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XEWELL TELLS APPLEMEX
TO ENLARGE ORCHARDS
President of the Horticultural Society
Retums From a Trip East Find
the Oregon Product the Standard
of Quality Says No Danger of
Portland. Apple growers in this
state need have no fear that the in
dustry is likely to be overdone. The
demand for Oregon apples exceed!
the supply in some sections tenfold.
That was the announcement of Wil
bur K. Newell, president of the State
Board of Horticulture, who returned
yesterday from a six weeks' trip, dur
ing which time he visited the apple
orchards of New England, New York,
Virginia, the Middle West and Colo
rado. Mr. Newell left Portland about June
1 for the purpose of ascertaining the
conditions In the various apple-growing
districts in the east and to satisfy
himself whether or not there was
danger that the Oregon product
would eventually lose Its eastern mar
ket. Mr. Newell's investigations were
in every way favorable to the expan
sion of this industry. In all the fruit
sections visited by him he found the
Oregon apple regarded as the stand
ard and in none of the orchards were
the methods employed in any way
superior to those In use here.
"The sole purpose of my visit,"
said Mr. Newell last night, "was to
acquaint myself with the conditions
prevailing in other fruitgrowing dis
tricts. Not a few of the local grow
ers have feared that the apple grow
ing business was likely to be over
dene, and some have hesitated about
enlarging their orchards. I am sat
isfied that Oregon apples will al
ways find a ready sale at good prices.
Wherever I went I found our apples
were considered the standard. Their
quality was known everywhere.
Eastern Orchards I)creasln?.
"In the Mississippi valley, instead
of Increasing the number of orchards
the area is slowly decreasing.
"The best orchards I saw were
those in western New York and the
mountainous region of Virginia. Some
very good apples are grown there, but
they do not get the prices in New
York that our apples command. The
growers there copy our methods New
England apples are very fine In fla
vor, where they are properly cared
"The question up to -the apple
growers of this state Is not shall we
put In more trees, but how can we get
better methods of marketing, so that
the consumer In the large eastern cit
ies can get our apples at a little more
reasonable price? While I was in
Washington I had an interview with
Secretary Wilson, and he told me the
growers of this state are not produc
ing a tenth of the number of apples
they should. He said that the peo
ple of Washington, D. C, would eat
ten times as many Oregon apples If
they could get them at a reasonable
price. Only a few Oregon apples are
sold there, and those command such
a high price that few people can af
ford them. The prevailing price is
40 cents for a half peck. People
much prefer apples to oranges or ba
nanas, but when the price of apples
exceeds the price of those fruits peo
ple will buy but few apples.
Competition In East.
"I do not wish to give the impres
sion that we have no competition in
the east, for we have. The growers
in Virginia, New York and Colorado
are our competitors, but our apples
cost more. What I want to tell the
growers here is to, grow more apples
and sell them at lower prices. There
will always be markets for all the ap
ples we can ship away. The apple
crop Is lighter this year throughout
the United States than last year--and
last year was by no means a
heavy crop. Nearly all the apple re
gions run from 20 to 70 per cent of a
normal crop, with an average of 60
per cent. This will insure very good
prices for all the fruit we have this
year. At no season In recent years
has the crop been so uniformly light
as It is this year."
Sees Mother Grow Young.
"It would be hard to overstate the
wonderful change In my mother
since she began to use Electric Bit
ters," writes Mrs. W. L Gilpatrlck
of Danforth, Me. "Although past 70
she seems really to be growing young
again. She suffered untold misery
from dyspepsia for 20 years. At last
she could neither eat, drink nor
sleep. Doctors gave her up, and all
remedies failed till Electric Bitters
worked such wonders for her
health." They Invigorate all vital
organs, cure liver and kidney trou
bles, induce sleep, Impart strength
and appetite. Only 50c at Tallman
& Co 's and Pendleton Drug Co.'s.
FIVE THRESHING CREWS AT
WORK IN THE VICINITY
Barley Being Received at the Local
Mills $25 Per Ton Being Offered
for Barley and 83 and 95 Cents
Per Bushel for WlMsat Good Price
for Cherries Personals.
Baby Contests at Pastime.
A unique contest of most human in
terest Is being put on at the Pastime
Theater a baby contest. Not of
strength, but for beauty, cuteness,
good nature and all that goes to make
up the loveable, dumpling kidlets.
