Intermountain tribune and Linn County agriculturalist. (Sweet Home, Linn County, Or.) 1913-1914, October 02, 1913, Image 3

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    Wood Sawing, Grain Chopping and
Ensilage Cutting
I am prepared to promptly
execute orders in the above
Prices ‘ reasonable.
We solicit your orders.
L. B.
T hompson , sweet home , ore .
Annual Industrial Fair
Big Ben
should be in every
farmer’s home
You men who live on the farm
/have got to be heavy workers.
( And if you are heavy workers
\ I you require heavy sleep and lots
i [of it*
For heavy sleep is heavy work’s
[reaction and it’s not always easy
for the heavy sleeper to get up
without help.
r That’s where Big Ben comes
in. He makes it easy every
• Big Ben is a truth ^telling and
■reliable alarm clock.
\ He gets you up, he never fails.
J You’re always up on the dot if
I he’s in the sleeping room.
r See him in my window next time
you come to town. Hear him
.greet you Good Morning. He is
\jmll worth meeting, indeed. —
The Holley Grange will hold the
annual industrial Fair on Saturday
Oct. 11, 1913. A corner of the
hall will be reserved for the use of
Sweet Home grange where they
may store their exhibits using their
own marks of distinction.
A special invitation is extended
to all of the Sweet Home people to
attend and take part in the pro-
R. W. V an F leet
Master Holley Grange
Sweet Home Church News
Sunday school at 10 a. m.
Preaching1 at 11 a. m.
Afternoon service at the Santiam
school house.
Preaching at 7:30 p. m. in the
upper church.
Prayer meeting and Bible study
Wednesday evening.
To all these services you are wel­
come. Come and bring your friends.
L. H. Wood, Pastor.
You cannot wrong a neighbor
without injury to yourself, socially
Oregon nor in a business way.
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots
Shoes, Agricultrral Imple­
ments, Sash Doors,
Paints, Oils
Ranges, Cookers, Heaters
and Tinware
A large line of Bedding,
Rugs and Furniture
If what you want is not on
hand, we will order it for you
Sweet Home
The kind you ought to use and when you
ought to have it, this is when you really
need it.
We have contracted the habit of
satisfying our customers.
MAIN 672
Our work as
a business getter is of the highest quality
Goodenough printing will not do.
ing is the lever that moves your goods
Printing Office
Its style and quality are most effective
Without waiting for his answer'I was so favored me, 'but 'he“did “not avail
turning away when he stopped me.
himself of it. He turned away with a
“What can you do?” he asked.
grunt, saying: -
“Any ordinary work.”
“We can’t avoid fate, which is much
“Your name?”
more liable to strike than to coddle us.
I gave it to him, and. taking up a In the first case it does no good to
check book, he wrote a check for $50 grumble, and in the second it does no
payable to my order and handed it. to good to wonder. In either event we
me.- I looked at it dumfounded.
must accept what she has in store
“I haven’t earned anything yet,” I for us.”
Each Was Used as a stammered.
The secret came out in time. Mr.
“You look tired and hungry,” was Marston was taken ill and sent for
Pawn by Fate
the reply, “Report here tomorrow1 me to come to see him. I went and,
morning and you shall have a job.”
when ushered into the bedroom where
I was so used to attributing my mis­ he lay, stood transfixed with astonish­
fortunes to the color of my hair that ment. He had been ill two months,
I now laid my good luck to the same during which period I had not seen
cause. I had an idea that the man’s him. His hair had grown and for
One day as I was entering a court- action had something to do with the about an inch from his scalp was red
room I met a lawyer coming out. contrast between the glossiness of his and the same shade of red as my own,
Something in my appearance attracted raven locks and the disagreeable red- the rest being black. It was evident
his attention, I knew very well what ness of mine. < Probably his had that he had been accustomed to dye it
had and during his illness had ceased to
it was, for from childhood I had been brought him good fortune as mine him
do so.
used to exciting the attention of all
“It is time,” he said to me, “that I
who saw me. It was not I, but a head sorry 'for me. At any rate, this was
of hail’ of a peculiar redness. Words the only interpretation I could put let you know the reason why I have
helped you. It is because some twen­
describe only color; they seldom sug­ upon it.
