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Have your calce, muffins, and tea bis
cuit home-made. They will be fresher,
cleaner, more tasty and wholesome.
Royal Baking Powder helps the house
wife to produce at home, quickly and eco
nomically, fine and tasty cake, the raised
hot-biscuit, puddings, the frosted layer
cake, crisp cookies, crullers, crusts and
muffins, with which the ready-made food
found at the bake-shop or grocery does
Royal is the greatest of bake-day helps.
ROYAL BAKINO POWOEK CO., NEW YOKK.
A WMua'a Plaa kr Which to Brla
Akoat Hapar Marrtacaa.
Marriage it an lMtltutlcm of the
ttate; therefore ihe should put It out
of the hood! of possibility that people
can marr; each other In two days or
week. How many marriage would
be broken off if the ttate required a
three yea it' engagement before people i
are married? After all, if a woman
wants to become a nun in two months,
no convent In the world will accept
her. She must be a novice for two or
three yean. During that time the hat
to make an examination of her con
science every day and to find out if
the bat a vocation for nun. But
women and men marry without the
allghteat preparation, without the
lightest thought of the future, while
Dame Nature lauglit at her most odd
pairing. She wants her world peopled.
That it her part The men and women
who are ill tulted to each other are not
(J iris and boy at school thould -be
taught to look upon marriage as the
most beautiful, the happiest, the most
desirable and the most posxlble thing
In the world. Boyt should be taught
to keep their mluds and their bodies
pure for the state which they will
probably enter and to have a sense of
protection and loyalty to girls, and
girls should be taught Industry, self
sacrifice and responsibility for the mar
ried ttate.-Mrs. T. P. O'Connor in
Black and White.
OF GROWING TREES
Our attention has been called by K.
II. Sliepard to an excellent article on
fertilization which wo print below
and which has received the approval
of several local growort who have seen
It. It is as follows:
At a recent meeting of the borti
oulturul seminary of the Massachu
setts Agrloultiirnl College, Prof. W.
P. llrooks was the speaker, and his
subject was "Too Fertilization of
Fruit Trees, Especially Apples." lie
began by stating a few general princi
ples. In dealing with fruit trees very
slow acting fertilizers are to be chos
en as a rule. This is because the crop
romulns long in the land, and be
oauso, as a ruin, slow-acting fertilizers
can be bought at a price which makes
the unit of pluut food in thorn much
cheaper. There are of course some
exceptions to this rule, especially In
soils which are llablo to leach. In
such onBes aulckor acting fertilizers
are required. Again, it is not always
true that the unit of pluut loed can
be boimht most cbearlv in slower act
ing ehemicHlx. At the present time
ui trade of soda olfers practically the
ohonnest form of nitrogen, pound lor
nouud : vet It is one of the most
mi Ink Iv available fertilizers known.
lu applying potash and pbosphorlo
add to fruit trees, at least lu tolls
which are fairly rotentive, oousldera
ble quantities can he held in reserve
that is. the soil will curry a large
stock of these fortlllzers on which tie
trees can grow indefinitely as they
nnad them. For various reasons, bow
aver, nitrounu cannot be stored up in
the toll In the same way. It has to be
supplied frequently, and theiefore us
ually lu smaller quantities.
It is to be noted further that lu the
nnn of nltrouon on fruit trees consld
erable care has to be exorcised. Large
quantities of nitrogen are not needod,
and even moderate quantities are
sometimes dangerous. In an apple or
chard all the nitrogon which is retiulr
ed mav eomotlmes be secured trom
the use of loiruminous cover crops,
such as cow peas, soy boans, el. ver
or vetch. As nitrogen is the most ex
pensive element to be secured, there
Is mauifest economy in applying such
a system of management as will pro
vide this nitrogen on tho ground with
out the addition of expensive nitro
The prlnolpul part of Prof. Drook's
lecture, howovor, was devoted to a
discussion of a very Interesting exper
iment lu tho fertilization of apple
trees oarrlod out at the Hutch Experi
ment Htatlon of tho Massachusetts Ag
ricultural College. A good piece of
land, having been previously cultivat
ed in graHs and other common agricul
tural crops, was In the full of 1HH7
plowed and drowned with one ton of
wood atrium to the acre. In ImmH it
whs agulu plowed, and in 1HK9 the reg
ular system of fertilizers was adopted
Plat 1 received anuuully at the rate
of ten tons of baruynrd manure per
Plut 2 received at the rate of oue
ton of wood ashes per acre.
