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POULTRY RAISING AT YAKIMA. Leonard Schott who, for a number of years has been prominently identified with one of the leading business houses in North Yakima, lias developed into a chicken fancier of the most irrepressible type. An enterprising reporter of the Yakima Republic visited Mr. Schott's famous farm near the edge of that thriving Central Washington metropolis and in the next issue tells thus entertainingly of what he saw: "All those little chickens in the garden," is the song Leonard Schott eternally sings as be pets, feeds and tinkers with about 400 fluffy bunches of fowl life of the barred Plymouth Rock variety, these sunny days. Three incubators are running daily opposi tion to the ancient hen on this fancy chicken ranch, and the profits in the business may be assumed from the pathetic remark of the pop ular fancier to a reporter on Monday, when one of the chicks turned over on its back and chirped its last. "There goes 40 cents," said Mr. Schottand he sighed and . the reporter laughed. The plant, including incubators, long rows of brooders, walks and feeding apparatus is a remarkably neat array of buildings which cost about $500 and would have cost more, but Mr. Schott did most of the work himself. Hot water pipes run everywhere over the chicks and the warm spring sunshine filters through window panes at each "walk." The chicks are fat and contented and the proprietor ditto —particularly the latter; be cause he sees in the first "crop" from the incu bator opened two weeks ago the broilers of April 1, which will bring on the Spokane mar ket $4.80 per dozen. As the shipments begin fresh incubator hatchings will be put into the warm brooder^, and Mr. Schott expects to keep fully 1,000 chicks in all stages of growth pick ing among the powdered eggs, shells, bones, etc., of the sunny walks. He has developed a fad into a growing business; and while hereto fore he has supplied the Spokane market alone, is now figuring on reaping some benefits from the Klondike excitement as it affects the sound cities. An hour spent with Mr. Schott on his chick en ranch would be hugely enjoyed by anybody in Yakima; and if the visitor happens along while the gentleman is diagnosing the case of a feeble chick, the amusement will be intensi fied. He said he had one case of heart failure Sunday, another of rheumatism on Mondty and has seen symptoms of appendicitis fre quently. A BRAND NEW BREED. We have the promise of a brand new breed of sheep if the skill of the agricultural depart ment of the University of California is equal to the ambition of the managers. The sheep breeders of the country will watch the making of this breed with interest, for the gentlemen conducting it are trying to work out an impor tant problem. With female Persian sheep and Merino rams it is hoped to produce a large fleece of the best quality of wool on a carcass that makes the best mutton. The experiments have not succeeded as yet, and no public announcement has been made, but wo are told that there is a bright hope of success in the end. If the California experiment station shall suc ceed in accomplishing its object and growing a fleece of Merino wool on the body of a mut ton slice]), it will never need any further ex cuse for its existence, for it will have finished one of the most important works that it could RANCH AND RANGE. have undertaken. Notwithstanding the claims made for several breeds, the fact remains that the all round good sheep does not yet exist, and if this Cal ifornia experiment results in the production of one, it will be of immense advantage to the country. Even if it fails, it is altogether possible that the labor expended on seeking perfection will not be lost, for a careful series of experiments along this line will no doubt settle several questions that are as yet open for discussion. We confess to some skepticism as to the suc cess of this effort, but are glad it is being tried, and honestly liope it will succeed. THE SAN JOSE SCALE. In the Eastern states the advent of the San Jose scale is looked upon with great alarm. The experiment station of New Jersey has just issued a bulletin on the pest, and start in right on the first page with the following high pitched declaration: "At the outset it may be well to say that