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Vol. 5
PROCEEDINGS
OF" THE COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
OF WHATCOM COUNTY WASHINGTON-NOVEMBER
SESSION, 1912.
Monday, November 4, 1912.
The Board of County Commission
ers met pursuant to adjournment tak
en on October 16, 1912.
Present, Will H. Fell, chairman; J.
G. Kemper and John Simpson, county
commissioners, and Alex Van Wyck,
Clerk of the Board, in attendance.
The following claims were allowed
and proceedings had:
Current Expense Fund.
Salaries of Auditor and As
sistants $ 642.05
Salaries of Clerk and Assist
ants 358. 3".
Salaries of County Attorney
and Assistants 323.31
Salaries of County Treasurer
and Assistants 506.60
Salaries of Sheriff and As
sistants 468.3H
Salaries of Assessor and As
sistants 510.00
Salaries of County Engineer
and Assistants 398.3.".
Salaries Supt. County Schools
and Assistant 225.00
Salaries Supt. County Home
and Assistants 190.0n
John A. Kelogg. salary as Su
perior Judge 125.00
Ed E. Hardin, do 125.00
Will H. Foil, salary as county
commissioner 150.00
J. G. Kemper, do 150.00
John Simpson, do 150 00
D. W. Featherkile. salary as
Justice of the Peace 100 00
Henry C. Beach, do 100.00
Harrison Cowden, salary as
constable CO.OO
Fred V. Shute, salary as
County Physician 83.53
N. W. Wear, salary as Cor
oner - ■ ij
M. E. White, salary-as Proba
tion Officer - - 66.66
D. P. Day. salary as Supt. of
Charities 25.00
Charles E. Thomas, salary as
Janitor TIM
E. C. Lyle, salary as Transit.
Hannegan Road 75.00
Carl Stenvig. Chainman. Han
negan Road 2.50
Jenny Lindbery, work on rec
ords, Hannegan Road work 30.00
V?arl McCoy, Draughtsman,
Hannegan Road 56.00
W W. Clark, State Examiner
. acct. City of Bellingham 216.00
T. L. Hughes, do 216.00
G. H. Abers, tending Ferndale
Bridge r ' oo
Mra. Freda Hansen, scrubbing
Court House - W.o#
Puget Sound Tract.. lit &Pr.
Co.. lights for October 59.95
Hugh Eldridge, stamped enve
lopes to County Clerk 10.62
F. B. Graves, assisting Aud
itor acct. Gen. Election 45.20
E. S. Hinckß, recording Prim
ary Election Returns 12.00
Spiers & Spiers, lettering new
ballot boxes 312
Munro & Haskell, making
ballot boxes 8310
Wilson-Nobles Barr Co., sup
plies for General Election ... 9.1 J
W H. Towner Ptg. Co.. print
ing Gen. Elect, ballots 595.00
N W. Hdw. Co., supplies for
Gen Elect ~ - 10: '
Wm. Anderson. County Fund
Warrant No. 14332 3.5-
C. H. Wait, care of juveniles, _
e t c 32.2.1
M E. White, expense as Pro
bation Officer '
Jesse J. RogeTs, expense as
Deputy Engineer »■*»
L. A. Thomas, board of pris-
oners -
Delia L. Keeler. express and
itrav. exp. as County Supt... 10.40
Sb-ed Cheney, police service at
Lynden fair J*"
j O. Bussard, do
, Grover Crooks, services to
W Sheriff, act. insanity case 400
-. r. Brown. Agt„ ins. prem.
: on County Home bldgs WOO
Thos. B. Cole, Agt., do - r .0.00
Roland G. Gamwell, ins. prem.
on County Home household
goods '" " '„'„' '
R. L. Kline, ins. prem. on
barn at County Home. ...... Vim
Game Protection Fund.
N. W. Hdw. Co.. supplies for
hatchery "
W. H. Towner, ptg. 300 licens-
Morse Hdw. Co.. supples for
hatchery ■■ TSHL»
Portland New & Second Hand
Store stove for hatchery
J M. Altken. salary and exp.
as Game Warden M * M
Leslie Jones, salary ;and ex I.
as Deputy Game Warden .» •' •
r H. Bonney. salary and exp.
as Supt. trout hatchery --- r "-* g
E C. Benedict, salary and
exp. as Dep. Game Warden .4.10
General Bridge Fund.
