The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, July 14, 1904, Image 6

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" The hog which will not eat Is pret
ty nick hog been tick for week, prob
ably. For the flower garden there li no Mil
o nice at the upper four Inches of any
timbered bottom land.
One hundred and forty skunks and
rivet rati were trapped the past winter
on one Iowa farm. Bweet scented
placo that ' '
The problem of good roadi doe not
bother thote countries which do not
bare over twenty inches of rainfall.
Good roads are one of the compensa
tions for drought.
It is worth noting tt during the
month of February last only 18,000
bushels of wheat left Atlantic ports for
Europe, while 1,187,964 bushels went
from ports on the gulf of Mexico.
The tsetse fly, a fly no bigger than
common bouse fly, Is the great
scourge of South Africa, and baa done
more to retard the white man's con
quest of that country than any other
one thing. It Is death to stock.
Nothing Is better for filling the silo
than common field corn. While peclal
types Of fodder corn, cloTer, alfalfa,
cowpeas and other green stuff may be
kept in the silo, the field corn will be
found to be the most satlafactory.
If you hare an evergreen grove, you
will be sure to have lots of mourning
doves, which will seek the grove of
conifers as a breeding place. You may
also have crows, which like such a
grove equally well, and that Is nui
sance. The three months of winter when
the man on the southern farm can do
any sort of farm work give blm a
very permanent and' distinct advan
tage over bis northern brother, who
during that period can do nothing but
stuff stoves and stock and consume
the earnings of the previous year.
The wild grape, the plum, the rose
bush, the crabapple, all native to our
northern latitude, are extremely hardy.
No extreme of either beat or cold Im
pairs their vitality. Perhaps some day
we will develop types of better fruit
which will possess the same degree of
hardiness. We have not got them aa
In April of this year a man who
lived near the state line between Iowa
and Minnesota could shoot all the
ducks he wanted In Iowa, while be
could not lawfully catch a fish, while
"in Minnesota he could catch all the
fish he wanted, but could not shoot a
duck. This well illustrates the need
of general laws for the protection of
fish and game.
The objection to the Leghorn hens Is
that they cannot be kept under control,
driven, herded and secured at night aa
can other breeds. They are great
wanderers and foragera, atack strip
pers, tree roosters and garden destroy
ers. No fence stops them. And while for
gg production no breed excels them
they are of little value for the table.
The Wyandqttes, white or silver laced;
the Plymouth Bocks, barred or buff,
are better fowla for the average man
than the Leghorns.
Notwithstanding the good prices
which bogs have brought for the past
year 3,000,000 more hogs hsve been
old than for the previous year. The
most profitable business on the west
era farm for the paat two years has
keen producing pork. Assured of B
cents a pound and ne cholera It Is an
agricultural bonansa. It Is a far coun
try and a atrange, uncivilised people
where the product of the American
Poland-China Is not found In some
form or other. The Jew and Moham
medan are bla worst enemies.
A western agricultural college has
lately Issued a bulletin stating that a
Danish method of making butter has
been discovered whereby a much lar
ger per cent of water la worked Into
the butter than la common under the
American system. It la ssld In connec
tion that the quality of the butter la
Improved thereby. While this msy be
good news to the dairymen and the
creamertea It la no cause for rejoicing
to the consumer, for what he wants
and what he buys Is butter fat not
Many folks run store bills all their
Uvea; think they have to. There h In
very way a better method pay cash
as yon go. It will savs you 10 per cent
la the long run, S per cent in not buy
ing things and 5 per cent in securing
toe lowest prices tm grocer or mer
chant baa to offer. If, aa so many are
doing, you are eating up this month
thaf which you expect to earn next
month, do penance and fast for thirty
flays, get van, pay cash and eat what
you have earned. This suggestion la
worth good money, at least f20 year,
to any maa who will try It
Norman Williams will not be lianued
here on July 22. since bis attorney.
Judge Henry E. McGinn, la perfecting
an appeal to me supreme court, winch
will delay the execution perhaps six
months. If the judgement of the lower
court is reversed the caae will be re
manded here for retrial, but if the juiltfA
ment is sustained Judge ttradahaw will
fix some future date for earning out the
'judgement of the court. Mountaineer.
