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THR KRND BVIiT.KTlN, HKNI), ORK., WKDNK8PAY, APML M, 1914.
A. O. Wnlker Itellevea. Well CVirwl (or
FlockN of Sheep Will ItcuolK Pro-
ertj" nml rocket I looks of Crook
County Farmers Very Much
Br A. 0. WALKER.
(Written for The Bulletin.)
A number of years experience nnd
obserrntlon in this locality hnvo led
mo to bollevo that raising hay tor
market, dairying, hoc raining nnd
beef growing nro not sufficient Indus,
tries for tho irrigated section of
According to tho Investigations
carried on by Professor Scuddor. ag
ronomist at the Oregon Agricultural
College, tho farmer who sells his hay
gets for It about two thirds tho ac
tual vnluo of the fertility elements
that It contains. Tho hav oid'nnrlly
brings In tho marketing ssrn about
JS.00 par ton In the stack, while the
nitrogen, phosphates and potash It
contains at present market prices Is
worth abo t $12.00. It Is thus seen
that selling hy. from the standpoint
of fertility. Is ruinous to the farm.
In raising beef tho small 'armor
is confronted with tho serious prob
lem of summer rango.
Dairying Is very confining and for
this reason is not satisfactory to
many. On tho alfalfa farm wo can
grow hogs In abundance to from 100
to 125 pounds then tho matter of
finishing up with expenslvo feed be
gins nnd it Is disheartening to sco
how the profits melt nwny.
Experience, observation and study
have led mo to bollevo that the mut
ton Industry stands ready to fill a
long felt need on the small farm in
A flock of sheep, when Judiciously
managed, usually proves tho most
profitable varloty of live-stock.
For tho pound of gain In live
weight, good sheep are the most eco
nomic feeders that can be found
among farm animals.
When a breeding flock Is main
tained tho nnnual yield of wool will
pay the maintenance oxponses of the
sheep, whlls tho Increased weight of
the animal and the Increaso in the
size of the flock may be reckoned as
clear profit. Under proper caro a
mature flock of ewes can readily be
depended upon to Increase 100 per
cent. While some lambs will be lost
under the best of attention the twins
and triplets that will come will fully
mnko up for all losses. Tbls is
counting on a single lambing nnd I
am fully convinced that with our
open winters a flock of ewes can, with
proper feed and sheds, be lambol
twice, a vear.
In addition to sheep being great
wage earners, they are valuable as
weed destroyers and waste utilizers;
they are also unrivaled In their abil
ity to build up the productiveness of
tho soil by their uniform distribution
of their droppings which constitute
the richest variety of manure.
Farms Better Than Ilnnges.
Growing sheep on tho farm has
many advantages over the range
flocks. The range flocks, because of
the necessity of lambing out of doors.
cannot with safety be lambed until
In April wh'Io the farm flock under
the sheds can he lambed In January
or the first of February. Tbeso two
or three additional months for
growth prior to tho fall marketing
can readily be seen to be a groat ad
vantage. The range flocks wait until the
close of the grazing reason to be
shipped to market, which puts largo
numbers of sheen on tho market at
the same tlmo and of necessity affects
the prices. Tho small owner who
keeps his shcop on the farm can mar
ket before the rush begins and at a
price when buyers are on the market
looking for his products, and willing
to nay woil for them.
In the matter of wool the farm
raised flock will both in quality and
nuantltr rank far above the range
flock which leaves a trail of wool on
tho brush from the time they loavn
for the mountains in tho spring until
they return In the fall.
Number of Sheep on Farm.
As to the number of sheep that
may be kept on the farm I believe it
conservative to say that an acre of
alfalfa pasture will keep from ton
to fifteen sheep during the growing
season and after the last hay cron Is
cut In the fall the meadows will fur
nish on abundance of pasture until
near the first of tho year.