Flat !t received nothing in the way
of fertilizer, but was held as a check
against which the other lots could be
Plat i received auuuully bone meal
COO lbs., muriate of potash 200 lbs.
Plat 5 received annually (UK) lbs. of
bone meal and 400 lbs. of low grade
magnesia potash sulphate.
The trees were plautod lu 18110, and
the land was plowed and cultivated
until when it was seeded down
to grass. The hay was cut and can led
away until 1W2, after which tho hay
was out aud left on the fground. The
trees have therefore beeu growing
since 1H1X), and are now 15 years old.
They have beou hearing for several
years, and while the results aro not
uncusHarily Until, a very good judge
ment cau be formed regarding the
It may iio suid that the fertilizers
lu the diiferent plats cost approxim
ately as follows :
Plut 1 iMO per acre per year.
Plut 2 1'2 an acre.
Plut 1?U) an aore.
Plut 5811 au acre.
The amount of potash lu plats 2, 4
and 5 was approximately equal, as was
the phosphorio add in plats 4 aud 5.
Considerable dill'ereuoe Is shown lu
the growth of the trees during the 15
years of this experiment. It would
be naturally expocted that the growth
has been considerably tho least on
plut It, where no fertilizer was applied.
Taking the uveruge circumference of
the trees in the diiferent plats, the
following tlgorcs aro showu :
Plut 1 :il.:i'i inches.
Plat '2-27. M "
Plat 3-24. W "
Plat 4-20.SU "
It should be said that this experi
ment included several dlilerent vari
eties of apple as follows: Ualdwlu,
Uravensteiu, Khode Island Ureeniug
aud Hoxbury Kusset. Those varieties
were all'eetod very d liferent! y by the
fertilizers. It was shown, for In
stance, that Koxbury Kusset could
rustle for itself much better than the
other varieties. It made very nearly
aood growth in plat 3, without fer
tilizer. as lu iriit 1. nlere it hid an
abundance, fluid win, on the ether
hand, proved to be very seusatlve to
lood supply. It made much less
growth in plut three than 1 1 the fer
tillzed sections. This of course
quite contrary to the usual opinion
which rates lialdwln as tbe lazy man s
apple par exoelleuce.
We may now compare toe produots
of these various plats. The totals are
as follow, and cover tbe time of first
bearing lu ln'.W up to and Including
the crop of llluu ;
Flat I iu,n( pounds.
Plat 2 5,4(13 "
Plat 3- 2,021 "
Plat 4-7,111 "
Plat 5- 9,(107 "
It will be seen that the section fer
tillzed with barnyard manure baa gW
en slightly the largest total crop.
must not be forgotten, however, that
tins Is secured at a very greatly lu
cre-'sed expense. Tbe next largest
oi ops were developed in pluts 4 and 5,
but tbe striking thing is that plat
greatly exoeeds plat 4, although the
quantities of fertilizers, chemically
computed, are nimost identical. Tbe
diilerence appears to be due to the
diiferent form in which potash is a
plied. The evtd lice is certain
strong that on this toll sulphate of
magnesia potash is superior to the
muriate. The plat fertilized with
wood ashes gave toe lowest yield
'he fi rtlllzed plats, although at rela
lively high expense. The very low
yield from the unfertilized plat
rattier striking, especially when oue
re-nembers that tills plat received cou
slderably better than the ordinary care
given on the common farm. The trees
were always carefully pruned, sprayed
and otherwise well cared for.
In the matter of quality, there were
also some striking differences among
tbe varlos plats. The fruit showed its
best color nearly always on plat 2,
fertilized with wood ashes, while plat
5 showod second' best color. Those
on the unfertilized plut were flrmjof
good color ana good lluvor, but they
wore altogether too small and a very
large proportion of them were unlit
for sale. The fruit on plat 1, fertil
ized with barnyard mauure, was tbe
poorest of all, except In the point
size. It was soft, rather poor fluv
ored, kept poorly, aud waa not well
oolored. Caroful uhomlcal tests failed
to reveal any dilferouce lu tbe ohen
cal nature of the diiferent plats. liy
r. a. waugn in trie uountry Uentl
SHOOTS HIMSELF TO
DEATH IN T00LH01SE
J. (). I lay nes, a former employe of
the O. 1!. &, N. at this place commltt
ed suicide at Waitsburg where he was
station agent for that road. Wayne
reasons for killing himself are said to
be due to domestic troubles.
