Newspaper Page Text
inherent. I found this out some years
ago and would not plant Spitzen
burgs on their own bodies. My old
Spitxenburg trees, which were few
in number, are all dead but one and
it is nearly so. I have some 400 or
500 trees of this variety but they are
all top-worked on to Ben Davis,
Missouri Pippin and a few on other
varieties. Some of these top-grafted
trees are beginning to bear quite well.
1 see no sign of this tendency to die
on these trees. It appears to me that
it is a lack of vigor in the body that
causes this loss. I found out some
years ago that Spitzenburg trees top
worked on to vigorous stocks bore
much better than when on their on
bodies. Hence, I began to do this
top-grafting before 1 knew of this
tendency to die. lam very glad that
I have frequently called attention
to the fact that the Spitzenburg is
not a good bearer in the Yakima valley
and as a result, does not pay as well
as some other varieties that sell for
less. 1 can make 82.(X) from Winesaps,
Jonathans and Rome Beauties in a
series of years, where I can make 81.00
from the ttpitzenburgs. Remember
the paradox I have frequently given,
that is, "It is not the variety that
sells the highest nor the one that
bears the most that makes the most
Why this car is
inexpensive to keep.
F O. B. Detroit, including three oil lamps,
tools and liorn. Gas lumps and tank or
generator, top windshield, etc., estia. The
picture shows a Runabout with detachable
doors, which cost |25 extra. Touring car
for 1, $900; with foredoors, $25 extra.
GUARANTEED FOR LIFE
The Hiu'Moiui.K in the last two years has gain
ed for itself the reputation of being one of the
least expensive cars for the farmer to main
It merits this reputation. We'll tell you why.
In the first place, the Hupmobilb is built of
the very best materials—the parts In the larg
est cars are no better.
That means that it is strong and staunch and
able to "stand up" in rough and tumble ser
Its simplicity, with fewer parts than the average
car, means that it is less liable to breakage
and repairs, less liable to wenr.
Its light weight makes it remarkably easy on
tires, and economical of oil and gasoline.
Many owners drive a set of tires ten thousand
miles before renewing: and a gallon of gaso
line is good for 20 to '•>"> miles, that being gov
erned, of course, by the character of the road
and the nature <>f the country.
8o you nee why the Hui-mo.uj.ic deserves its
name as a car of small after-cost-one of the
it.mus for you to consider in buying a car.
Write for literature describing the car in detail.
HUPP MOTOR CAR COMPANY
Dept. 82. DETROIT, MICH.
BEST VARIETIES OF GRAPES.
J. H. Loderhose, Elleusburg, Wash.,
asks "What kind of grapes will do
best in this valley?"
I would recommend the Concord,
the Worden, the Clinton, Moore's
Early and the Delaware. There are
other good grapes but some of them
are too tender for that climate. Of
course the rigors of winter may be sur
mounted by doing your pruning late
in the fall and then covering the vines
with earth during the winter. Even
with that treatment, the tender
grapes that are grown in the tropical
and semi-tropical climates will be a
failure. Our hardy grapes are deriv
ed from what are called by botanists
the Vitis Labrusca, or Northern Fox
grape. Gray says that this species is
the parent of the Concord, Hartford
and most of our American table and
wiae grapes. The European grapes
are classed as coming under the head
of Vitis Vinifera and are too tender
for our northern climates. As a
standby that never fails, stick to the
Concord or its seedling, the Worden.
TO KILL CURRANT WORMS.
P. W. Robins, Allyn, Wash., April
"Will you kindly tell me what to do
lor worms on red currants. The
bushes are covered with currants
which grow until they begin to get
ripe and then drop oft. Please answer
by return mail, if you think necessary,
as the blossoms will be on the bushes
i n a few days. Ido not know if you
require a fee for answer by mail, if so
i will send it."
What are known as currant worms
are a hard thing to get rid of. If we
use certain kinds of poison, such as
arsenate of lead or any other prepara
tion of arsenic, we may kill the
worms, but poison the currants. The
poison most commonly recommended
in such cases is white hellebore. This
should be pulverized and dusted over
the bushes and on the fruit. It is
true that this kind of hellebore is a
poison, but it is not so virulent as the
As to the question about a fee for
answering questions by mail 1 will
say that 1 have never, in a single case,
made a charge for such information,
whether given through the mail or
otherwise. I wrote Mr. Robins that
my answers to Ranch subscribers
were always free, but if he is not a
Ranch subscriber, I would charge him
50 cents and then have the paper sent
to him one year without any addi
tional charges. It is true as I have
before said, that these private replies
by mail have sorely taxed my energies,
but 1 have never made any complaint
or got out of humor and it is safe for
me to say 1 never will. I feel very
much attached to our "Ranch family"
and hope to still merit their good
will. lam always glad to meet one
of The Ranch subscribers. Let me
answer your inquiries through The
Hunch if you can, but if there is need
of an immediate reply by mail, you
will get it as soon as 1 can get to it.