Tho question, as to the kind of
sheep to raise, Is a very Important
one. For the small farm, above all
things the sheep kept should bo of
one of the larger or mutton types,
but the man engsgod In the business
must select the breed that is popu
lar In his locality and state. Under
our western conditions tho Shrop
shire breed leads In general popular
ity. Males of this breed weigh
around 225 pounds while- the ewes
will range between 1G0 and 100
pounds. As regards mutton quail-
tle. tho Shropshire Is said to rank
well at the lead, while tho early ma
turing qualities of the breed are un
surpassed among the mutton breed
ers. A flock of well-kept Shrops will
average from 10 to 12 pounds of
wool to the clip and their wool Is
superior to that of many of the mut
Pure bred rams are In great de
mand here In the west and are be
ing shipped In from other states, yet
they could be raised right here with
great success and the small farmers
had Just os well as the eastern men
be reaping somo of theso fancy prices.
The western farmer would have the
....... ..... - Ilia .to fvalirtit I. Ill that
Is added to the price of tho eastern
A. O. WAI.KKIt.
grower. Our product would bo ac
climated which would also bo great
ly In Its fnvor.
For tho farmer who Is laoxperlonc
ed In sheep growing tho host plan
perhaps would be to begin with n
small flock of tho best grado owes ob
tainable, and with n full blooded
buck. Study tho Industry and grow
with tho flock which If well handled
will Increaso rapidly.
Thon as ono acquires knowlodgo,
oxperlenco nnd confidence In himself
he can expand tho scope and quality
of his business.
Some have beon afraid of coyotes
ravaging tho unherded flock. It has
been my observation that ooyotes are
afraid of woven wlro, and since fono-
Ing my placo In this way I hnvo never
seen n coyotes track in any or my
Growing alfalfa Is dnngorous pas
ture for cows, but I hnvo seen many
Iambs on alfalfa pasture from tho
time they could begin to nibble tho
leaves until they wore matured nnu
I have never known one to die from
When wo as farmors really got
down to tho facts, figures nnd funda
mentals ns to what a flock of sheep
will do for our farms and our pocket
books, I bellovo that we will almost
unanimously favor those golden hoof
od money makers.
BIG SCOOP GIVEN EDITOR
EARLY SHY MORNING
Before Daylight Phono Mouuige
Brine New of Great Importance
From tho Brick Yard A Boy.
It was about four o'clock Sunday
morning. Tho telephone at tho Edi
tor's houso rang, and thon rang
again. Now, even editors don't usu
ally get up qulto that early, and It
took considerable ringing to rouse
him. When ho did Jump out of bed
Into what seemed a bclow-zcro atmos
phere hit his shin on a chair and
caught the edge of tho door between
his eyes, ho was qutto suro it must
bo n flro.
"Hollo what tho hollo do you
want at this hour," ho spoko Into tho
"i'vo got n big scoop for you," 'n
faint votco enmo over tho wires.
"Vory Important) Want tho Bulle
tin to hnvo It llrst.''
Then tho Editor expected nothing
short of luurdur; ho linntlly cnlculnt
oil that It would bo too Into for tho
Portland morning pnpors.
"This is a. H. Horn nt tho brick
yard" tho Editor hold his brouth
(his bnro shins wore getting vory
cold "Big excitement n boy baby
has just boon born!" And tho re
ceiver nt tho other end wan hung up
boforo cither cusses or congratula
tions could bo sent.
Mra Ashley Forrest will tnko n
limited number of pupils In piano and
volco. Homo Studio. C9p
OP TUB ANNUAL.
MBNT OF TUN
Kansas City Life Insurance
or Kan.sa City, In th Plata nt MlmouH. on
tha Jt.t day of Daeombar, IBIS. mJ la tho
Inauronca Commllinr u( (ha But uf
Oragon. puriuant to lw:
Amount nt capital .lock iwld
Total premium Intern , I.flJ.TTIM
Intaraai, ittvldwHl. and mttara.
. eaWail uuriui ih ytr 93.10 0
Jnauma fim othar aeurera
raaalxaj ilurlni tha fr.... H.ma.3T
Total Interna .1 2,IKUiTo.M
rM for t. eMdawmaaita,
hnuIIIm kihI Mirro4r tl-
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IMtltlOBd utia oh capital Mock
UoMbc tno your
OlMbtlMlPH om mIniIm tkl
during In ymr
Toa. Ilw nml fo pU
U urine the jraor
AmvUHt at all elhar oiiwnill.
