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AT THE COUNTY FAIR.
Abbott B. Appleton went to the fair
(Sing hey! for the wind among his
Saw curious "dewin's" while he was
'Mongst the gamblers, the sports
and the frlskers.
He carried his bills in a wallet laid
An old-fashioned calf-skin as black
as your hat;
He was feeling so well he was easy
to touch —
Then he hadn't so much; no, there
wasn't as much.
He noticed a crowd around a pleas
Whose business seemed based on a
He asked for a quarter from each in
Put the coin in his hat and he forth
That simply to advertise he would re
His quarter to each, adding three
Now Abbott B. Appleton he did in
Anxious to share in these spoils with
Man asked for ten dollars and Abbott
"Why, sartin! And then we'll git
thutty back free."
But the man who was running the
Informed him it didn't work always
And Abbott B. Appleton got for his
A smile —and the man didn't pay it
Then Abbott, In order to make himself
Got after the rest of the snides at the
He hunted the pea, but he never could
When "the darned little critter" was
under the shell.
He shot at a peg with a big swing
Five dollars a shot —didn't hit it at all.
And he finally found himself "gone all
With wisdom, a lot —and two dollars
Abbott B. Appleton cursed at the fair
(Sing fle! for a man who 'tended
And he said to himself, "Gol swat it,
Them games is just rigged up for
I thought they was honest down here
in this town;
I swow if I hadn't I wouldn't come
But if cheatin's their caper I guess
That folks up in Augerville have if
I'm a pretty straight man when they
use me all square,
But I'm a pirut myself in a Pirut
I won't pick their pockets to git back
But I reckon I'll give 'em an Auger
Abbott B. Appleton "barked" at the
Sing snakes! how the people they
And his cross-the-lot voice it did bel
low and blare
Till it seemed that his lungs were
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He said that he had there inside of
Most singular fowl ever heard of by
"The Giant Americanized Cockatoo,"
With his feathers, some red, some
white and some blue.
He promised if ever its like lived be
He'd give back their money right
there at the door.
Then he vowed that the sight of the
age was within.
" 'Twill never," he shouted, "be seen
'Tis an Infant white annercononda
From the African wilds where it late
ly was caught.
The only one heern tell of before.
And wild and untamed, from that far
Abbott B. Apleton raked In the tin.
(Sing chink, for the money that he.
Then he opened the gates and he let
'em all in,
And then —-well, then Abbott dp
It was time that he did, for the people
Just a scared Brahma hen squattine
there on the ground:
Her plumage was decked in a way to
With turkey-tail streamers all colored
And above, on a placard, this sign in
"There's nothing else like her. I
trimmed her last night."
In a little cracked glass was an arglc
worm curled —
"Young annerconda, sole one in th"
And another sign stated. "He's small,
But if he hain't big enough wait until
And Abbott B. Appleton speeding afar
Was counting his roll in a hurrying
Saying still, "As a general rule I'm all
But I'm a pirut myself at a Pirut
It would be interesting to know If i
anyone on the Coast has attempted
"clam farming." A clam farm, says
Bulletin No. 103, can be made not
only on the open coast where there
is sufficient protection from shifting :
sands, but even at a distance from
the sea in brackish bays and inlets
where are an abundance of microßCop- '■
ie plants, and every such area which
is exposed at low tide should be util
ized in growing clams. The clam is
better adapted to artificial cultiva
tion than the oyster. A clam farm,
consists of divisions: The preserves
or ground for breeders, where mature
clams are kept undisturbed to obtain
seed for the rest of the farm; the nest
is divided into sections, and dug only
on successive years, allowing three or
four years between diggings. An acre
of good clams should yield annually
THE PROSPEROUS FARMER.
■^*s,^^ who has harvested a good crop of
/r_y- wheat, corn and oats has money to
mlm^wiw /fW^ 'ay 'jy an(* save f° future use. The
foundation of wealth is thrift, and
jss&ss'frC/^7^ those who would be comfortable in
" /JtlVix\ iw^ \ their declining years will start a bank
./^nraWil *« -_£* account in the Northwest Trust & Safe
Wj^ VffV ''J? / &*&&' Deposit Co.'s bank. It is safe, it is
lsfeoM£^ paying interest, and it is money in
•^^^-J^^iflßi^-^^^^S^^^- hand when you need it. It invites
"-^S^t^^^^ country accounts, and shall be glad
Bußlfifißf Northwest Trust &
<r\ HI J m"»WBW Sale Deposit Co.
•^^H^jPL^^ copttbtoht . p John I*. Ilartman, Vice President.
-w*vrer«_ " A. Myers, Secretary.
J. V. A. Smith, Cashier.
90-94 Columbia St., Seattle. (Close to depot.)
