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WHAT SMITH SAYS.
C. L. Smith, who gave a series of practical talks at the recent farmers" institutes held in Eastern Washington, scored some of the farmers over there pretty heavily on the lack of interest they take m their home surroundings and lack of family comforts. In part lie said: "1 doubt if there are any young men who, when they begin life, have any idea of settling down to a mere strug gle to acquire riches. 1 like to give mankind this virtue. Vet one meets many wlio in their after life have fal ien into this poor, deluded pathway, •j herefore I feel that 1 am performing a sacred duty when 1 try to call at tention to those things which are lost by farmers, farmers' wives and farmers' children through failure to separate the good from the bad, the true love from the tickle. "When a man gets hold of a piece of land let him not try to raise the biggest crops, the iinest horses; rather let him grow fine children. I would rather raise one good boy than 500 horses. A pleasant home for 'wee'uns and wife should be the true object of the farmer. With good cows, pigs and wheat you may raise a mortgage but you can not unsay an unkind word. A dollar will never patch a broken heart. Our ancestors were acked out of the Garden of Eden. Many of us will never get back, so the best thing we can do is to get a little bit of land and make it as near like Eden as pos sible. "There is a lack of the white farm house with the shady cluster of fruit bearing trees in Eastern Washington. This is a mistake. Every farm should be a home and every home should have a little patch of green grass in front of it where the hogs are not welcome and the chickens do not play football with themselves. 'The farmer should grow his own food. It is better to live out of the cellar and garden than out of the grocery store. It is better to put a bushel of wheat into five pounds of hog meat than to sell that bushel of wheat and purchase wiui the money thus derived two pounds of Armour's pickled hog. "One way to check progress a-U ruin home prospects is to treat your wife as if she were a hired girl and you did not owe her anything. I be lieve in separate pocket-uooks. Do not let Johnnies calf become father's steer when it goes to the butcher. "And the wife, too, has her part, bhe should be a good cook. Man, or any other beast, is apt to be ugly when he is hungry. "We will find trouble enough and it will hurt us bad enough when we get it. Then let us not borrow trouble, but do all that we can to make life pleasant, not for ourselves alone, but for those who are near and dear to us." HOW TO TREAT ROBBER BEES. Writing on methods of treating rob ber bees, Apiarist E. S. Roe says: Soon after placing my bees, 20 colo nies, out of the cellar, the unwelcome sound of prowling robbers was heard, fighting was noticed at the entrances of six or eight colonies, but finally nearly the whole force concentrated at one place. I tried to help the colony by contracting the entrance so that about a space of one inch remained open. In front of this a little block was placed, which is a great help as to pro tection for the defense. In ordinary cases this arrangement is effective, and in a few days the robbers were over powered Two of the colonies were noticed to be flying stronger and with more in tent than the others, so they were sus pected of making the trouble. As a test, the entrance of the colony being robbed was screened with wire cloth, and in 15 or 20 minutes it was removed again. The robbers in the hive having filled themselves, and being anxious to leave, came out like the beginning of a swarm. It was easy to note that they went to those two colonies in ques tion. I then tried the sawdust plan, even to extreme measures, closing the en trance of the robbers' hives almost en tirely. But in less than five minutes they would be at their more important business again. In the evening the colony was moved to another place. The next morning the robbers were out again. Then came their downfall. Their hives were turned half way round, which completely confused them nearly all day. I'M next morn ing they were turned back, and slight ly confused again, if necessary I mean to repeat the turning, but have not been bothered since. Our subscribers will notice that Patten Bros. & Sherman have an ad vertisement, on page 3. This firm makes a specialty of handling land scrip and also ranch lands. They are able to offer some splendid bargains in Northwest farms. The land scrip enables any holder to use same in se curing government land in any part of the United States, and is much more satisfactory in many cases than tak ing up land as a homestead or a tim ber claim. Write or call on them. Fountain City SEEDERS are good seeders and these are the reasons why: TheframeU made 01 smirle Btoeltlientronarost it it possible to make. It isa onoplcvv frame, free from »11 joint* Will save seed enough to pay for seeder. Unsurpassed, accurate teed device. All seeders with sixteen or more bars are thoroughly trims rode I. . .. The Bppln« Trip Tooth which we use 19 the most successful on the market. The tooth is fur nished with reversible steel blndes of highest quality. The springs are theflatt>teelcollsprlnic». the simplest,stronger and beet springinuse. Teeth are all toted malleable Iron. Everything is of quick and easy adjustment. This is an ideal seeder for every class of work, on all kinds of ground, smooth,rou&rh, soft, hard, stumpy, rooty, stony, etc. Absolutely no breakage. Don't buy a seeder of any kind until you look Into themerits of this one. Inquire also about drills, cultivators and harrows. Catalog mailed free to all inquirers I FOUNTAIN CITY DRILL CO., 1312 Clinton Street, LaCrosse, Wls. fßf lump! I ft JAW I I irSESz QUICKLY CURED. g M? A case of lump jaw in your herd means • * immediate loss; it may mean the infec- * » tion of the rest of your herd ; it may re- Jg -* suit in the distribution of the germs all JJ * over your pastures. All loss and danger JJr * can be positively r verted by prompt Jf 'jj -use of- --- JR j Fleming's § j; Lump Jaw Cure * •J? The only radical cure known. Is en- 3 * -dorsed by the most prominent ranchers Jf *¥ and shippers of the continent. Easy to Jr * use. Is applied externally. One to three Jf l/ applications cure. Leaves jaw sound JJj 7 and smooth. 