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About The Springfield news. (Springfield, Lane County, Or.) 1916-2006 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 9, 1919)
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THURSDAY, JANt Or 10ifi
Fatfttefy Stockman and Dairyman
County Need More Hluh,Grda Llve-snn, Important part In Increasing the
Tho demand tor pure bred livestock
in the county la beginning to Increase
again and is proof of tho fact tint
people rcallto. that tho better brcd
stock Is tho most profitable says N.
S. Itobb, County Agricultural AgqoU
The stock raisers of tho -county
food supply. Rabbit meat can bo pro
duced In enormous quantities tn a
short time and at a low cost, it gives
an agreeable change In tho family
tllot and can, bo mado n profitable
,If rnbbtts nro raised for food only.
tho selection of stock Is of less, liu
stock is desirablo on account of tho
fact that some of tho animals may. bo
s61d at a higher price for breeding
The beginner should select for
breeding stock, mature animals nbout
a year old. Tho size of tho claws Is
an index of ago In rabbits. Too close
inbreeding should be avoided by pro
curing a nialo from a different stock.
tiar.c not Improved the' quality of tho i portanco than for show purposes. Tho
Various classes of utbcV .as fast, as chief requirement is a slzablo animal
ther nave In others .valley counties, i of good, hardy stock. Puro bred
Lano County has fewer, 'brcetlfs of
puro tpck.-than any other county- In
tho WiHuniottoVati'ey and the 'quality
of its beef cattlo and the production
of Jts.dalry.cqws oris likewise the low
est, snys'Mr. Robb.
This is not tho case with hogs and
Sheep for Lane County is now one of
the foremost counties in the state In
hog production, and tho quality of
this class of stock going to market
is excollent Tho county as a whole
also has a fair class of sheep, s
ThcBo conditions are due t6 the
fact that sires in these classes do not
costi as much as a beet or .dairy slro
and ;aa a. result -a better slro is always
Thersi, is a movement for better
livestock all over the country for peo
ple to realise more than, ever that the
better class of stock ia the most profit
able under the now- farming -condi-tions
of increased cost of production.
The Improvement in the -various
clashes of stock can be brought
about only through the use of better
sire, says the County Agent, and eo
j?le should plan on getting a good
sire for each class o't stock they are
raising in the near future. People
should stick to one or two of the pop
ular breeds in each class. By doing
this they can more easily dispose of
their stock while Jt is difficult to
sell a class of stock that Is little
known. There is too much tendency
to the opposite here in this county,
Last month, as an example, inquir
ies were received at tho ofllce for in
formation where Red Polls, Mllklns
Shorthorns, Holstelns, Guernseys and.
Ayershlre -dairy "cattio could bo ob
tained. This Is proof of the above
statement, says Mr.. Robb.
Part of the Lane County Farm Bu
reau, program work for 1919 deals
.with livestock Improvement, and Mr.
Robb says that in this work he will
make an effort to help anyone desir
ing to locate pure bred sires It he
can be of assistance. He hopes to
see a renewed and extensive Interest
In better stock of all classes in the
county during the next few years,
as it not only helps the individual
' farmer, but "means added wealth to
the community and shows the com
munities to be progressing,
Rabbit Industry Flourishing
On every hand is seen evidence
of the increase In Interest in rabbits.
In city backyards and on the farms
their number Is increasing both the
commercial breeders and- the breed
ers of exhibition stock are' finding t
Farm Poultry Pays
Some Interesting figures on the In
como from poultry .on the farms havo
recently been published by the fed
eral department of agriculture. These
figures were compiled from a survey
ot twenty-five farms In Ohio and
probably fairly represent averago
Doubtless many will be somowhat
surprised to learn that poultry was
the second highest source of income
on these farms, averaging $169 per
farm, of which $138 was for eggs.
Nearly half the farms realized over
$200 annually from poultry and eggs.
