The Santiam news. (Scio, Linn County, Or.) 1897-1917, February 11, 1898, Image 1

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A Column Devoted To The
O regon .
Interests of Farmers.
Per annum, invariably in advance....... $1 50
Per annum if nqt paid in advance............ 3 00
An experienced breeder gives this
rule for judging a cow or calf by its
: With the eye measure
Advertising rates at fg,ir, living rates,tp be
distance frqm the tail about half
paid monthly.
Transient advertisements must be paid for way down the rump, as it drops
hen the order is given for thepr insertion.
straight down, and the year line of
the thigh and the greater the dis?
tance between those points, and thp
more curving of the thigh, the bet­
Drink, and the gang drinks with ter the cow. The hips must curve
away from the tail as an indication
of a good milker.—Connecticut
Swear off, and you go it alone—
For the bar-room bum who drinks
your rum
Nature’s method of feeding hens
Has a quenchless thirst of his own,
is a grain at a time, and constant
Feast, and your friends are pnfiny,
searching and scratching during
Fast, and they cut you dead—
meal time. This method we should
They’ll not get mad if you treat imitate as far as possible.—Farm
them bad
So long as their stomachs are fed.
In all grain-growing district? by the Brown-Swiss cow, Brienz, at
straw is plentiful, and wfjere it is the American Fat Stock and Dairy
used as feed it is reckoned, and Show in Chicago in 1891, where her
rightly, ag food of very inferior nu? average daily yield of butter fat (or
trition. The idea of using it to fat­ three successive days was 3.11
ten stock is said *o have originated pounds, the equivalent of of 3,63 lbs
with Joseph Mechi, a London Al; of butter. The largest yield of but­
derman, who a generation ago made 1 ter at the World’s Fair in 1893 for
his name famous by his writings on < one day was by the jersey cow,
agricultural topics. He largely im­ Brown Bessie, 3.48 pounds.
ported linseed meal for fattening
A breeder made the experiment
beeveg. But lie found that if cut
hay was used to extend the ration of feeding s.ome milK cowsand some
only a small amount pf the linseed fattening, steers the same ration as
meal could be used withoiit cloying to materials. It consisted of bran,
the animals. If clover was fed still earn meal and qilmeal. He wished
less of the meal could be eaten. to find out which it cost the most
But when he used cut straw» which to produce—a pound of butter or a
lias no proteids, a good deal of the pound pf beef. He noted each
meal could be eaten with relish, and pound of grain made by the steers,
the animals fattened faster, But likewise each pound of butter the
when he fed Indian cornmeal with cow produced. The result was that
straw less of the cornmeal would be the cost was for the beef, 3.4 cents,
eaten than when fed with ci?t hay, for the butter, 3 cents. > Thus it cost
This vindicates the practice of Am­ a trifle more with the above feed to
erican farmers, who feed much Ind­ produce a pound of bpef than a
ian corn and comparatively little oil pound of butter, which is worth at
least four times as much. Still, if
Steal, if you get ?. million,
For then you can furnish the
Jts the great big thief who gets out
on leave
While the little one goes to jail.
The Coming Newspaper.
The low aims, purely commercial
motives, and sensational methods
Of some American newspapers
promise to eventuate in one su­
preme good. There has developed
a large want for a newspaper of a
higher tone. The inaccurate state­
ments, the garbled news reports,
the false interviews, the vitupera­
tion and abuse showered upon pub,
lie officials and prominent men, the
personalities, gossip and slander
which fill the columns of many dai­
lies, have created a class—and a
very large class—which desires a
representative newspaper. A paper
which shall be high in its aim,
broad in its scope, reliable in news,
clean in methods and moral in its
* * *
The coming newspaper will elim­
inate the vicious tendency to exag­
geration, the triviality of purpose,
thè vulgarity aud village tone
which characterize so many news­
papers. The impertinent designa­
tion of and offensive allusions to
those whose only crime is that of
occupying a high station in life, the
two and three column reports of lo-
cal happenings will all be omitted or
A foreigner, reading some of our
newspapers, would come to one of
two conclusions—either that we are
governed by a set of rascals, or that
we are a race of unmitigated liars.
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The newspaper of the future will
endeavor to tell the truth, whether
that truth be opposed to the individ­
ual views of those who manage it or
not. Fairness will constitute its
most notable characteristic. It will
give due prominence to internation­
al and national events, considering
at length that epochal news 'which
moulds thought and furthers pro­
This paper will be not only a jour­
nalistic success, but a money-maker.
It will establish a standard for reli­
ability and purity which other pa­
pers must live up to or go lame.
It will acquire a degree Of influence
which nothing can withstand, for
there power;;li^>intpgrity,—
President Dole of Hawaii has now
been in Washington nearly two
weeks, the guest of the nation. On
«very side he is praised for his dis­
creet manner of conducting himself,
as well as for bis modest and unas­
suming ways. Although he is nat­
urally interested in seeing the an­
nexation treaty ratified, he asks no
questions of the Senators who call
upon him; contenting blmBelf with
merely giving full information in
reply to questions asked him. He
shows wisdom, for the least bit ef
officiousness on his part in behalf of
annexation would be exploited by
the anti’s as offensive meddlesome­
The House has passed a bill ap­
propriating $288,000 for the relief of
the Book Publishing Company, of
the Southern Methodist Church.
