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Vol. XX -No. 6
POWER SPRAYING OUTFIT, consisting of Stover Gasoline Tumping Engine, 1% horsepower, equipped with special crank
shaft, pitman and boxes, attached to No. 889 A. Myers Power Spray Pump with pressure guage and safety valve, two pipe ex
tensions and nozzels. The whole mounted on Michigan Kami Truck, with two barrels connected up and holding the mixture.
Mitchell. Lewis & Stayer, Portland, Ore., General Northwestern Agents.
A Case of Ingratitude.
Unmindful of what F. D. Coburn has done
for Kansas, the legislature of that state has
refused to permit the circulation of his "red
line" series of agricultural and live stock in
formation, if his name is attached to the
This is a petty exhibition of jealousy. Co
burn has done as much for the advancement
of Kansas as its freak legislatures have ac
complished in retarding progress.
It begins to look as though Kansas is too
contracted a sphere for a man of Coburn's
mental dimensions.—A. C. Halliwell.
An advertisement of "Kruger's Orchard
Remedy" in the Sunnyside Sun, which
claims to be a "fertilizer, an insect destroy
er, and a terror to the fruit pest," has the
endorsement of Orlando Beck, fruit inspec
tor of Yakima county. By what authority
does the Yakima fruit inspector lend his en
dorsement to a patent spraying mixture?
The coal famine is causing sufferers to
figure on means of evading the clutches of
fuel sharks in future. At Ilta, lowa, a move
A JOURNAL OF THE LAND AND THE HOME IN THE NEW WEST.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, MAR. 15, 1903.
ment, headed by A. C. Binnie, the well
known cattleman, has been started to put
in a town heating plant. The idea is prac
ticable and will permit the use of cheap bi
tuminous coal. The major portion of Ev
anston, 111., is heated from a central plant
which gives entire satisfaction.
Shielding Shabby Clothes.
A London church has tried holding ser
vices practically in the dark to do away with
the objection of those who are sensitive
about going to church in shabby clothes.
A stereoptican was used to throw the-hymns
and scripture reading upon a screen.
The poor clothes idea is one that keeps
many away from some churches, but if it
wasn't for that it would be something else.
Ben Davis Apple.—Professor E. S. Goff
said : What would we have done this season
wtihout the Ben Davis? Probably three
fourths of the apples that have come to the
Madison market since November have been
of this variety; and only this variety has
been sold at a price that a poor man could
afford to pay. "Speak well of the bridge
Subscription SI P&r Year
Worth Two Gold Dollars
that carries you safely over"—that will apply
pretty well here. If apples have helped pay
taxes and mortgages stick to them and plant
Health to All.
Here's health to all,
And wealth to those
Who know best how to use it;
Health means wealth,
Wealth can't buy health,
So be sure we don't abuse it.
In color the apple has borrowed the
brightest colors of the rainbow. Some vari
eties have the blush of the morning sunrise;
some the green of the ocean waves; others
are globes of gold; while still others are
crimson globes that swing to and fro like
spheres of fire in forests of green leaves. In
flavor the apple is more or less aromatic,
sweet or sub-acid, adapting itself to tastes
of the people in general. In this particular
it differs from other fruit materially, thereby
largely enhancing its commercial possibili