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A NEW EORAlîE PLANT.
moist when the seed is sown.
On non-alkali lands it has
found to he an advantage to
the sevu slightly.
When once established the still-
bushes are able to withstand very
The saltbush compares fuvor-
ably with other foods in “tlesh-
The digestibility of saltbush is
probably about the tame as that of
oat hay. Horses, cattle, sheep,
hogs, goats and chickens thrive on
The saltbushes are more or less
succulent, and care should lie tnk-
en oot to allow stock to gorge
themselves when first turned out
on the pastures. It may be cut
from 2 to 5 times a season, ac
cording to growth. In latter part
of season it should be allowed to go
to seed, and large amounts of seeds
may be gathered from a few bush
es. It is a grand forage to mix
with straw for feed as it adds
greatly to the payability of the
About six years ago Mr. Dan
Furr, of Btar Creek, bought some
Australian Alfalfa seed and sowed
it. When the alfalfa came up he
noticed something like a weed in
the alfa fa. Thinking that it was
some noxious weed he tried to de
stroy it, until one day his c<>w
broke into the field and finding the
supposed noxious weed started to
eat it. Mr. Furr saw her eating
his “weed” and thinking that if a
cow wanted it in preference to alf
alfa he would let it alone.
From that time on he has been
raising ' something” to him un
known until Mr. C. H. Ericson
happened to visit Mr. Furr and.
seeing the “weed/ told Mr. Furr
what it was. Mr. Ericson had seen
the same “weed” before. Mr Furr
grew so fond of his “unknown
weed” that he became, careful and
cut it and stacked it, both alone
and with alfalfa. He says that all
stock prefer it to alfalfa- ¿Ample*
of the Austarlian Saltbush raised
by Mr. Furr have beer displayed
in this city and all who have seen
it are loud in praise of it. It re
sembles the alfalfa very much.
Mr, Furr did not attempt to sow it
on any particular spot, but rather
let it sow it«eif, until it is now
quite general r .1 over his place.
During its “wandering” it camo
in contact with a salt lick that had
never raised anything, and there it
thrived the best of all places.
Pa’t of that salt lick has now been
completely reclaim'd from the
alkali and is now vell sown with
alfalfa. Horses, cattle, sheep, bogs
aud chickens are all eager for his
The above test is well known
and any who wish to see Mr. Furr
he will gladly tell his experience.
Certainly, with that practical
test close ut home, the stockmen of
this county ought io take a.i inter
est in a plant that will grow the
best on the strongest alkali soil,
and at the same time reclaim the
soil from the ulkali.
One of the best articles upon the
subject of Saltbush is in the “Far
mers Bulletin No. 106.” published
by the Agricultural Department at
Washington, D. C. Every person
interested should at once send to
the Secretary of Agriculture, Wash
ington, D. C.. for that Bulletin.
It is free. If the department has
seed, it well send a package for ex
periment. but practical men should
purchase seeds arid give this worthy
plant a good fair trial.
Samples of the Saltbush, taken
from the top of the stack at Dan
Furr’s, that was cut after 15 days
growth, measures over 16 inches
it ml lias a'most the appearance of
alfalfa. Those who have examin
ed this, sample arc eager to get
seed and give this wonder a fuir
(If there are any persons in ’.hi»
county, who have any experience
with the Saltbush we would be
pleased to hear from them.—Ed.)
The following interesting article
on the Australian Saltbush, a new
forage plant adapted to the arid
PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY. region, is taken from the Prineville
The following sentiments ex
Steck men of this county and
pressed by the Spokane Spokes vicinity are fast becoming con
man-Review cannot be too heavily
vinced that the good old days of
emphasized in every community
vast plains of luxurant grasses are
and are pertinent in Burns.
“One of the best wavs to build up passing away, and something must
home industries is for home people lie done to take the place of what
to patronize them. Every dollar nature provided.
expended with local dealers and
hot sent to foreign dealers is a dol
lar kept at home and so much ad
ditional to local capital. Small in
dustries will become large indus
tries only through increased patron are one-half true, the stockmen jf
age. and the people to whom every this county will yet reap great
concern has a right to look for a benefits from that alkali soil that
larger trade are the people of the they have always thought worse
locality where the concern is loca than useless.
Many varieties of sallbrnth have
“Every business man expects his been experimented with in the
business to grow ami his main re United States, at the Agricultural
liance is upon his fellow citizens Department Experimental Station
who may deal with him. he on his ut Washington. l>. C.. as well as at
part should l»e willing to trade with the Experimental Stations of sev
them The money of all will thus eral states.
The Australian Saltbrush (a
be kept at home, while each will be
native of Australia) seems to meet
doing as he would be done by.
“During the hard times local es- with the greatest favor. It is de
1 ahlishtueuts were able to with scribed, by the report of the Agri
stand the financial shock, largely cultural Department at Washing
because of local patronage. They ton, as a vigorous, rapid-growing,
made little, if any money, but they much-branehed pereunial which
were still running when the davs forms a dense mat over the ground
of depression had passed and were to the depth of from 1 to 2 feet.
in a position to share the prosper The leaves are small, about an inch
ity that was about to come. If it long, and coarselj toothed along
was the right thing to patronize the margin. In a few weeks one
home industry in time of stress, it plant will spread from 4 to 5 feet,
ought to be a better thing to stand covering a large area. The seed is
bv it in time of prosperity. It is a covered with a very thin coating
loyal and in a sense public spirited of pulp which is tinged with red at
to heli> the local merchant or man maturity and dries out as soon as
ufacturer when home patronage they fall upon the ground.
