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Every fanner should devote the profits
of an acre of ground to securing good
farm and news papers.—Prof. Baliner.
Dehorning, is both, profitable and liu
inauc. Range entile do better and the
dairy herd is more docile.—Jus. Gleed,
The dairyman must give np the idea
of general purpose cows and use those
Hint have beon specialized for him by
1 >ny: years of training and careful selec
tion.—Miss Minnie Eshelman, Selma.
The Pierce county fair association lias
elected new director*, with Dr. C \V.
Chamberlain president of the board.
If the association will confine its scope to
exhibits of* products rural and manufac
tured, and hold the fair in smii'1 rail of
Taeonirt near the business center, it can
be made a success both financially and us
;i repreaentation of what an agricultural
fair should be. — C A Tonneson.
There is money in rai^in^ potatoes in
tha YaKima valley at $(» per ton—Goo.
Head the youu^ trees low. Allow no
crotches to form and make the limbs
branch out alternately from the trunk.—
Prof. Balmer, Pullman.
We've got I lie com fnj» country, —U. IJ.
Livermore, WenaU hoe.
The November freeze never touched us,
—Alfred Sinclair, Natchez.
Nor us. —C. A. liohiiison, Chclan.
The alfulfa crop is a mortgage lifter.—
Dan Nelson, Natchez i valley.
Fruit prospects of this section arc
very promising. Trees are in good con
dition. —10. P. Smith, Juliatl.i Idaho.
I made more money from i.ny farm
last season than in any year since I have
been in the country. Fifteen hundred
dollars clear from Hi) acres ii pntty
good.— Richard Smith, Wenas.
The Durham or .Shorthorn is llu; best
beef breed for Eastern Washington
farmers to raise —Thos. Carstens. whole
sale butcher, Seattle.
My I>JO coloniis will yield at least
thieo tons of honey if we have an av
erage good season.—J. 11.I 1. U. Ilerg. North
I have a great deal of faith in the hoe
sting cure for rheumatism, having suf
fered »i great number -jf years, and since
1 have kept bees it has disappeared.
Whether the stings did is, or whether
eating honey cured me, I cannot prove,
but I am inclined to give Ihe bees the
credit.— J. Fixler, Otiuwa, Ont.
By no means should stock be burred
from ranging on Ihe Cascade reserve.
Allowing shep, cattle aud horses to
range upon the reserve will be a protee-
RANCHE AND RANGE.
lion to the forests rather than an injury.
— lion. .John Minto, Oregon.
1 expect to get four tons oi honey
from my apiary of lf>o colonies tl is year;
and if it is a good season I think I will
harvest live tons. —Isaac Hays, Natchee/..
J. P. Marks, of Ahtanum, who for a
number of years has been grading up
his dairy bcid with good Holsleiu blood,
purchased last week from Leonard Thorp
a pure bred yearling bull of that breed.
liocs mid fruit are a double header
combination. I>ccn help fertilize the
blossoms b) conveying pollen, and thus
cause tbe fruit to set, when) it might fail
otherwise; anil (he blossoms furnish
honey to tbe beea.
Whitewash Ihe poultry house in and
OUt. It keeps tbc lire away and pro
(Jeo. Thomas, of (Jowyehce, recently
lost over HO chickens in two 'Jnytl, by
them eating rotten potatoes.
Tiike your produce l» Kinsey & Co.'h,
State Veterinaaian S. I>. Nelson re
cently ordered four horses altlicled with
glanders killed at Palousc, Wrsh.
fj Four members of the Oregon board of
agriculture have resigned. They were
.led'ersou Myers, D. A. McAllister, '/,. F.
Moody aud F. W. Durbin. W. 11. Sav
age, marshal of the pavilliou, niH F. N.
Derby, general superintendent, also ten
dered their resignations. Unless the
dissension which has arisen among the
members can be amicably arranged there
will be no state fair in Oregon «his year.
'in my opinion," said Thomas Cooper,
western land agent of the Northern Pa
cific, "the outlook for more prosperous
condition! in this state is more eueour-
PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY.
We manufacture Kough and Dressed Lumber
Fruit and Berry Boxes of every description.
Conrad Bros. - Tampico, Wash.
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■00 •; TO-^; F Ol . general hardware, build-
E' C*\ \C&t>\*& in% material, wire, shovels,
• V^« ryw\>J\ forks, hoes, granite ware,
ra,rca. Biocic, tinware, fishing tackle, etc.
Hornssssksrs Good Opportunity ,
Upon reasonable terms we etui furnish you I will g'vo the use for a term of five years
si choice '>, 10 or -'0 Mlt tract one mile west of of 20 stores of tine land one mile west of North
North Yakiniii. Prolific soil, permanent Yuklina. upon condition of same being
water rlgbt, beautiful location. For further plowed and improved. For further informa
infornuitiou addiess. . tion address,
SORRY 13R05., Dorthi Yakima, ■■ Washington.
aging than it has been since th»> period
of depi<ssion commenced. Tne Northern
Pacific has sold more laud since Jonuarv
1 than in any equal period of time since
18881 and with the exception of a few
sales of timber land, till of it whs agricul
tural land to actual settlers, mostly In
Lincoln and Adams counties. There is
a steady Immigration into the state, not
large in volume, but increasing nil the
time, as is the number of requests for in
formation in regard to our resources.''
A new special rate is announced by
the Northern Pacific on t>rauded bron
cho or cjiyuse horses, in train loads of
irn or it,ore cars At $-(>() per car, from
Noith Yakiniii to Trunk Line Atlantic
seaport points, including Newport Mews,
Va., Baltimore, Md., Philadelphia, Pa..
Jersey (Jitv, Boston, Portland, Me , and
Montreal, Quebec. Ttiii r»t« will sfforri
si golden opportunity to clear the ranges
of the Inland Kmpiru oi a good pail of
the horses that arc occupying feeding
grounds that could be utilized by more
\V. M. BurhhellS, of Prosscr, reports
that the sheepmen are rejoicing over the
uniformly good returns of lambing in
that section. llis band ol ewes gave
10L) per cent; while Dan (Joodman's
Hock figured up 105 percent. Mr. Good
man provided * a large shed for the ac
commodation of the ewes, divided into
"00 pens so that each ewe was kept in a
Malcolm McLennan writes from An
telope, Or., that lie has purchased SUM)
wethers and .wants to bring them into
Washington to pasture on the summer
One Yakima liim—(JoHin Bros — have
booked orders for 17<M) wool sucks.
Shearing lime is here.