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ROGUE RIVER COURIER. GRANTS PASS, OREGON. OCTOBER 19, 1906,
IfSonn One Should Offer You a Set of Dinioa
Room Cbilrl Next Spring Wouldn't
Vou Take Them?
But wouldn't It be better If jou bad lived
the money yourwelf to buy them?
Well, you can have those chain If you are a
Tou can save the money for them on your
fuel this Winter by using a Cole'a Original
Hot HI ant Stove or a Cole'a Original Air-tight
Wood Htove. And you not only aave It
this Winter, but every Winter you uso the
Because Cole's Original Hesters are air
tight. They are made without alove putty, and
consequently there are no planes for air-leaks
to develop and waste your fuel. They not only
save the chimney heat but hold back and
burn the escaping gases (the bust part of the
An ordinary stove may give satisfaction
for a few weeks, but as soon as the
puttied seams open up, it will require
twice as much fuel to keep up the heat And
thereafter you will wake up on the coldest
mornings and find the Bre out.
Cole's Heaters hold fire over night and
beat up the rooms for two or three hours
the next morning with the fuel put In the
night before. For soft coal, slack, hard
coal, lignite or wood. Call and see tbem ar
OIL FOR JERSEY ROADS.
To lie lard la 1'rraerre Them Prom
the IciTecl of II envy Auto Trafllo.
The freeholders of Hudson count j
are contemplating treating section! of
the country rouda with a preparation
of cruile oil to preserve tliein from the
effect of the greut trulllc of automo
biles, says a 1'aterson (N. J.) corre
spondent of the New York Sun. Un
less It be the ronria from New York to
l'binVlclpliln, no county roads In the
stute are more used by autolsts than
the ronds In Hudson county, which
lead to Greenwood luke, Lake Ilopat
cong, Echo lake and other Inland New
Jersey pleasure grounds.
The weight of the machines and the
dust they create are continually lay
ing bare the underdresslng of the
roads, making It compulsory on the
freeholders to keep repair gangs out
almost continually. The oil is said tn
act aa a binder und will prevent the
disintegration of the top dressing by
the heavy tires of touring machines.
Hove to Apply Foneatatloas.
Fomentations should always be as
tiot as can comfortably be borne, and
to Insure effect should be repeated ev
ery half hour, says the Pittsburg Press.
They are of various kinds, but the most
lmple and often the moat useful that
can be employed la warm water. For
a hot water fomentation a great deal
of the trouble of wringing out the flan
nel can bo saved If there happens to be
steamer In the house. Into which It
ahould be put over boiling water after
being folded to the required alee. An
other plan la to dump the flannel with
hot water and sprinkle a little turpen
tine on the aldo of the poultice to tx
applied. Cover the flannel used to fo
ment, which should be folded four
times thick with wool and oil silk. An
other kind of fomentation la composed
of dried poppy beads, aay four ounces.
Break them In pieces, empty out the
weds, put them Into four plnta of wa
ter, boll for fifteen minutes, then strain,
and keep the water for use.
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ELGIN DAIRY FARMING.
The System of Hented Farms Make
Money For Owner and Tenant,
Moat of the farms In the Elgin dis
trict, Illinois, are rented, and the sys
tem of renting Is a money making one
for both landowner and tenant and
has a tendency to constantly make tire
land more productive. Several land
owners who have grown too old to
work their farms thcmsclvea and who
have moved into town and rent their
lands have told me that their farms
were producing more than when they
worked theni themselves, and some
have said that their laud produces
more toduy than It did forty years ago,
when the prairie sod was first broken.
The business Is milk producing. The
owner of the land furnishes the land,
buildings, permanent equipment, line
shafting and engine, and the cows.