M V. Ha.sted. operating
Marietta Ferry ~ .
Marriage Cert.fieate Fund.
Samuel E. Leitch. County
Herk. recording marriage
certificates
Institute Fund.
Delia L. Keeler to cover exp.
of institute, Nov. »« > iv .
i " D ,vVo for $12,600.00. covering con-
ISSt rJconstruction of north ap
lp r ro C ach fo to OtfS Meridian Bridge, was
approved by tbe Board.
Consolioation of Ibr PartfU Pilot anil v"hr Conn™ &nn
On motion the Board adjourned to
meet on Wednesday, Nov. G, 1912,
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1912, being legal hol
iday account general election.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1912.
The Board met pursuant to adjourn
ment taken on November 4. 1912.
Presnt, all members of the Hoard and
Clerk in attendance. The following
claims were allowed and proceedings
had:
Current Expense Fund.
L. A. Thomas, expense as
heriff 55.15
Harrison Cowden, expense as
Constable 5.70
E. C. Lyle, expense as Assist
ant Engineer LOO
D. P. Day, expense as Supt.
Charities US
F. V. Shute. expense as Coun
ty Physician and R. R. tick
ets to indigent patients .... 62.50
C. S. Hood, registering of
births and deaths, Fern
dale 3.00
Wm. C. Keyes, assisting Coun
ty Physician 45.00
Whatcom County Humane So
ciety, maintenance 15.00
A. Swanson. groceries for in
digents 24.75
East End Grocery, do 10.00
Kinsey-jStenvig Gorcery Co.,
do se: ">
Cain Bros., do 5.00
Custer Merct. Co., do 10.00
S. G. Mather, do 5.73
Wilson & Brown, do 7.50
Danielson & Runolfson. do 5.00
Lynden Dept. Store 10.00
B. B. Grocery, do 10.00
Ennen, Goodman, & Co., do. .. 10.00
Ennen, Goodman & Co., do $.00
Edwin Peterson, do 9.7.".
R. E. Kirkham. do 22.'5
Columbia Grocery, do 4.05
Fischer & Isaacs do 3.50
Anderson & Lind. do 10.05
The Leader, do 10.00
Farmers' Merc. Co., do 5.00
Vautier Bros., do 10.00
Central Groc. & Meat Mkt.,
do 10.90
T. F. Bevans, Agt., house rent
for indigent " on
Olof Glad, do tM
A. H. Montgomery, wood for
indigents 3 r, O
Engberg's Pharmacy, medi
cine for County Patlentß... 16.00
Graham & Munch, do 34.50
St. Luke's Hospital, care of
County Patients 216.00
Ferndale Hospital, do 23.00
Mrs. Una Erickson, care of
indigent 10.00
Geo. Adlam. J. P. State vs. N.
Gamell, et al 4.50
A. E. Doolittle. Const., do 4.00
B. P. Shoemaker, J. P. State
vs. Morningstar 3.75
C. C. King, Const., do 3.40
The October report of Dr. F. V.
Shute, County Physician, was en
dorsed approved by the Board.
An agreement was entered into be
tween Whatcom County and J. F. and
W. A. Galhraith for the removal of
the log jam above Acme Bridge and
fastening said jam to south bank of
Nooksack river.
On motion the Board adjourned to
meet on Thursday, November 7, 1912
Thursday, Nov. 7, 1912.
The Board met pursuant to adjourn
ment taken on November 6, 1912. Pres
ent all members of the Board and the
Clerk in attendance. The following
claims were allowed and proceedings
had:
Current Expense Fund.
Will H. Fell, expense as coun
ty commissioner 16.75
P. A. Miller, expense as Supt.
County Home 2.95
Wilson-Nobles-Rarr Co., sui>-
plies for County Home 77.0u
Grand Union Tea Co., sup
plies for County Home 9.30
Battersby Bros., clothing for
County Home 6.53
Palace Meat Mkt„ meat for
County Home _ MO
H. Smith, do lUX
Ritchie-Shelton Lbr. Co., Lbr.
for County Home 9.81
Dlehl & Simpson, oil for Coun
ty Home ' 1.35
Hansen & Benedict, harness
repairs for County Home ... 22.00
Anstett Ptg. Co.. ptg. acct.
