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It was soon known that the doctor
and the parson had gone to Bias.
"Come in," said a feeble voice, and
the parson and doctor passed into the
hut of Bias, who lay shivering- and
coughing- on his straw. The doctor
set to work at once to examine the old
man, while the parson stood with a
question on his face.
"It's pleurisy," said the doctor to
himfel; then turning- to the parson he
whispered: "His time is short; he's
The old man seemed to catch the last
words, and half raised himself in bed,
"I know it sir; I'm dyn'."
The parson came beside him.
"Could you jist hould me up a bit
like, whiles I say my last say?"
They raised the old man in their
arms, and he began, in a trembling
"I've been a misunderstandit man,"
"Yes," said the parson, "we are all
liable to be misunderstood, and to mis
"Thetes'nt quite what I ma'ane; I've
'ad a objec' in my life, an' I'vega'aned
un. Hark'ee. My father was drownd
ed out theere in es bo'oat, all along
'cause 'tis a dangerous pla'ace, an'
many abra'ave man sence; an' th' pity
of it —the pity o' drownded mankind—
ha' ringed in my heert sence a boay,
and sa'ad to me, 'Bias, sonnee, thees
got a objec' in thy life, go an' do un.'
An' than I started my objec' when I
worn't more'n fourteen o' age."
Here the old man's coug-h increased,
and he breathed hard. Both the par
son and doctor listened with interest
"Death's on me, gen'lemen. My ob
jec' is thees —under this bed es fefteen
hunner poun', my own clear saa'vin's;
you must taake that money, an' when
I'm buried you must taakc my objec'
too, an, thet es, doan't 'cc, doan't 'cc
'low any more poor fellers be drownd
ed off theere." Here he took a pas
sionate, pleading- tone. "I've axed
men o' understandin', an' for less than
fefteen hunner poun' you can build a
smaal pier on Dormer Point jist heere
by, an' 'aye a light put on un which
you mils' keep up—for to wa'arne poor
menkind from the Donner'ed rocks.
Theses my objec', gen'lemen; an'
The old man lay dead.
"If I had but known this," said the
The parson knelt beside the old man,
lonely in life and death; then rising-,
with the tears standing in his eyes,
said, with feeling- and a depth of mean
ing- unusual with him: "Judge not,
that ye be not judged."
BERKSHIRES AT THE FAIR.
The American Bershire breeders' as
sociation proposes to help along the
state fairs, Washington included. It
offers for the pen of best breeding,
registered Berkshires (boar and three
sows) over 1 year and owned in the
state, five volumes of the "Berkshire
Record; best ditto under one year,
same premium. These volumes are
valued at $5 each.
1. That the boars and sows compet
ing for the prizes be recorded in the
"American Berkshire Record" prior to
date of entry at the fair, and that a
list of such entries be sent to the sec
retary of the associaton.
2. That there shall not be less than
two competitors for each of the prizes.
3. That no animal competing for the
above prizes will be allowed to show
for said premiums at more than one
state or province fair in 1894.
For further particulars, address
Theodore dishing, Spokane, vice
president of the American Berkshire
THE MIDDLE DITCH A GO!
A Wenesday's dispatch from Ellens
burgh says the $200,000 of bonds of the
Middle Kittitas irrigation district
were that day sold to dough & Graves,
of Spokane. Very naturally, the peo
ple of EUcnsburgh and of Kittitas
county are jubilant over the matter,
for they see in the distribution of this
money some relief from hard times.
They also know that an addition of
some 23,000 acres fo the preductive
area of the county means a great deal
to the prosperity of the country.
Ranch readers who will come to
North Yakima on the 13th may listen
to the "funny business" of one of the
best minstrel troops now before the
public. They will perform at Mason's
A careful Yakima fruit grower, who
makes a good living on a ten-acre
tract, finds that a pound of the Gold
Dust washing powder, dissolved in a
gallon of hot water, and then diluted
with ten or twelve gallons of cold
water, makes an effective insecticide
for the green aphis, destroying the in
sects completely and leaving the trees
in a bright and clean condition, pleas
ing to the eye and beneficial to the or
MABTON COMMISSION COMPANY.
Dealers in Lime, Bricks, Cement, Hair. Agents for THE
Sli.VLa.rt Land. C3-ra,d.ingr leadline. A large
stock of Furniture and Crockery for sale cheap.
l^A-BTOLT, — - -washingtoit.
•my m:\\ : : insect killer:
Has been used by John Sawbridge,
W. L. Steinweg, E. F. Benson, J.
H. Ncedluiin and lots of others on
•FRUIT: and : other TREES,:
with great success. It kilts Green
Aphis, San Jose Scale, and all Insects,
without any injury to fruit or foliage.
Non-poisonous. Price moderate. Geo.
Kloch, inventor. Special prices for
wholesale trade. For sale by
North Yakima, Wash.
MHH^ |U tin' Automatic
iff\tffJjflH^~*^Sl Sclidoi Desks,
vrinH iiries, station
«LHß 55jjJ .~* 'I. I Sells; ill I
\E3KhM*Vw^BHt^ School supplies
r^^MUvf-M furnished hy
AfflpgF|fiUCl the Oregon
4r ■ Co. For special
J lA~ ,^^L""^^ prices address
-»^^fc*"*^^ or ca" anc* Bee
Martin Jackson, - - - North Yakima.
&B~ I can also supply farm bells.
FOR SALE. 40 acres. First
class improvements. Two kilns,
storehouse, dwelling, and barn.
Will net as an investment '-more
than 20 percent. Address, J. H.
IV, care of The Rahcii, North
SNYDER & BROWN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Abstracters of Land Titles. Land
cases a specialty. Office in Lund-
W. 1.. .IONKS. J. M. NKWMAN,
Notary Public. Notary Public
JONES & NEWMAN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms I and 5 over First National Hank.
Dr. W. W. McCORMICK,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
At the old office; North Yakima, Wash
P. FRANK. M. D..
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Deutschpr Arzt. Oflice over First National
Hank, North Vakiuia, Washington.
Thk Ranch thirteen weeks for 250.