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MOTH TRAP FAKE.
Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station, Columbia, Mo. The" Moth Trap. By J. C. Stedman. This is a bulletin giving the experiences of ento- BTOIofIBU in all parts of the country concerning a lantern moth trap that has been advertised extensively the past season as a means for catching the codling moth and other injurious insects. Prof. Stedman has gathered here the opinions and experiences of those who have tried these traps, and they uniformly condemn it as more likely to catch a majority of harmless and beneficial insects than to get the ones it is advertised to catch. It is strange, as Prof. Stedman says, that some orchardists claim to catch the codling moth with these lanterns while the entomologists uniformly fail to get any. The secret of the whole matter lies in the fact that the orchardists think they have the codling moth when they really have none, since a great many harmless, but similar looking moths are caught. The conclusion ar rived at is that the traps are not only useless, but positively detrimental. The traps will not catch, to any ex tent, the codling moth, the potato bee tle, plum curculio, peach borer, flat and round headed apple tree borer, to mato worm moth, squash bugs, canker worm moth, cabbage butterflies, bud worm' moth, grape vine moth, currant moth, slugs or strawberry root borer. Failing to catch these, the traps do catch immense numbers of ichneumon flies, which are among the most bene ficial of insects, and many others that are harmless or helpful. Miss Murt feldt, one of the best entomologists re ports on insects caught by the traps that there were no codling moths, but many that uniinitiated people would take of them, and there were no cur culios. F. H. Speakman, of Neosho, Mo., reports that he caught a great multitude of insects but not a codling moth nor a curculio, and he suggests that if the traps would catch the in sects they claim for it, how is it to supersede spraying for the fungus dis eases that infest the orchards. Prof. Felt, state entomologist of New York, says that the trap lanterns cannot be recommended, and advises the farmers to go slow in buying them. Prof. Gar man, of Kentucky, says that he tested the trap advertised for the codling moth, but did not catch one of them nor any of the well known insect pests. Prof. Slingerland, of Cornell, who has given more attention to the codling moth than anyone else, says that they are not attracted by light, as he has repeatedly demonstrated. Prof. Pop enoe, of the Kansas Station, says the traps are totally useless. Prof. J. Troop says that he had one of these traps going in the orchard from the time the blossoms fell, but failed to catch a single codling moth or a curcu lio. Prof. Smith, entomologist of the New Jersey station, says of the New Jersey man that he has been told time and again, and that if he will only learn from experience, the best thing will be lor him to get the experience and get over with it. Prof Quaintance, of Georgia (now of Maryland), says that Mr. Haseltine misrepresented him in his advertisement, and he does not endorse the traps. Prof. F. M. Webster, of the Ohio station says: "I have known all along that the thing is a fraud, and have thrown all letters re garding it into the waste basket." PrOf. E. Dwitfht Sanderson, of the Delaware station, says that he turned codling moths loose near the trap and they failed to get into it. Prof Forbes, state entomologist of Illinois, says: "I have received several inquiries con cerning the Haseltine moth catcher, accompanied by their ludicrously ig norant circular." Prof. Slingerland of Cornell, says: "Most of the claims made for this moth catcher or trap in the advertising circulars are prepos terous, and the use of such terms as stinging fly, borer fly and others, shows that the inventor is not familiar with the insects which infest orchards and other crops." Dr. L». O. Howard, entomologist of the Department of Ag riculture, Washington, D. C, says: "I have no methods —Haseltine's and all the rest —are failures as remedies for codling moths." The writer of this, in common with all other station officers, has been asked time and again by cor respondents in regard to the trap lant erns for insects. We told our friends last season that they were worse than useless, and now we are glad to pub lish this report from Missouri as a warning to the readers of The Ranch against the campaign for the coming season of those interested in selling these things. As we have said else where wetested the traps twelve or thirteen years ago and found they took more friends than foes. Let them alone. The following interesting paragraph is from the Weekly Tulare (Cl.) Reg ister: "Thon;as Thompson, who has a lit tle place in the outskirts of Tulare, had a pear orchard of thirty-five trees, or more, that was early attacked with the dreaded blight. Mr. Thompson did not know what to do to defend his trees, but, unlike many others, he thought that he must do something, and not surrender without striking a blow; so he went into the orchard and cut out the infected limbs as soon as he detected the infection, cutting away below the blight, and squirting a bit of coal oil from a common oiler on the freshly-cut stub of limb. The result is that he has the best promise of a crop in the neighborhood, and not a sign of the blight at this time is to be seen anywhere in the orchard." New blood in poultry is the basis of beauty, vigor and proliflcness. It is more essential to successful poultry culture than all else combined. Fowls that are inbred in line several years without the impression of new blood but to which they are not related, be come inactive, diminutive and un profitable. To have healthy, vigorous and profitable poultry, new blood should be introduced annually. .