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KITTITAS FARMERS' INSTITUTE.
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ranches of the valley with their big
mortgages, are now owned, free of
encumbrances, in 160-acre farms.
The wool clip of the valley is
assuming large proportions, and
even the mountains surrounding it
are grazed over by countless thou
sands of sheep, which find nutri
tious food in places inaccessible to
other domesticated stock. Many
are fed in the valley during the
winter months, affording no small
source ot revenue to the farmer
with feed to spare.
I must not omit the stream of
gold that flows in from our sur
rounding mountains and placer
mines. But in Kittitas, with all
her large and varied resources, there
is none like the one which she
seems pre-eminently adapted for by
nature. And while the road to
wealth does not seem so inviting as
the tempting offers extended by
some other lines, let me assure you
dairying is safer and surer.
The soil of many agricultural
portions of the state, impoverished
by years of cropping in one line,
yields bare sustenance to her hard
working tillers. Not so with Kitti
tas, the home of the cow, with her
abundant meadows of nitrogenous
plants, supplying the life-producing
element to the soil, and the rich
fertilizers of the dairy herd, spread
over her lands, render them practi
cally inexhaustible. And in the
ten years to come, as in the past,
may peace, prosperity and plenty
J. P. Armstrong delivered an ad
dress on "Relation of the Farmer
to Transportation." The main point
scored was that charges were too
high for the transportation of farm
ers' products to market, and cited
as an illustration the difference in
rates. As an instance take the rate
on butter as fixed between Kllens
burg and Puget Sound and San
Francisco and Puget Sound. ' 'From
here the distance is in round num
bers 150 miles, and the charge is
$1.25 per hundred, while from Cali
fornia butter is delivered in Tacoma
at $2 per ton. Within easy reach
of a good market, and our princi
pal one, we are unable to compete
with more distant producers, who
are thus enabled to step in and take
that'which rightly belongs to us."
Mr. Tjossem stated that the com
parison of rates should be defined
more clearly by Mr. Armstrong.
The rates quoted from Kllensburg
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were by express, while from San
Francisco they were by freight.
Mrs. vS. S. Keister read the fol
Agriculture being the foundation
of every human superstructure, it
follows that the ideal has an exist
ence in its possibilities. As a class
farmers have been slow to realize
this. The fact has been recognized
by some who are trying to external
ize the thought in various ways.
Our dullness in perceiving it is a
result of our system of education,
which has created a distaste for
what are termed menial employ
ments exalting the professions and
impelling our youth to seek them
instead of tilling the soil. This
false education has blinded many to
the possibilities of agriculture, and
caused many of our most promising
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