The tenant furnishes teams. Imple
ments and labor. The crops grown c i
the farm are fed, and one-half the cost
of all feed purchased Is paid by the
owner of the lund and one-half by the
tenant. Gitch stands one-half of the
loss caused by the deutb of animals
and each one-balf the loss or gain
when dry cows are sold and fresh ones
purcbused In their places. The tenant
spreads ull the manure on the laud and
keeps an agreed number of acres seed
ed to grass and clover. The cost of the
feed bought off the farm is deducted
from the amount received from sales,
and the balance of the money Is divid
ed equally between the owner of the
lund and tenant, settlement being made
The advantages of the Elgin system
of renting farms are that landlord and
tenant ui-o alike Interested In securing
the greutcst net profits from the farm
and that whatever Increases or de
creases the profits of one will equally
Increase or decrease the profits of toe
other. The owner of the farm fur
nishes the liest cows that he cun se
cure, becuuse they pay best. lie fur
nishes good barns und yards, because
the better shelter and surroundings the
cows huve the more they will yield for
each ton of feed eaten. The tenant
takes the bent' care of the cows, be
cause neglect lowers the yield, and
whenever a cow dies or loses a quarter
or wears out and has to be sold half of
the loss comes out of his pocket. The
tenunt manures the laud and works It
to get the largest crops be con, because
every extra dollar's worth of feed
raised makes a dollar less to be spent
In buying feed and adds a dollar to the
profits. Landlord and teuuut are equal
ly Interested In buying feed that will
make the greatest net profit and con
sult together as to what feed to buy to
mix with that which grows on the
farm to return the most money.
Most of the fnllk produced Is sold to
the Burdens. This requires a high
quality of product and Insures good
prices, and every tenant is anxious to
keep more cows rather than less. II.
M. Cottrell In Iturul New Yorker.
Acquired characteristics, such as the
milking qualities of the dairy cow,
which have been develoed under fa
vorable conditions, best cure and ubun
dunt food, are only to au extent hered
itary or fixed. The same care, abun
dance of feed and favorable surround
ings must be continued If It Is desired
to maintain these acquired character
istics. Butter and Milk
The separator should lie taken apart
and washed every !ny. If the sep
arator Is used twice a day It Is pref
erable to take It apart and wasli It
Ik-iIi times, but If time does not per
mit this nt least live callous of warm
water with some washing powder
should In- run through it. followed by
u gallon of dolling water without the
foollnw the I'renm.
After cream has lieen separated it
should lie cooled to at least til) decrees
l' and lower If possible. When putting
cream from two milking together cire
should be taken that the cream id. I
last Is thoroughly cooled.
I'roti-ellon For ( ana of Milk.
t'over the cream and milk cm
with cloth In the summer when driv
ing lone distances to the station and
plan so they will not have to stand out
on the platform In the hot sun.
Sunrrp of I ni'lrnn Milk.
Milk is often contaminated by milk
ing Into tilt 1 i palls or palls that have
not been scalilisl with hot water. Ill
washing (he milking utensils it is ad
vlsable to use hot water and some
washing powder, and finally rinse with
boiling water or steam over u steam
I ntlt' of ( herns' llntler.
Cheesy butter Is said by the Kansas
experiment station to lie due, first, to
the curdling of cream, either sweet or
sour, and, second, to a milky body. A
milky body is due, first, to buttermilk
not separated from butter, or butter
not thoroughly washed, und, second, to
butter made from ropy cream.
Time of Mllklnsr.
In recent English Investigations on
the ttme of milking It appeared that
the average dally yield of milk was
somewhat greater vvheu the Intervals
between mllklngs were equal.
HiiMsnina; the Oram.
Milk should lie skimmed as aoou aa
the least degree of acidity can be de
tected, as the cream will all have been
precipitated wheu that stage Is reached.
Cream requires frequent stirring. If
even ripening Is to be secured. It
should be smooth and velvety and
pleasantly (not decidedly) acid to the
taste and Is then ready for the churn.
Much of tne success of the butter
maker depends on the proper ripening
os toe cream. Country Gentleman.
W. C. T. U. COLUMN.
All matter for this column Is supplied
by the Josephine County Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union, Y. and L. T. L
The regular W. C. T. U. meeting,
October 26, will be a mothers meet
ing. Subject "Hurry and Worry. "
Program will be prepared by Mrs.
Loughridge Mrs. E. Howard and Mrs.
Cheshire. Meeting will be held at
Mrs John Summers. Light refresh
ments will be served lOo will be ac
ceptable. Yon are invited to attend.
Mrs. Heckle, President.
Mrs. E. Howard, secretary.
At State Convention the following
officers were re-elected : President,
Mrs. L. H. Additon, Lents, Oregon.