B COMMIT GROW T0 PERFECTION ON
H mUMM IRRIGATED LANDS
I J* I M-M M r~J9 AT GREENACRES
I f\ La JfA L.W" MA grOtMIT 10 miles from 40,000 people and a market for 150, 0
rnVtM IRRIGATED LANDS
______ AT GREENACREB
#1 L-9" &A L r M* lOmilesfrom 10,000 people and a market for 150, 0
B consumers. Write
■ \JFtmFTiktH SPOKANE VALLEY LAND and WATER co.
■ rtWt"l»'l"''' 601-602 Kookery Bldg. SPOEANK, Walk
Ojr H/TONFY British Columbia Farms
—^ ■*■ *>**' >^ -- -*-** ■*■ If you are thinking of going to the Pacific
T t. . . , v r . , Coast try British Columbia. No extreme!
In Dairying; in Fresno County of temperature. No cyclones. No dust
_ . __ __ ___ __ __ __ -_ . storms. No cloud bursts. No droughts. No
f^ A I TT^ f\ AT T A blizzards. Fertile land, and the heaviest
I 111 I|H I 111 l\l I #1 crops per acre In Canada. We make this
V jh\ I_,l I WlVlllri statement without fear of contradiction.
x^***"^**l v_b^>* i—i** The land , g cneap and the markets and
lftflonrnD ifoifo f n ri oo „„„„.!,„„,„ prices for farm produce the best on the
4,000 acres alfalfa for lease on shares. J> ac inc Coast. Write for Farm Pamphlet
Rental only one-third of the butter to the Settlers' Association, Box 329, Van
fat produced. Tenant retains two- couver, B. C. When writing please refer
thirds butter fat and all calves and to thls PflPer
all hogs. Alfalfa the king of dairy _; - - ■ ■
foods. Butter at half its cost in East- f ,■-.. *_^^ _
cm States. No housing and feeding _P" JP_i H""^ HUH
stock. Pasturage every day in the BL II ILJP ImMI
year. Don't buy laud. Buy cows and Wt J^Ji IPm ■■■I
rent alfalfa. Far greater profit thus m ■^■b 8 IV I
to dairymen. Skimming station of ■
the San Joaquin Ice and Creamery
Co. on the property.
Feed for Cattle by the Month gpa g± ■
Write for particulars to laß &T% Mr I &A
KEARNEY VINEYARD SYNDICATE WT BJ| I .-l ■ -TO I BF~
Kearney Park, Fresno, Cal. " m gm, "
One hundred and sixty acres bottom land
two miles from postofflce, Whatcom county ;
P" _^ t^ _ X 25 acres In meadow; 8 acres in bearchg or
■■ S| rnn ■■■■ _*fc 51 ll* chard; 10 acres in pasture, nearly cleared.
■ CII ■I I%> IWI *%& HIV The rest is easily cleared the brush is alder
and crab apple, no logs. One gt)od farm
In ail counties of Western Washington. house 26x28, 1% Stories high, good well
Improved and unimproved. Address an( l woodshed. Barn 75x28 with feeding
. -..._. _kaa--.--ka-B_i M_k__i-._i_i-< sheds and other small outbuildings. The
THE SYNDICATE COMPANY county road runs through It. Terms,
$4,000), $3,000 cash, the rest on easy
H-212-213 California Building, Tacoma, wash, terms. This Is a fine dairy ranch.
>-*in>>Ayrsy^/\/v\/H>'*->/'v/v>s\/>4 Farmers' Investment Co.
> **___•_? LIME." BUGGIES S Room 9 Metropolitan Bldg S«:tt'>.
r^^^^^_^___y^^P^^^r^^ "I ' have been taking Kipans Tubules for
t*xA l^^v^vj. 7 V\//JX^<^'lvv*>^ > l the dyspepsia, and they have helped me
V/Wy \V/ v/lu/97 \\7 wonderfully. I do not know any par-
T^L I'-j^y \2r K. r*~~ '-'C/—I"\ J* titular way they affect me, but they
~ "V/ I -V^. - | . seem to give vigor to the entire system.
.. m mm ' nad a sort of languid feeling, but since
//itfhPMM* Hi;r/}fro taking the Tabules I feel spirited and
JMt**U£2£23 OOUKItOi have not that melancholy way about me.
~~^ I think they are good for a general
Give better satisfaction than anything on build-up of the system, as they seem
1 the market at anything like theprlce.be- to act like a tonic,
cause they are made of good material, to
stand "Oregon roads"— Iron corners on
bodies, braces on shafts, heavy second*
growth wheels, screwed rims. If you want
to feel sure that you are getting your mon
eys worth, ask for a "Bee Line" or a .
"Mitchell" (Uenney) Buggy. We guar
antee them. At druggists.
Mitchell, Lewis & Si aver Co. Tne *"ive-Cent packet is enough for an
Seattle, Spokane, Boise. Portland, Or ordinary occasion. The family bottle,
"**""•w* GO cents, contains a supply for a year.