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THE ONTARIO ARGUS, THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1915.
smmmmmmmnimmmmmmmmfmnmmmmmmmmmmfmnmmmmmmmira Plants and Cut Orders Taken For Cut Flowers Carnations, per doz 85c. Roses, per doz $2.10 Tulips, per doz 85c. Sweet Peas, bunch, 30c. Potted Plants On Display The Ontario Floral Co. Headquarter at Arffitn Office aaiiiiiiuiiiiiiiuiuiaiiiuaiiiiaiiiiauuiuaiauiiaiiiiuiiaaiuuiiaiaiaiiuaiiuuiauiiau BRIEF NEWS NOTES OF A WEEK FROM OVER THE STATE 'llir stair will Npetul half million dollar on new btilldlnr tlila year. II. K. Hendricks, 11 I.atie county plo Ui'iT of IN4N died In Eugene, aged 7H. Thi' On ,iii convention of the Con pNMlMMl I'nlon will be held In I'ort laud In June. Iti'v. Frank Throw or Wnllowu. was eMrctcil moderator of the liruude Itomli' PfMkj li'i y Tlir Degree of Honor, (irnml Lodge Of Ori'Kon, liclil Iih t It r lay annual sjcsmIoii In I'nrtliiinl Tho Oregon Pioneers' nftxoHatlon Will holil it . torn llnnl annual con Volition In 1'iirt luixl. The people or rioritn hlvi dccld cil in give tlii'lr aiiuiiiil Kliiiiloiicuiliou Cent hit I May in H A Hinlllon show will In- hi'lil In eon tuition with 1 1 j i 'h iifxt monthly public Hah'H da . .ni i Tin' .iniiii.il Institute lor tho ten h r ol Lincoln count) will be held al N.'wpmi April If, U and N, 'lo prole i birdM and diimli iiimnula. ' n l.iiiiniiio hkhIi hi lic.-n loiiind by til leUl ol Hi. V 1 1 . 1 1 1 In li i" in. nl i.. In he ail,!. I to the Wlbllill ol iiikiii'h inhierul lemiurco in lb net ' li. uulii r ot couinicicc at t'oilliii C. Si hiiiidt, preHlilent of the r-'irat National bank 04 Vlhati). was reelect- d prchideiit ot the iiivi'iin Idaho exec Utlve i llltlee ol the V M 0 A Did lor the removal of tho old Josephine . . 1 1 1 1 1 courthouse and for the construction of the proposed new in' at liraut I'as ure being adver tised Kuyuko Kukal. a Japanese pupil ot Che Sunuyslde school iicur Clackamas, Is the champion speller In the fourth and nrth Kiades lii i'Iui K.imits count) Slo- Is 1 1 years old A Jury al Astoria returned a erdlct Of not guilt in the case id Sam Alak I.. ii.i who was churned with the death of John 'lulc drowned In Youngs Hay . following an alienation The Indu.siiial club enrollment t alsmt three limes as great a It was iasl year m Vm o county, according lo a report irun luld Worker Marl ( State Superintendent Chun lull Cpon recommendation ot Superln li iidciit Mill' tiie .l.ii. board ol con tl'ol lias adopted a unlit system for (be penitential wlu.li is designed to Improtc the moral ol the prlsouer. Kx I'lcsldciit Tutt will come to I'ort laud Augiikt M to uddreaa u joint ineeling of (he Oregon and U ashing ion State ll.tr association which will liold their annual concu(lou here itlm all, tiieoii-.it BIG MAIL STEAMSHIP, COMPANY TO QUIT (Special to The Argual Hau Kranclsco rim I'aclfic Mail Steamship company, operating one of tbe largest fleet of vessel flyttvg the American flag lu foreign trade, an ouaoed that all sailings aftei Noveui ter t, HH6. had been cancel.: bacause f the new seaman law. which will go Into effect on American easels November . 1115. Flowers NOW is the time to plant Pansy Plants, 1 aisies, Shasta Daisies, Golden Glow, Paeonies, Phlox, Bleeding Hearts and Forget-me-nots. Leave your orders here for your Aster Plants, Chrysanthmeum Plants and small Geraniums to set out. PRICES Phone 49-J Ontario, Oregon At a meeting of the Most-burg cnrnl val rommlttei It waa decided to ex tonil i In. yuar'a strawberry featival over nearly an entire week lualeuil of two days, an flr-a nut i. dpnted The featlvltleH will In-Kin May 18. i The new roinl through Cow Creek Canyon, In southern Houglu county, i Ik rotnpli led. The new piece of the i I'arlflr MlKhwuy In about 2, mile In length ami cllmlnatce Home of the wornt Kniilea between Portland .in. I SHn I'ruin Ihco. (loMTiior Ithycombe bun reap pointed Mrs