On the day of his death bo seemed
to be in bis usual spirits, but Just be
foro 1 o'clock, I'ayues walked out
his oltice at the depot and weut iuto
the tool bouse nearby. In a moment
Mrs. llayuea, who was in their room
at the depot, was startled by a pistol
snot in ttie tool House. She banned
to the place aud was horlfled to find
her husband lying ou the floor with
the blood oozing out of a wound
the right temple. Clutched in his
right hand was a 30-cullber revolver,
She called for assistance, aud several
persons who were lu the depot an
swered her call. They picked up th'e
unconscious man and carried him lu
to the depot, where he expired mi
The deceased leaves, besides
wile u' d two children, a widowed
mother, who lives at Sherwood, three
Ill-others and two sisters. He had
been in the employ of the O. H. A
Co., for several years, was a splendid
railroad man, and tilled his position
Hi - J
F. 8. STANLEY. Pres. E. L. SMITH, Vioe-Pret.
E. O. BLANCHAB Cashier.
V. C. Brock, Asst. Cash'r.
MANY know of the wonderful efficacy of
WILLIAMS' WITCH HAZEL CREAM and
SYRUP of WHITE PINE and TAR. So
that more may know, without expense,
we will give a FREE SAMPLE (enough for
a trial) of either, with each. 60-cent pur
chase during the week, beginning Jan
uary 21st and ending January 28th.
REMEMBER THE TIME
A Broaa Hlat.
"Mamma," tald a six-year-old girl,
entering the sitting room one morning
recently, "don't you want tome can
The mother was writing a letter.
"Why. Tet. dear." the replied "Give
me a piece."
"I ain't dot any," came from the
child, "an I ain't dot any nickel to
She got the nickel. Kansas City
Morallr Iatpravlasr Habit.
The habit of dressing well growl on
a man line tne opium naDit, out m
consequences, Instead of being disas
trous, are delightful and socially ai
well at morally Improving. Sartorial
The Great Depot for Everything in the Drug Line.
CHARLES HALL, Proprietor.
Ihe First National Bank
OF HOOD RIVER
Capital and Surplus, $30,000.00
We offer you the facilities of a well managed and a well
equipped bank. The interests oi patrons receive our
Our Motto: "A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL."
J. E. NICHOLS
hold license from the State Board of Oregon and Washington, and am qualified
to ship bodies to any point. Prompt service either day or night.
- lies rue furnished nn all occntmms r
"' Hood Biver, Oregon
Pallor Phone Main 1143
Residence Phone Main 1401
Talks and King Though Tongneless.
With his toiiKue aud the greater part
of its roots ou the left side of his
mouth out from his head by a sur
Keon's knifo, Frederick Power, actor
aud ft Hue manager of the Hush Tern
plo Theatre, told stories and sang
souks at St. JoHoph's hospital Chi
cago. five, weeks go. Powers underwent
one of the most daiiKorous operations
ever performed by Dr. Nicholas Henu,
when a cancer, caused by excessive
smoking, was removed, lu five weeks
more he expects to be engaged by tbe
theatrical profession and to be able to
talk as well as when he had a tongue.
It is possible eveu that Power will be
able to go on again as an actor, but
lie says that he is not going to pin
his hopes too high and will be satisfied
to resume bis work as slage director.
At the hospital, Power went through
the alphabet, pronouncing distinctly
all letters but U, J, tj, V, and W.
Perfection ran only be attained iu the
physical by allow ing'natiire to appropri
ate ami not dissipate her own resources.
Cathartics drip, weaken dissipate, while
OeWitt'i Little Karly Risers simply
expel all putrid matter and bile, thus
allowing the liver to assume normal ac
tivity. Hood for the complexion. Sold
hv U. K. Williams.
Bashfulness may lometimet exclude
pleasure, but seldom opens any avenue
to sorrow or remorse. Johnson.
Air Is to the body what coal It to tht
furnace. The deeper the breathing the
more drafts are turned on and tbe
brighter life burns.
The annuul meeting of the utock holders of
inetHittii improvement i;o. win oe neia m
their hull ttOuell. Tuendsy. J urinary 1(1, at 4
o'clock p. in. All su ck bolder requested to
De preaeut. i mis. i.acy. rrr.
ju E. I . roils, nec y
A. W. Estes & Co.
Real Estate Dealers
Homestead and timber
claims, dairy aud fruit land.
Apples, berries and chei ries a
specialty. Also some bar
trains in timber land. Office
over drug store, Jewettave.,
White Salmon, Washington.
2 very choice resi
dence lots on the
property offered at
$500. Inquire of
John Leland Henderson
or A. W. OnthanK.
