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CONSERVING THE MOISTURE.
(11. W. Campbell.)
To store moisture in the soil and
toiisorve it there until the desire 1 sea
son for maturing crops it is necessary
to bring about certain .ihyslcdl condi
tions. To procure this the greatest pos
sible care should be exercised to do the
plowing, packing and cui'lvntin:? while
the soil is moist. When the soil grains
are moist they moro readily separate
Ont from the other. The real or de
sirable objects of plawing is not simply
to turn the soil over, but to pulverize
Special Want Column
Two Cents a Word Each Insertion.
FOR SALE —Flock thoroughbred An
gora goats. P. O. Box 76, Port Towns
FOR SALE—Two Jersey cows, two
years old and fresh. F. W. Keller,
FOR SALE — Thoroughbred Poland
China pigs, 6 months old. W. P. Hast
ings, Auburn, Wash.
FOR SALE —Two registered shorthorn
cows and three heifers. H. M.
Knight, Enumclaw, Wash. __
WIANTED —Good, second-hand manure
spreader. Address H. H. A. Hastings,
Haller Building, Seattle, Wash.
CHESTER WHITE Pigs from register
ed mature stock for sale. Address
Chas. A. Hagen, Sprague, Wash.
FOR SALE —Eligible Duroc Jersey pigs,
both sexes. Also White Wyandotte
eggs. C. McClelland, Sunnyside, Wash.
FOR SALE: —Two Guernsey bulls, two
and three years old; a rare chance to
get such bulls. Thomas H. Wilson, Is
FOR SALE —Fresh milch cows and heif
ers, heavy milkers; also pure bred
Holstein bull. A. B. Fowler, Osceola,
King Co., Wash.
FOR SALE—Good Logan berry plants
at $1 per hundred; $30 per thousand.
Leave orders at S. J. Kidders' store,
NINE registered large English Berk
shire pigs for sale; a choice litter,
short heads. Address Plinny Shepard
son, Castlerock, Wash.
BEST home-bred registered Percheron
and English Shire stallions at $250
to $5 30 at my stable doors. W. H.
Schnelle, Lemonville, Mo.
FOR SALE —Best 160 acres hay land in
the West, 516,000; also 820 acres grain
and stock land at $15 per acre; will di
vide.Terms. Box 57, Enterprise, Ore.
BUTTERMAKER WANTED—WiII pay
$60 a month until April Ist, then $70
through the summer months. Call at
once. Nelson Murray, Roy, Pierce Co.,
FOR SALE HARNESS—-We manufac
ture all kinds of harness; quality
guaranteed and prices reasonable. Thos.
M. Henderson, 212 Occidental Aye., Se
A FIRST-CLASS butter-maker with good
references, wants position at butter
making. Thoroughly understands pas
teurizing, refrigerating, bookkeeping
and latest creamery methods. T. Q.
Burgess, Lampa, Oregon.
CLAYS—Wish to locate bodies of fire
and porcelain clays and cement ma
terial. Send half pound sample of each
variety by mail to C. W. Melville & Co.,
224 Lumber Exchange, Seattle, Wash.
IF ANY practical dairyman who is in a
position to supply pure, clean milk
to Seattle, wil communicate with the
Milk Commission of the King County
Medical Society. 407 Alaska Bldg., they
will be glad to assist him.
MEN WANTED —To learn the barber
trade in 8 weeks. First class set of
tools free. Only reliable Colleges in the
U. S. Position waiting, $15 to $20 r>er
week. Illustrated Catalogue free. Call
or write. Moler Barber College, Main St.
and First Aye., Seattle, Wash.
WANTED —MEN AND WOMEN to learn
watchmaking, engraving and optics;
big demand for jewelers at big wages,
only about six months to graduate, prac
tical work from the start. Money made
learning; we assist graduates to posi
tions. Seattle Watchmaking, Engrav
ing and Optical School, Room 1, 1426
Fourth Aye., Seattle.
WANTED —All persons who are look-
ing for homes or for an investment
in farm land, to write the Quincy Land
Company, Quincy, Wash. They answer
all inquiries promptly and cheerfully,
and are one of the oldest and most re
liable real estate firms in the famous
Big Bend country.
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twin s—hardy, healthy
and happy. See our ad,
STATIONARY AND MARINE
Irrigation Pumping Plants
H.B. PERINE 816 s p E IA BTT Ai7 B e: so
it thoroughly. The more thoroughly this
is done the better opportunity heat, air
and moisture have to exercise their full
pow,er to combine all the properties into
plant f6ods so that they may be readily
assimilated by the plants.
