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uals can make the experiment at little
outlay of labor or money. It requires
about 3}£ pounds of seed to the acre,
sown by drilling, and should be put in
about the first week in May, or perhaps a
little later here. If planted too early it is
liable to run to seed. Grown to any ex
tent would necessitate quite a plant for
slicing, drying and grinding, but if read
ily grown the needed capital would prob
ably be forthcoming to utilize the product.
The crop is one worthy of consideration
in this favored country where nearly ev
erything may be grown to perfection.
THE JAPAN PLUMS.
Answering your query as to the Japan
plums, I will say that of all the Kelsey
strain I have seen,the fruit does n)t equal
most of the European kinds. But the
Simoni and Botan (Abundance) I pre
fer to any other plums I ever saw. Being
great bearers, this fact strikes us forcibly,
as they may surpass any of our
older varieties. The fruit has a coming
flavor that is irresistible. I have kept
the fruits in my desk drawer for three
weeks after they were in eating shape,
without losing their aroma or showing
the least decay. J. M. Oaut.
The Yakitna creamery, up the Ahtauum,
opens up this week. Ifwasa very success
ful experiment last year; could not half
supply the demand for its goods. Now
they c tpect to run the year around hence
Rosalia, Wash , e> pects a new creamery
The Sprague creamery is reported to be a
sure thing this year.
Uiiiontowa, Wash., farmers are deter
mined to start a cremery Plenty of room
for it and money in its right working, gen
A $10,000 incorporated company is to
build a creamery at Montesano.
Auburn, Wash., people propose to start
up a new factory about April Ist.
Last year the Satsop factory did a good
business, so they start up this season on
March 5. They intend to increase their
field operations by locating cream separators
in outlying districts, only the cream being
hauled to the creamery, the sweet skimmed
milk presumably being used by the farmers,
than which no better food exists for veal
calves and pigs.
A creamery ia being built near Mound
Prairie, Thurston county, Wa9h., by R. A.
Crescent, Lincoln county, farmers are
making big talk about a creamery and
The factory prospects in the Kittitaa are
treated quite fully in another article ia
A gentleman farmer from Gotham-town
by-the-sea-in-the east, now become a genu
ine and successful rancher on the shores of
the racing Vakima, king of irrigation rivers,
tells a good story on himself in a way that
proclaims him a gertleman under any
clothes. One of the best follows:
One day in his first year on the ranch he
tired of his unwonted labors in the field
and went to the honse sometime before the
noon hour, leaving his men at work with
out special instructions. While enjoying
his siesta, the men went to him for orders.
"And what will you have done with that
dead furrow, Mr. Dash?"
"Dead! Good gracious? Don't it smell
very badly? Bury it right away, of course."
A New Apple.
Marion County Red is the name given
to a handsome apple by its introducer, (5.
W. Waterbury, of Woodburn, Oregon.
Mr. W. says it is a seedling from the
Baldwin. In appearance the specimens
shown were a bright red, nearly solid
color, delicately striped and blotched.
The form is midway between Baldwin
and Spitzenburg; calyx deep and open ;
basin narrow, deep; stem short; flesh
creamy white, lighter than the Baldwin ;
fine, melting texture; mild, sub-acid
flavor; small core; season, February and
March. Mr. \V. states that it is a free
bearer, better than Baldwin with him ; a
gocd keeper; habit of tree similar to
Baldwin when grown.
and First Class Homesteads
and Desert Claims Located.
Arddcss A. BYERS, KIONA, WASH,
Of the finest trees on the coast at bedrock prices.
Clean, thrifty, beautiful trees on whole roots. Strict
ly nrst-class and true to label; including big red apples,
plums, prunes, pears, cherries, apricots, peaches,
nectarines etc. Satisfaction guaranteed. Write for
special prices on carload lots. Catalogue free.
C. U WHITNEY, PROP. Walla Walla, Wash., Telephone 33.
Mention The Kuiuli
Orders given to E. P. KUHL, Ajent, will receive prompt and e*r«fnl atUntfon.
TACOMA COMMISSION CO.
\V. H. BRADLEY, Manager,
Wholesale dealers in Foreign and Domestic
Fruits, Nuts, Produce, etc. Consignments solic
ited. 1681 Pacific aye., Tacoina, Wash. Refer
ences, Pacific N'at'l bank, Citizens Nat'l Bauk,
A. C. FRY & CO.,
Green and Dried Fruits, Vegetables, flutter.
Cheese, Poultry, Game, Veal, Hogs, Corres
pondence solicited. Returns made promptly.
9'J;! West street, Seattle.
Pear and Cherry Trees
Are my specialties, but all other
Fruit and Ornamental Trees
and Shrubs, Grape Vines and Small Fruits, Kate,
etc. are included in my nursery stock
GET MY PRICES
before buying for your spring planting. Corres
poiuk'uc sohted. Catalogue free.
E. P. SMITH, Proprietor, Gresham, Oregon.
J. D. MEDILL, Prop.
Ncrth Yakima, Wash, Location N. E.
part of City.
Offiers to tree planters fcr the Spring of '94 a
full line of
HOME GROWN TREES,
especially adapted to the needs of commercial
planters." Place your orders at once, to insure
getting what, yon want. My varieties are true
to name and free from insect pests. Call aud
examine my stock, aud be convinced of its sup