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CONSERVING THE MOISTURE. (11. W. Campbell.) To store moisture in the soil and toiisorve it there until the desire 1 sea son for maturing crops it is necessary to bring about certain .ihyslcdl condi tions. To procure this the greatest pos sible care should be exercised to do the plowing, packing and cui'lvntin:? while the soil is moist. When the soil grains are moist they moro readily separate Ont from the other. The real or de sirable objects of plawing is not simply to turn the soil over, but to pulverize Special Want Column Two Cents a Word Each Insertion. FOR SALE —Flock thoroughbred An gora goats. P. O. Box 76, Port Towns end, Wash. FOR SALE—Two Jersey cows, two years old and fresh. F. W. Keller, Orillia, Wash. FOR SALE — Thoroughbred Poland China pigs, 6 months old. W. P. Hast ings, Auburn, Wash. FOR SALE —Two registered shorthorn cows and three heifers. H. M. Knight, Enumclaw, Wash. __ WIANTED —Good, second-hand manure spreader. Address H. H. A. Hastings, Haller Building, Seattle, Wash. CHESTER WHITE Pigs from register ed mature stock for sale. Address Chas. A. Hagen, Sprague, Wash. FOR SALE —Eligible Duroc Jersey pigs, both sexes. Also White Wyandotte eggs. C. McClelland, Sunnyside, Wash. FOR SALE: —Two Guernsey bulls, two and three years old; a rare chance to get such bulls. Thomas H. Wilson, Is saauah, Wash. FOR SALE —Fresh milch cows and heif ers, heavy milkers; also pure bred Holstein bull. A. B. Fowler, Osceola, King Co., Wash. FOR SALE—Good Logan berry plants at $1 per hundred; $30 per thousand. Leave orders at S. J. Kidders' store, Dunlap. Wash. NINE registered large English Berk shire pigs for sale; a choice litter, short heads. Address Plinny Shepard son, Castlerock, Wash. BEST home-bred registered Percheron and English Shire stallions at $250 to $5 30 at my stable doors. W. H. Schnelle, Lemonville, Mo. FOR SALE —Best 160 acres hay land in the West, 516,000; also 820 acres grain and stock land at $15 per acre; will di vide.Terms. Box 57, Enterprise, Ore. BUTTERMAKER WANTED—WiII pay $60 a month until April Ist, then $70 through the summer months. Call at once. Nelson Murray, Roy, Pierce Co., Wash. FOR SALE HARNESS—-We manufac ture all kinds of harness; quality guaranteed and prices reasonable. Thos. M. Henderson, 212 Occidental Aye., Se attle. Wash. A FIRST-CLASS butter-maker with good references, wants position at butter making. Thoroughly understands pas teurizing, refrigerating, bookkeeping and latest creamery methods. T. Q. Burgess, Lampa, Oregon. CLAYS—Wish to locate bodies of fire and porcelain clays and cement ma terial. Send half pound sample of each variety by mail to C. W. Melville & Co., 224 Lumber Exchange, Seattle, Wash. IF ANY practical dairyman who is in a position to supply pure, clean milk to Seattle, wil communicate with the Milk Commission of the King County Medical Society. 407 Alaska Bldg., they will be glad to assist him. MEN WANTED —To learn the barber trade in 8 weeks. First class set of tools free. Only reliable Colleges in the U. S. Position waiting, $15 to $20 r>er week. Illustrated Catalogue free. Call or write. Moler Barber College, Main St. and First Aye., Seattle, Wash. WANTED —MEN AND WOMEN to learn watchmaking, engraving and optics; big demand for jewelers at big wages, only about six months to graduate, prac tical work from the start. Money made learning; we assist graduates to posi tions. Seattle Watchmaking, Engrav ing and Optical School, Room 1, 1426 Fourth Aye., Seattle. WANTED —All persons who are look- ing for homes or for an investment in farm land, to write the Quincy Land Company, Quincy, Wash. They answer all inquiries promptly and cheerfully, and are one of the oldest and most re liable real estate firms in the famous Big Bend country. #W e' re Checkerboard twin s—hardy, healthy and happy. See our ad, Gasoline Engines STATIONARY AND MARINE Irrigation Pumping Plants H.B. PERINE 816 s p E IA BTT Ai7 B e: so it thoroughly. The more thoroughly this is done the better opportunity heat, air and moisture have to exercise their full pow,er to combine all the properties into plant f6ods so that they may be readily assimilated by the plants. The finer the soil the more moisture it will hold. Our average prairie soil of the semi-arid belt, which invariably contains more or less sand, carries a large per cent of vegtable matter in a partially decomposed state. If it is plowed when containing the proper amount of moisture to promote a ready separation of the grains, the soil is in clined to be too loose and the spaces too large. Because of this lightness of weight and the irregularity in the size of the grains, it is necessary to force or/pack the soil more closely as well as to more completely pulverize it. Rolling the top packs the very part that must be kept loose and for this reason a machine was