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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.
Hjttcc ptta unn tees, plainly sealed
MISS ETTA HELD FR^E «; Address
used full treatment of OTOSA Pi ACAURD
under the terms of our ironclad MEDICAL Co
guarantee } developed bust six Western Dept" *
inches; neck and face beauti- 814 or
ficd; health and vigor added. 327 G , obc Building
la use over 60 years. .CATTLE. WASH.
THE RANCH.
Classified Wants
FOU SALE—One steel Whitman hay press,
good us new. ?150. V. V. Hartough.
Redmond, Wash.
WANTED —A position in the dairy busi
ness by a competent luittermaker of ex
perience : am capable of taking charge
of any department.—Address J. M., care
of John Smith Co.. Walla Walla.
Satisfaction from cattle raising.—
Send to L. K. Cogswell, Chehalis,
Wash., for a start in Red Polls. They
are gentle, hardy and profitable in ev
ery way. A dozen bulls now for sale;
prize winning stock. Orders taken for
heifers. Send at once for Red Polled
pamphlet.
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.
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