Gen. Elect., $449.50; Lor
Opt., $182.00, and Nooksack
Inc., $18.00 f.49.50
Union Ptg., Bind, ft Sta. Co.,
supplies for Eng.. $12.50;
Suet., $3.50; Tress., $18.00;
Pros, Atty., $2.50 35.10
C. M. Sherman, supplies- for
Eng., $3.00; Treas., $.90;
Gen. Elect.. $3.20; Gen.
Offices, $5.80 12.90
Selby-Harris Co., supplies for
Gen. Offices 4.55
W. H. Towner Ptg. Co., j.tg.
env for County Auditor 3.50
S. B. Irish & Co.. blanks for
County Clerk 9.50
O. C. Armstrong, rubber
stamp for county clerk 1.45
Soldiers' Relief Fund,
j James C. Spaulding. relief of
James C. Spaulding 50.09
Game Protection Fund.
W. J. Stanhope, return of 16
hunters' licenses unsold 16 00
N. W. Hdw. Co.. hunter's li
cense No 1407 revoked 1.00
October report of P. A. Miller, Supt.
County Home, endorsed approved by
the Board.
LYNDEN, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28, t9/2
I On motion Board adjourned to meet
«n Friday. Nov. 8, 1912.
Friday. November 8. 1912
' The Board met pursuant to ad
journment taken on November 7. Wit
Present, all members of the Board
'and the Clerk in attendance The fol
lowing claims were allowed and pro
ceedings had:
'j Current Expense Fund.
Chas. Lindbery, expense of
County Engineer 9.7.>
Western Union Tel. Co.. mes
sages for Sheriff LSI
1 Pacific Steam Laundry, laun
dry for jail 16.55
Washington Children's Home
Society, care of children
from Whatcom County 200.00
C. H. Harter, clothing for
; oounty charge 9.9 >
Bellingham Livery & Trf.,
moving household goods for
indigent 4 °9
Scott & Co.. wood for indi
gent
Larson Livery & Trf.. livery
for Commr.. $23.75: Con
stable, $12.50: Supt.. $11.00;.
Sheriff. $5.00: Fruit Insp.,
$1.25 r.3.r0
Pioneer Livery Co., livery for
Sheriff. $0 00; Prob. Officer.
$2.00
j Everson Livery & Trf.. livery
for Commr.. $2.50; County
Supt.. $3.50 6.00
Burrows & Piercy, livery for
Commissioners '. 13.0.'
James Smith, scalp bounty on
11 wildcats 66.06
General Road Fund.
Geo. Elder, foreman on road
I work with steam grader 111.2 .
iH. P. Wynn, engineer, do 11.25
Lester Hardnn, fireman, do. .. TO.OO
! Geo. Alton, teamster, do 138.7:'
1 Patrick Ryan. lat>or on Baker
Lake trail 47 • r "' )
Sylvester McMillen, do 27.50
IN. H. Carey, labor on N. E.
Diagonal Road 6.50
Chas. E. Lyon, do I.M
H. E. Henrickson. do S.SO
C H. Be.be, do., (foreman) . 11.0*1
!0. W. Cole, do 4.10
W. Payne, do 3.30
H. H. Sines, labor on Harri-
I son St. extension (October) 10.50
J. A. Funk, do 88.25 j
William Worstman. do 88.10
Charley Palmer, do 37.85
H. E. Shirley, do 28.5 c
L. A. Blackburn, do 41.2".
L. McDonald, do 6.35
J. H. Myers, do 44.2".
1 Harry Wick, do 42.75
J. W. Myers, do., (foreman) . 55.10
Charlie Palmer, do.. (Sept.).... 89.00
; William Worstman. do 27.00
, Harry Wick, do. l!»..".o
[H, H. Sines, do 15.75
, Will Ludwick, do 16.50
!L. McDonald, do 30.00
J. W. Myers, do., (foreman) .. 45.50
IW. L. Wilder, labor on roads,
I (foreman) 23.F0
Fred Tarte. do. (team) 16.50
A. Valdason do 6.tX>
: Wm. Manning. labor on
Hlaine- Ferndale road (fore
man) 107.00
P. H. Connery, do 3.80
C. T. Tawes. do 9.90
11. C. Tawes. do 11.00
R. C Plaster, do., (team) 8.80
|H. J. Westphal. do 84.65
Art. Rohrhacher. do., (team) 34.65
K. J. Tawes. do., iteami 14.50
A. O. Dahlen. do., (team) 68.20
H. H. Owings, do 2.20
M. O. Dahlen. do 29.70
Noel Mackarness, do 15.4:!
