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"Yours is a first-class farmer's
paper," writes Matthew Hickey
from Mission, Wash.
Be sure and have your bees in
the shade during the hot weather if
you wish the best results.
The current number of the lowa
Homestead gives the dates for 130
county and district fairs to be held
this fall in that state. Is it any
wonder lowa leads in agricultural
and livestock interests?
For thousands of years the fann
er has been working with his hands,
and others have to a great extent
reaped the reward for his toil. Now
he is beginning to work with the
result of reaping the reward him
At the meeting ot the state fair
commission Saturday at North Yak
ima Joseph Baxter was elected pres
ident of the board, Dr. Gunn sec
retary, and William I y ee, sr, treas
urer. It was finally decided to hold
no fair this year.
It is time to think of the next
breeding time of the ewes. If early
lambs are desired the ewes should
be kept in good condition all the
summer. This forwards them for
breeding. The ram too should be
kept iti good condition, not fat, but
in good muscle.
Thorough pruning, continued cul
tivation and thinning of the fruit
on the tree, are each important fac
tors in making a crop of fruit of
any kind, nor can these principles
be ignored by the producer, except
at a risk he cannot afford to incur.
The U. S. senate has agreed to
the tariff rates on fruit as fixed by
the republican members of the fi
nance committee, as follows: Figs,
plums, prunes, prunelles, 2 cents
per pound; raisins and other dried
grapes, 2x/ 2 cents; dates, one-half
cent; Zante and other currants, 2c.
A herd of seven Jersey cattle,
two of which are imported and are
considered as good stock as there is
on the coast, arrived at Napavine
last week for Messrs. Linhart and
Reynolds. By importing good
dairy stock these gentlemen are con
ferring a lasting benefit on the com
munity in which they live.
A sow which brings a good litter
of pigs- seven to nine in number —
is a good, kind and careful mother,
and so good a suckler that she will
supply her offspring with plenty of
milk if she is properly fed, is one
of the most valuable and profitable
RAXCHE AND RANGE.
animals on the farm. Usually they
lack in one or more of these vir
J. M. Brown, of Fairview, has
hit upon an easy and effective plan
of fastening a wood foundation in
beehive frames. He simply divides
the top bar of the frames length
wise into two pieces. About a
half inch of the comb is inserted in
the slit and the two pieces are firmly
pressed together and nailed in their
places. This is a little scheme
which may prove quite practical in
With the copy for the change of
advertisement for the Whitehouse
Company, appearing in this issue,
Mr. N. R. Sibley writes the editor
as follows: "I note with pleasure
the growth of your paper. May it
continue to increase under your ear
nest efforts." The above is greatly
appreciated, coming as it does from
one of the shrewdest and most suc
cessful young business men of the
city of Spokane.
Ranche and Range appears
this week in a "brand new" dress,
an indisputable evidence of pros
perity. It also seems to contain
several new advertisements in ad
diton to its usual large supply. A
well conducted, non-partisan, strictly
farm paper is a good thing for any
community, and also for its owner
—a fact which Miller Freeman, the
editor of Ranche and Ranch-:, is
perhaps just now joyfully learning.
Some people think they can't
"take time" to spend a holiday,
such as Decoration day or Fourth
of July, and yet these same people
generally are behind religiously, so
cially and financially. Wonder
what would have been the result
had those men who fought for our
country said they hadn't time
to endure the march and face the
cannon? What they won for us let
us enjoy, and see that their patriot
ism is not forgotten.—lowa Home
It takes a long time to learn what
independence means; at least it did
for me. I have a good deal of
property, but I wanted a good deal
more, and was in debt for half I did
have. A man can never be content
in such a state of mind. Not until
I had lost the whole in the effort to
get more did I realize how little it
need take to make a man contented
and happy. Single handed and
alone I started farming on So acres
of raw prairie twenty years ago,
with a yoke of oxen. I have ev
erything a farmer ought to desire;
have a little money on hand, and
have owed no man a cent for many
years. A farm home of any size,
out of debt, is independence. None
of us need riches, but we all need
a home, if ever so homely.—Cor.
(Jolliu I3ros. luive now on Intml a coni
i-Ule line if Butterirk'a patterns wf I lie
.luiie issue. Tltev Inve v large (rude in
tin h»' justly meritorious patterns. 10 4t
W. H.ADAMS & CO
SOLICIT CONSIGNMENTS OF
AND FARM PRODUCE.
Ami rt'l'ei you to the following lending grow
ers: Hon. 1). K. la-kli, North Yakinix; Purely
.1. Flint. North Yiikiimi. .1. V. Meeker, Puy
iil up; K. S. Ridge. Puvulhin.
Yukima Aye., North Yak i ma.
Furnished rooms In 3-stoiy brick block.
Rates, 25 to 50 cents per night and e1.25 to 82
per week. Most central location and only
first-class lodging house in Hie city.
John W. Wilcox, Prop.
Seattle Rubber Stamp and Ncyelty Co,
Manufacturers of Reals, Rubber Stamps,
Stencils and ikidges.
3OS "2"eslex Way, SEATTLE.
T\H. P. FRANK,
PHYSICIAN AM) SURGEON.
Office hours, II to 12 a. in.; '2 to (5 p. m.
Office over First National hank
North Yukimn - Washington.
TF YOU NEED
Call in and yet prices before making
your purchases. We deal exclusive
ly in these j,roodis and can save you
money. We also carry «i complete
line of Window Shades of .ill widths.
Curtain Poles, Room Moulding", Pic
ture Moulding, Window Glass, Lub
ricating Oils. Spray Material, Car
riage and Wagon Paints.
JOHNSON'S PAINT STORE,
The Red Front on the Avenue
A. S. JOHNSON & CO.
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