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If to get a ReeVuit 5c cigar? I When you touch the H 4 to It you'll understand m m why it's at the front with I I the - it army of smokers I £-M TWO DS FROM RECRUIT CIGARS ARE EQUAL 18j Jt.S TO ONE TAG .-RO.Vi STmR TOBACCO IN SECURING PRESENTS Wt ;^ ; \j| 2| j|j P LIGHT LAND COUNTRY Theories on Change of Climate Get a Jolt. Ptoß (SOPS .U : ISIMATteS Many Sections in Franklin and Adams Counties Show Yields of Next to Nothing. ington war, changing and that fail ures in wheat-growing on the light lands would never again be experi enced has tins year suffered a hard jolt. The crop can hardly be termed a failure, but in many sections in Ad ams and Franklin counties the yield is so near to nothing that all talk of the climate ( hanging has been aban-. doned and tiie farmers who have fields that are worth cutting are con gratulating themselves on the fact that the high prices have softened the blow that has fallen. Those who have been obliged to cut the crop for na> and consolation in the memory c b ast Unv years, when light lane yields were so heavy that they made many farmers wealthy and • aused an advance in values from $2 o per acre to and $40 per acre. N. P. Main Line Suffers. 8 cry weather played the worst along the main line of the *1 L 1 :u ' inc from Ritzviile down) past Lind and Connell. The O. R. ft for thousands of acres In the Wash-] tucna district will yield next to noth-J ng, ana some of it will not be cut.' Ritzviile, which in past yean when moisture was plentiful, enjoyed the' 1 proud distinction of being the great est primary wheat market in the Unit ed States, will this year fal] behind quite a number of water-tank stations in the amount ol' wheat that will be shipped. At Lind the new Wilcox mill will not Oi ed to run up to its capacity -t.o grind all of the wheat tributary to that point. In most of the wheat counties of Washington yields, the whims of nature, assisted perhaps by the carelessness or thrift >f man. making :i good yield in one Held, while an adjoining field appar ently with the same chance would turn out very poor. There is more uniformity up bore in Adams and Franklin c unities, for the yields are ali very much alike, and if there are any that are very good, tiie returns fro mthem are slow in coming in. Very Light Yield. Fifteen bushels of winter wheat is i insidered a good yield, and half that v >unt is not regarded as bad for spring wheat this year. In spite ot . se light yie" s. and large tracts that «dl] be cut for hay or left uncut, there It w^seil Tn^se -, jr^™"^ J> ■ m *'er'ial,i will agree when we tell yjo Studebaker Lme r * so latter what you want —if it's a ha™' l 'or 'iff 1 something that nms en wheels, we've ■^n^JHuf^' V jjPf lttl C° m c in and figure with us. Everybody knows '^Sl iv %■ JOHN SMITH COMPANY, Jf 7 r! .~ z\ :::::ng statesman, Thursday, September 3, 1903. will b.' considerable wheat shipped out of the Washtucna district, as there is an immense area of new land under cultivation. Conservative estimates place this new acreage at three times rtie amount in wheat last year, and with such an enormous increase, the effect of light yield will be less plainly letected in the amount available for shipment. Where the wheat is being •ut—and there wil] be twice os large m acreage cut this year as there was ast—most of the yields are from five o eight bushels to the acre, although is previously stated, some run as high 13 18 bushels. The wheat crop all through Adams md Franklin counties ma le a fine start in the spring, and promised to shew a great yield, but the generous rains which saved the crop in other ►arts of the state missed nearly all of ►low from which it. will not recover mti] another year or two of good crops win back the confidence of the far mers. Many of them who are secur ng less than five bushels per acre ire regretting that they did not be gin earlier and cut the crop for hay, a proceeding which would have been much more profitable. At the same hue there is no disposition on the >art of any of the light-land farmers to abandon their operations, and many of them are already looking for stock to nun loose on the crop that ailed as wheat. By this method, far ming in this part of the country will f - ' * » • » » * Jp .> -> .> -> -> .i. -> .> .» .». » .> -> -y 3 I WALLA WALLA % ••• F UI rFA. 1; X TO -r | October 4th. $ ell T I — _ ; r el» * r I ELLERY'S ROYAL ITALIAN BAND I I Furnishes Husic | I —For the Occasion* ?4» J * - Mi ibe divested of a portion of the ele ment of chance that is now such a prominent factor in operations Through a large portion of Adams and Franklin counties. The experience of the pa.