lieorge T. (ierlingcr of lialliiH a- a member of the board of regents of the l'nleinii of Ori'Kou, and nlo appolnled C C. Colt of I'ort land and II II Mr Kinney of linker member of the board. Ir. I. I', fluxion, rolled State roiuiulMloner or education, will ". a aerie id three lecture during the aosslon oi the Oregon Agricultural col h t-i- Hummer Heboid, which open June M and conlluuea tor six week. Dr. ciaxlnii will hpeak on July f, li and 7. Mat U ill be Cood ItoadH .,i In I. Inn county. This date ha been i cIiohcii b the l.iiiu count limn a the diiy on which all Of the rcHldciils ol (he count), whether rcldlllK In lt or country, will be aked to take a holiday from ilndr usual ocutiuiiH and labor upon the roads The lust and longest ot the big tun in . on the Willamette -I'aclfic ha beeu broken through. Thl tunnel 1 the one Just south of the t'inpqua and Is Clou feet long. Kxcavutiou work on the other eight tunnels between the Slusluw und Coos list Is completed and all grading is finished. Fifty eight accidents, none fatal were reported to Labor Coiuinlaalouer I lion during the week l he logging, shingle, box factory and sawmill actlv I Itle caused a total of JO accidents, while IN mishaps occurred among those employed by railroad Six were Injured in paper mills. The other c cldent Included u wide range of oc cupallotis li, ml -'.OOn.uOu trout eggs have been taken at the Spencer Creek hatchery near klttniath Falls, and It I hoped to get about it, ("Hi. out) before the spawning season closes About Mt, Htm eggs will be hatcln d lit the Spell cer Creek halchert and the remainder will be shipped to the Hoiiuevllle hatchery as soon as they are eyed. It Is expected that, after the eggs are hatched ami the )ouug fish reach the fiugerllng stage, a large number of them will be returned to Klamath county to be liberated lu the streams there MULES ORDERED FOR BRITISH ARMY I tSpecial to The Argus.) Kansas City -Orders for 10,000 mules for use in the British army have been plact-d with livestock dealers by agents of the Hrltlsh government, ac cording to aiiiiouuceoieui wade here. r0l SAIK M nice shoats, J. J. Dillard, 4 miles west e Ontario. Id t?. REASONABLE 1 PLAN TO LOAN ROAD MONEY (Special to The Argus.) Albany. How Oregon counties may aecure nionoy for road bulldltiK with out issuance ol bonds or the payment of (liferent ha been explained to the Albany commercial club by represen tatives of the United States forest service The Albany club I taking atcpH to Interest other commercial clubs of the ntate and the county courts In tin project. 1'nder present laws, 35 per cent of the amount received from the sale of timber and lauds In the forest reserves and also from rental go to the coun ties In which the timber Is situated for Improvement of roads and schools. The new plan contemplates louns by the government to auch counties for road building, the loans to be repaid from future sales. Thus the people would be receiving Immediate bene fits from the big timbered an us which may not be sold for year. The plan wus outlined to the Albany commercial club by Charles II Flory, of Portland. assUtunt district forester. The club pass, d a rcHolution favoring the pi hi and bus decided to limugurutc a ciunpalKii to Interest the commercial of the stale and the count) urts also In u movement favoring the enactment of the plan Into law by I !'