all hope of exterminating this insect in New Jersey must be abandoned. It is well estab lished in the line of towns along the Delaware river from Burlington to Camden, in gardens as well as orchards; hedges and small fruit as well as the trees being infested. Since several of our common shade trees will maintain the insect and since, in most of the towns above mentioned, the streets and roads are as a rule well shaded, the hopelessness of extermination is apparent." The writer of the bulletin further says: "I wish to make it distinctly understood that I consider the San Jose, or Pernicious scale, the worst and most destructive insect pest that has ever appeared in New Jersey. Unchecked, it will ruin any tree attacked by it in time, and will render the fruit unsalable long before the tree itself,dies." While it is true that the San Jose scale is a (Treat pest, the New Jersey station should not feel justified in. leading the growers into a Tannic by making such unreserved declarations. This scale can be kept out of any orchard by the use of the common spraying compounds Tf the San Jose scale never appeared in New Jersey the growers would find that spravins* must bo done, for there are a number of other pests that will work sad havoc with the trees and fruit if the orchards are not kept clean by application of preventitive compounds. We agree that the San Jose scale has come to stay in America, but it is as practical for the com mercial orchardist to combat it as the other p ess more so than the Codlin moth. BELIEVES IN ADVERTISING. One of the commissioners of Kittitas county writes Ranch and Range: Dear Sir: I send enclosed money to appl}' on advertising. I am doing what I can to get subscribers in this part of the ; country for Ranch and Range. I have had many inquiries about my swine. I am short on young pigs at present, having sold the entire lot of the last litter. L. K. Cogswell has leased a 600-acre farm near Chehalis and is preparing to remove his herd of fine Red Polled cattle thereon. Mr. Cogswell's perseverance in the building up of this herd in our state is worthy of commenda tion. It is to be hoped that the future will hold prosperous times in store for him, and reward him for tire capital and energy he has expended. Improved Farming Land. Hops, Grain, Alfalfa. E. SHORROCK, 12 Mailer Building, Seattle, Wash. COFFIN BROS. Hardware, Shoes and Hats, Groceries, Clothing Camp supplies. 210 Occidental avenue, DUNGENESS CCCn GARDENS JEW/ Choice Mangel and Carrot Seed for Dairymen and Stockmen. It will pay you to grow some GOLDEN TANKARD MANGELS for the dairy cows —the richest mangel grown. Send for 1898 Seed Catalogue. A. Lingham, . ■ Dungeness, Wash. Perhaps.. Baking Powder at 25 cents is as pure, goes as far, gets to wojk as quick as any higher priced powder. Try it. Get your money back if you want It. Crescent Manufaoturlng Co. Ship us your RfA-i-rt'c Whitest White DIUWII 5 Wyandottes. Scored 959% points for 10 birds and won the CAPITAL SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE— THE $150 WETZEL TROPHY— the GREAT SPOKANE SHOW, Jan., 1898, Felch, judge. My pens this year will con f tain a 94"_ and two 95-point males and fe males, scoring from 93 to 961 Eggs, $2.50 per 13. Black flinorcas (Northrup's Strain.) I won all Ist and 2nd in the Minorcas class. Agent for LEE'S LICE KILLER, % gal. E. D. Brown, Box 1683 C. Spokane, Wash. D. H. Dwight, Breeder of Essex Strain Barred Plymouth Rocks GREAT WINTER LAYERS. The cock that heads my first pen scored 94 as a cockerel, by Felch, that being the highest score yet given to a B. P. R. cock erel in the Northwest. It pays to get the best. Correspondence solicited. Eggs $2 per setting. 1905 Pacific Avenue, Spokane, Wn. White Plymouth Rocks Exclusively Took all prizes but one in their class at Spokane Poultry Show, '97. Eggs, $2.00 per setting; 3 settings, $5.00. ';»£ Haxlewood Dairy Co, Spokane, Wn J. M. NEWMAN. Bottom Land on Yakima river for sale on easy terms or for rent. Abundant wa- ter supply. Unsurpassed for The new wholesale Klondike and Farmers outfitting store. Quods retailed at wholesale prices.. Fresh Crop Garden Seed for 1898. . Years ago Baking powder could nit be bought for 25 cents per pound, Conditions have changed. CRBSCBINT Potatoes—Now Ed. Adams' Soms, Tacoma, wash. Seattle, Wash.