On the poorest and most stub
means the successful riding of fi
arid soil, so impregnated with
nancial storm, it ought to be equal
that no other useful plant
ly so when good times have come
this saltbrush has been
around and the local concern is
flourish. It seems to
making profits that will enable
it to become larger, stronger and have a number of virtues, includ
ing great frost resistance, paya
“It is in times of prosperity that bility, heavy yield, sand-binding
the local merchant and manufac- qualities and the habit of spread
Itrer can lay their foundations ing freely. Sheep and cattle are
broad and deep; it is then that esjiecialiy fond of this saltbush
their establishments may be en- and bogs eat ii freely. A mixture
larged and improved to meet mod- of three parts of this forage with
trn demands, it is during good one part of common hay is readily
times that they develop into sub eaten by horses and cattle. It is
stantial business houses that will probable that about 20 tons of
be progiessive and enterprising green feed or 5 tons of cured for
while the skies are fair and will ba age could be produced from one
fortified against reverses should a acre. The introduction of this
storm break in the business plant to owners of waste alkali
lands has certainly been a great
achievement. As it has almost
“It is good policy
industry in the same nutritive rations alfalfa,
f«ir weather a .id foul, Loca it would seem that it must have
trade may mean as much to the nearly as high feeding value.
Von Mueller(a noted authori’y)
pierchant in . g<>od tiu.es as in
that, in his opinion, many of
bad, and if the average citizen
qualities of the Aus
wishes to see the industries and
are due to the abund
enterprises ot the community grow
lie should be willing and eager to ance of this and other saltbushes
in the regions in which the sheep
patronize them all the time.”
a>e grazed. Owing to its thin,
flexible stem it can be handled
like alfalfa, while most of the other
The mother slowly times her footstep«
to those of her btibv driver. Yet she is slitbushes are only fit for brow
bard driven because not alone in the sing.
brief moments of play, but all day long
Few people have ‘he slightest
must she keep pace with baby’s wants
and needs. Generally the mother who idea of the amount of alkali con
experiences a larger detna~.d
The amount of
on her energies has less and tained in soils.
less strength to nspon-1. alkali, or salts, occuring in soils
Sometimes she suffers from
diseases peculiar to her varies from 1 to over 12 per cent,
sex, an<l often hns never or otherwise expressed, the con
thoroughly recovered her
I strength after baby's coni- tents may rise as high as 500,Out)
pounds per acre-foot, but is com
For all women who arc
^ weakened by we manly d’s- monly found to range from about
eases or wlio are run-down 5,000 to 40,000 pounds per acre-
by mi.ternal and licusehold
cares Dr. Pierce's Favorite foot.
It will be seen tbot the
Prescription is commend« d
“alkali” land must, con
«\ as a medicine whi«h
promptly cures disease tain far more alkali(or salts)than
aud restores the strength.
It establishes the average person h is any idea of.
Any plant that will thrive upon
lands certainly deserves the
heals inflam attention of the etockgrowers of
mation and ul
ceration and this county, but when a plant that
cures female will not only grow upon ulkali toil
is unexcelled and at the same time reclaim the
as a tonic and hmd from the alkali arid make
nervine for weak, run-down women.
’’If ifH-tlu-rs who «trend the twiliy'«« cotninrr the soil fret from alkali is found,
would take Dr. Fierce’« Favorite Frcw-ription the stockman should feel that he
they would find it n great help and tx-neltt.”
e rite-« Mr- I. K. Hen«ler»on «president Mil has found a friend, and
waukee Woman's Literary Chit,), of
Ave.. Milwaukee. Wis "After tile tiirth of my found a friend he should give it a
t-rst chil'I I dll not seem to «« gain niv health,
• » > began to take y«»ur inc-dirine. an«! in two fair trial.
Slop the (.'ougli
- •« ■- k I fe lt stronger nn«l aide to be about, so
Work oft'the Colti.
I ept I king it for two months an«l found at me
The seed may be sown at any
• nd of that time I had c.mpkt« ly regained m-
nsii ,1 he^ttli. I al-o f mud that it 'was of lenef.t
Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets
t»take a few mouths prior to I abv's advent; in I time during the spring or summer
fru t it is of great benefit in all forms of female
’a cohl in one day. No Cure,
months. It should be sown on the
l’riee 25 cents.
Dr Pierc-'s Pleasant Pellets should 1 e surface and “pressed” in. no not
tis-d with " Fnvorite Piesi ription ■* whc’i- drill«<l or harrowed in. It is es
<v«r a la xs. i is required.
sential that the soil I k * warm and
Orr-goniun and Itc-rr-R, *2.00.
Mr. I). P. Daugherty, well known
throughout Mercer and Summer
eounties, \V. Ya . most likely owes
his life to the kindness of a neigh*
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little, if any, relief, when a neigh
bor learning of his serious condi
tion. brought him a bottle uf Cham
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S L hth I Office, Burn», Oregon, Febr. 4, 1903.
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