Miss Zoloto Kelney,after spending the
paat week with Miss Prudence Patter
son, left on the boat this morning (or
her home in Hood Kiver. fcihe wan ac
companied bjf Miss Katherine William
fi li.- f li-" it !,
It looks aa if the price of cotton la to
be permanently higher, Just aa will be
the price of corn. - !'
One thousand American bred hogs
bsve been sent to Europe the past year
for breeding purposes.
We have always favored the placing
of a sufficient tax on dogs so that men
sustaining damage by them could be
It looks as If the making and use
of the new cement blocks for building
purposes will seriously affect the cut
stone and brick Industries.
It requires cows, pigs, poultry, fruit
and vegetables to make high priced
land pay. It cannot be profitably used
In the production of cereal crops or bay
to sell. . . ..
A crop of corn of fifty bushels to the
acre, worth 40 cents a bushel, Is a very
reasonable proportion, still it makes
the land which will produce it easily
worth f 100 per acre. ' '
The Auatrlans and Italian who como
to thla country become, unless restrain
ed by force of law, the most merciless
slaughterers of our best song birds.
They will kill every bird they can find.
It looks as though the orange busi
ness is being overdone. ' More oranges
are being produced than the people can
consume, Tbey have been as cheap as
potatoes all through the west during
the winter. ,
The wonderful and continued pros
perity of the south Is one of the most
Interesting features of the present
economic development of the country.
It seems strange that it has been so
long delsyed.
We never until this year heard of a
swarm of bees starting out on a bunt
for a location early In April, when win
ter still bad a good grip, but this
spring a swarm took possession of a
vacant spaco in a cream hauler's, wag
on thus early In the season.
If a man can secure a good tenant
on a term of years the farm so rented,
If let on shares, will one year with
another bring In a much better Income
for the landlords than where It is rent
ed, for cash, but one needs the right
sort of tenant and the long lease.
Not many people keep poultry with
profit In town. The range la so circum
scribed, all food has to be bought, and
unless great care is token the enforced
confinement Impairs the laying ability
of the fowls. A dozen hens may per
haps be profitably kept on the average
town premises, but not many more.
The problem of what to do with the
old and faithful horse that has out
lived bis usefulness and become an ex
pense to keep Is a very common one.
Home trade blm to a horse Jockey;
soma let him live and starve; some
finish him up with bard work. Bet
ter by fur humanely kill the old serv
ant It baa been found that the mocking
bird of the south Is a sworn enemy of
the cotton boll weevil, and some of the
cotton growing states have passed very
stringent laws for the protection of this
bird. Nearly all of our Insect pests
would be held In check by some form
of bird life If man were only wise
enough to permit the birds to live.
A rather significant fact which Is
brought to our attention Is that of a
man who Is farming only twenty acrea
of land, who Is building a new home
with all modern conveniences, while
his neighbor who tries td form a half
section Is worrying about taxes, inter
est and hired men and gets but peace
snd comfort. It will be a good thing
when men come to learn that It lsthe
small farm which Is the profitable Sue.
A man who had several fine spruce
and plnea In hla front yard took
notion to trim-them up. When the
Job was done his trees were spoiled,
for an evergreen on top of a ten foot
pole la the most unsightly and unat
tractive of all lawn trees. Their beau
ty lies In their heavy base, and to
have these symmetrical bases the treos
must have room to develop, and when
they are planted eight or ten feet
apart they can never develop satisfac
torily. The west the prairie section where
the dirt road Is the only road possible,
Is to be Indebted to a Missouri farmer
for a cheap and very simple device
ten Inch log, ten feet long, spilt and
the two sections fastened one behind
the other to be used In smoothing
down the rough and rutty highway,
and from the use of which most satis
factory results are obtained. It Is the
rat Whlcb holds the rainfall and makes
the mudhole. Banish the rut and we
get rid of the mud. This Is so simple
and cheap that It should come lnt J g( n-
srul use at once.
IfiwWnr PlaatlaeT.
A strong sandy or light clay Ion in
seems best to stilt strawberries, though
they thrive on many kinds of soil,
riants may be set as early lu spring nx
the ground can be worked, In rows
three and one-half feet apart In the
row, according to the habit of the plant
In forming runners. The soil should
be' made firm around the plant. It the
weather Is hot and dry at planting
time the older leaves are beet removed.
The blossom stalka ahould be cut and
the runners kept to a space of about
one foot during the first season.
' We have been selling a lot of pota
toes this spring for 1.20 per bushel.