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Marilml vtamlntra' low ami
Mnrkot raluo of Meka and
twHHls urntl ....$
Iwim on morlsasr ami rol
rromlum Hotva anil poHay
Cain In hawk ami oti nml...
Nt unoeOootMi ami iMwrfd
Total awati tajHI.JtW.4T
Total iimU admltlrd In
Ortron f 3.UU.tMJ1
N.t rowrvo S.ITS.MT.SA
Total poHm- rtalm uUl Ss.flt.iM
All ethor UaMIIUoa t. ll.faijM
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Total UaMHIlo rlotwHra of
capital tok of f MII.IMJI
Total Intuntmo In foroo Da-
camaar 31. IBI3 fl.4t.SJM
lliulnroa In Omon for Ilia tror.
Total rk wrlttan Unrto tho
urn- wamluaui raarttaU r-
Ins tl yaar
Pramiuma raturnJ during tha
. yaar . :..
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l4ae ln.urrxl tluilng tha
Total a nuunt of rlk vutatand-
In In Urasan UaaamWar SI.
11.13 ... .1 tO0,13S.O0
K.1.VSA.S CITV I. UK lhl'IL.VCi: CUM-
II- rRL'D W KLKH1.VO. BMratary.
Rtftutorr g-anaral agrnt anj attornay for
Br'tm 1 V. luwllnil. (in. At JM.d
Yaoa JIMf , TortUntl. Ur.
We have Two More Incu
bators Coming. The Eas
iest, Cheapest, Mo3t Scien
tific Way to Hatch Chicks
60 Egg Size $14.00
100 Egg Size $18.00
Bend Water Light (2 Power, ,o.
CLYDE M'KHY IS BUCK
8lv Weeks In Mlddlo West Mnkcs
Centrnl Oregon Look Good.
Clyde McKay returned Momlny
morning nttar n six week's nhsonco
In tho vast. Ills wlfo and family nro
remaining nt Davenport, town, for
several mouths. During his trip Mr.
McKny was lit Davenport, St. Paul
tuul In Ohio.
"Cwntral Oregon Is nluuit ns live
ly nml prospmmiN ns nny roulon 1
struck," said Mr. McKay. Whlls tin
nblo to glvo any definite Information
ho sntd ho believed llinilior milling
wns far nearer for Henri than over
Chlldi en's Diseases Very Prevalent,
Whooping cough Is nbout every
where Monslcs nml scarlet fever nt
most as bad. Usa Foley's Honey nnd
Tnr Compound for Inflamed throats
nnd coughing. Mrs, I, C. llostlor,
Grand Island, Ncbr., says! "My three
children had sovoro nttnckn of
whooping cough nnd n vory fow dosns
of Foley's Honey nnd Tnr gnvo gront
rollof." Patterson Drug Co. Adv.
NOTICE OF CONTKHT.
Doparlmont of tho Interior.. Pnltod
.States I.nnd Ofllco, Tho Dalles, Ore
gon. April t, iiti-i.
To Kllen M. Itoyls, of Siimtior, Wash
. You nro hereby notified that Stan
Isy Anderson who gives c-o Wnltor
Taylor, (lend, Oretton. as his pot f
flco address, did on -March 3, 11UI,
tile In this oflloo his duly corroborat
ed uppllcatlon to contnt and securo
tho cancellation of your homestead
entrv No. , Serlsl No. 0G2DS. mado
March J3, 1010, for WV4 8etloii 3,
Towjishlp 10 S ItnngH 18, K., WH
lamette Meridian, nnd as grounds
for his contest ho nltofios that snld
Kllen M. Boyle has failed to establish
her residence on said tract: that slit
has failed to cultivate said tract or
any part thereof: that said ontry
wotnnn has abandoned said tract for
more than six months Inst imst.
You are, therefore, further not!
lied that tho snld allegations will be
taken ns confessed, nnd your said en
try will bo cancelled without further
right to be heard, either boforu this
office or on nppeal. If ou fall to file
n this ofllce within twonty davs uf
tor tha FOUHTH publication of this
notice, as siiown iiclow, your answer,
under oath, specifically responding to
these allegations of eontott. together
with due pro f that you have served
a copy of your answer on tho said
contestant either In person or by reg
You should stato in your answer
the name of the post ofllce to which I
you desire future notices to bo sent
iu you. i
II. KItANK WOODCOCK, Ucglstor.
Date of first publication April 22. '
Dato of second publication April
Dato of third publication May C.