.. i.i i.... i.. congress. I In- Oregon delegation In congress espet lull) will be appealed to in the matter. SUBSTITUTES FOR POTASH. There seems to be no real sub stitute for mm men-lit I potash that will be u tillable this year at reasonable prices, tii.m Hoard's Dairyman. It 1 generally recommended that Hidphate of potash Is the desirable form for use In pota to outturns, while wood ashes, be cause they seem to create condi tions fa toi able to the growth of scab, do not make a good form of potash. Iu view of the above facts we suggest the use of well rotted manure this spring or of a field that wns manured last fall. If this Is not available nnd the land needs re eiitoiceiueiit Ultrnte of soda, tankage und ucld phosphate tuny ho used. We would omit the use of potash entirely this year unless It can be procured nt a reasons h'o price. It I quite possible that deeper plowing will bring up to the sur face an additional supply of pot ash that will be suthvlent for the next few years. ocoooocooooooooooooooooooo POULTRY POINTERS. Clean nud whitewash your poul try house. Dust the sitting hen with In sect powder before giving her the egg. Buy a few sitting of eggs for hutching er some baby chick If you wish to Improve your stock. iKs-ide to liK'reaae egg produc tion next season. Give this prob lem all the time you cau spare for It Mate early layers with a good, vigorous male, allowing him from ten to fifteen pullets. Breed from young males rather than from two-year or three-year male. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee gTfTVM corr of tools. Since tools are only half worn out hy use It la found that the coat of replacing tools on the small farm la aeverul times us inip li to the acre ns on the large place. The small scale farmer n mis that bla tools becomu use less about as quickly as those kept on larger places, and since he hns applied them on s much smaller nreu his cost of opera tion has i en Increased accord ingly. The n vera ge fnrm of the Unit ed States hns about $200 Invcst isl In tools and equipment. If use of these Is not more than no per cent cfTlrlent this single Item In the cost of production of crops needs close attention. i 'cpi-ei i-iii,.ii on a ten dollnr plow Is 8." cents n year; the In terest charge Is 33 cents. The cost is more than twice ns great on small farms ns on those that J are larger. Country Gentleman. X yr APPLICATION OF LIME. Much Error and Confusion on His Sub ject of Various Preparations. Everylwdy Is familiar with lime. It Is one of the commonest of substances. Its Importance in sweetening the so, so tliat the clovers and alfalfa will do well In If, Is also well known to every Intelligent fanner. Hut we venture t slut., flint there are more error nnd confusion In the minds of Intelligent men on tho subject of the vnrlous lime preparations than on any other famil iar topic. Here are a few things which the reader may or may not know: Itnw ground llmestono has leen found better In the long run than burnt lime. It may not give ninrked benefit so soon, but It will not burn up the organic matter In the soil. It cannot possibly do harm, and the burnt lime can and often does The limestone docs not need to be .n -lied as finely as many suppose, though tho finer the better, but If aa fine as coarse comment It will dis solve slowly nnd sweeten the soil. A ton of raw ground llmestono will go ns far aa 1.120 pounds of fresh burnt lime. Hydrated lime Is simply burnt lime which has bad about a third of its weight III water added Most lime sold ns "agricultural lime" Is nothlug inure or less than limn which has Iss-n thus wnlered ami ground. It take MHO pounds of this agri cultural Unto to g s fur In sweeten ing the soli us l.l'-'O pounds of fresh burnt lime. And 1,120 pounds of one or 1,4m) pounds of the other are equal In sweetening power to a tun of ground limestone. A Safety Milk Stool. A kicking cow I an aggravation, css"'hillv If she be one of those val uable animals that really must be kept for what she doe to boost the month ly cream chei I. Here Is a inTlkiiig stool that will keep her from upsetting the milker and the milk pull when she ha one "of her spells " It will also make It easier for tile milker, u he will not have to bold the pall Is-tween his knees In order to have both hands free for the inllklug. The device Is In the form of a milk stool which keep the pnll close to the cow's udder ami at the same ttide holds It so that there Is little danger of Its being knocked over. The front leg of the stool has a projecting rest I upon which the pall Is placed to keep i It from the ground The front 1 hol lowed to motive the pall, which la I held tu place by a wire loop. The ! thing la so simple that nny one who i read this page and In future meets with the old time accident becauee of neglect to use this device deserves all he or she gets. This device Is easily made and has shown Its value under actual milking lot conditions. I'aiui rrogresa. 