Thla Is the most extravagant price for
murphies we have ever known. No
body can afford to eat them at this
price, and only their use for seed Jus
tifies It
The sprouted kernel of oats Is a ten
der thing, and It la probable that the
early sown crop of the west, subjected
aa It was to very severe freeilug after
germination, is seriously Injured.
Wheat and rye will atand what oats
will cot
Cash Book.
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llll'llHI! Sltl IIHifW full Un,lir knimri- ..!.
!n; heavy linen paper. Price SUnl. ' lniiulr.
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There are many mistakes mad la
the matter of tree planting. A very
common one where trees are being set
In the borne lot for shade and decora
tion Is to set them In straight row In
stead of Irregularly In groups, the best
pattern to follow being nature' meth
od of artistic Irregularity; then, the
trees being small, so many seem to for
get tbey will grow to be large, and o
set them too near the bouse, only to
bury the bouse In a dense shade and
but out the sun, and It 1 rare to find
a man with sand enongh to cut down
the handsome tree which he planted
twenty years previously. Then mis
takes are made, and bad ones, In the
election of varieties. No man ever
regrets planting a white elm, a hard
maple, a wbtto ash, a catalpa, a blue
spruce or white pine If they are
planted In the right place, but' the
Lombardy poplar, the Balm of Ollead,
the cottonwood, the box elder and the
willow very soon outlive their useful
ness; then It quite often happens that
one may combine 'profit and aesthetic
beauty by planting a fruit tree instead
of a deciduous forest tree. No tree Is
better suited for a lawn decoration
than the cherry, cither tame or wild,
while the plum will brighten the lawn
with its bloom In the spring and re
ward all who seek It shade later on
with Ita fruit For street planting
probably no tree give such general
aatlsfactlon as the American elm. We
would not however, discourage any
one from planting the poor varieties
if that is the very best tbey can do,
for any sort of tree Is better than none
tall j i - ,?i)'t
' The real and the only object of the
county fairs should be the promotion
of the agricultural, mechanical and
horticultural Interests of the com
munity, and where they fall to do
this we doubt If they are of any real
value whatever. Wherever these fairs
are held there Is an almost Irresistible
effort made by a certain class to
nmlte the racing, the sideshows, the
sensational risk of bjiman life, the
gambling and the Immoral supersede
and obscure the legitimate object of
the fair. Fancy prices are tendered
the management for the privilege of
plucking the gullible public by a hun
dred fraudulent scheme, while the
horsemen the racing craft are quite
apt to want to be considered the
whole show and appropriate the bulk
of the receipts. Some day there will
come a time when the real purpose of
the county fair will be properly recog
nized and men will take an Interest
and attend such fair for the education
al value which It should possess along
agricultural lines. A certain state fair
In a western state only a few years
ago so catered to this demand for the
grotesque and sensational that a track
was laid, locomotives were bought and
a real collision, head-on, waa adver
tised and given aa one of the attrac
tions. The management has learned
better now. ' Fair officials who will
license gambling schemes of any sort
hould be promptly indicted and re
moved from office.
A Minnesota dairyman who for
twelve years has been trying to build
up a herd of dual purpose cows say
be bos failed snd that the thing Is a
practical impossibility. The trouble
its that the heifers from such a herd
will almost alwaya take one tack or
the other run to either beef or milk
and so are not dual, as desired. Once
In awhile a cow Is found which most
happily combines the qualities of both
meat and milk, but it seems to be al
most Impossible to fix such a strain
as a distinguishing trait of a breed.
The very makeup of the cow tends to
defeat such an attempt, the good
pillker from a physical necessity being
almost a deformed beast from beef
standpoint If a man la going Into
the dairy busluess for profit, there Is
little doubt that he will best promote
his Interests by getting cows of the
dairy type.
A friend in Colorado wrttea asking
us to name some varieties of straw
berry which will be frost proof In June
and July on the highlands of that
state, where he states they hsve
frost every year In June and July. We
caunot help him out for we know of
no berry which, when In bloom or
when the fruit Is formed, will stand a
hard frost He cites the fact that wild
strawberries grow there In abundance,
but neglects to state, what la probably
fact, that these wild berries grow
low down among other vegetation and
are to a great extent protected from
frost The frost condition to which b
refers sometimes catches our crop of
berries In late May, and the best way
to prevent damage Is to start a smudge
of the old winter covering around the
bed or else throw It back on the plants
to remain until danger I past
It Is a good time now to prune- the
fruit treoe where they need It The
water sprouta at the base of the trunk
should lie all removed; also all cross
limbs n nd deformed ones. A light
fine toothed saw la the beat tool for
this work, and It Is a good Idea to
have a little pot of paint along to give
the wound ou the tree a dab. Pruning
done nt thla season (May) Insure the
quick healing of the cuts, aa the aap
Is about In full flow. The work of
pruning should nevw be delayed so
that limits over an Inch In diameter
have to be removed.