I am away on my farm gatheriug
items for our readers and "bossing
my boys," and so my answers are
delayed Come on with your in
quiries, dear friends, and I will give
you the best I can.
PEACHES BADLY DAMAGED
The reports from the southern states
indicate very severe damage to the
peach crop. The last word from
Georgia and from every reliable men
HkiiS^B!! Doing Honest Work?
u|™^Js3JE^^Bs# "fll You buy a separator to get all the cream. By testing the
WJJT ■ skim milk with a Habcock Tester is ihe only way to find
H|Hfrr"=-'S?I out. Unless your test shows i-ess than two one-huudredths
SktlH S'i^^^^Cv of one per cent fat in the skim milk your separator is chcnl
r /Vi's>'^ in >'ou - It's high time to try out
B M The Perfect Separator
It will pass the test and theu some. Not only is It the
MBIiIjCr"T|TTM closest skimming machine made, but it requires only one
SI half the power to turn as compared with others.
Bt 9 Write for booklet and name of our nearest
mk gffira H agent, who will be glad to demonstrate its
Mgi SSJmI |§> qualities to you.
JpFi^L SHELTON MACHINERY CO. SEATTLE.
M^^^b^ 313 Second Avenue South.
.|flBB5»"" Dealers in All Kinds of Dairy and Creamery Supplies.
is to the effect that not more than
500 oar loads of peaches will be ship
ped this year instead of from 5,000 to
7,000 shipped last year. Such men as
J. H. Hale, known as the "Peach
King of America," are back of these
statements. Other southern states
send out similar reports. Tnere is
no doubt but, taking the country as a
whole, the peach crop for 1911 will be
In Washington the peach crop is
severely damaged in some localities.
It is difficult to get reliable reports.
There is a tendency in many localities
to keep unfavorable reports from
going to the public at large for fear
some places will get a black eye. I
have no desire to do damage to any
person or locality, but the truth must
be told at any hazzard. I have no
reliable reports from Yakima county
except from my sons, and their re
ports are discouraging. In a recent
letter, my son Frank writes: "I don't
look for any peaches to amount to
anything. Pears and cherries do not
look much better and most of the
apples are pretty badly hit." My
other son wrote me of one of our
neighbors who kept up tires in his
peach orchard five nights and lost
everything. If other parts of the
valley fared better, I shall be glad to
report the fact as soon as it is known.
It seems that sometimes we must
take a bitter pill and this as a year
when the pill is very distasteful.
Should I find that our damage is
Without your health you are without
everything. I can get it back for you.
I have the backing of Ministers,
Lawyers, and other influential men and
women who know what lam doing. I
have published a number of their
names and expressions of gratitude in
former issues of The Ranch. I want
you to know that many of these men
and women are among the most promi
nent in their various professions.
What I have done for them
without the nm « of polionoui
dITXiU* I can also Ao for you.
Why be skeptical any longer? Write
today and I will tell you just what i
can do for you, and all without the use
DR.E. L SWICK, ST. Seattle,Wn.
N. 2480 PHONES Green 661.
COR. FREMONT and KILBOURNE STREETS.
Cream » Eggs
"/ would like to \
write to every er \
in Washington and advise
them to ship their Eggs and
Or earn to you."
Thus writes au enthusiastic shipper
of ours. If you want his name and a
dozen or a hundred others, just drop us
a card. By return mail we will tell you
how we give satisfaction in prices,
prompt twice-a-month settlements and
give courteous attention to details in
the service of our customers.
Most of all we want a chance to show
you what others think about our kind of
service. Write us today.
Turner & Pease Co.
m |/|# a f m* solves man y farm troubles.
*■ ww****»r Have a water supply without
Supply pumping expense or bother
—just install an automatic
f RIFE RAM
Costs little to install— nothing tn operate. Raises
water 30 feet for every foot of fall. Will supply
pneumatic tanks against 100-lb. pressure. Pumps
automatically day and night, winter and summer.
Fully guaranteed. A *^&^^.
If there is a stream, pond or ff 4fe "vt '
spring within a mile, write for gain II ni>A
plans, book and trial oiler, FREE. I *^_B_
RIFE ENGINE CO. \*~XSg[
2512 Trinity Building • New York
Get the PLANET JR. GUARANTEED FARM AND GAR
DEN IMPLEMENTS, and mak£ more money. Write
today for 1911 illustrated catalogue free. S. L.
Allen & Co., Box 1107P, Philadelphia, Pa.
over estimated 1 shall hasten to make
the correction. '
Fruit Growers' Unions Merge:
NORTH YAKIMA, April 22.— With
the decision of- the Granger Fruit
Growers' union to merge itself in the
Yakima Valley Fruit Growers' union,
the last link has been forged in the
chain of local unions from Selah to
Kennewick. The only exception is
the Horticultural union, at North
Yakima, but that being a largo and
well-established institution, it has
not been expected at any time that
it would go in with the new company.
Many of the local unions owned their
own warehouses, which are turned
over to the larger organization.