0- m m TIMELY GARDEN HINTS. j tit Uet ready to spray the orchard. Lettuce, radishes aud ouloua may be sown lu the hotbed as aoou as It La ready. Uo over all garden aud Held equip ment and see that everything Is ready to iieu. Cuttings of coleua, petunias nud oth er beddlug plauts may be made now. 1 Kuble port ului a, annual delphinium, cnlllopsls, African daisy and stock are good annuals to plant Plant a few berbaceeua perennial (lowering pluuts this spring, such as pyrethrum, boltonla. Iris or even some of the lilies, such aa Ulluin elegana. A few good raspberry plants do not take up much room or require a great deal of care, but they do furnish a very pleasing fruit In their season. Hotbeds may be started now, un leas the weather la unusually cold. See that about eighteen Inches of well tramped, heating manure Is lu the ts'ttoin of the frame. Bank the frame well with straw or dry' manure -Le-Roy Cady, Associate Horticulturist UalToratty rsnu. St I'aui. I ' M-----fr4 Farm and Garden : t-'.-: . ,j -,.'.-;-i .-:-; . :-; ..;-. . . . . UNPROFITABLE ACRES. Idle Lands Can Bs Improved Until Thoy Become Profit Bearing. We hear many uncomplimentary things snld nbont the unprofitable dairy cow the boarder cow tbnt Is supported from the profits of the renin Indcr of the herd, snys .1. C. McDowell In the Farm Management Monthly. On many farms the uuprolitnlilc dairy cow Is not by :my ineniia the only boarder. Low yield ing acres, like boarder cows, are often fatnl to successful farming. Our farm survey records show tlnit nivns of poor ly draliiid. compact, sour soils, or soils low In humus greatly reduce net profit and Ml I frequent cause of minus la bor Income. Sometimes these records diow that ns much ns M per cent Of the entire farm acreage does not pro duce enough to pay Its wny. One farm on which we recently took records lias forty ncres of poorly drain ed land that in Its present condition I practically worthless. Twenty-five dol lars t acre spent In drainage will cm iiiikiiahi.b Acuivt i an lis H.tnatiuir- ITADLK. mnke this forty ncro tract the equal of any In (but district, and goed laud Is selling there nt si..u per acre. The successful business man tries to weed out all unprofitable enterprises and to expand those that pay n profit I'npri 'Stable acres cannot always be iIi-i-'-m d of as readily as boarder cuts. but usually tlmy can be Improved until tbey become profit bearing. If the In come from such bind cannot be In creased It Is quite sisslble that the labor spent Usm It can be reduced tin til the Income at least pSf the cost of labor. Early Spinach. The New Jersey experiment station declares that spinach should be sowu broadcast on froxeu ground In Febru ary and Immediately covered to the depth of one Inch with well rotted stable ma nine Sow about one pound of seed to 1.000 square feet of ground Thick Leaf I the beat variety for this purpose. Spinach sown In this way will grow larger nnd heavier than spring sown spinach. spinach likes a rich, well drained soil. The ground should be sweet snd quite hard for best results. Top dress every ten days with nitrate of soda. Ave pounds to every 1,000 square feet, being careful not to let the ni trate lodge on the large spinach leaves or thoy will hnve white spots burned In them flff Ul Brn . v , , a y irf fif J t nMNaffj. a, M) . eBBHai MMctT-tjI aTlal i . - - 1H Poultry Wanted! I will be in Ontario Tuesday, February 9th, and will buy your