Every mother is proud of her baby,
and all that Is necessary to have the
baby in this contest is to leave its
photograph, a slide of which Is made
and thrown on the screen Each
ticket Is a vote. Contest will begin
Saturday, July 17 and end August
12. Prize, S26 baby carriage.
That fortunes will soon be made In
the oil fields surrounding Vale, Is a
fact that is now not to be denied by
the most pessimistic of her citizens,
claims a newspaper there.
Milton, July 15. Wheat harvest In
the vicinity of Milton is in full blast
this week, there being within five
miles of this city five threshing out
fits at work.
Twenty-five dollars per ton is be
ing paid for barley and 85 cents per
bushel for club and 95 cents for
bluestem wheat is being offered.
It is believed more wheat will be
brought to Milton than was received
by the mills and warehousemen here
last season. The quality promises to
be excellent this year, insuring the
very best quotations possible.
Thirteen Cents for Cherries,
Mr. William Wilson, one of the
prosperous Walla Walla valley fruit
raisers residing near Cobbs' crossing,
about two miles north of Milton, to
day received returns on his Bing
cherries. Mr. Wilson received 13 cents
net for his cherries, which Is a very
good price considering the price re
ceived for cherries last season. The
cherry crop this year is very good,
despite the fact that It was thought
that all the cherries were killed by
the late frosts this spring.
At high jloon today at the home of
the bride's' parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
L. Martin. I two miles above Milton,
their daughter, Miss Minnie Martin
was united in Marriage to Manuel C.
Martin of Walla Walla, the Uev. C.
H. Hilton Of the Christian church of
this city, officiating.
The bride was attended by Miss
Harriet Stoddard of Walla Walla,
and (jroced S Martin, brother of the
bride, also of Walla Walla. The
bride well known In Milton and vi
cinity, having been raised here and
spent most of her life in this city. The
groom Is a well known miller of the
Garden City. Mr. and Mrs. Martin
will make their home In Walla Wal
la. Nathan Sams Dies.
Mr. Nathan Sams, a prosperous
Couse creek rancher, died at his
home near Milton Monday, the 12th
Mr. Sams is an old pioneer of this
valley, having come here from Ohio
during the time of the Immigrant
The funeral services will be held
at the family residence on Couse
creek, at 2 p. m., Thursday and In
terment will be In the Weston ceme
tery. Mr. Sams leaves a wife and
six children, all of whom are grown
Milton Personal Notes.
S. D. Peterson returned from Se
attle yesterday and reports the Se
attle fair a great success.
Mr. Johnson, representing the real
estate firm of Johnson & Young of
Walla Walla, was a business visitor In
the city today.
Hugh Murray, manager of the Pea
cock Mills, has returned from a trip
to his wheat ranch in Franklin coun
ty. He reports crops in very good
Mrs. Geo. Edwards arrived here
from Washtucna for a visit with rel
atives and friends In the city.
Rev. H. S. Shangle returned home
today after spending some time In
Seattle attending the fair and also
the National Epworth League con
vention. Winn S. Brown, editor of the Ea
gle, is transacting business in The
Dalles this week.
B. F. Vancil and family have gone
to the mountains to spend the sum
mer. Mrs. B. J. Hoadley left last night
for her summer cottage at Ocean
Park, Washington, where she will
spend the summer, returning to Mil
ton about the first of September.
Col. W. H. Boyd and wife of Athe-
i na, were visiting and transacting
business in Milton Wednesday after
noon. F. E. Johnson, representing the
Richland Land Co. of Walla Walla,
was a business visitor in the city yes
terday. W. E. Anderson, of the Worth-An
derson real estate firm of Walla Wal
la, was a business visitor In the city
S. S. Shields of the Shields Fruit
company, and W. H. Mumford, have
purchased 15 acres each of the Wil
liam Saager place situated one and
one-half miles west of Milton, along
the track of the O. R. & N. railway.
About half the land purchased Is set
to youncr wlnesap apples and Is con
sidered one of the finest pieces of
land In this part of the country. On
an old orchard adjoining the tract
purchased by Mr. Shields, Mr.. Saager
has taken as high as tlOOO an acre
In a single year.
Mrs. Lola Anderson of Walla Wal
la, Is visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. L. Frazier this week.
D. C. Swift, a member of the civil
engineering class of Berkeley univer
sity, California, was a business visitor
in Milton today.
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Evenings 10c and 15c
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