designed and expressly built for that work, called the up-sur face packer. This thoroughly pack? the lower layer of the furrow slice and produces an ideal mechanical condition of the soil if properly used. After securing these ideal conditions comes the important part of the work of conserving the moisture and keeping tht surface in condition to adnJt air. This is done by surface cultivation. The deeper the soil is stired and yet made fine and firm the surer one is o* having pltnty of moisture at th« critical time. To plow deeply and lea«« the under part lumpy and loose is very objection able condition in which to approach a dry period. • Many thinking men, from a theoretical standpoint, insist that the soils of the prairies must be loosened up deeply to let the water down. This is not essential in the least if the soil is moist a foot below and the surface; is kept loose. Just as soon as the rain comes in contact with the moist earth below it readily percolates downward. Soil that is moist three of four feet down will dry off sooner on the surface than which is dry underneath because of the tnore rapid percolation. The slowest soil to take rain waters is that which is dry with a firm surface. Adding well-rooted manures to the prairie soil increases their water-holding capacity because the decomposed material adds to the number of minute particles. By hav ing the soil fine and firm it can be made to hold the moisture and more of it and conserve it there by keeping a dust mulch on top through timely surface cultivation. The very condition and fineness of soil which makes it hold more water will also produce a stronger capillary attraction or the upwad move ment of the moisture which makes it more available for plant food. •me JUlking- Machine. With the introduction of the milk ing machine th« question is being ask ed as to how mv<jh of a practical thing it is, and whether the average dairy man will ultimately find it a machine to be used extensively. It is impos sible to answer these questions right straight out from the shoulder, because there are so many features entering into the subject, of which we have at present no adequate understanding. The milking machine seems to be lv a transition state now, but, like most other worthy inventions it seems des tined to become a permanent tool and to ultimately have a place in every dairy of sufficient size. True, It is going to take time to bring the men, cows and machine into a state of peaceful relation to each other, bat it will be done. All men are not com petent or have the mechanical train ing to successfully handle such a ma chine; and cows that have been milked by hand will have to become accus tomed to the machine. Then, too, the milking machine has not yet reached that state of perfection which it should attain. The result of all these differ ent conditions will be that some dairy men will use the machine successfully, a few will make an utter failure of it. because of their own awkwardress, and we shall have decided opinions on the success or failure of the ma chine. In an egg there Is ten and one-half per cent fat, and this will be produced by corn. In the warmer climates, how ever, wheat may be suostltuted for corn and will perform the functions all right. Don't Porjret that we handle large quantities of Peaches, Plums, Apricots, Apples and Pears. Send us a trial ship ment. Send for Stencil. We want only first class pack and snippers. A. D. Blowers & Co., Seattle, Wash. THE RANCH FINE WHEAT RANCH FOR SALE I have for sale one of the finest wheat ranches in Central Washington. It is three and one-Tialf miles from a market point on the Northern Pacific Railway and fifteen miles from a market point on the Great Northern Railway. In all there are 640 acres of the finest, most level land that ever lay out o' doora. There are five hundred acres of this splendid farm already under cultivation, with the balance of one hundred and forty acres in natural grass, fine for pasturage. An additional one hundred acres might be broken out at once, leaving plenty of pasturage for the ordinary farm stock. There is a fine spring on the place and pure water in abundance. There is a stable with shed room for sixteen horses and the entire place is under a splendid wire fence. There are no hills on the place and there is not a square foot of it that a machine can't be run over with perfect ease. This place could be developed into on© of the model farms of the West. Irrigation could be done with the water from the spring, and the soil, which is the fine, rich prairie land that characterizes Eastern Washingtaon, will produce anything in abun dance. My only reason for selling the place is, that I have greater interests at Wenatchee, where my time is almost wholly spent. I can't look after the property the way it should be cared for, and while I am not willing to sacrifice