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United States Deartpment of Agri
culture, Office of the Secretary, Wash
ington, D. C.
The report of the ReoonnoissanrH
Soil Survey of the Western part of
the Puget Sound basiu, Washington,
recently made by oxperts from the
Bureau of Soils in co-operation with
the State of Washington, lias beeu
issued by the Department of Agricul
ture. The area surveyed includes all
of San Juan, Island, Kitsap and
Tnurston, and parts of Chehalis,
Jefferson, Clallam, Mason and Pierce
counties, and comprises a total of 4,
--288 square miles.
The report contains 116 printed
pages containing typical illustrations
of agricultural scenes in the several
counties, and has two maps of the
area; a general soil map showing the
character of the soil embraced by
the survey, and a land classification
map showing the areas logged off,
timbered and cultivated lands. A
large portion of the area consists of
rolling uplands and broad alluvial
river valleys. Every part of the area
is within easy reach of one of the
larger local markets. Lumbering is
still the principal industry in the
large portion of the territory.
Agricultural has progressed rapidly
in the alluvial valleys, but iv the up
lands the cost of clearing the logged
off lands has somewhat retarded de
velopment, states the report. Dairy
farming is one of the most profitable
industries of the area, and in certain
sections fruit growing is rapidly as
suming large proportions. In the
southern portion, along tbe alluvial
valleys, oats and other small grains
are extensively grown.
The cultivated areas in the glacial
uplands are utilized mainly tor such
crops as will yield large returns from
the intensive cultivation of the small
areas, continues tbe report. Irish
potatoes, strawberries and ' other
small fruits, when properly cultivat
ed, do well on these soils. The small
orchards of apples, pears, plums,
prunes and smaller fruits produce
large yields. Ouly a limited acreage
of the uplands rccupied by the resi
dual soils is under cultivation, but
the soils are productive and when
properly cultivated produce large
yields of all crops grown. Oat-hay
and potatoes are the suitable pro iucts
of the area.
"HOW TO PULL
A most valuable pamphlet. Tells and illustrates
how to clear stump land ut th« lowest known
cost per acre by devices just perfer-ted Kiee to
owners of stump land who send mo their nnines.
JOHN C. GORMAN, 1112 WESTERN AYE.. SEATTLE.
PUGET SOUND HERD
DUROC JERSEY SWINE
SERVICE SlßES—Querinus Cornuco
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brother to the World's Champion Milk
Cow "Margie Newman" 895.6 pounds
milk and 32.79 pounds butter in 7 days,
and 3555.1 pounds milk and 131.17
pounds butter in 30 days.
Stock For Sale. Tuberculin Tested.
William Bishop, Chimacum, Wash.
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FARMERS' INSTITUTE GRATIFYING
The Farmers' Institute last Satur
day was largely attended aud a keen
iuterest was manifested by all. Many
regretted that there was not more of
it, deemed that more tnan one day
could be profitably devoted to such
educational work. PeterWeston, who
was instrumental in getting the Insti
tute here, is to be commended. Otto
Tamm has tilso been active in advanc
ing agricultural interests in the
neighborhood. Several others are
also headed in the right direction,
and our farming community bids fail
to take first rank in Iho progress of
the day. The growing importance ot
agriculture, dairying and kindred
pursuits lias taken hold upon the
intelligence of tho farmers of this
vicinity and there are many results
to show for it.—Enumclaw Courier.
Green Goods Again.
Far be it from us to offer advice,
bit may we uot make, in a quiet way,
thu startling and novel suggestion
that it would be a good idea for
everybody now to begin thinking
about his garden? You don't need
to l>i> an expert to make your spare
land a source of revenue. Neither do
you have to know nnvthing about
botany to begin raising (lowers. Your
liiini is good for something no catter
how unpromising. If you oan't do
anything better, put a nickel's worth
of Sunflower seed or Wild Cucumber
between the ash barrel and the back
fence. Then watch results. If you
once begin gardening, even in this
modest way, you aren't likely ever to
stop. From things needing no care
you will go to others needing a little,
and by and by, woiking in the
garden, feeling the soft ground under
\ our feet, petting the fre^-h fragrance
of the morning air, watching the little
green shoots come up and develop,
seeing the brilliant colors take the
place of the dirty browns and grays
of winter, will be more fun than any
tning you have done since you were
There is a greater incentive for
gardening now-a-days than ever be
fore. Fresh produce costs more to
buy and tiome gardens are better
than they used to be. There are
finer vnrieties of vegetables and flow
ers. It is within the memory of some
of our readers that Sweet Corn and
Celery and Tomatoes came to be gen
erally known; and the flowers of to
day-how they have come into their
own! Sweet Peas and Asters and
Cosmos, Pansies, Giant Morning
(ilories, California Poppies and all
the other Poppies, these and inauy
more a generation ago were unkuown
in their present glory.
Think about it. Make your plans
now. When ready to plant get seeds
that havo been proven by sumo tried
seedsman of national repute. Ex
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bred seeds; they don't waste their
time on interior or unknown quality.
They depend on some old standby,
some tirm with lar«e capital, ex
', perience and a reputation to main
tain. But as we said to begin with-
far b? it from us to offer advice. We
merely suggest that you do not let
another springtime go by without
being a part of it.
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