->t five years has demonstrated that wdien these lands do turn off a crop, it is much more profitable proportionately than one-secured from the higher priced lands which are more reliable. This year the light-land farmers also have an argument In their favor point ing to their companions in misery over on Eureka Flat, id Walla Walla county, where "the crops never fail." This season tbe yield on some of Walla Walla's $7r>-pcr-acro land is mi better than on Adams and Franklin county lands which a few years ago were a drug on the market at $- per acre. Enormous Increase in Acreage. The two latter counties also have this in their favor this year, the fact that there is an enormous increase in acreage to offset the light yield, while Walla Walla has little or nothing in the way of new acreage. This increase of acreage and the small yield, with a late season, which may still further reduce the output, makes it a very difficult matter ac curately to estimate the yield of these two light-land counties. The rain last week caused some un easiness among the farmers, who have a recollection of other late sea sons when early rains cut down tbe yields that were small enough at the best. Fortunately, tbe sun came out before any serious damage resulted, the loss of a few days' time at a criti cal period being about the only harm done. Holding for High Pi ices. Tim light-land farmers may be so unfortunate as to have a smaller crop than usual but be has attempted to equalize that shortage by holding on.; for an extravagant price for that which he will succeed in harvesting. "Dollar wheat" is not regarded by some of ihe agriculturists as an iri descent dream, and they mention that figure ir., all seriousness. So thorough ly are they imbued with the belief that higher prices are a certainty that C6HXS ]H i r i> i? sn<*i to sx&rt much <i' n selling movement. They have the Puget Sound millers on the hip, and are making them pay prices far in excess of export values, and this con dition of au'airs will continue unti] tbe demands of the millions are satisfied. E. Wl W. . NEWS FROM THE STATE. Xo evidence of tin insanity of Mrs. Ellen Allen, who is charged with the shooting and killing of .Mrs. Laura Graham in Seattle, lias been found by the doctors appointed by Judge Bell to inquire into tie.- mental condition of the woman. H. H. Griffin, who for the past two years has occupied the position of freight agent of the Chicago. .Milwau kee & St. Paul railroad in Seattle, has resigned and gone to Portland, where lie wil] accept a similar place with the Illinois Central. A trapeze performer by the name of Mason fell while doing an act at te Fairhaven variety toeal r .viMl i. lay night and r'--U on his , .J* i j Shortly afterwards .: '> ire , , ] j ly insane r-d remains I tl . I j . ion. I ' Mrs: 03 a wcSin? 3 o'tane 4 1 m * a ' w] 1;- ; : ow " 1 . v rai • tru-cts ol .vi.': tr 'voimcwici | bought The ( lur bia hotel Isl :n? to make oi i. a first class a n r . | and donate it to tbi ec ioii .-. j C. A. Underwood, assis in\ , • hie, of the Second Na ional b .. is oi <v. fax. has eereicd connection wit| that institution as ! will les c arm Wednesda • I . iz :s v h *n make h:3 home. James Edwards, a civil engineer formerly with tiie Northern Pacific slates that eastern eapitai is behind an enterprise to build a .sixty, mile electric road out from Spokane. A Y. M. C. A. institute, wbichtjrjl] bt» attended by association wot i, • of Seattle and Portland. will be held in Everett the afternoon and ev ening of Friday. September 11. On October S the voters of King county will be asked to vote upon i proposal to issue bonds in I ho sum $500,000 for the building of a new court house. Ballard Shingle Weavers' anion No 12 tit their last meeting voted to ar rend tbe Labor day celebration to Dt bold at Everett September 7. Tiie cruiser MarbleheaJ and the giro boat Concord have been ordered to leave Portland on September •"• andi turn to Bremerton. S. E. Elliott was badly Injured bya flying piece of stool in Moras Bros, company's boiler shop in Seattle. The rural free deliver? route he two :\ Republic and Curlew will put in oeration September 1">. Material is being delivered on thi ground for a good sized hote] for Orient. Yakima is to have an ice plant Sad Life of Bertha M. Clay. Philadelphia Record -The novels of Bert: .M. Clay." said c. publisher, "wore very popular in Ann rica fifteen or twenty years ago. Al] the women trad them pas sionately. They were in quality like the wor!: of 'The Dnchess," and Ber tha M. Clay had thee ands of warm hearted admirers among American women. "Do yen know there never v v a Bertha M. Clay? 'Dora Thorne' s ; al] the rest of the books that she was supposed I have written were wriitei Knj lish woman. C. M. B -B. M. C, Sertha to (EE '. were not content to steal her profit merely from Charlotte if. Praemo; they stole even Iter fair*. side of the Atlantic without paying be! thej- put a false name on the books' covers. They claimed that the vol umes were tiie work of Bertha M. Clay, a woman who never, of course, existed. '■Th<> Internationa] copyright law is a good thing. It has put a stop to some of the most contemptible and mean crimes that the world ever saw."