!H. Dahlen. do 9.35
S. S. Cole, do., (team) 4.40
W. H. Easterhrook. labor on
roads 25.00
L. C. Munson. do 4.00
C. Morgan, do 17.50
Geo. Bromley, do S.oo
A. Tillotson. do 54.00
John Buxton, do 14.00
Geo. Handley. do 52.00
!A. W. Linderman, do 30.00
iS. N. Nelson, do 1.00
IJ. C. Edwards, do 4.00
W. D. Hyde, do 4.00
W. M. Drescher, do 10.00
C. Brogan, do 7.00
I. A. Hester, do 12.00
R. N. Steele, do 4.00
A. F. Rexford. do 24.00
Wm. Ross, do 14.00
R. O. Steele, do 8.00
Nooksack Township, appro
priation for improvement
road No. 84 87.00
Aaron Evans, ditching on
County road 503.40
N. W. Hdw. Co.. sewer pipe ... 6.50
Coast Culvert & Flume Co.,
culverts 104.01
S. P. Enger, logs for culverts 3.00
Jens Olson, wood for steam
roller 13.20
Thos. C. Fraser. hiacksmiith
tng 11.R5
Jackson Trf. Co.. drayage and
tiling 7.00
Wm. Manning, freight on sew
er pipe 15.65
J. W. Hop]), tiling 20.00
General Bridge Fund.
iJohn W . Hardan, labor on
Sperry and Guide Meridian
Bridges (foreman) 112.50
A. Burnett, do 52.80
; Dick Sullivan, do 52.8J
jC. LeMaster, do 51.70
iC. Clifton, do.. ( engine I 79.20
i Merl Hardan. do., (team) 88.00
A. Johnson, do., (team) 57.20
IW. H. Shetler. do., (team) .... 63.80
IC. A. Jones, do 7.70
;J. R. Atkin. do 20.90
I Wat. Hanson, do 15.40
j Chris Hanson, do., (team) 26.40
'•Loy Hardan. do., (team) 24.20
|J. M. Edmonds, do 6.60
(W. E. Twiss. do., (team) 17.60
' J. L. Bailey, labor on bridge ... 2.47
R. H. Pearl, do 5.45
1 Nils Thomason, labor on Sax
on Bridge 23.10
J. H. Miller, do 50.0E
| Carl Lockstad. do 62.70
Jno. H Lyman, do 83.6':
C. M. Mosher. do 148.50
Frank Arones, do 21.35
Ole Paulson, do 34.48
John Lund, do 26.40
John Mullin, do 40.20
S. T. Bakke. do 41.45
Geo. A. Moore, do 30.80
W. C. Allen, do 48.40
G. E. Hall, labor on bridge.... I.M
J. Stap, do 3.85
L. Zweegman. do 4.80
J. S. Austin, inspector Meri
dian Bridge 6.00
Prouty-Caine Mill Co , bridge
bridge plank 45.60
Rodman Lumber Co.. lumber 4.00
J. E. Norstrom & Son. lbr 3.16
Larson Lumber Co., lumber
for Saxon Bridge 483.83
Fred Kenoyer, bridge plank.... 111.SB
Fred Kenoyer. bridge plank ... 177.67
C. F. Eggert, spikes 3.55
S. T. Holland, hauling nails
and bolts 1.75
Emil Crlich, hauling piling ... 8.00
Carl Llrich, wood for donkey
engine 12.00
J. M. Riddle, 3d and final es
timate on repair south ap
proach G. M. Bridge 1,998.52
Sleasman Ditch Fund.
I. H. Johnson, labor on Sleas
man Ditch 13.00
A. C. Hill, do 11.40
Wm. Sleasman, do 16.50 '
L. G. Francisco, do 2.50
Chas. H. Carpenter, do 12.75
Alb*rt start wood, do 33.50 '
John Sleasman. do 9.00
L. Gerard, do 10.50 '
Robert Roos, do 4.G0
Geo. Kosltner, do 8.75 '
W. F. Jones, do 5.75
Wm. Elmer, do 8.75
Martin Breen, do 3.2".