A hotbed which only took a couple of
hours to make was by the middle of
April furnishing us an abundance of
nice radlahea and lettuce, while there
were, besides, several hundred tomato,
cabbage and pepper plants, cauliflower
and eggplant, enough for our own
use and some for the neighbors. Worth
doing? Well, we should say aa
Planing Mill Help.
Tliwor ftinr men with famine wanted to
work aronud planing Mill.
!f. r V'TX'T'T TT-nx
" '
Paul Strain, who has just returned
from the monopoly-ridden mining dis
trict of crushed Colorado, says that the
state of affairs at Victor and Cripple
Creek Is almost heart rending. Fear Is
on almost every face. If men stop and
talk one witn another, in tne street or
elsewhere, where they may be seen,
officers arrest them and they are thrown
Into the loul bull pen or banished from
the commonwealth they helped to build.
Distress is pictured on the countenances
of women and children, homes are des
olate and the Buffering of the masses is
beyond human thought at tins distance
from the seat of all these troubles. Mr.
Strain says that when lie was there,
there was no such thing as free press
or free speech. He says, indeed, that
he was reminded of Siberia and the
military authority of the czar in this
trust-ridden state of Colorado. He says
that the stores of Cripple Creek, Victor
and lloldflelds are nearly all closed. The
small provision stores are afruid to
keep their doors open, because they
have not the means to sell on credit,
and no one has money to pay for any
thing in these camps sttlifs time.
"I Ubught the two large stocks of
clothing, hats, caps, furnishing goods
and shoe of the Colorado Clothing Co.,
which did business iu Cripple Creek
and Victor. I also bought a very select
and handsome . stock, in UolilfteWls.
These goods were received at about the
timeihe mines were closing down, and
the Btocks were almost iu tact, 'iim
Colorado Clothing Co's. fctores were well
nlled to the ceiling with the best eelec
tion of merchandise I ever saw outside
of the largest cities of the country, the
inventory showing a value of $147,000
and all tins immense stock was kuocked
down to me for $28,000 spot cash. This
it will be perceived, is leas than 19 cents
on the dollar of the wholesale cost ol
the iroods.
' Business men are leaving Colorado
with tne intention ol never returnniK
The bard hand of vexation and of need
is upon them, cr me is rampant every'
where, life is insecure, confidence ob
literated and buHineta dead. Men look
on their neiithbors with auemcion
husbands have been dragged away from
their families and wives from their hus
bands. Chaos is visible everywhere,
men who areeuiltv of no offense what
ever, are hurried before military tribu
nals that remind one strongly of the
stormy uays ot the Drench revolution
I noticed that the men who were ban.
ished under military guards bad not the
appearance of foreigners, but teemed to
represent the beet types ol American
manhood 1 have ever seen. They seemed
to me to be natives of such states as New
Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania.
Ohio, Illinois.and possibly Missouri and
Kentucky. I saw no drunkenness what
ever and could scarcely realise that these
fellows were under the ban of the law.
General Bell appeared to me as a very
austere commander. K he had been
trained in the military schools of Europe
I could have understood his bearing ;but
it was strange to me to behold such con
duct in an American.
"However, in a mercantile way, Col
orado's loss will be Portland's gain.
These tons of goods you see around me
come from thai sorrowful region to
make glad the hearts of patrons of the
Hub and Sarains, and from 8 o'clock to
morrow mornliiK until every dollar's
worth of goods nave been disposed of,
tremendous slaughter will be the watch
word here."
And Mr. Strain turned away to direct
his little army that seemed to obey his
command aa implicitly as the soldiers
obey the commands of Ueueral Boll.
They were marking down and stauking
up goods in every direction, and will
doubtless be ready for the multitudes
who will be with them in the days to
come, beginning with tomorrow morn
ing. Portland Journal.