The finer the soil the more moisture
it will hold. Our average prairie soil
of the semi-arid belt, which invariably
contains more or less sand, carries a
large per cent of vegtable matter in a
partially decomposed state. If it is
plowed when containing the proper
amount of moisture to promote a ready
separation of the grains, the soil is in
clined to be too loose and the spaces
too large. Because of this lightness
of weight and the irregularity in the
size of the grains, it is necessary to
force or/pack the soil more closely as
well as to more completely pulverize it.
Rolling the top packs the very part that
must be kept loose and for this reason
a machine was designed and expressly
built for that work, called the up-sur
face packer. This thoroughly pack? the
lower layer of the furrow slice and
produces an ideal mechanical condition
of the soil if properly used.
After securing these ideal conditions
comes the important part of the work
of conserving the moisture and keeping
tht surface in condition to adnJt air.
This is done by surface cultivation. The
deeper the soil is stired and yet made
fine and firm the surer one is o* having
pltnty of moisture at th« critical time.
To plow deeply and lea«« the under
part lumpy and loose is very objection
able condition in which to approach a
dry period. • Many thinking men, from
a theoretical standpoint, insist that the
soils of the prairies must be loosened
up deeply to let the water down. This
is not essential in the least if the soil
is moist a foot below and the surface;
is kept loose.
Just as soon as the rain comes in
contact with the moist earth below it
readily percolates downward. Soil that
is moist three of four feet down will
dry off sooner on the surface than which
is dry underneath because of the tnore
rapid percolation. The slowest soil to
take rain waters is that which is dry
with a firm surface. Adding well-rooted
manures to the prairie soil increases
their water-holding capacity because
the decomposed material adds to the
number of minute particles. By hav
ing the soil fine and firm it can be made
to hold the moisture and more of it
and conserve it there by keeping a dust
mulch on top through timely surface
cultivation. The very condition and
fineness of soil which makes it hold
more water will also produce a stronger
capillary attraction or the upwad move
ment of the moisture which makes it
more available for plant food.
•me JUlking- Machine.
With the introduction of the milk
ing machine th« question is being ask
ed as to how mv<jh of a practical thing
it is, and whether the average dairy
man will ultimately find it a machine
to be used extensively. It is impos
sible to answer these questions right
straight out from the shoulder, because
there are so many features entering
into the subject, of which we have
at present no adequate understanding.
The milking machine seems to be lv a
transition state now, but, like most
other worthy inventions it seems des
tined to become a permanent tool
and to ultimately have a place in
every dairy of sufficient size. True,
It is going to take time to bring the
men, cows and machine into a state of
peaceful relation to each other, bat it
will be done. All men are not com
petent or have the mechanical train
ing to successfully handle such a ma
chine; and cows that have been milked
by hand will have to become accus
tomed to the machine. Then, too, the
milking machine has not yet reached
that state of perfection which it should
attain. The result of all these differ
ent conditions will be that some dairy
men will use the machine successfully,
a few will make an utter failure of it.
because of their own awkwardress,
and we shall have decided opinions
on the success or failure of the ma
In an egg there Is ten and one-half
per cent fat, and this will be produced
by corn. In the warmer climates, how
ever, wheat may be suostltuted for corn
and will perform the functions all
Don't Porjret that we handle large
quantities of Peaches, Plums, Apricots,
Apples and Pears. Send us a trial ship
ment. Send for Stencil. We want only
first class pack and snippers. A. D.
Blowers & Co., Seattle, Wash.
I have for sale one of the finest wheat ranches in Central Washington.