Corresponding secretary, Mrs. H
Recording secretary, Mrs. Ida Mar
Assistant secretary, Miss Gotshall,
Treasurer, Mrs. H. J. Shane, Port
land. Y secretary, Mrs. Henkle, Grants
Mrs. Addlton's expenses were paid
to the National and Worlds Conven
tions which convene at Hartford aud
Mrs. Helms of Grants Pass Union
has gona to Boston to visit her sou.
Grants Pass Y's are prepariug for
auother Silver Medal Contest to be
given in the near future.
October 12. Grants Pass W. 0. T.
U. met at Mrs. Weidman's as an
nounced. Mrs. Henkle presiding. An
interesting meeting was held. Devo
tions led by Mrs. Oowdrey. Business
session. Committee on Year Book
submitted an outline and same was
accepted with slight change and will
be printed soon. Superintendents
eleo'.ed for ensuing year as follows:
Evangelistic, Mrs. Cowdrey; Sabbath
obiervanoe, Mrs. Kellogg; Work
among soldiers and sailors, Mrs.
Weidman, Mrs. Fenn. Mercy, Mrs.
Chapman; Purity, Mrs. Gilkey; Res
cue Work, Mrs. Beckman; Parity
In literature and art, Mrs. Berry,
Mrs. Clements; Scientific, temperanoe
instruction, Mrs. Day, Mrs. Belding,
Miss Mulkey; Sunday school, Mrs.
Ranme; temperance literature, Mrs.
Trussler, Mrs. Caldwell, Mrs. Cow-
drey, Mrs. Lamphear; Parliamentary,
Mrs. Hildreth; Prest, Mrs. Hattie.
O. Calvert; Anti-narcotics, Mrs. A.
Hale ; Medal Contest, Mrs. Summers,
Mrs. Rannie; Health and Heredity,
Mrs. Grout ;Physlcal Education, Mrs.
Clements; Medical Temperanoe, Miss
Lomas; Social Meetings and Red
letter Days, Mrs. McFarland ; Mothers
Meetings, Mrs Loughridge, Mrs. Ella
Howard; Flower Mission, Mesdames
Gould, Hyde Colvig, Frakes, Camp
bell and Flamui; Christian Uitizeu.
ship, Mrs. Caldwell; Franchise, Mrs.
Anient; Legislation, Mrs. Curtis,
Mrs. Chiles; Peace and Arbitration,
Mrs. Fay ; Uniou Signal representa
tive, Mrs. Pike; Chairman of Music,
Mrs. Cheshire; Standing committee
on drinking fountain, Mesdames Ber
ry, Henkle, Clements, Gilkey, Anient,
Cheshire, Loughridge and Hildreth.
Plans and suggestions were then in
order and a carefully prepared paper
was rend by our president, Mrs. Hen
kle, showing interest in every depart
ment aud words of encouragement to
all superintendents. The president's
suggestions in part areas fellows:
May we be united, working
shoulder to shoulder for God and
home aud every land. Always having
charity for on another, knowing none
are perftct and ull of us are apt to
make mistakes. 'In hcuor preferiug
oue another. ' May we always work
for the cause losing sight of ourselves
and working lor the Glory of God.
May the one object of our lives be
to do good uulo others to save souls.
This should be the key note of all our
department work. ITsmg educational
and preventive method rather thau
reformatory, believing them to be
May we have the spirit of the poet,
"If I cuu stop one heart from breukiug
I ihll not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or soothe one puin.
Or help oue fainting rob n Into its
1 shall not live in vain."
Of great Importance are Y aud L.
T. L. branches to establish the young
people and children in the principles
of temperauca and purity. I believe
we have the right leaders aud may
we as a W. C. T. U. take an interest
in this work aud assist our secre
taries, Mrs. Savage and Mrs. Cow
drey. In Legislative aud Christian Citisen
ship work, while we have uo vote, we
have our voices and may we use
them to the glory of God and enforce
ment of laws. Is intemperance our
greatest enemy? If so, why? Be
cause it handicaps ns in every branch
of Christian work for example see
how it effects the missionary work
Bishop Newman writes of Africa :
"I say it with all reverence, bnt so far
as human eyes can see, Africa would
be better off today without the pres
ence of a missionary than that the
ship that brings him should also
bring strong drink. " He adds : ' 'Rum
is the greatest barrier to our mission
ary work in Africa, and not only in
Africa, but everywhere. It jou can
do anything in the name of God, save
the poor heathen. The work we do is
quickly undone by the effects of rum;
in other words, rum destroys in one
year what we accomplish there in
many years. We will fail in Africa
unless we have the assistance 'of the
Christian governments of the earth to
suppress this terrible traffic."