Some men stlli plant by the moon
ind swear by the long range weather
The tramping of the soil by stock Is
absolutely fatal to a large share of our
forest and fruit trees.
The good horse and the good boy are
Quite likely to both belong to the good
man. They are one of bis earthly re
wards. It la of small profit to work bard to
plant $2 worth of garden seeds and
then depend upon a scythe to keep the
garden clean.
We sow radishes every ten days
from early spring np to July and then
again In September for fall use. In
thla way we alwaya have them nice
and tender.
All living things have their uses, we
re told, but we know of some dogs
add some men whose utilitarian rela
tion to the world could be made a prop
er mihlert for rtrmtf.
Blacksmith and
Wagon Maker
Horse-Shoeing and Repair Work
Fresh Bread, Buns, Cakes,
and Pastry Daily.
Mat vour Fruit Lands with us In the
Homeseekers' Guide if you want to sell
them. We advertise the guide in over
225 Eastern and Middle West papers.
Send (or the Homeseekers' Guide.
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Portland, Or
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Fast time between The Dalle and Portland. Htpiuner leave. The Dalles Tuesday.,
Tbureday. and Haturdaya, at 7 a. m.; arriving at Portland at 2 p. m.
Returning, leave. Portland Mondays, Wednesday, and Friday., at 7 a. m.; arriving
at The Dalle, at 8 p. m.
Mopping at Vancouver, Waahctigal, Caacade Lock., Btevenxon, Carson, Ht. Martin's
Springs, Collins, While HHlmon. Hood Kiver and liyle, for both freight and passenger..
Landing at Tbe Dulles, foot of Union at; at Portland, foot of Washington at. Capt.
E. W.Hpenoer, Ueneral Manager, Portland. FASHION STABLKM, Agent, Hood River.
Ts. purpose of Houae Paint it to Protect and Beautify.
"Unseed of) I. the life of paint" bemuse it la tbe binder, the muoilsie, that holds the pigment,
(th. dry paint) to tn surface i and only when the oil loaea thia bindlos: quality through Ita dis
integration by atmoapherio infloenoae ahould tit. loosened dry parti olea of plrment oom. off. The
offioe of the pigment ia deooratlve and also preservative lu prolonging the Ufa of th. oil by pro
tooting it front the .laments
Absolut cortatinty of tKe purity of the linseed oil eon.atntea
the ehlef economy In paint buying, for to exactly the extent that the binding quality of the oil la
weakened by th. nee of adulterant, or ohoep "thinners,' tile uurebilityr of the
whole paint la diminished.
You have this absolute certainty of th. quality of the oil in the Paint pot
as your koua. when rem buy Kinlooa Paint, because you buy the oil separ.
Btely and give your paint thla abaolutely certain durability by mixing thla oil gallon for gallon
with the thiclC "Kinloeh" paste in which, for your oonvanlenoe end the oertalnty
or proper proportion., all the plgmeuu, tinting oolora, "turpe" and dryera are ground together
and sold you, ready for th. admixture of the pur. raw oil by yourself.
These facta alono ronko "Kinloeh" the ideal palntt bat beside
thla guarantee of durability through your peraonoi knowledge of the purity of the oil, is the fact
that when yoa buy two gallon, of the ordinary ready-mixed paint-the "ready for the brush"
eon you pay the ready-mixed paint prion for th. . galleai of oil therein, regardlea. of Ita
purity, or 3 12 to S tlxnoa mors than for the fresh pure oil In your loeal dealer's barrel.
We invite eorreapondanoe from these who use or buy Houao Paint.
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Only Exclusive Grocery Store in the City. Free Delivery. Phone.
Violins, Guitars and
by Test."
A transcontinental traveler
says: I've tried them all and I
prefer the
western Limited.
It's the-best to be found from
coast to coast."
It's -'The Train for Comfort"
every night In the year between
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chi
cago. ' Before atartlng on a trip no mat
ter where write for Interesting Infor
mation about oomfortabl. traveling.
II. L. Sisi.ER,Gen'l. Agt.,
132 Third St., Portland, Or.
T. W. Teasdale,
General . Passenger Agent
St Paul, Minn.
and Draying.
Horses bought, sold or exchanged..
Pleasure parties can secure Hrst-eluss rigs. Spe
cial attention given to moving Furniture
and Pianos.
We do everything horses can do.