I found it very easy to cash his ty years ago 1 would have suffered the
gest an especial variety of color. Mine
was of a variety that few persons had check and spent a part of it in buying death of a felon had it not been for
ever seen before. The lawyer stopped a good dinner. The next morning 1 you. A third person, who also had red
me with the words “One moment” and reported myself to Mr. Marston—such hair like yours and mine, committed a
stood looking at me, turning something was his name—and’ after a brief con­ murder. I would have been identified
versation. during which he questioned as the murderer had it not been for
over in his mind. Presently he said:
me with a view to learning what line your opportune appearance with the
“Your name, please.”
of work I would prefer, he said that same or a like shade of hair as the
I gave it.
nerhaps 1 had better try several dif­ other two. You deserve no credit for
“Come in here.”
departments successively In or­ having saved me from an ignoble
He led me into an office and said some­ ferent
thing to a man at a desk, who filled in der tb learn for which I was best death, but it has given me no end of
pleasure and comfort to reward you
a blank and read me a subpoena. I adapted.
was ordered to be present that after­ My advancement with the Marston as the unintentional cause of my es­
company was something extraordinary., cape. I have done it selfishly and for
noon in the courtroom as a witness.
When I appeared I found that I was I had not, been with the concern a my own satisfaction, not yours.
“I have sent for you to tell you this
wanted in• a trial for murder. What month before I was placed in charge
astonished me was that the accused, of a department. There were em­ and to say to you that I shall not
who was a very respectable looking ployees who represented various hold­ again return to the management of the
man. possessed a head of hair the same ings of the stock of the company who. business. Fortunately for us both, you
seeing me jumped from one position have shown yourself capable of man­
color as my own.
I was placed beside him, and a wo- to a better one, conspired against me. aging a large business like that of the
man who was giving testimony was But with all their machinations they Marston company. I have decided to
called upon to say which of the two, found it impossible to budge me. give you one-twentieth of my holdings
myself or the accused, was the man Among other things they accused me of the capital stock of the company,
she had seen kill her husband, She of being the cause of the loss of one for I think that the manager of a busi-x
looked us both over with a puzzled ex of the best customers of the concern. ness should be interested in that busi­
The very next day I received an ad­ ness with its shareholders, and, with
pression and finally pointed to me.
The incident produced quite a sensa­ vance in salary of a thousand dollars the holdings of my family, you will
be able to keep the control. At the
tion in court and naturally filled me a year.
Though there was no satisfactory ex­ election which' comes .off next month
with consternation.. The lawyer at once
called for the discharge of the prisoner, planation of all this, I knew that Mr. I you will be made president. I have no
which was granted. As for me, I was Marston, yho owned six-tenths of the doubt the interests of all concerned
required to prove where I had been at stock of the company, was at the bot- , will be well served so long as you hold
the time of the murder, and I had no tom of it. I was a hard and efficient the office.”
Why Mr. Marston so long kept from
difficulty in substantiating the fact that ! worker, but there were other employ­
I was not within a thousand miles of ees who worked as hard and as effi­ me the cause of his preference for me
ciently as I. The matter was more'a he did not tell me. but I can see ad­
where the deed was done.
The only feature about the man mystery to me than to the others, for vantages in it. If I did not show my­
whose acquittal I had secured that employees of a concern managed by self worthy it would be easier for him
fixed itself bn my memory was his one man power aré used to seeing' that to drop me out of the business or
hair. He was between thirty-five and man take very sudden and inexplica­ leave me among the lower grades of
forty, while I was not more than twen­ ble fancies among those who serve employees. But. as has beep said, he
ty. Being in limbo, he had no oppor­ him. While I was filled with wonder, was an odd man and had an odd way
tunity to thank me for having saved my fellow workmen were simply play­ of doing things.
him from the gallows, where he would ing an ordinary game to pull me down
have gone had it not been for the sim­ and build up themselves.
The time is not a great way off
ilarity of our hair, but I noticed him
I had not been’ with the concern long when every farmer in this country who
looking at me with great interest. I when Mr. Marston asked me to dine pretends to farm scientifically will
did not live in the place where he had at his house. It was evident the mo­ have a concrete floor to his’barnyard
i been tried and left it as soon as I had ment I appeared at his home that I and feeding sheds so that the waste
proved an alibi, So I did not see any­ was an object of great interest. Mrs. of the liquid manures and the deterio­
thing more of him.