A. Jennings, do 12.25 j
1. Manning, do 8.75 •
Sam Vourhees, do s.o>>
Thomas Welch, do 3.25 I
N. White, do 1.59 I
T. Brand, do 9.20 '•
Chas. Henderson, do 4.25
Thomas Rawlin, do 20.00 ■
John Swanson, do 6.00 •
James Nugent, do 9.n0
John Saihold, do 5.50 I
Wm. Ladwig, hoard furnished
laborers on Sleasman Ditch 12.5)
H. Somerville. labor on Sleas- I
man Ditch 5.7" ■
H. Somerville. do 34.00 I
L. Wils-on. do 13.*5 i
L. Wilson, do 35.50
L. Swanson. do 4.50 1
Mrs. S. Hoods, board of labor- 1
ers on Sleasman Ditch .... 19.25 I
J. R. Smith, labor on Sleas
man Ditch 11.00 I
Walter S. Vail., do 4.50 '
Harry Buell, do 18.50 1
J. JPeterson, do _ 11.25 '
Port Roberts, do 3.50
Ernest Nims. do 9.00 i
L. L. Nims. do 58.78
L. L. Nims, do 37.90 ,
P. P. Andreas, do 60.50
Thomas Koovlin, do 33.".".
Flovd Bowen, do 7.50
W. W. Jones, do 24.00
Fred Bruhn, do 3.50
Wm. Hughes, do 8.25
R L Tanner, do. (foreman)... 49.90
Mrs. S. Hoode, board of labor
ers on Sleasman Ditch 75.50
American Lumber Co., lumber
for Sleasman Ditch 135.62
Sumas Hdw. & lmpl. Co,
Tools for Sleasman Ditch . 23.05
Rees Thomas, nails, etc.. for ,
Sleasman Ditch 33.55
Moorman Ditch Fund.
D. F. Smith, labor on Moor- ;
man Ditch, I foreman) 7.80
I, P. Donahue, do 14.75
C. Weeda, do 2.00
Sidney G. DeUolier, do 11.50
The Hoard made an order sustain- .
ing the County Superintendent's ac
tion in the alteration of the bounda
ries of School Districts Nos. 31 and',
39. |,
On motion the Board adjourned to
meet on Saturday, November 9, 1912.
Saturday, November 9, 1912.
The Board met pursuant to ad
journment taken on November 8, 1912.
Present, all members of the Board and
the Clerk in attendance. The follow
ing claims were allowed and proceed
ings had:
Current Expense Fund.
Pacific Tel. & Tel. Co.. phone
rentals for November 3.".00 ,
do., long distance service
for Ooctober 10.30 ,
Alex VanWyck. express on <
ballot boxes, $18.93, and i
office records, $2.50 21.45 i
J. G. Kemper, expense as
County Commissioner 2.00
John Simpson, do 3.65 ;
N. \V. Wear, expense as cor
oner 9.70 ;
Dr. F. V. Shute, cash advanc
ed for ticket for county pa
tient 33.70
Dr. L. B. Sims, reg. births
and deaths, Blame 7.05
Lynden Tribune, publishing
as jier contract 14.20
Harry O. Bingham, burial of
indigent 25.00
H. Neumann, meat for Coun
ty Home 23.0:<
Chas. Doran. blacksmithing
for County Home 18.70
Chas. Grell, rent of hall for
Superior Court B.JO
Allen Green, witness. State
vs. C. H. Braum 4.83
Carrie Riggs, do 2.20
| Joe Stiegler. do 2.2'J
Fred Edwards, witness, State
vs. F. T. Cocannon 4.20 ,
James Forests r.. do. - 4.20
jR. Ray, do 4.20
Phil Taylor, do 2.20
l Chas. Cahill. do 2.20
Tom Smith, witness, State vs.
James Phillips 5.40
George Adlam, J. P., State vs.
Lester Scofield 5.75
Nathanield Harkness, Const.
do 6.00
Mrs. Wm. Rodman, witness.
State vs. Lester Scofield.... 2.20
Dr. Geo. Ward, do 2.20
i Paul Biely. do 2.2 J
Dr. O. E. Beebe, do 2.20
John Moor, do 2.60
; Scofield, Sr., do 2.20
. Fred Denson. do 2.20
Mrs. Gus Trowbridge, do 2.20
Paul Belso, juror. State vs.
Lester Scofield 1.20
i Geo. Hunt, do 1.20
Wilber Stanhope, do 1.20
J. F. Olund, do 1.20
Peter Avery, do 1.20
Wm. Anover, do 1.20
Game Protection Fund.