It is three and one-Tialf miles from a market point on the Northern
Pacific Railway and fifteen miles from a market point on the Great
Northern Railway. In all there are 640 acres of the finest, most level
land that ever lay out o' doora. There are five hundred acres of this
splendid farm already under cultivation, with the balance of one hundred
and forty acres in natural grass, fine for pasturage. An additional one
hundred acres might be broken out at once, leaving plenty of pasturage
for the ordinary farm stock. There is a fine spring on the place and pure
water in abundance. There is a stable with shed room for sixteen horses
and the entire place is under a splendid wire fence. There are no hills
on the place and there is not a square foot of it that a machine can't
be run over with perfect ease. This place could be developed into on©
of the model farms of the West. Irrigation could be done with the
water from the spring, and the soil, which is the fine, rich prairie land
that characterizes Eastern Washingtaon, will produce anything in abun
dance. My only reason for selling the place is, that I have greater
interests at Wenatchee, where my time is almost wholly spent. I can't
look after the property the way it should be cared for, and while I am
not willing to sacrifice it, I can and will make terms with the proper
party which will enable him to handle the proposition with a limited
amount of cash. Some cash I must have, because I want to invest it
here where I have my home, but the terms of payment on the balance
could be made so easy, and the first payment, to the proper party, can
be made so small, that you need not hesitate to write me. It is a shame
to let such a fine property go undeveloped, and did I not have my home
and greater interests at Wenatchee no reasonable sum could buy it. I
regard it as the finest opening for the right kind of man that exists in
the State of Washington today. A post card will bring further informa
tion, and with the right man I will do business quickly. Also, I will make
terms so easy that he can't afford to let this opportunity slip.
I also have at Lamona, in Lincoln county, in Central Washington, on
the main, through line of the Great Northern Railway, a finely furnished,
fifteen-room hotel. The place enjoys a good trade, and the present lessee
has told me that I may use him as a reference. The place is making
money. It is comfortably furnished for hotel purposes, fine kitchen and
everything is shipshape ready for the new owner to take possession. I
know that my price for this property is a bargain because I am a rancher,
know nothing about running a hotel and want to get rid of it. The man
with push, energy and a determination to win out will make it all right.
Lamona is a thriving town on the Great Northern, is doing a good business
and is a wheat town of growing importance. There is an excellent estab
lished trade among the ranchers of the country thereabouts, and all of the
commercial trade of the community for miles around comes to Lamona.
A postal card will bring all the information the intending purchaser may
require, short of an actual visit to the property. The terms will be made
very easy for the proper party. By the way, there is a fine well on the
property and pure water is assured.
I have at Lamona a six-room dwelling house and a three-room cottage.
I want to sell them. They are in excellent repair, and there is a well in
one house and another well in the yard of the other house. I cannot look
after this property and remain a resident of Wenatchee. I have greater
interests at Wenatchee which compel me to remain at that place. I want
to sell this property, and I will not only sell at a bargain, but I will
grant easy terms to the right party. A postal card request will bring any
further information that may be required.
The fact of the matter is that I am closing out my Lincoln county
interests. I want the money to invest here, where I can keep my eye on
it. I am a farmer and want to deal with farmers. There are no real
estate agents' commissions to pay. You deal with me direct. I am the
owner. Write me a postal.
No Agents' Commissions. No Extra. Charges.
You DeeJ Direct With the Owner
H. E. MOTTELER, Owner
P. S. — "Writ* ma a postal card today. I will answer it. My terms are
easy and my price is low. If yon are a rancher and know your business,
yon oan make a wad of money out of this. Write today.
IRRIGATED fRUIT LANDS
Buy Irrigated Fruit Lands at our new town of Attalia, Washington,
located in the Columbia River Valley in the western part of Walla Walla
County Washington, opposite the Kennewiok irrigation canal, and at the
junction of the Northern Pacific, the Washington & Columbia River and
the Oregon Railway It Navigation Co. Railways, and also at the head of
navigation on the Columbia Biver.
This is one of the richest agricultural districts In the United States,
and the soil is perfectly adapted to the raising of berries, fruits and
vegetables, which ripen earlier than in any other part of the state.
Owing to the superior railroad advantages it is possible to market
produce as late as 7 o'clock p. m. and have shipment* arrive in Seattle,
Tacoma, Portland, Spokane and intermediate points in the morning, travel
ing in the cool of the night, which means the largest Income in the North
west is received from these lands, it being possible to CLEAR FROM $SOO
TO 9700 PER ACRE PEX ANNUM.
Fortunes are being made every year from Irrigated Lands. There are
no crop failures, and prices are always high. These lands, with perpetual
water rights, can be secured by making a small payment in nash, and the
balance on favorable terms.
An Investment of this Kind Beats Life Insurance
The amount of money paid as premiums Invested in irrigated lands
will soon furnish a splendid Income for the purchaser while he lives, and
support for his family after him.
You Do Not Have to Die to Win
Por further particulars, maps, circulars, etc., address:
THE COLUMBIA CANAL COMPANY
Seattle Office: K. W. DAVIS, Secretary and Sales Agent,
509-510 Marlon Bldg-. SEATTLE. attalia, Walla Walla Co., Wash.