<.-... ■ . —i Why Not Be f£% Beautiful? /"i#f*L ' : " \ WE GIVE an iron 4mfm_mP%L% l *« > I «lad guarantee that ■Bfc^&|^R V" *I^| the bust three to nx jfi^l *Wi I has been deposited I as a forfeit. OTOSA ~*V» v " ' I adds race > curves, % „, \ • I and beauty to neck, W|,| and face; fillsoutmiis - I clrs; adding charms and attractions to the ' . ,*« plainest woman, and ;,~. jtX health and vigor to •'Wv.i^ft - ***»' C^jM&JI young and old; harm- WL,.t.±t .-« '%?'t!Ys%J£wM eM and permanent: |IWalr.ife«-Awt^-tf^P" Mil nev,-r tails. Particu lars, photos, guaran. 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S ecial Offer in Boy's Suits Boys' Cheviot Suit, in dark navy blue and in medium gray mixtures, Well made and nicely lined with strong linings, Norfolk Coat, the latest style, knee pants, sizes 4 to 9 years. Special for our Mail Order Trade $2.50 You can order this suit, or any thing else you wish, from us by mail, and if it is not satisfactory, we will make any exchanges, or return money. Write us about any thing you wish —make any inquir ies and ask for samples of any goods —we are always ready to at tend your wants. Write for Cata logue. The Largest Mail Order House of The Northwest. MacDougali & Southwick Co. Seattle, Wash.. Farms for Sale In all counties of Western Washington. Improved aud unimproved. Address THE SYNDICATE COMPANY 11-212-213 California Building, Taootna, Wash. RIPANS The simplest remedy for indigestion, constipation, biliousness and the many ailments arising from a disordered stomach, liver or bowels is Ripans Tab ules. They have accomplished wonders, and their timely aid removes the neces sity of calling a physician for the many little ills that beset mankind. They go straight to the seat of the trouble, re lieve the distress, cleanse and cure the affected parts, and give the system a general toning up. At druggists. The Five Cent packet is enough for an ordinary occasion. The family bottle, (!() cents, contains a supply for a year. Fine dairy farm One hundred and twenty-six acres of land, located at Tolt, King county, three fourths mile from postomce. All good farming land, river bottom, 30 acres in cul tivation, nearly all of balance cleared and In pasture. (Jood 7-rooin house, barn 54x <jo feet, dairy house, cream separator, 28 cows, team, wagon, 15 hogs, etc. The en tire property offered for ten thousand dol lars. Address the Farmers' investment Company. Metropolitan Block, Uoom U, Se attle. 10 ACRES Irrigated Land. All for A Home Worth $5,000. (hi ftrtA A Business Giving You an vpI,UUU Excellent Living and an Only $500 Annual Income of $300 to $700 Now and Cash At Least $1,000 after five Required. years. For particulars call or write SPOKANE VALLEY LAND & WA TER COMPANY. 6, Rookery Bldg. SPOKANE. WE HAVE A GOOD LIST OF EXCELLENT FARMS For Sale. Northwest Trust £ Safe Deposit Co. Real Estate Dept, 90-94 Columbia St., Seattle. British Columbia Farms If you are thinking of going to the Pacific Coast try British Columbia. No extremes of temperature. No cyclones. No dust storms. No cloud bursts. No droughts. No blizzards. Fertile land, and the heaviest crops per acre in Canada. We make this statement without fear of contradiction. The land is cheap and the markets and prices for farm produce the best on the Pacific Coast. Write for Farm Pamphlet to the Settlers' Association, Box 329, Van couver, B. C. When writing please refer to this paper. FARM For Sale One hundred and sixty acres bottom land two miles from postoffice, Whatcom county ; 25 acres In meadow ; 8 acres in bearchg or chard ; 40 acres in pasture, nearly cleared. The rest is easily cleared the brush is alder and crab apple, no logs. One good farm house 2Gx2B, 1% stories high, good well and woodshed. Barn 75x28 with feeding sheds and other small outbuildings. The county road runs through it. Terms. $4,000), $3,000 cash, the rest on easy terms. This is a fine dairy ranch. Farmers' Investment Co. Room 9 Metropolitan ildg'Sectt'e. DAIRY FARM. FOR SALE —130 acres 20 miles from Se attle, 2 miles from Cedar Mountain post office; \l/> miles from creamery, station on farm, daily service ; 80 acres bottom, total of 70 acres cleared. Ten-room house, $1,600 barn, twenty cows and 25 head of young stock, span horses, work wagon, soring wagon, two sets harness, farm Implements, etc. ; $10,000, with ev erything Included. Cream separator. Suitable terms. Farmers' Investment Co., Honm 0, Metropolitan Hldg. HERE IS A BARGAIN FARM FOR SALE —Comprising 400 acres; 1(50 acres bottom land, including <>0 acres of heaver dam. balance table land ; seeded down to timothy and clover, Good seven room house, living water from spring run ning through the house; six springs, and line creek on place. Three barns, black smith shop, hog pen, sheep shed, and other out-houses. Fenced, and in good shape. Two and one-half miles from postofflce and railway station. Good roads, etc. As good land as can be found in the state. $5,500, half down. Address l'atrlck Murray, I'Jliuu, Wash. 5