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Portland Dairy Produce.
Butter —Oreg-on fancy creamery, 20
@22j4c; fancy dairy, \S((i>Y7 l/ 2 c; fair to
g-ood, 12^@14c; common, 10c per lb;
California, 30@40c per roll. Cheese-
Young- America, 12(rtl5c; California
flat, \\y 2 @l2c; Swiss, imported, 2>o(it
32c; domestic, 16@18c. Eg^s—Oregon,
9@loc per dozen. Poultry —Chickens,
old, $3.50 per doz.; broilers, $3.50^4.50;
ducks, $6 per doz.; geese, $8; turkeys,
live, 14@15c: dressed, \b(<t\7c per tt>.
Butter is lower at all Sound points;
San Francisco Wool.
Spring—Year's fleece, per pound, s(d
7c; six to eight months, San Joaquin,
poor, s@6c; ditto fair,7(a9c; Oregon and
Washington, heavy and dirty, 6(n7c;
good to choice, 7(V«)10c; valley, 10@ 13d
Fall —Northern, defective, s@6c;
Southern and San Joaquin, 3(rp4c.
New York Wool.
Steady; domestic fleece, 19@25c;
The Hop Situation.
The hop vines in this part of the
country have made rapid growth dur
ing the past week. Some damage was
done by frost to the growing- vines of
the Moxee yards, but the effect will
not be at all serious. Training the
first time is over in many fields.
Nearly all the yards are as clean as
well kept gardens, and there seems to
be a general determination to grow
the crop for "all there is in it" this
year. The good words of eastern and
foreign dealers regarding the Yakima
product are encouraging growers con
siderably, and we hear little talk now
adays about the danger of overproduc
tion in this part of the state. Growers
are beginning to believe that the Yak
ima output can hold its own in the
markets of the world. As yet there
is little of encouragement regarding
prices. Buyers do not seem anxious to
make investments, and growers make
no advances in that direction. Old
quotations hold in coast and eastern
Around KknT. —It cannot be said
that the cold, wet weather which has
been such a marked characteristic of
the past seven days has done the hops
any good, although, according to L.
A. Dow, no appreciable damage has
resulted therefrom. Mr. Dow states
that his hops could look no finer. The
vines are nearly to the top of the poles,
although the same cannot be said of
the greater number of yards in this
section. Mr. Dow's land is somewhat
higher than other land in this vicinity,
and his crop is usually two weeks ear
lier than that of his neighbors. —White
Around Bucki.ky.—The weather
during the past week has been gloomy
and rainy in western Washington, so
that the growth of the vine has been
slow as compared with the previous
week's growth, but farmers aver that
their yards are doing equally as well,
if not better than at this time last
year. Reports from the yards in the
Puyallup valley and in the Yakima
country are very encouraging-.—Ban
Around Puyaij.ui'.—Joe Meeker
and Joe Fernandez finished training
the first time yesterday. K. M. Dana
has a yard to be proud of. He has ex
tended his acreag-e this year, is pay
ing- especial attention to the cultiva
tion, and is now twining-. E. Meeker
& Co.'s hops are in fine condition, cul
tivation well under way, poles all
trimmed, the vines more advanced
than last year, and not a louse to be
seen yet. The vines are from four to
eight feet high. Moxie Wasmund,
who is managing- his father's hop
ranch at Alderton, reports the vines
in fine condition, with but few lice.
Training- has begun in most of the
yards in that section. —Citizen, May 11.
WASHINGTON WEATHER AND CROPS.
Director Alciatore, of the Washing
ton state weather service, reports dry
and cold for the eastern part of the
state. During the early part of the
week the temperatures were as low as
32 degrees, with several pretty general
frosts. At Kiona potatoes, tomates
and corn were injured. In the ex
treme eeastern counties light showers
were reported. In portions of Spo
kane county the ground is so cold that
seed does not germinate readily. Squir
rels are doing considerable damage in
portions of Garfield county. Wheat
Tree Planters, Look at This!
SEE MY PRICES ON PETITE PRUNES,
1 Year Old, 4 to 6 Feet, $20.00 per 1,000.
1 Year Old. 3 to 4 Feet, $12.00 per 1,000.
Trees baled and delivered to station free of charge. Other stock as
reasonable. Certificates of inspection furnished with
trees. Catalogue Free.
E, SMITH, Grosham, Oregon
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~~lZ^V_^v SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO-^^
Wjmffi PACIFIC COAST FRUITS.
J WHOLESALE \
/ !?13')I(TfTfT^52i&\ Our experience in the handling of California fruit war
[ 1(^ jjfl^l^ Jl 1[ \ rnnt our soliciting shipments. Telegraphic quotations
\ ">« _ ™^M%k *~<~*^ I K«ven. We aim to give thoion^ly reliable information to
\ CrIICA.GO / snippers, keep them fully posted on our markets, and
xlr^ ttt 1/ make prompt returns. We sell at public auction to the
ILL. best advantage. Branches at New tfork, Boston, Phila
delphia and other eastern cities. California officej, Sao
raniento aud Los Augelei. BARNETT BROS.
makes slow progress in eastern Wash
ington. The fruit crop was not ma
terially hurt by the frosts of the 9th
Cold and cloudy in western Wash
ington. Frosts did considerable in-
jury to plums, prunes and cherries in
Lewis and Clark counties; some of the
gardens also were stricken. The snow
fall was light, but sunshine was scarce
also, and vegetation made slow growth.
Farm work made little progress. Pas
tures are in good condition.
fl&"As we go to press, we are just in
receipt of conclusion of contract by
which the Washington State Weather
Reporter, conducted by Director Alcia
tore at Seattle, will soon become a reg
ular department of The Ranch, still
continuing under the editorship of Di
rector Alciatore. Full particulars
SWEET POTATO PLANTS.
1 have, at a great expense, succeeded in
petting through by exuress from Little
Rock, Ark., a lot of the best sorts of
Sweet Potatoes grown in Arkansas or
elsewhere. They consist of
1. Yellow Nansemond, an old and popu
lar market sort. Productive.
2. Red Nansemond, very productive.
8, Southern Queen, good, early, very pro
1. Tennesee Yam, very productive; an ex
cellent keeper; good.
6. Arkansas Beauty, new. originating near
liittle Rock. Very productive; cfaimed to be
tlie best table variety in cultivation.
PRICES—For the first four by rrmil or
express, prepaid, 75c per 100; by express,
1000 $1.00. For the Arkansas Beauty by
mail or express $1.00 per 100.
E. F. BABOOCK, Walla Walla.