This was accomplished, according to
tho government report, '-'without ser
ious Interference with the other farm
operations," with prices ranging from
15 to, CS cents and with hens that
laid only SG eggs a year. It Is not
difficult to figure the Increase In rev
enue that could o made by replacing
tho low-producing mongrel flocks with
good sock. ,
As a revenue producer, the farm
flock of poultry ranks ahead of many
other classes of livestock, and the
report of this survey states that "In
addition to this enterprlso being one
of the leading sources of income. It
is further commendable "because Its
receipts are distributed throughout
the year. They are greatest during ;
the early spring and summer months, '
but there Is not a month in the year!
without some receipts from this'
sourcePoultry is also of considerable j
importance as a source of the home :
A general survey or more than one
housand farms -1n Indiana in 1915-6
howed that the average farm flocl
of 124 .birds was returning an average
,toss Income of $361.66. Tho average
xpense was $186.89, Interest being
gured at 6 per cent, and depreciation
0 rcr cent, leaving an average net
ibor income of $174.77 or 34 cents
er hbur. The avera'ge cash balance
Poultry raisers in 'the Northwest
ill be gratified to learn that accur
te statistics on the Income from farm
oultry In this territory will soon be
vallabte. The Oregon Agricultural '
College poultry department extension
sorvlco Is Installing record systems
on poultry demonstration fnrmn in
avory county and will socuro figures
hat will show JuBt what Is being dono
with .farm poultry hore. .Professor
Browstor has recently completed ar
rangements for throe demonstration
farms tn Sherman County and this
work will bo extended, as rapidly as
possible to cover ovory 'poultry pro
Care of House Plants In VVIntar
Said a woman whoso flowers nro al
ways admired by lior neighbor, "nil
through the snowy days oMast win
ter I kept my dining room bright and
cheery with potted, plants and flowers.
Not one of them died, and they wore
so strong and healthy when spring
came that t sot them out in my gar
den, whore thoy qulto outgrow them
selves and hecauio such husky follows
that I have Imprisoned them in pots
again and put them tn winter quar
ters. This ia tho first roal success
that I have over had with flowers,
and,! attribute It all to keeping tho
earth loose around tho roots, water
ing them regularly, allowing tho Bun
to shine on them as much as possible,
rind, most of all, to what I term the
'flower tonic This I administer ev
ery two weeks, and It Is composed ot
one teasponful - of household am
monia mixed with two quarts ot luke
warm water. Whenovor the plants
began to futlo or look lifeless this
.vould revive them 'in n short time.
especially when they wero in pots, for
then they had less nourishment to
draw from, as well as having to con
tend with the artificial -heat."
New Bean Disease
Bean plants affected by a now bean
dlseaso yielded thlrty-threo beans
each In one field, wbilo tho henlthy
plants yielded 102 beans each. In
another field the diseased plants re
turned one-third as many beans as
the healthy, and in still a third only
one-fifth as many. All theso yields
wero reported by C. B. Stewart, Lnno
county horticulturist. Control of this
expensive disease, characterized by a
mottled appearance of the leaves and
stunted vines, Is best effected by
planting seed selected from plants
known to be free of tho disease, and
Immediately removing from tho field
any affected -plants that may appear.
You will have to feed about all of
Europe this year. boys. . '
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local application!, as they cannot reach
tha dls.ased portion or the ar. There I
only one way to cure deafness, and that la
by conatltutlonat remedies. Deafness la
eauaed by an Inflamed condition of the rriu-'
coua lining- of the Eustachian Tube. When
thla tube la Inflamed you have a lumblln
ound or Imperfect hearing, and when It l
entirely closed. Ocafncia la the result, ami
uiiicm iue mnammtuon can pe tauen ou
and thla tube rt stored to Ita normal condl
tlon. hearing will be destro7ed forerer; nlnr
caaea out of u-n are caused by. Catarrh
which Is nothlnc but an Inflamed condition
of the raucous surface. .'
Wo will clve One Hundred Dollars Tor any
case of Deafness (caused by catatrh) that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cute.
Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CIIF.N'Er A CO.. Toledo. Ohio.
Bold by Druralst. 7Bc.
Take UaU'a family 1'llls for constipation
Jhe Guardian of Home Comfort
, , No matter, what the weather outside, Perfec
tion Oil Heater keeps dampness and chill from
Lights at the touch of a match. Gives lone
hours of cozy, cheerful warmth on one filling
with Pearl Oil, the ever-obtainable fuel.
Easy to carry about. No smoke or odor. Economical.
Buy" Perfection Oil Heater
today. Dealers everywhere.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
COX & cox
Good weight, colored outing flannel Q Q
regular 35o quality, special, per yd. jyOC'
Heavy Avhlto Daisy cloth, worth-32c Q A
yd. at factory today. Our price, yd. fjjQJC
Medium grado bleached muslin, Q
regular 25c grade, Bpeclal, per yd.
One lot fine lisle hose for women, como In
colors, Hunter's green, champagne, gold
and navy blue, regular G5o liosb7"Jjfk
special, per pair. - Tc'iy
One lot women's black llslo hoso, Q Q
very special, per pair O O C
One lot Buster Brown hoso toQQ.
women, bluo only, 40c values, pair yC
Wool army box for men, regu- rflj J
lar G5c pair, special, 2 pair.... ijn I If Q
One lot men's black hoso, special,
18c, 2 pair. .
One lot, about. 2 dozen men's felt hats, como
guaranteed waterproof, all absolutely good
quality, j regular $3.50 hats rt ( yjj H
special $ .W "1: Q
$1.25 and $1.00 men's caps, very W P
special at choice oC
Womon's gray kid bIiocs, mil- d) Tfl
ltary hool, rep., $7.00, special ,$'Ql 0
Womon's brown caf shoes, mil
itary heel, rog. $0.00, special
Ono lot women's- and chlldrcns coats re
duced. All good wearing and sorvlccablo
coats. Priced at less than tho coat of goods.
Heavy wool blankets, full bIzc nnd doublo
regular $10.00 'blankets, per
$575 Woolnap doublo blankets ,
white or gray, special, per pnU0JqJ 0
72-81 puro wool bate for com
forts, very spcplal at
Our entire stock of Boys heavy overcoats,
sizes G to 18 years, V price.
Men's Kenyon rain coats, $7.00(
Men's Konyon rain coats, $0.50
Men's Kenyon rain coats, $11.
coats at .
Men's Kenyon rain coats, $12.
Coffee is advancing almost dally and will
be very high. While our stock lasts we offer:
1 lb. cans Great American Coffee,
steel cut, per can
1 lb. cans' White HouBe coffee,
steel cut, per can .'. ,..
10 lb. sacks Blue Jtlbbon table salt,
50 lb. sacks Blue Ribbon table
salt, per sa2k.l...V.T
5 bars White BeaT Laundry
12 boxes matches, large size, full
Best standard corn,
5 cans for '
Best standard tomatoes,
5 cans for
Vlsltour meat market. We ofTcr the best
thatwc can buy at all times.
Salt' Pork, or Q E?
per pound J J' tO OOC
Sugar cured smoked
meats, per pdund.......
Good sugar cured hams, per
35 to 50c
COX & cox
Ferry From England to Frnc.