Rev. David A. Day, for nearly a
qnarter of a century a devoted mis
sionary in the Liberian Mission on
the west coast of Africa in an address
said, "I wonder that the Africans do
not shoot with poisoned arrows every
white man that lands upon their coast
for they have brought and are still
bringing rum ; aud in a few decades
more if the rum trafllo continues,
there will be nothing left in Africa
for God to save. The vile rum in
that tropical climate is depopulating
the country more rapidly than famine,
pestilence and war." Knowing these
facts how can we be Indifferent to the
cause of temperance. May we as the
Grants Pass W. 0. 1. U. not relax
our efforts but press on in God's
name against this greatest enemy of
our churches and our homes. There
is do reason to be alarmed at the
magnitude of the work. The Lord is
May we bb a W. C. T. U. never be
antagonistio in spirit but rather join
hands with all forces which are for
the betterment of mankind. May
we ever be loving, tympathetio and
tactful in oar work, thus creating
public sentiment in favor of our cause.
Above all, remember that we are
living epistles .known and read of all
men and order our lives accordingly. .
The superintendents of department
submitted plans which were accepted
and which will appear in the column
at time of meetings. Mrs. Lough
ridge was invited to give her report
of State convention. To this she re
sponded with a very interesting ao
count of the convention. Upon mo
tion same was accepted and thanks
extended Mrs. Loughridge.
MRS. HATTIE L 0. CALVERT.
The Classified Ad oolamng of the
Courier contain many items whioh
will be of interest to yon and yon
should make it a point to read them
How to Care For Honse Plants.
House plants can be put out of doors
with entire safety now. The best
place for them Is on a veranda shel
tered from the afternoon sun. Leave
them In Ihelr pots. Plan for free cir
culation of air about them. Do not
nllow any that nre to be made use of
In the house next winter to bloom dur
ing the summer. Throw their strength
Into the production of branches. These
should be nipped nt the end from time
to time to force the production of side
branches, thus securing n bushy, com
pact plant Willi plenty of flowering
points. If not properly trained most
plants adapted to bouse culture will
grow Into awkward shapes, but with a
little attention at the proper time they
can easily be made symmetrical. The
proper time Is now, while the plant Is
In process of development.
How to JuiIkc Melons.
The first point in judging your melon
Is the weight. A heavy fruit Is a good
fruit, and If heavy, says the Pittsburg
Dispatch, only the question of ripeness
remains to be decided. A good ripe
ness test Is the o lor. A ripe fruit Is
f nigra nt, spicy, tempting to the nos
trils. Mtisknielons with deep furrows
and rough surfaces are sound and
sweet. The color In the furrows Is
also worth noting. If very greeny
green It Is, underripe; yellow, and it Is
npt to be mushy. A very smooth sur
face often means that the melon is
overripe. It may be sweet, but It will
be too soft and dry for perfection.
How to Manage nn Oil Stove.
To take core of an oil stove, thor
oughly clean and refill every time after
using. If you allow oil and dirt to ac
cumulate on It, It Is sure to smell un
pleasant when lighted. Don't cut the
wick, but rub off the charred parts
with a rag or a piece of paper. Always
turn the wick down before extinguish
ing It and leave turned down till you
are giitur to light It again. Uememher
that the top of the part up and down
which the wick runs needs to be kept
thoroughly clean. Give It a rub Inside
and outside every time you clean the
stove, and If a crust forms round the
top scrape It occasionally.
How to Clean Japanese Fnraltnro.
To clean Japanese furniture mix to
gether one plut of strong cold tea. one
pint of linseed oil, the whites of two
eggs und two ounces of spirits of salt
Put these Into a bottle and shake well
to Insure nil the Ingredients being thor
oughly mixed. Take n pad of old soft
linen, pour a few drops on to this after
well shaking the bottle and then polish
It up with an old silk handkerchief.
I Can Show
A Better Bargain in
Farm Lands and
Than you could find
in a year by yourself
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