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The hop growers at the east begin to
realize the danger threatening their in
dustry by Pacific coast competition.
From the Hop Grower's Journal, Hamil
ton, N. V., we clip the following:
"The rapid increase of the acreage and
consequent enormous production of hops
in the west are not the only facts the
ladened zephyrs are bringing for the con
sideration of the intelligent hop growers
of this state. We may console ourselves
for yet a little while by holding fast to
the fact that New York produces
the strongest and the best hop grown in
the world. But we have rolled this one
timed fact "like a sweet morsel under the
tongue" until it is getting to be very
much of a something else. If the grower
has a scintilla of salvation in this alleged
superiority of his product it is not to be
seen in the markets of the world and it
will be of no help to him in the contest
that is to come. Facts thai mv facts are
proverbially stubborn things; tliey com
pel attention and will not be ignored.
The steadily decreasing yield of our
acres; the increasing cost of production;
the lowering of the average quality of
our product, and the certainty of over
production at the west in the near future,
are incontrovertible facts. And every
one of them is a growing fact. We can
neither plow them up nor turn them un
der. Do what we will they grow apace
and about all the eastern grower is able
to get from them is an undesirably large
quantity of mental manna of a very indi
State Senator Thompson of Suinner,
the man who planted the first hops grown
in the state of Washington came over to
North Yakima on Tuesday. He will
plant a yard la this valley. The senator
has a son in the busiuess in Parker bot
Henry Perfleltl of Perfield Bros, own
ers of a 50-acre hop field near Sunnier is
looking over Yakima county with the
purpose of selecting a location for I hop
ranch. He will spend a week or two.
He will either buy an old yard or put In
Tacoma and Seattle Maakets.
The Ledger reports the Tacoma wheat
market to have a heal Iby turn. Quota
tions are: No. 1, little club, 46Jc; No. 1,
stone, 49cj per bushel. Eggs bave
declined at Seattle. Potato market weak
•jut without change in figures; onions »iru
S to 3Jc per pound.
The supply of fruit ami vt'ir •H.lili"" :s
light and demand good. (,\dif« rid i iiin
vuls tint-'tiikcii' trirl\. On'jTMii piiiry
creamery Inilici- '->7.U<:;t>r |n-r tl> ; f;inry
dairy 22}i:($25u: UiiUf«»rni:i_SO.! in 46 pcl1
roll; ciiijs. U@KK: per dozen; (in |Irv.
18.50 to $5.00 per til '/' n; ducks, $. r) Id $(>
Retail Meat Market.
North Yakinia meut markets are rt-lilil
ii»K beef roubts at Bfitloc; boils s@Bc;
steaks S(-rl2j. Mutton and pork same
rate; hams, sliced 18c. whole lflc; shoul
ders 16@12Jc. Sausage 10c; chickens,
dressed 80(§ 40c each.
Thk RANCH has well sustained its daim
to be ";i journal of the land ami the home
in the new West." Very properly it de
votes its attention ohiefly to matters con
nected with the farm, and it «ives a vast
amount of valuable information in each
issue; hence it should receive liberal en
couragement nrnoug the farming communi
H. SPINNING & CO.,
Real Estate and Insurance,
NORTH YAKIMA, WASHINGTON.
TO TRADE.—I2O acres of improved
land. Will trade for good horses.
CHEAP.—The cheapest piece of im
proved land in Yakima ; 80 acres; 5 miles
from Yakima; improved; 10 acres of al
falfa; 3J acres in cultivation; good water
THIS IS A SNAP.—Two 5-acre tracts
1 mile from town. #115 and $120 per
RARE BARGAIN.—BO acres in Moxee,
5 miles from town, 25 acres hops, 40acres
alfalfa, all in cultivation. Wili take one
half of purchase price in good unincum
bered Tacoma or Seattle property, balance
LOOK THIS UP.—ISO acres fine level
Jam!, good water right; 7 miles from
TL\ AID TWE\TV-A(RK TRAITS WITH SMALL HOP YARDS FOR SALE O.\' EASY TERMS
Tree Planters, Look at This I
SEE MY PRICES ON PETITE PRUNES,
1 Year Old, 4 to 6 Feet, $20.00 per 1,000.
1 Year Old. 3 to 4 Feet, $12.00 per 1,000.
Trees baled and delivered to station free of charge. Other stock r«H
reasonable. Certificates of inspection furnished with
trees. Catalogue Free.
X, P. SMITH, Gresham, Oregon.
v^B-sJfe-^ SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO^^
WmMml PACIFIC COAST FRUITS.
I In! wH\ £ Jp^mA Our experience in the liiuullinj,' of California fruit war-
L M£* JL^Jii/J M\ t 41 !5^ ) l'"n' our soliciting shipments, Telegraphic quotations
V / yivt-n. We aim to jiive thoion^ly reliulile information to
\9:'(mXllv/\.wU'i / euippers, keop them fully pouted on our markets, and
Nsr^%£ it _ s make prompt returns. \Vo Rr-11 at pultlin auction |to tbo
n-C^^ XJLJU* best advantage. Branches at New l 7orl', Boston. I'hila-
delphia and other eastern cities, California oflicej, Sac-
SV*^ yameiito and Los Angeles, BAHNKTT BROS.
Irrigation in the Yakima country is
beautifully illustrated iv the current
number of Smalley*! Magazine. Mr.
Smalley found ibis apt passage from the
bible, second Kings, on alargu sign board
at Proner: "Thus saith the Lord: 'Make
this valley full of ditches. Ye shall not
see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet the
valley shall be filled with water, that ye
may drink, both ye and your cattle and
your beasts." ' The omission of a Kind
word about prunes mars the prophecy a
little. Otherwise it is pat. — Olympian.
North Yakiraa; small cash payment and
about one-half in trade for good train
cumbered city or farm property in or near
Seattle or Tacoma.
IMPROVED FARM CHEAP. — 250
acres 11 miles from town, price $8,000;
terms very easy; good bottom land
adapted to fruit, hops, alfalfa or general
farming; well located for stock raising,
beiug near range.
WILL DOUBLE IN A YEAR.—2O
acres 1 mile from depot, 5 acres young
orchard, all under cultivation, $125 per
SEEK NO FURTHER,—23O acres (5
miles from town, good house and barn,
new hop house, 10 acres old hops, 60
acres alfalfa; $73 per acre, % cash bal
ance, long time at low rate of interest.