This claim, Which arose from losses
by the company incidental to the
War, has been before Congress in
one shape or another for twenty odd
years. The bill passed by the
House was a substitute for a Senate,
bill, which authorized the claim­
ants to bring suit for the money in
the court of claims, and will, there­
fore go back to the Senate.
FEBRUARY 11, 1898.
We ape N ot “Closing out at Cost”, nor purpose selling at C ost at all, because it
takes money and P rofit to keep a business going. But beginning with tomorrow
and lasting until further notice we will sell goods at unprecedented low prices.
Frankly we do this in order to get hold of a little money to pay our debts, and at
the same time reduce our stock, which is too large for this time of the year, and there­
by make room for spring goods. The following prices will show you that we are not
talking through our hats.
$2 50_ Leather boots, paens
$3 50 & $3. Fine shoes, ladies
$150 Heavy shoes, ladies
Childrens shoes proportionately low.
We have a few children’s mackintoshes at
1 35
A big line of shirtings, outings and satteens at low prices,
Brown muslins 20 and 25 yards for
1 00
Good dark calico 25
We have one of the biggest stock of dress goods in ., the country and
will sell everything at C ut prices.
52 inch lady cloth, the very best
40 cents per yard
32 ”
Tricot, all wool and excellent value
Nice half wool goods
Flannels of all colors,
the best on earth
Our prices on Clothing nobody can beat.
Jerseys range in color from the
very lightest fawn to so dark a
brown that it might well be called
black, and are frequently more or
less spotted with white.
Linri Count’s First
pave Templeton was in a reminis­
cent mood the other night and told
the following incidents of pioneer
life in Oregon:
“I crossed the
plains in 1847 with the company of
emigrants of which T. J. Carter was
captain, I was then a lad of 16 years.
We settled in what is now Linn
county,about three miles east of the
present site of Brownsville, my fath--
er purchasing the 640 acre donation
claim of a bachelor named Potter for
a mare, an old gun, two or three
pairpf socks ana a little ammuni­
tion. This was two years before
the county of Linn was organized
including what is now known as
Lane county. During these two
years we paid no taxes, had no law­
yers and, of course, no county offi­
cers of any kind. As at first organ­
ized the county was divided in two
precincts, one called Keys and the
other Kirks. The first election was
held in the fall of 1849. The voting
place of the Keys precinct was at the
present site of Lebanon, and that of
the Kirk precinct was at the pres­
ent site of Brownsville. There was
only one ticket in the field. I acted
as one of the clerks of Kirks, al­
though only 18 years of age. The
other clerk was a man named Kea-
dy. The judges of election were
E. Griffith, Alex. Kirk, from wnom
the precinct was named, and a Mr.
Walters. The precinct polled 37
votes. At Keys (Lebanon) they for­
got all about the election until the
day bad passed. We elected a man
named Barber for county judge and
John McCoy and John Dunlap for
county commissioners. For sheriff
we elected Isaac Hutchins and for
clerk Wm. McCaw. On the first as­
sessment of the county the sheriff
collected $1600, and the county court
sat in almost contlnous session till
they had used almost the whole am­
ount in salaries and then adjourned.
I remember being at Clerk McCaw’s
place' one day when he said to me:
“Do you know when county court
meets again?” I knew no more
about the date than the clerk did,
but I saw quite plainly that he
wanted to get another whack at
that $1000. Court was held in fair
weather under a maple tree that
was still standing when I attended
the pioneers’ meeting at Browns­
ville last year. In rainy weather ft
adjourned- to Kirk’s smokehouse.
All that I ever knew it to do. for that
$1000 was to adjudge a man named
Jake Coon to be insane. As we had
no asylum, Jake was given to the
sheriff, who set him to making rails
till he got well enough to be releas­
ed.—Prineville Journal. •
The belief that the number thir-
I teen is a harbinger of ill luck is the
) most deeply rooted and widespread
Long-leg Snag Proof boots, good as ever sold
3 50 per pair
of popular superstitions, It is of
Long-leg common ' x ”
x -
3 00
even more general circulation than
the prejudices against Friday.
•Short-leg Snag Proof ” good as ever sold
2 50
An emblem that fairly bristles
2 00
Short-leg common
with the supposedly unlucky thir­
Ladies first grade over-shoes
teen is the twenty-flve-eent piece, or
quarter dollar, of the United States.