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We invite correspondence and personal Inspection. F. B. MKI,I»O\VMOV. Bnpt., Portland, Ore. "FOLLY FARM" SHORTHORN CATTLE Shropshire Sheep and Berkshire Swine NOW able to offer a few choice Shorthorns. (1. I>. M'LEAN, Mt. Vernon, Skaglt, Co., Wn. The ARCTIC ANNEX J||| Shorthorn Cattle and Shropshire Sheep Shorthorns of both beef and dairy strains. Shropshire! of the highest merit, both in the show ring and the market. Foundation stock a specialty. Address John A. Craig, Ames, lowa, for particulars. .»#•„ Craig & Stevenson .... ... Rice Lake, Wis. Oak Hill Stock Farm Shorthorn Cattle, Shropshire 11111111 Cotswold and Southdown Sheep r'^lp|f Have now for sale some gra nd young Hulls and Heifers at reasonablen^Kß|^|^ prices. Also a number of fine Southdown and Cotswold bucks. Adtlrf>ss^^ra^^^Hi the manager. C. E. LADD, Prop. WSECBfIffIMBBB FRANK BROWN, Manager - - - ' - - North Yamhill, Ore. Riverview Herd Berkshire and Improved Yorkshire UM nn Young stock of the best of breed nO&S. Ing and individual merit for sale at reasonable prices. Correspondence in vited. ADELBERT STINSO. Spokane, Wn. MOUNTAINVIEW FARM POLAND CHINA SWINE All stock registered. Hogs can be seen at the farm near Gresham, Or. Write for prices, pedigrees, etc. W. W. COTTON, Worcester Bldg . Portland, Ore. One Holstein Bull, Two Years Two Holstein Bulls, One Year For sale cheap, good individuals : btst dairy strains. H. F. PAGE, Breeder of Holstein Cattle, Percheron Horses and York shire Pigs, MISSION CITY - - - - - B. C. ELMWOOD A. J. C. C. JERSEYS. Brown Bessie's Champion (48471) at the head of the herd — son of Teasel (75858) ; test 294 lbs. milk and 20 lbs. 4 oz. butter in 7 days; only living daughter of Brown Bes sie (74997), winner of the 90-day and 30 --day dairy tests at the Columbian Exposition. Sire. Diploma 2d, by Diploma (16219), sire of 49 tested daughters and 14 producing sons; 411.5 lbs. butter and 0328 lbs. milk average per cow in 12 months. Bull Calves for sale. ADAM M. STEVENS - - - Prop. _ Ellensburg, Wash. . FOR SALE One 3-year-old grade Jersey Heifer and half blood Red Poll Bull Calf, four days old. Price, .$40.00. Address FRANK DENNISON Griswold - - - San Juan Co., Wash. A. C. WELLS & CO., JERSEY AND AYRSHIRE CATTLE. Berkshire Swine and Lincoln Sheep, White Emden Geese. White Plymouth Rocks, White Holland Turkeys. A few good rams and young boars now, for sale. Chiliwack, B. C. ■ ■ _m il_ Urn CTPIU CATTLE! The Choicest wmm* HULoI tIN uAIILt! miuc and But- JjpPJ^ " ter Breed in the World. Write to iSP— U Wls.LiveStockAss'n,Appleton,Wis.,U.S.A. Send Your Hides, Fuls, Wool and Pelts To H. F. NORTON & CO., Seattle. Seattle—Wool pullers and tanners. Highest prices and prompt cash returns. Agents for the Zenoleum Sheep Dip. Ship us your Hides and Wool PELTS, FURS and TALLOW. BISSINGER & CO. Seattle Choice Shorthorn Cattle and BERKSHIRE HOGS, Both male and female, FOR SALE by Wm. A. Conant ELLENSBURG - - - WASH. Correspondence and Inspection solicited. a. j. c. c. t^*/ : JERSEYS _____£ Registered bull calves I B)_k out of our very best 19 cows for sale. Write for I W_W^^ prices and photographs. __ _\W*^ DILWOItTH BROS. - Spokane, Wash. i( : "THE LEDGES" American Jersey Cattle Club Jerseys St. Lambert, Tormentor and Rex strains. All selected stock. A. P. HAAS Seattle. ~~ Fork Branch Farm SHORTHORN CATTLE, Prices reasonable for single individuals, or by the carload. Our cattle are all right —not pampered. Address A. CHALMERS, Centerville, Or. Two Pure-Bred Yearling Guernsey Bulls for sale at reasonable prices. A. H. Kellogg Auburn, Wash. " FOR SALE : IMPORTED TAMWORTH BOAR Bred by W. E. Butler & Sons, Dereham Cen ter, Out. Also one young Tamworth Board bred by J. McGillivray, Chiliwack, B. C. POLAND CHINA BOAR 18 months old. All the above registered an imals. W. A. Perry, Clearbrook, Whatconi Co., Wash. I TAD OUT 25 head of tine pure-bred red fill OALI Shorthorn Heifer Calves and 12 red Hull Calves. Also Shropshire and Southdown pure-bred lambs and ewes. All for sale at farmers' prices. Registered large English Berkshire pigs, nearly ready for ser vice, at $5.25 each, crated. . ■ . . I BON & LITSEY - - Harrodsburg, Ky. PIONEER FARM. Shropshire Sheep won at 1900 Royal -Pro vincial show—lst on a_ed ram and shear ling ram, Ist and 3d on aged ewes: Duroc Jersey Hogs won 12 prizes in this class. E. A. KIPP, Chiliwack, B. C. A. J. STREET, ~ Registered Jersey Cattle won at New West minster 1900 — Ist on 2-year-old bull, Ist on yearling bull, Ist on herd. Some choice stock for sale. Chiliwack, B. c. .. , DORSET HILL RANCH, RED POLLED CATTLE— ESSEX PIGS Dorset Horn Sheep—lst on aged bull at Royal Provincial show 1900; Ist and 2d on aged cow. J. T. MAYNARD - - Chiliwack, B. C. 13