Burrows & Piercey, livery for
Game Warden 10.50
Soldiers' Relief Fund. »
! Mat hey Hickford. relief for
Sarah Foster 10.00
Sleasman Ditch No. 2.
W. N. Sleasman. labor and
material in construction of
Sleasman Ditch No. 2 3.118.92
The contract for the construction of
two wing dams below Ferndale was
awarded to W. G. Hatt, his being the
: only bid submitted and being as fol
jlows: 3,300 lin. ft. piling (& 35c per
lin. ft.; 450 lin. ft. brace caps and
rider piles <c 35c per lin. ft.; 12,000
ft. lumber (g $18.00 per M., B M.;
175 cords brush <g $2.50 per cord.
The resignation of C. R. Axling as
Clerk of Delta Township was ac
cepted by the Board and John Axling
appointed to fill the vacancy.
The surety bond of W. G. Hatt giv
en by X'nited States Fidelity & Guar
anty Co., for $1,975.00, covering con
tract for construction of two wing
dams- below Ferndale, was approved
by the Hoard.
The Board made orders correcting
the 1911 tax on Lot 1, Blk. 55, New
Whatcom; and on building on Lots
5 and 6. Cain's Waterfront Add to
Blame.
The Board made an order confirm
ing the assessment roll and levying
taxes to pay for the construction of
Sleasman Ditch No. 2.
The resignation of B. Oldemeyer as
.lustice of the Peace for Delta Town
■Bin was accepted by the Board.
On motion the Board adjourned to
meet on Honday, November 18. 1912.
Monday, November 18, 1912.
The Board met pursuant to ad
journment taken on November 9, 1912.
Present, all members of the Boai 1
and the Clerk in attendance. The
following proceedings were had:
The Board Checked up the state
ments of the County Treasurer and
allowed credits for the quarter ending
September 20, 1912.
The official canvass of the returns
on the special election for incorpora
tion of Nooksack was- made and the
Board signed an order incorporating
the Town of Nooksack.
On motion the Board adjourned to
meet on Monday, December 2. 1912.
TIMELY
TOPICS.
(By J. L. Stahl, Horticulturist. West
ern Washington Experiment Station
at Puyallup.)
A letter asking for information on
the following questions was recently
received at this station.
Question —We have a number of
five-year-old apple, pear and plum
trees which have made a very thrifty
growth, but bear no fruit. We have
been advised to drive rusty nails in
to the trunks and roots. Would you
consider this good practice?
Answer —Driving rusty nails into
the trunks of fruit trees, hanginc
horseshoes among the branches and
other like practices are very poor on"B
for the intelligent fruit grower to use.
The practice will sometimes have the
desired effect, but it drains the vital
ity of the tree and is not a natural
forcing. It has the same effect as
girdling the tree by removing a strip
of bark around the trunk. The down
ward movement of sap or plant food
to the root is cut off and the excess
of plant food in the top is forced into
the branches and twigs, forming fruit
buds. Fruit is produced, but the roots
are starved. A much better practice
is summer pruning. This has a ten
dency to form fruit buds without in
juring the tree. A summer cover
crop also has the same tendency by
drying the soil, but our orchards usu
ally need all the moisture available
during the summer and this practice
is usually not available.
Question —At that time of the year
should they be pruned?
Answer —With young trees such as
yours, 1 should prune during the sum
mer, usually in July or August. Watc\
for the terminal buds on the new
growth and prune when they have
formed.
Question —Our soil is a heavy clay
loam, very productive. We have
planned to put out largely of Phenom
enal berries. Do you consider these
a good berry for market and are they
as profitable and hardy as the Logpn
berry ?
Answer—l believe the Phenomenal
an excellent berry, but whether it
would be as profitable for you tc
grow as the Logan berry could only
be determined by trial. Many grow
ers prefer the Logan berry to the Phe
nomenal, while others like the latter
type best. There are many more Lo
gans in cultivation than Phenomenpls
which makes them a little more popu
lar. Our Phenomenal have a ten
dency to form double or split fruits
more often than our Logans.
Question— Would you advise goose
berries or currants on such soil. If
so. what varieties are considered best
for market?