it, I can and will make terms with the proper party which will enable him to handle the proposition with a limited amount of cash. Some cash I must have, because I want to invest it here where I have my home, but the terms of payment on the balance could be made so easy, and the first payment, to the proper party, can be made so small, that you need not hesitate to write me. It is a shame to let such a fine property go undeveloped, and did I not have my home and greater interests at Wenatchee no reasonable sum could buy it. I regard it as the finest opening for the right kind of man that exists in the State of Washington today. A post card will bring further informa tion, and with the right man I will do business quickly. Also, I will make terms so easy that he can't afford to let this opportunity slip. I also have at Lamona, in Lincoln county, in Central Washington, on the main, through line of the Great Northern Railway, a finely furnished, fifteen-room hotel. The place enjoys a good trade, and the present lessee has told me that I may use him as a reference. The place is making money. It is comfortably furnished for hotel purposes, fine kitchen and everything is shipshape ready for the new owner to take possession. I know that my price for this property is a bargain because I am a rancher, know nothing about running a hotel and want to get rid of it. The man with push, energy and a determination to win out will make it all right. Lamona is a thriving town on the Great Northern, is doing a good business and is a wheat town of growing importance. There is an excellent estab lished trade among the ranchers of the country thereabouts, and all of the commercial trade of the community for miles around comes to Lamona. A postal card will bring all the information the intending purchaser may require, short of an actual visit to the property. The terms will be made very easy for the proper party. By the way, there is a fine well on the property and pure water is assured. I have at Lamona a six-room dwelling house and a three-room cottage. I want to sell them. They are in excellent repair, and there is a well in one house and another well in the yard of the other house. I cannot look after this property and remain a resident of Wenatchee. I have greater interests at Wenatchee which compel me to remain at that place. I want to sell this property, and I will not only sell at a bargain, but I will grant easy terms to the right party. A postal card request will bring any further information that may be required. The fact of the matter is that I am closing out my Lincoln county interests. I want the money to invest here, where I can keep my eye on it. I am a farmer and want to deal with farmers. There are no real estate agents' commissions to pay. You deal with me direct. I am the owner. Write me a postal. No Agents' Commissions. No Extra. Charges. You DeeJ Direct With the Owner H. E. MOTTELER, Owner Wenatchee, Washington P. S. — "Writ* ma a postal card today. I will answer it. My terms are easy and my price is low. If yon are a rancher and know your business, yon oan make a wad of money out of this. Write today. IRRIGATED fRUIT LANDS Buy Irrigated Fruit Lands at our new town of Attalia, Washington, located in the Columbia River Valley in the western part of Walla Walla County Washington, opposite the Kennewiok irrigation canal, and at the junction of the Northern Pacific, the Washington & Columbia River and the Oregon Railway It Navigation Co. Railways, and also at the head of navigation on the Columbia Biver. This is one of the richest agricultural districts In the United States, and the soil is perfectly adapted to the raising of berries, fruits and vegetables, which ripen earlier than in any other part of the state. Owing to the superior railroad advantages it is possible to market produce as late as 7 o'clock p. m. and have shipment* arrive in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Spokane and intermediate points in the morning, travel ing in the cool of the night, which means the largest Income in the North west is received from these lands, it being possible to CLEAR FROM $SOO TO 9700 PER ACRE PEX ANNUM. Fortunes are being made every year from Irrigated Lands. There are no crop failures, and prices are always high. These lands, with perpetual water rights, can be secured by making a small payment in nash, and the balance on favorable terms. An Investment of this Kind Beats Life Insurance The amount of money paid as premiums Invested in irrigated lands will soon furnish a splendid Income for the purchaser while he lives, and support for his family after him. You Do Not Have to Die to Win Por further particulars, maps, circulars, etc., address: THE COLUMBIA CANAL COMPANY Seattle Office: K. W. DAVIS, Secretary and Sales Agent, 509-510 Marlon Bldg-. SEATTLE. attalia, Walla Walla Co., Wash.