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\Ve extend our hearty thanks to all the
bright and energetic men of the Vakima
region who have come forward so prompt
ly in support of Ths Ramcu. If our efforts
merit the appreciation accorded to the
project In advance, we are sure of your
continued support—and that mesins suc
cess and permanence and profit to all con
cerned. All that we possess of experi
ence and energy and a goodly bit of
property shall he devoted to its establish
ment. If we fail at first to meet all of
your expectations be patient and don't
expect perfection at the first go-oIF. The
race must be run before it can be won.
<<ive us a year of trial and a cordial sup
port—then issue your verdict. We are
confident of the result.
To sell anything: horses, breeding
stork, poultry, produce, a littlf advertise
ment in The Ranch will lie a s-ure helper.
A half inch, four insertions, for |1, A
larger space and longer time at lower rates.
Want ads., Rent ads.« Uelinquishment
ads., Estray a<is., Help Wanted ads., —
for all these Tnic Ranch is especially
A yood way to instruct your eastern
friends in the conditions hereabout, is to
send them Tin-: Ranch. Send us a list of
names, with two cents each, and we will
mail them copies, prepaid. Four sub
scriptions for three months, to eastern
friends, will cost you only a dollar.
A live man or woman, interested in the
aims and objects of Tin-: Ranch, is wanted
in every community of the northwest to
take subscriptions among his neighbors
and friends. Wo ask that this be done
for the good of the cause.
Report! of meeting! of fruit growers,
.stockmen, societies, etc., a»*e requested.
Likewise items of news concerning crop
prospects, notable me hods and results,
new industries, interesting developments
E. H. Libhy, I'ublisher,
North Yakima, Washington.
Look out out for the creamery promoter,
the man who goei around organizing corn
panns to build ami e(|iii|) public creameries
and cheese factorial. If either ot these
institution! ia needed in a certain locality,
U*t those interested get estimates from
more tk&n one concern engaged in the man
ufacture of outfits. — Western Plowman,
In dressing hogs the French barn the
hair off by laying the carcass on straw and
letting it on fire, and though the skin is
thoroughly blankened by this process yet
it is rapidly scraped white and el !an. They
believes by this process of dressing the meat
keeps better aud that the flavor is im
proved.—Farmers' Home Weekly,
FRUITS FOR WASHINGTON.
The following is a list of fruits endorsed
by unanimous vote of the horticultural
board as adapted to the state of Washing
ton. Local horticultural societies, also,
give their sauction to the list, so far as
reported. This does not mean that these
are the only varieties that will produce
well here, and that many in certain local
ities are not equally desirable. But these
are 'such as may be "tied to" in all
parts of the state.
Summer: Red Astrachan, Early
Harvest, Red June.
Fall: Gravenstein, Waxen, Fall Pip
pin, Twenty Ounce.
Winter: Kins? of Tompkins, Mon
mouth Pippin (Red Cheeked Pippin),
Northern Spy, Rhode Island Greening,
Baldwin, Roxbury Russet, Yellow New
town Pippin, Esopus Spitzenberg, Peck's
Pleasant, Westfield (Seek-no-further), Yel
low Bellflower, Golden Russet.
They are divided into three classes —
Heart, Bigarreau, and Dake and Morello.
From these the following varieties are
chosen: Royal Ann, Black Tartarian,
Black Republican, Early Richmond, May
Duke, Late Duke. Recommended for
further trial: Bing and Major Francis.
Summer: Clapp's Favorite, Bartlett
Fall: Beurre d'Anjou, Fall Butter,
Seckel, Brandywine, Beurre Clairgeau,
Onondaga Swan's Orange), Flemish
Beauty j Duchess d'Angouleme, Bonne de
Winter: Winter Nelis, Beurre Easter.
Italian, Golden, German, Silver, Petite
Pond's Seedling, Hungarian (often
called a prune), Washington, Yellow
Egg, Early Golden Drop, Bradshaw, Co
lumbia, Imperial Gage, Peach.
. Half's Early, Foster, Early Crawford,
Stump the World, Malta, Late Crawford,
Indian, Sal way, Coxe's Cling, Late Octo
bpr for eastern Washington.
Moorpark and Peach, especially for the
eastern part of the state.
Sharpie*s, Jessie, Bubach No. 5, Wil
son, Everbearing, Monarch, Parry.
Red Bom in, Hunt's Tawny.
Cherry, White Grape, Fay's Prolific,
Coucord, Moore's Early, Isabella for
western Washington, Black Prince, Royal
Muscadine, Black Hamburg Concord for
the eastern part of the state, for which
region Sweet water, Worden and Tokay
(Flame Tokay) are also endorsed.
Black: Gregg, Souhdan for the entire
state; for western Washington the red
mrieties Cuthbert, Antwerp and Brandy
Lawton, Kittatiny, Sugar, Evergreen
for family use, and Lucretia Dewberry.
Oregon Champion, Puyallup Mammoth
(an English variety).
Homo readers may find it convenient to
refer to the market price paid pro lucars of
commodities in Nortli Yakima. Intending
settlors at the east, into whose hand 3 Tub
RANCH may fall, will b8 particularly inter
ested in these quotations. We therefore
a[>peud a brief market report as eathered
from our home dealers.
Apples 1A to 2 cents per lb, according
to quality &yd variety.
Potatoes 75 cts per hundred; $11 per ton.
Cabbage 2 cents per lb.
Butter 40 to 50 cents per roll (2 lbs.)
a little extra for gilt edge.
Cheese, retail 20 cents per lb.
Eggs 35 to 40 cents per dozen.
Flour, best 90 cents per 50 lbs; #3.50
per bbl. For 2nd grade, 85 cents par 50
lbs; 3rd grade, 75 cents ditto. The North
Yakima mill has a capacity of 400 bushels
per day. The company now has about
2,000 barrels of flour on hand. Preference
is given to local producers of wheat.
Corn meal 10-lb sack 35 cents.
Graham S5 cents for 50-lb sack.
Graham 85 cents for 50 lbs.
Hay, slow sale. At stack farmers receive
$4 to $4 50 per ton for alfalfa; baled and
on cars $7 50. Timothy and mixed ditto
Oats $20 per ton.
Bailey $16 to §18 per ton.
Wheat 35 to 40 cents per bushel.
STAPI.K GROCERIES AND PROVISION!*.
Coffae 25 to 40 cents per lb.
Sugar 15 to 1(5 lbs per $1,00.
Molasses §1,00 per gallon.
Dry salted meats 15 cents per lb.
Lard (home rendered) 15 cents.
Hams 16 cents; bacon 15 cents: should
c s 14 cents per lb.
Beef 5 to 12| cents retail; fresh pork
8 to 12 cents; mutton 5 to 15 cents.
Chickens bring $2.50 to 300 per dozen.
Purchase no nursaiy stock thut lias not
been duly inspected, and that lias not a
clean bill of health from a duly authorized
The winter spraying of orchards in
fested with noxious insects id more cer
tiin of good result than summer spraying
for the reason that stronger solutions may
be used without iujury to the trees.