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A full and complete stock, of choicest quality and right prices, at the only exclusive seed
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pipe that led from the furnace to the brick flue that was built
above was affected by the cold and wet atmosphere, so that
the smoke condensed to creosote, and this was filling the
pipes in the hot air chamber, and also leaking at every joint
of the exposed pipe, which he had noticed with surprise, as
no such happening was ever seen before. This, he showed
us, was sufficient to prevent a draught and to make quite a
difference in the action of the furnace and generation of heat
in the evaporator. At his advice we procured some asbestos
paper and wrapped the 20 feet of large pipe to protect it
from the chill of the atmosphere. The asbestos paper that
we used was no thicker than ordinary wrapping paper, but
the effect was electrical. Immediately the draught improved,
and the fruit commenced to dry in good shape. Mr. Fleming
also recommended that we cap the flue, or chimney, with 10
feet of pipe, tapered to 10 or 11 inches, as the dryer was sur
rounded with tall trees, that interfered with the working of
the flue. This was procured the next day, but the men work
ing the dryer thought it was useless, as work was going on
well after the protection of the asbestos paper was given to
the flue that had been exposed. The 10 feet lift was given to
the chimney, however, for I saw the value of the idea. To
test its effect, I looked at every one of the six thermometers
in the dryer, and the result was that in 20 minutes every one
of them went up 30 deg., enabling us to raise all the heat
necessary with much less fuel than had been used.
No doubt there have been unusual conditions the present
season, for a number have experienced the same difficulty
described here, so I give these facts, hoping they may sug
gest to others in the same trouble a remedy. Only for the
advice that Mr. Fleming's experience enabled him to give,
and that he so kindly gave, no doubt the trouble would have
PRUNE DRYING IN CLARKE COUNTY.
Prune drying, which was delayed fully two weeks on ac
count of rain and cooler weather, may now be said to be in
full operation in this county. Fifteen large drying establish
ments, with a capacity of from 5,000 to 20,000 pounds of fruit
daily, are now in operation within four miles of Vancouver.
At least 25 others of equal capacity are located in the county,
besides a number of smaller ones. Most of these are now in
operation, and those which are not will start up during the
This industry furnishes employment to a very large num
ber of hands in orchards and drying establishmens. Two
crews, employed in each dryer day and night, for when
the business of drying is once commenced, the fires are not
allowed to go out nor the trays to become empty until the
season, which usually lasts 30 days, is over. It will require
the full capacity of all the dryers in the county to take care
of the big crop of prunes.
The Whatcom Blade saye that "a fruit inspector is one of
the necessities for the successful raising of fruit for market
In Whatcom county, and a cannery to preserve the surplus
fruit is as much needed as fruit dryers. We are getting the
dryers, but no cannery nor inspector."
Turning to our files we note that on Aug. 5 there was or
ganized a. county horticultural society at Whatcom, with
Samuel Bass president, Andrew Smith secretary and treas
urer, and D. C. Jenkins unanimously endorsed as fruit in
spector of said county. Why isn't Jenkins serving?
W. H. Brown, King county fruit inspector, within the past
few weeks has condemned about 1,500 boxes of fruit infested
with insect pests and had them destroyed. Mr. Brown is
carrying out the full letter of the law, and it is beginning to
have the expected effect of making everyone in shipping
fruit to take the precaution to see that it is entirely clean.
Mr. Brown doesn't stand upon ceremony, and is no respector
of persons when it comes to doing his duty according to the
interpretation of the statutes. There are several instances
noted where he has been obliged to assert himself pretty
vigorously, and when, too much opposition has been shown
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References: Mercantile Agencies, German American Bank, Wholesale
trade in general.
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And refer you to the following leading growers: Hon. D. E. I,esh, North
Yakima; Purdy J. Flint, North Yakima; E. S. Ridge, Puyallup.
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1301 Second Aye. cor. University, Seattle, Wash.
he has been known to call the police to his aid, and the police
always stand by him. Upon one occasion he tells us that it
was necessary to administer chastisement with his umbrella
to a fresh young man who attempted to assert his right to
carry away condemned fruit. The young man was defeated
and the majesty of the law upheld.
Briarwood farm is the name of a pretty place located on
the east side of Lake Washington. It is conducted by the
Misses Williams and Nichols —partners —and they have been
there five years, coming from the East and making the loca
tion principally for the improvement of Miss Nichols' health.
The object has been attained, and now the two ladies are
actively engaged in the development of a commercial or
chard. They have about 1,000 trees growin, one-half being
prunes and the rest principally in apples and pears. They
are sending into the Seattle market at the present time the
finest Bartlett pears that have ever been produced in West
ern Washington, of large size, beautiful coloring and fine
rich flavor. They also sent in this week a consignment of
apples of the King variety, the larger number of which
weighed an even pound apiece. It is predicted that the East
side of Lake Washington will shortly become as famous for
the high grade of its productions as the much lauded Hood
river valley. Briarwood farm has a location that is particu
larly favored, being upon a slope above the banks of fog that
are prevalent in lower districts.
"You are dearer to me," I said to her,
"Than the diamond bright, or the sable's fur;
"You are dearer to me," I softly said,
"Than the Klondike gold"—yet she tossed her head.
But I caught her smile when I said, "My sweet,
You are dearer to me than a car of wheat!"
—Cleveland Plain Dealer.