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THE YORKSHIRE HOG.
The large Yorkshire is classed as the
best bacon hog in England. It is a
rangy, deep-bodied hog, pure white,
head rather large, ears lopped, rather
long in the leg, the back narrow and
arched, with a drooping rump. They
grow to a good size, are slow to fatten,
and always have a good deal of lean
meat, or muscle, mixed with the fat.
It is this characteristic which makes
them prized so highly by bacon curers,
as their flat sides always have the
streak of fat and the streak of lean
which makes the proper combination
for the great breakfast dish, bacon
and eggs. Their hams and shoulders
are prized for this same characteristic.
The small Yorkshire is a very different
animal, except in color. He is a
smooth, broad-backed, fine-boned hog,
his head finer, much dished, and the
nose short and turned up. His make
up shows him to be early maturing
and easily fattened, and very similar
in form to what is known in this
country as Suffolk. They are not so
prolific as the large hog, but with a
much quieter disposition, and are apt
to fatten so quickly as to interfere with
their breeding, if fed at all heavily.
They are regarded as a family hog in
England, where cottagers can only
keep two or three, as they turn every
thing to good account fed to them.
They will not bear exposure, and are
regarded as rather delicate.
Do these hot days remind you that
you might easily have stored up some
ice last winter? How easy it would
have been to scoop out a little pond and
turn on the water, cut your ice and
have a little cave of it for use now in
keeping the butter temperature down
and its price up! Ice cream, too!
The Yakima fruit shippers' associa
tion has been organized, and the di
rectors have elected P. J. Flint presi
dent; W. H. Redmon vice president;
W. L. Steinweg treasnrer; G. C.
Mitchell secretary and manager. A
lot of land has been bought near the
railroad in North Yakima, and a ship
ping shed will be erected. Subscrip
tions to the stock are now being so
D. R. McGinnis, of Sunnyside, who
was in North Yakima on Sunday last,
said that he had put out 7,000 sweet
potato plants and would plant 7,000
more at once. His patch will com
prise about six acres. This will be
sufficient to fully demonstrate the
adaptability of the Sunnyside region
to sweet potato growing. Mr. McGin
nis is a thorough man, and it is taken
for granted that the crop will receive
UNDER THE DITCHES.
The Ellensburg Register says the
prospect for building the Middle ditch
was never more hopeful. It is the
general impression that the bonds will
meet with ready sale. The building
of this ditch means the opening of 20,
--000 acres of choice farm land, more
than doubling the present area now in
cultivation in the valley.
The Yakima Investment company
has posted a notice of warning at
many points that the gates of the
great canal must not be interfered
with in any manner. Such acts will
be promptly punished.
Prof. Sanborn recommends meadow
foxtail as a good grass for the arid re
gion. It heads in May and will pro
duce one good crop for cutting and a
fair crop for grazing before the effect
of the spring rains is lost.
Do not neglect to cultivate carefully
after each irrigation. Fine earth at
the surface of the ground acts as a
mulch to retain the moisture. Do not
start the cultivator, however, before
the soil is in fit condition.
South Dakota will bore many ar
tesian wells for irrigation purposes.
At a recent meeting- at Huron plans
were outlined for securing national
and state aid in perfecting a practical
system for the storage of water.
Make' a note of this: California
fruit growers have demonstrated that
artificial watering does not produce
fruit of inferior flavor, but that too
much water does produce lack of fla
A new artesian well in the Moxee
valley, W.H. Steinweg-'s, flowed at 200
feet, and at 275 feet sent up a lusty,five
inch stream, ample for the purpose
wanted. Mr. Steinweg will sink the
well to 325 feet.
The Ranch three months for two
bits. Spread the g-ood news.
A. H. DAWSON,
Farms and Yak
ands a specialty.
REAL ESTATE AND
MABTON, • - WASHINGTON
l^t>t>VP<K: K. HAGKRTY,
IRRIGATED FARMS AND LANDS,
Sunnyside, Yaklma County, Wash.
GOOD BARGAINS IN SUNNYSIDE.
"(Jo. 1- —20 acres one mile and a half south
of the town of Sunny Hide; all cleared,
plowed and fenced and B acres in alfalfa; at
$70 per acre. Only $200 cash. Ualance on
easy terms at 7 per ceut.
THE WILSON BILL AND POULTRY.
One of our readers rather astonished
us by hurling the following- laconic
letter at us. He says:
"I have expected you to say some
thing about 'The Wilson Bill and
We prefer to "keep off." The wise
men seem unable to settle the matter
and so are we. We will say this, how
ever: You cannot hit a man (nation)
unless he hits back. A tariff may
keep Canadian goods out of the states,
but Canada will also keep our goods
out of her territory. It is a rule that
works two ways. Strange to say, eggs
have been cheaper since the tariff was
put on them than ever before. We
will not attempt to explain it. We
simply record the fact. We do not be
lieve in class legislation. Our class
(the poultrymen) have lost a large
trade in pure-bred fowls that we had
with Canada, for Canada at once "hit
back" and kept us out. —Poultry
T M E>
Shuart Steel Improved
A peerless machine for grading land for ir
rigation and especially adapted also to the
needs of Contractors and Graders of earth in
general. No one having earth to move in
quantity or land to grade can afford to do
without ir. For descriptive circular and
terms address JOHN SAWBRIDGE, North
Yakimaor A. H. DAWSON, Mabton, agts.,
or B. F. SHUART, Patentee and Manufactur
er, Oberlln, Ohio.
A Few Choice
Desert Claims &
No. 2 —60 acres cleared, plowed and
fenced; 1,700 peach, prune, apple and pear
trees; 5 acres alfalfa; small house. This
beautiful ranch is only one mile and a half
cant of Sunnyside. Price $75 per acre,
§1,000 cash; balance 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 years!
at 7 per cent.
No. 3—60 acres adjoing the ah )ve, all in
under cultivation; 5 acres alfalfa; 1,000 to
1,200 fruit trees; small house and triable.
Price and terms same as the above. Them;
two ranches are the finest in the lower end
the of Suunyside valley.