Our list contains alxnit 40 different
tracts of fruit and general farm lands in
Mosier : about 600 acres In Underwood,
divided into tracts of from 40 to 320
acres each; also about 185 different
tracts of farm property in Hood River
valley, and some very desirable reel
deuces in Hood River and Mosier.
83. 6 acres Si mile out; berries end
orchard. A beautiful location. Will be
sold at a bargain.
24. 42 acres 4 miles out, 10 acres iu
orchard, 10 full bearing. First-class ini
provements. A beautiful borne.
2. 40 acres In the most beautiful nor
tion of the valley. 4 acres in orchard
one vear old, 8J acres In lierries, 4 acres
In alfalfa, balance general farming.
114. Two 160-acre tracts about nine
miles out; one on east side, other west
side. Choice for f 1100.
A number of 5. 10. 20 and 40 acre
tracts of unlnioroved laud that will
bear investigation. Also a number of
large tracts from 100 to 320 acres in Ore
gon and Washington
Some few residences and lots in every
portion of the city.
W. J. BAKER & CO.
Real Estate Agents
Hood River, Oregon.
Hard Wheat Flour
on the Hood
J CaP aa
Is the best flour ever put
Kiver market. It is made
hard wheat, and put up
Hood River trade.
The Hood River Bakery has just pur
chased 200 barrels of Golden Crown
Flour, and says it is the best flour they
haye ever used.
. . " For , Sale By
STRANAHAN & SHEETS
Hood River, Oregon
Nice lot of Yellow Newtowns, Spitzenberg, Baldwiu, Mam
moth Black Twiir. Jonathan, Home Beauty, Law ver, etc
lso large line of general nursery stock. Send for catalog
list. Breeders 'of Shorthorn Cattle and Berk
shire Ilogs; all stock registered.
PACIFIC NURSERY CO.
TANGENT t t t i i OREGON
A GOOD PIANO
Will bring happiness
to the home
EILERS' MUSIC CO.
of The Dalles, Ore.
are always injhe lead when it comes to good pianos,
and close-priced terms can be had; all that is asked is
a small amount down and a few dollars a month.
No one needs to be without a piano who has talent
in that 'direction,.when new pianos can be bought for
$ 190 to $ 233. Such pianos are: One used Bailey,
formerly worth f 300, now f 223; Kimball piano in a
fine walnut case, used only a short time and worth
f 4.0Q, now $235; and a store full' of ten or twelve
different kinds, all on easy terms.
EILER5' MUSIC CO.
Buy Your Fruit Boxes
Hood River Box Factory
and Patronize Home Industry.
Best Quality Lowest Price
Fhone Main 71 ,
To the People of
Hood River Valley .
Our Flour, Graham, Whole Wheat,
Farina, Bran, Shorts and Middlings are
as good as can be made by any mill on earth.
All made from good, strong Hard Wheat.
We ask you to give them the preference, and by
patronizing home industry help build up your
If your merchant will not furnish you with
the home product, call on us and we will put
you in line with some one who will.
Hood River Milling Co.
I wish to say to all our old friends and custom
ers who for so many years came to our shop for
their meats, that it is useless for me to introduce
Wood Bros., our successsors, as their 18 years in
the butcher business in Wasco county has made
them so widely known that un introduction is un
necessary. Being honest, capable business men,
they have the means and ability to rwn a business
as it should be run, and in a way that will be a
credit to our city.
I expect to stay with the new firm for awhile,
and will be glad to see you all at the old stand. 1
will guarantee that you will get just as much meat
for your money, just as courteous treatment and
just as prompt service as can be had in the city.
We will have a full line of everything good to
eat for the Christmas trade.
E. S. MAYES.
SMITH GRUBBING MACHINES, call
For further particulars regarding the
on or write . '
THE DALLES, OREGON.
We are now located in the Smith Building, in the
room formerly occupied by J. E. Rand, where we will be
pleased to see all of our old customers as well as new ones.
This large and well-lighted store has been fitted up
with the best and most complete 6tock of
Staple and Fancy Groceries, Hour and Feed
ever displayed in the City. Fresh Vegetables received
daily. Call and inspect our stock.
SPOT CASH GROCERY
WOOD & SMITH BROS., Proprietors.
Wood & Gray
Troy Steam Laundry
White Salmon-Hood River
Two big sail boats, two
big perfectly safe gasoline
launches and two big ferry
scows. Expert sailors in
charge. Boats leave at all
hours. DEAN & PEARSON