Answer—With proper handling of
the soil, I believe gooseberries and
currants could be grown at a good
profit. Two varieties of gooseberries
which do well in Western Washing
! ton are the Champion of Oregon and
| the Josselyn. in this locality the Vic
toria is perhaps the most popular cur
rant. It blooms late and escapes the
late spring frosts. The Perfection.
Fay's Prolific and Wilder are also
good varieties and very popular with
some growers. Our records show
that the Red Cross has given us the
best results. When it becomes- more
widely distributed it should prove very
I>opular in Western Washington.
Question —We understand there is
a compound to be worked in around
the roots of raspberries which hard
ens the berries and makes them stand
shipping better. Do you know what
this is and where it can be procured?
Answer—You probably refer to pot
ash. It can be secured from almo.-t
any large seed firm. Growers who use
it claim it has a tendency to improve
the firmness of the berries. The soil
must be in fine physical condition,
however, by the liberal use of manure,
to get the best results from any com
mercial fertilizer.
Question —We are told to prune off
all lateral branches of Logan berries.
Would you consider this good prac
tice? Would this apply to Evergreen
blackberries also?
Answer —Just how much of the lat
eral growth should be removed will
depend upon the soil. On some soils
Logan berries sometimes do not hear
as many canes as desirable while on
other soils plenty of canes are form
ed. If the plant produces eight or
ten canes the laterals should be re
moved when the new canes are train
ed. Evergreens usually produce
enough canes and the lateral are re
moved
Question —Do you consider it good
practice to lightly slit the bark on
cherry trees. Does this stop gumming"
Answer —I do not consider this good
practice, but it sometimes has the de
sired effect. Often it does not. 1
would not severely criticize a man for
slitting the bark of his cherry tree
as a last resort lor gummosis, for he
is excusable in combatting that dis
ease. However. 1 would prefer to try
other methods such as cutting out
the gum. draining the soil if neces
sary, before using such a severe
method.
Question —Are Evergreen blackber
ries considered as profitable as Lo
gans? Does the new Thornless Ever
green possess the characteristic of
firmness of the old variety?
Answer —I have been trying to get a
satisfactory answer to the first part
of your question myself. Some grow
ers seem to think they can get better
profit with less work from Logan ber
ries than from Evergreens, while oth
ers will dispute the statement. We
have no reliable records to prove this
statement nor to dispute it. 1 am un
able to give you the information you
ask about a Thornless Evergreen.
Question —We are told that cherry
trees do better and are less liable to
disease if not cultivated after they
are four or five years old. Is this a
fact?
Answer —I have never seen or
chards of cherry or any other fruit
that have suffered from excessive til
lage in Western Washington. We have
cherries forty years old at the Ex
periment Station that receive inten
sive summer tillage with winter cov
er crops of vetch. These trees are
giving excellent results.
Question —Is it better to set out
trees and plants on heavy soil in the
spring?
Answer —If the soil is properly pre
pared, the underdrainage good and
plants can be secured in which the
wood is well ripened, fall planting is
as desirable aB spring planting, if
these conditions of soil and plant can
not be secured. I should prefer spring
planting for heavy soils.
Canning Season Over
Over 90 carloads of berries have
already been shipped this season by
the Puyallup & Sumner Fruit Grow
ers' Association, and there are still
on hand about 60 car loads. ac
cording to reports. A total of 51,000
cases of blackberries, or 1,422,000
pounds, were taken care of by the
cannery. Last year the total was
only 1,750,000 pounds. Prices have
been as good as those prevailing
last year, notwithstanding the in
crease in the output.
All canning for this year has
been finished and the time at the
cannery from now on will be devotee
to marketing.
Just remember! That what Puy
allup has done in the berry grow
ing and canning business, Lynden
can and —will do.
Schrank Declared Insane.
John Schrank who shot Colonel
Roosevelt at Milwaukee, was ad
judged insane and ordered commit
ted to the hospital for the insane
at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, until such
time as he shall have recovered,
when he will be returned to the
court for further proceedings ac
cording to law.
Schrank when he was committed
claimed that be was save now and
sane when he shot the Colonel and
that he was called upon to do a
duty, and that he had done it.
Failure to effect a cure oi the
mental disorder of Schrank means
that he will spend the remainder of
his life in the asylum.
A resolution submitting a gradu
ated single tax amendment to the
city charter to the voterß of Seattle
at the March election was adopted
by the council of the Queen city.
Two single tax amendments, one
immediate and the other graduated
were defeated at the city election
last spring.
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