And lastly have you heard how our prices on coffee make our poor
The thirteen colonies that revolted
compeds. turn pale?----- Read:
against England rule were not hand­
Arbuckles & Lyons 10 cents a package, 10 packages for
1 00
icapped in the end by the fateful­
ness of the number. It was England
Good broken roast, 20 pounds for
1 00
that had, the bad luck in that in­
(Our compedsask 11 cents per pound for the above.) „
stance. That may be an argument
for the believer in the malignity of
14 pounds Green Rio for
the number. But to the American
Baby Elephant Soap
4 cents per bar
quarter and its combinations of thir­
In the first place, the head on the
face of the coin is surrounded by
All kind of poultry is high.
thirteen stars.
On the reverse side the words
Large fat old hens, j
* $3 50 dozen z
“quarter dollar” contain thirteen
Good last years chickens from
$2 50 to 3 00
Good geese 7i cents per pound or
7 50 ”
There are thirteen stars in the
constellation over the head of the
Dried aples, sun dried 5 cents, machine dried 6 & 61 cents per pound.
17 cents per dozen.
There are thirteen letters in the
inscription. “E Pluribus Unum” on
the streamer |ihat floats from the
eagle’s beak. There are thirteen
. feathers In each wing of the eagle
and thirteen feathers in its tail.
The lower part of the shield on
the eagle’s breast is divided Into
Prof Snyder, of the Minnesota
thirteen stripes.
experiment station, talks in the Experiment Station show that pea instead of beef the price of the but­
There are thirteen arrows in the
Northwestern Agriculturist of the vine hay is richer in protein than ter would soon be lower than that
sheaf held in the right claw, and
sources of loss on the farm. Much either clover or alfalfa. The pea
there are thirteen leaves upon the
of his article reads strangely to an vinesjeontain materially more nit­
I have tried many remedies for olive branch held in the left claw.
eastern farmer. He says that in rogen than alfalfa, and are valuable
each ton of straw there are ten for green manuring. There is a caked udder, all of which failed to
A Missouri editor says he stepped
pounds of nitrogen, worth 15c per considerable amount 'of pea vine hay give satisfaction until I got a lini­
pound, the farmer who burns 150 made in Colorado. The variety ment, of which the following is the into thestore of a business man who
tons of straw, which seems a small grown for that purpose is known recipe, and any person can make it: did not advertise, and was suprised
One ounegy spirits turpentine, one to find him busy. The storekeeper
matter to some farmers, is robbing as the Mexican pea.
teacup two,thirds full of cider vine­ had the itch and a Waterbury watch,
his farm of $225 worth of fertility.—
and when he was not scratching
The largest butter record for a full gar, white of one egg. Put all into himself he was winding his watch.
year is claimed for the bolstein cow, a bottle, shake thoroughly, and it is
A calf dropped in the fall should Pauline Paul, 2199 H H B, 1,123 and fit for use, Always shake before
Sing a song of penitence, a fellow
be a good one to rear—that is, of 63-64s pounds, made in 1890, owned using, I had a heifer this fall with
course,.providing it has good blood by J C Dutcher & Son, Pawling, N- udder as hard as a stone. Three full of rye; and twenty serpents
teaspoonfuls applied in three applica­ dancing in his eye; when his eye
and is- .of likely appearance. The Y.
fall calf begins life in a warm world,
The largest seven days’ record is tions removed all the cake and in­ was opened be shouted for his life
and one in which flies are not as claimed for the jersey cow, Princess flammation. and. I had no more wasn’t he a pretty chump to go be-
for his wife? His hat was in the
troublesome' as during the summer 2nd’ 8046 A J C C, 46 and 50-64th lbs, trouble with it.—E Van Allen.
parlor underneath a chair, his boots
months, and the little animal has made in February, 1895, while the
At the Chicago fat stock show the were in the hallway, his coat was on
plenty of time to begin to grow, and property of Mrs S M Shoemaker,
become weaned and accustomed to Baltimore, Md. This record also in­ heaviest 2-year-old steer was a Here­ the stairs; his trousers in the kitchen,
hay and grass by the following cludes, as far as we know, a claim ford that weighed 1,830 pounds; the his collar on the shelf, but he hasn’t
spring, when It is in first-rate com for the largest daily yield, which second heaviest was an Aberdeen- any notion where he was himself,
dition to go to pasture grasses. The would be a close approximation to Angus, 1,756 pounds; the third when the morn was breaking some
heaviest, a Shorthorn, 1,630 pounds. one heard him cal); his head was in
fall calf has much to recommend it, six pounds.
The highest record ever reached The Hereford won also the sweep­ the ice box, which was the best of
and there is good reason to expect
it to make a fine cow.
by a cow in a public test was made stakes prieef.
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Why don’t you patronize
the School Library at Peery
& Peery’s? It contains the
books of our best authors.
Reading for short or long
periods at eery low rates.
Call and examine it.
Shavinii X’ailots.
On and after January 1 1898, the
old prices will be resumed» towit:
Haircutting, 25c; Shaving, 15c;
Shampooing, ,25c; Seafoam 15c;
25c; 6 Bath t’ks. $1
Shaving by the month, (cash in ad­
vance) two baths included,
1 50
H, L. Sumner, Prop.
Ross EL Hibler, Scio
1 Fireside,
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