Trnln ferried across the clinnnel to
Frnnce hnvo for some time been nued
for the transport of supplies nod nre
now also being useil regularly for
passenger trafilc. The development
Is ono of the crentcst Imnnrriinrn nn
accbumi of the. present saving of'tlmo
and Irlbor effected bv not hnvine tn
change from curs to boat, ond he train
rerrieg win serve n no less useful pur
pose when pea co Is once more estab
A. H. SPfeAGUE, Special Agt, Standaro Oil Co., Eugene, Oregon
Chambers Hdw, Co., Eugene, ;Ore. ' Monroo Hardware Company, Eu
J. W. Quackonbuah) & Boa, . ugeno, . Kono, Oregon.
Oregon.'"- i . - Ax Billy 'Deoartrannt Rrnr ItKn. ' : jt
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irariB. Onunn ' V '. ' . f, . ,
"The height maintained by clouds
Is very varlpble arid Is generuHy less
than you might suppose," writes Jenn
Henri Fnbre. "There are clouds that
lazily trull along the ground; they
nro the fogs. There are .others thai
cling to the sides, of moderately high
mountains, and still others that crown
Hbo summits. The region where they
are commonly found Is at a height
varying from COO to l.MW meters. In
vsomo rather raro Instances, they rise
to nearly four leagues, ileyoiid that
eternal serenity reigns."
Thompson Hdw, Co., Eugene, Ore.
f Beet Suor Cement
An Interesting by-product of beet
sugar Is cement. The scum which col
lects n boiling' 100,000 tons of silgnr
beets contains about 0,000 tons of car
bonate of lime. When this calcium
rcarbpoate la mixed with clay nrv
"Hard" and "Soft" New.
Japanese newspapers, according to
Prof. K. L. Martin of tho University
of Missouri's school of Journalism, di
vide their tiews Into "hard" and "soft."
Tho hard news consists of serious, Im
portant events. The soft news Includes
nil sorts of "humun Interest" incidents.
What is called the "third page" of the
.soft news department consists of trivi
al stories' which would he called gossip
In this country. Here Is a sample of
"third pago" soft news:
"Slnco Etsunnkn, a resident of Osa
lrusn, has separated from her mnslor,
q conl dealer, she hns lost a good op
ponent for her noted powers of qunr
rcllng. Tho neighbors are; brenthlhfi
freely ngnln at the prospect that they
need no longer hear embarrassing
quarrels which havo made tho neigh
borhood famous. The reaction has
been so great that Etsunnkn 1ms been
downhearted. She snys: 'I feel sick
now that I havo no ono to quarrel
Soldier's Terrible Experience:
In a hospital In Egypt I suw a
wounded Turkish prisoner who hhd
bnd such a tcrrlblo experience that
his nerves had completely glVen way.
Wnlle lying wounded with , a bullet
Ihrmifh hla.rTinr hf hnA hAnn .il.vlj'
by a Mack serpent froifi hred to fqiir'i
rjt In ' lanrt?i ' l'fta 'i .1 ...... ll'Jrt
struggle he Wceeilea f topgllrig'l
I he creature, and thffl falBttxt-Bp-chttiige.
Yep, It'll Do tho Rest.
"Dear me," observed Mrs.'l.nnguld,
Inzlly, us she settled horself In her
steumcr chnlr nnd gnxed leisurely
nbout her through her otie-hoss lorg
nette. "How wonderfully convenient
theso ocean stenmen are, to ho sure!
Why, wo won't even bo troubled to
punish little Algernon when ho Is
nnuBbty. All we'll hnvo to do Is to
Iny him ncroHH 11' coll of ropo In cue
of those spunking breezes wo rend so
much nbout." ,
Midget Had Soldier Son,
Admiral Dot, V. T. Burnum's mid
get celebrity, who died a short time
ngo, ll'ed to give a stalwart son to
the American urmy In France. Both
his parents were of normal size. Ah
midgets go, Admiral Dot wiim of lesser
eminence than Gen. Tom Thumb, but
after the hitter's death In 183.') he re
mained first unions 'l'"l until his
retirement to become n hotelkccper n
quarter of n century ngo.
Admiral Dot was Amcrlcnn born
nnd purely a niitive celebrity. Ho
lived to bo flfy-nlno years old, while
Oen. Tom Thumb died tit forty-six, and
the Polish dwnrf Bprulwuskl .missed
becoming a centenarian by two years.
r "booking at tjint letter you have Just
posted," wakefme" think yoa haye-'cue
thing In 'VowfiWwItb ,the kalter,"
"JL mallei m." .u.