Marston’s grasp of the hand, the in­ ration of the solid manures by leaching
Twelve years passed, years that had tensity of her gaze at receiving me, may be prevented. This is one of the
not brought me success. I was thirty- would have, astonished me had it not big leaks on the American farm and
two and had not a cent in the world. been that I had received so many sur­ is
the more deplorable because the av­
Neither had I wife or children oi prises already, The children all gave
home. T think it was the color of my evidence of the same interest. I was erage farm on which this waste is
hair that told against me. On apply­ treated as affectionately as if I had taking place is in dire need of the fer-
ing for a position the person to whom , been some dear relative. When I took tilizirig elements wasted.
I went would look at my head and my leave I. was urged to make their
That nature makes a strenuous ef-
simultaneously reply, ‘‘There are no home my home, coming and going
fort to produce a crop even under ad-
vacancies just now.” And wherever 1 without ceremony.
verse circumstances is shown in an in­
applied I received the same reception.
I became sufficiently friendly with
The consequence was that from twen­ one of t¿he heads of departments to ask cident reported from near Pipestone,
ty to thirty-two I was most of the time him one day what he considered the Minn. Early in June a large crop of
oats on a farm near the place mention­
out of employment.
cause of Mr. Marston’s and his fam­
But the end of this period brought a ily’s kindly treatinent of me. He said ed was badly damaged by a hailstorm.
change. One afternoon just before the that Mr. Marston was a very singular After the storm what there was left
closing hours of business I entered a man. He had been accustomed to re­ of the crop was cut formfeed and placed
mercantile house and asked to see the warding the employees of the concern in the silo. But enough grain was
head of the concern. A gentleman for faithful and valuable service sud­ knocked on the ground so that a sec­
with coal black hair, in which there denly and with no reference to what ond crop grew, which was just as
was. despite his fifty years, not a sin­ the reward was given for. It seemed thrifty and will yield a larger crop
gle gray strand, sat at a desk in a pri­ to be a fancy with him, and no one than was expected from the original
vate office. So great was the contrast ever questioned or discussed anything seeding.
between his and my own top adorn­ he did. This gave no inkling of the
Experts in the bureau of animal in­
ment that I was sure I would receive reason for my preferential treatment,
a curt refusal and was about to turn for it had begun before I had had a dustry at Washington believe they
have bit upon a crossbreed of horses
away when he lifted his eyes and saw chance to earn it.
that is worth while and one that will
me. His gaze was first fixed on my
In two years I was made vice presi­ be as tough and useful as the mule
head, then was directed to my coun­
tenance. There was nothing for me to dent of the company, and Mr. Marston, and yet possess the intelligence and
do but approach him and make the who was getting tired of the business, speed of a full bred horse. The type
began to throw- a great deal of the re­ in question is the result of breeding
usual request.
. “I’m hunting a job,” I said. * “I’ve sponsibility he had theretofore taken to Dan, the heavy ^ebra in the zoological
been hunting one for months. Indeed, himself upon me. I must have devel­ gardens, to a Morgan mare at the
I’m so run down financially that I’m oped a certain amount of business ca­ Maryland experimental farm. Thé
pacity or I would not have been able foal resulting from this cross is pro-
ready to work for a song.”
I received no reply* for awhile. The to bear this burden for any considera­ flounced most promising by horsemen.
man sat staring at me with a strange ble period. It was about this time that who are urging that the government
look in his eyes, and I suspected that I married., and Mr. Marston gave 'me. procure as many more of these zebra
he was thinking of„something_else. a house. At the time of this gift I led sires as possible.
thejway for him to tell me why-he had
As a rule, any tree bordering a tract
of land devoted to the growing of corn
or other crop in the production of
which considerable moisture is req hir­
ed will exhaust the soil of both fertili­
ty and moisture for a distance con­
siderably greater than the spread of
the branches. Where trees do not add
Guns, Ammunition and Bicycles
to the appearance of a farmstead and
are not needed for pasture shade there
is little reason for letting them stand,
Everything for the Sportsmen and Athelete
for where they border the highway
they tend to cause snow to block the
road in winter and keep it from dry­
ing out in summer. The writer has
noticed this year that many of such
old border trees—chiefly soft maple,
willow and cottonwood—are this sea*
JPB being felled.
Three Red
Trojan Stumping Powder