Dato of fourth publication May 13,
Poultry supplies nnd seeds.
Hardware Company, Adv,
Hellnblc Foley's Honey nnd Tnr
Just bo suro that you buy Foloy'a
Honey nml Tar Compound It Is it
reliable moilloliio (or coughn, colds,
croup, whooping coughs, bronchial
mil lit grlppo coughs, which nro weak
ening to tho Hystoui. It nluo glvoit
prompt and "dollnlto results for
hmtrsoiicM, tlrlclliig throat mid utiirfy
wheoxy brunthlng, Patterson Drun
Deportment of tho Interior, United
HtntcH Land Olllro, Tho Dnllos, 0u
goii, April -1, 1UU.
To Jon Wock of 1HM4 Pino street,
HH)knne, Wash., aontosloa:
You nro hereby notified that Eu
gono Hall, who glvos P. O, Box 147,
Bond, Oregon, as his post-ofllco ad
dress, did on February 10, 1014, file
In this ofllcu his duly corroborated
nppllcntlun to contest and socuro thu
cancellation of your homestead, entry
No. , Serial No. 08433, mado March
23, 1011, for NMi Ken. 13, Township
20, H., Ilnngo 18 H. Willamette Mer
idian, and as grounds for his contest
tin alleges tlmt Jon Wock has fnllsd
ta ostubllsh his rimldndcu on snld
tract; that ho has failed to cultivate
said tract or .any part thereof; that
said eiitrymnn has ulmndoned snld
trnot for uiiwards of six months Inst
pnsl and tlirt such fslluro was nut
duo to his employment In (ho nrmv,
tllil'l' nr lilurllut it.irtui .if Hi.. 1'nll.tjl
Statwi In tlmt of war or others Iso
You aro, therefore, further noti
fied that tho said allegations will bn
taken by tills olllcu ns having been
confesKod by you, and your snld entry
will bo canceled thereunder without
your further right to lie hoard there
in, either Iwforo this ofllco or on ap
peal, If you fall to fllo In this office
within twenty days after tho
l-'OUUTH publication of this notice,
ns shown below, your nnswor, under
oath, specifically meeting nnd re
sponding to theso allegations of con
The Miller Lumber Company
Wenandy Livery & Auto Co.
Will be put on between Bend
BEND-LA FINK $2.G0
BEND'PORT BOOK $4.60
BEND-SILVrlU LAKE,. $5.00
will bo charged on nil Express nnd BnjrKnjje.
test, or If you fall within that tlmo to
fllo In this ofllco duo proof Uint you
hnvo nerved n copy of your nnswor on
tho Mild contestant either In portion
or by registered mull. If thin snrvlco
In iniidn by tho delivery of n copy of
your aiiHwerto (ho roulonliiiit In
person, proof of mHi survlco
must bo either tho snld content
nut's written iicknowiodgmuiit of hl
rectdpt of tho copy, showing thu ditto
of Its receipt, or tho aflldavlt of tho
person by whom tho delivery wmi
Hindu Hinting when nml whuio tho
topy was delivered; if mado by renin.
liirud mall, proof of such semen must
conslHt of tho altldnvlt of thu" person
by whom thu copy wns mailed iitntlng
when nnd tho posloltlco to which It
was mailed, and this aflldnvlt infjst
bo accompanied by tho poatumstLyii
rucolpt for tho lottor.
You should stato in your nnswor
tho nnmo of tho pnstolllco to which
you dcHlro further notices to bo sunt
II. FlfANIC WOODCOCK.
Dnto of first publication April 8,
Date of second publication April
Data of third publication April 22,
Dato of fourth publication
oven oo YCAfin'
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rtiiNil,Hi i.f any ariaoiiai. I .in . im
laari for iwMilla,t. Bvt4tJlra
P.n Ji4 DaiSir. Wnw VnrLf.
Ilfantli UIDco, S&tntL, Watblution, ll.c.
and Silver Lake April 1,