Poultry at mar ket price. I will also be in Ontario Tuesday of each week, through spring and summer. Will make headquarters at American Express. DIIT BOISE J. H. FARLEY FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND ENBALMER LADY ASSISTANT Personal Attention Given To All Fvnerals Promptly Day Or Night Phone 132w FIGHT THE CHINCH RUO. While worrying nliont foot nnd mouth disease don't forget the lowly little chinch bug. The state entomologist. Dr. Forbes, reports thnt forty-five counties in Illinois have been Insisted, and It Is found thnt the chinch bugs are now in winter quarters, ready to come out In spring nnd begin their depredations. The southwestern part of the state, as usual, will be most nffected. With the price of grain ns It Is ot present It Is going to lie worth while to got out tills year nnd Unlit this chinch bug post It won't do much good for one farmer to work nt this Job un less lie hns the help of Ids neigh bors. It Is u community propo sition Last year some 1900 miles nf barrier against chinch biers viis laid to protect corn Holds, and It Is roughly estitil.lt- J eil that something morn million bushels of coin was saved by It J The plans of IN." chinch bug are nil made. What plans hns your jl town made to thwart lt?-Ornnge Judd I iiniii'i SOY BEANS AND CORN. . Experiment In Rotation Made on Fifty Aore Clover Field. I In it fifty acre clover field thirty ! ncres were plowed ns rapidly ns tho I hay crop was removed nnd liumodl- I ntely dragged to conserve moisture, I says a contributor to the Country QsjE tlemnn. The soli wns n low lying1 black loam nnd wns prcpnnsl ns for com. An early variety of soy bonus wns planted with n two horse wheat drill, the work being finished nn July 4. A Itermiie openings In the drill were closed, nnd half s bushel of seed was used to the sere. Keen use of the Into plowing weed growth did not bother, nnd nil tho cul- , tlviitlou given wns with a spike tooth I harrow, which was passed ever the field twice In the direction of plant ing. Cure wns taken not to harrow early lu the day, as the plants sre quite tender until six or eight Inches high. On Oct. It) ltt spring pigs, weighing an nvcrnge of ninety pounds each, wen- turned Into the field to pasture on ripening soys nnd the twenty ncres of second growth clover. Thoy were also red u light com ration. The gains during the next two months were splendid, und f'JL.V) an ncro In pork wus ronllred from the soys nfter the market price of corn fed wns do ducted. The following spring the entire Ofty I acre field was phinted to corn. The thirty ncres whore soys grow were disked twice and tlnod and leveled by dragging. The disking was rapidly nnd easily iiix-ompllslicd, the ground warimsl enrl.v. nud there wns a large accumulation of crop residue from the soys nml immure from the hog. The clover sod wus plowed und prepared III the usual way. The soil of the field wns of like cbiii-ni'ter. but there wns a nun ked difference In the yield of corn, that mi the soy beau land being much belter The rotation follow el coimudcs In Isir In the hprlng and produces three crops hay. soys and corn lu two years with BBS BtOWtagi lu a latitude no further north limn central Indiana such nn 1 1 - can be profitably pruc ! tlced. The only objectlonnblo feature is thnt too much hot. heavy work I thrown together In midsummer com cultivation, clover hay making, break ing clover stubble nud planting soys. From the standpoint of soil improve ment the method I admirable. Roada Oppose Rivsr Improvements. Washington Senator Chamberlain, of Oregon chairman of the senate mil itary affair committee, lu a statement given out here declared that the trans continental railroads are behind the opposition to inland waterways Im provement 120,000,000 Order for War Material. New York An order for 5tO,OUO,000 worth of wht material waa received by the Ualdwlu Ian mtioMt . works. Calls Answered Ontario, Oregon -