as crab grass, iluui Is that sown In
the summer. Toward the northern
limit of the nllalla licit, however,
the seasons ate shorter and the
plants may hoc 1o Mtflicteiitly started
tosiuvivethe winter in case the
seedlt'g is done iu the fall Furth
ermore, the time of sowing is I kc
ly to be iullticticeil by the rotation
ofcrow practiced upon the fat m.
Whete a spring crop can be grown
and removed 111 time to allow sow
ing the alfalfa iu the summer there
is no loss of the use of soil, in the
far North this does not give the al
falfa sufficient tittle to prepare for
winter In case uKiill.i must le
sown in the spring in the Southern
states, the sowing should be done
as early as jxmible Fall sowing
frequently fails in the South from
untimely drough'. hi such cases
the laud may be resceded iu early
A Few Irrigation Notes.
Fred I,. Hnrtwcll of Topcnish,
Wash., has the following sugges
tions to make to irrigators, his let
ter appearing iu The Pacific Homestead:
1 his spring I had occasion to
put iu place a new flume and as us
tial. 011 turning 111 the water, was
greatly troubled by the leaking
The usual method to stop this is to
nut in a few shovclsful ol fine (lit t.
hi this case there were some scams
iu the sine warns 01 tue uiime
which delied my efforts to calk
them. Finally, I hit upon this
plan. I simply rubbed the seams
and cracks full of lard and it worked
like a charm. The best part, too,
is that it may be done while the
water is still running.
When I first began to plant in
this country, I was greatly troubled
by the soil packing over small seeds,
such as carrots, alter irrigating, and
1 now find that it is better to irri
gate the ground well first Then
cultivate it with a harrow until it
is mellow, waiting, of course until
it is dry enough so that it is not
muddy Then tho drills may be
made and the seed planted as the
soil will contain .sulh'-iciit moisture
to germinate most seeds Of course
there are some seeds which will
grow anyway, but as n rule it is
better to irrigate before planting.
There seems to be a wide differ
ence in the moisture requirements
of different plants. In this locality
I find that for cabbage, for instance,
one may keep the ground really
wet to advantage after the plants
have attained good sie, while for
melons the dust may be blowing.
Iu irrigating it is my practice to
place tubes iu the lateral fot taking
out the water for each row. This
prevents too much water running
111 one furrow. These tubes may
be made by cutting common lath
iu either two or three pieces and
nailing four of these pieces together,
When the water is running freely
through a furrow I place a little
stick in front the tube so that just
enough water will pass to barely go
through the furrow, hi this way
it is possible to irrigate quite a steep
grade without cutting away the soil
I trust these few items may be of
service to some beginners at I re
member my own difficulties at the
If jou ore going to celebrate and of
course you ore yo will find Ilend the
place in which to hurrah.
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Why not read a newsy nowspaiKir one that'
gives all the new? The Hnllctin has that repu
tation. Ami furthermore, it intends to live up to its
"' It not only reports the news faithfully each
week, but it also has tin irrigation dcpartiiKiut iu
which much information is given of value to the
man who irrigates, If you study those article
it may save you many dollars oil a year's crop.
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