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Ranch Appreciated by Grange. Editor The Ranch: —Enclosed find a resolution, passed by the Brighton Park Grange, in reference to the beef industry of the state, and commend ing your stand on the question. You have several subscriptions in our Grange, and they all consider Tho Ranch as one of their best papers. I also send another communication, in regard to the Parcels Post, and try to answer the arguments of the retail dealers' associations in their stand against the measure. I will try from now on to furnish an article every once in a while, as I did last year. Hoping to soon see the Market Num ber of The Ranch, I am yours most respectfully, FRED W. LEWIS, Tumwater, Wash. Secretary Wash. State Grange. A Letter From W. N. White & Co. New York, Oct. 22, 19907. Editor The Ranch:—The situation of the apple crop East is just this: In Western New York, the winter fruit did not finish as well as was expected. Owing to dry weather the fruit is is very small and the quantity is almost cut in two; that is to say the number of barrels. The same thing ap plies to Maine. The fruit is very pret ty, so far as color is concerned, much better colored than in other years, but it is very small. In Nova Scotia on Sunday they had three inches of snow which was followed by a severe frost and it is thought that the crop now out on the trees is almost spoiled. There is one thing I want to say through your paper to the people in Washington, and that is about "hon est packing." You are no doubt aware that we purchased some very heavy lots in Washington. I suppose we hold more apples than any person in the U. S. Some of the apples are put up in proper order and others we have had great difficulty with; parties wanting to put four tier ap ples on the top and bottom of the box and 4 l/ 2 tier apples in the center of the box and wanting me to take that as a proper four-tier pack. I do not want THIS LITTLE BOOKLET AN APPEAL TO THE ARTIST IN THE HOME Federal Paint & Wall Paper Co. 1314 Second Avenue, SEATTLE WASH- OUR PRICES ONE-FIFTH LOWER We know that the prices we quote on wall paper and other requi sites for house decorating are at least a fifth lower than either city or country competition can make. When you buy your materials here, we give you the advantage of our art department, instruct you how to nuns paper and apply tints or paints. GET THE BOOKLET FREE Federal Paint & Wall Paper Co. Seattle, OUR MAIL-BAG to mention any names, but this is from a party who ought to have known better. I was fortunate enough early in the season to buy apples at a rea sonable price and pay deposits, and then afterwards put up Bankers' Cred it, having been a month before tho other fellow. Then the other fellow coming along without any intent of carrying out his performances, but simply with the idea of making mis chief, makes an offer over and above what I paid for them, knowing that he cannot buy them. Then the seller, feeling that he should have received more for his fruit than he got, feels dissatisfied. Supposing it was the other way about? The seller would have had a good laugh, knowing how he had done the "sucker" from N. Y. If I buy apples from your country I have to pay for them. If I make a mistake I have to "grin and bear it.' The growers at first were perfectly satisfied, because it was more than double the price they received last year and they were smiling all over their faces, thinking what a large amount of money they would receive because they have a bumper crop and good prices. I am happy to say that is not the case with everyone, but with one or two parties I have had difficulty with making them live up to their agreement. Washington is a great state. We hear a lot of talk about Hood River and the superiority of the apples grown there, but I want to tell them and the people in Washington that the apples grown in Washington are as fine as anything in the whole world. If they will only cultivate their land and wash their trees they need fear no state in the Union. No matter how large the crops are elsewhere, we can always do with Washington apples, because your people have been for tunate in setting out commercial sorts, sorts that are wanted in the East, sorts that suit their land—and the crops they raised this year are suf ficient to challenge the whole of the U. S. Yours faithfully, W. N WHITE. Is now on in the hands of the printer and we want everyone to have a copy. IT IS FREE. And it contains so much of interest to the people who really fully appre ciate having their wall paper and their woodwork a proper background for their furniture. 1314 Second Avenue, THE RANCH Doesnt fi | ivF n |M "i ■ tneriue _^V * > , < ixjggo/jffi^ You receive intense, direct heat (J \ / \\ from every ounce of fuel burned — l\ there are no damp chimneys or long pipes to waste the heat from a (HHB9HHHHBHHHHH PERFECTION Oil Heater I (Equipped with Smokeless Device) I Carry it from room to room. Turn the wick high — ■ or low —no bother —no smoke no smellautomatic )11 I smokeless device prevents. Brass font holds 4 quarts, fc^ —^ B burns 9 hours. Beautifully finished in nickel or s* >. ■ japan. Every heater warranted. / \ I TheJCKx-wy^T *xx\\r\ gives a bright, steady —. . y'' ■ IK<xyu J^amp light to read by _ \^m/ 1 , just what you want for the long jt^^^jV I evenings. Made of brass, nickel plated— latest im- — "^y fl H proved central draft burner. Every lamp warranted. " -\^jr ■ H If your dealer cannot supply the Perfection Oil j£^i V li A Heater or Rayo Lamp write our nearest agency. / "\^ jjf JK^ STANDARD Oil. COMPANY *i^Li^^*J%fm .^■^J (Incorporated) JHb Mm lAi^ll DRILLING & WW Gil PROSPECTING MACHINES. Fastest drillers known. Great money earners! .OOMIS MACHINE CO., TIFFIN, OHIO Most all of the pictures of the scenes appearing in this number were taken with a camera purchased from C. W. Parker & Co., 11l Columbia St., Seat tle. You can do as well. Write or come and see us. SIZE CONSTITUTION MILK BUTTER The Hazel Tern Herd ARE AS GOOD AS THE BEST A. G. C. C. Guernseys We are offering a few very choice young Guernsey Cows and Heifers from rich and heavy milking dams. Registered Berkshires Both American and English bred, both sexes, for sale from the best families of the breed. Home of Loretta D, 141708 WOBLS'S CHAMPION BUTTER COW AT ST. LOUIS. We h-ive a few young Jersey bulls for sale from six to eight and ten months old, from rich and persistent milking dams. If you want a calf, male or female, bred to produce heavy milkers and butter makers, as well us the highest dairy type and breeding, write us. EXCELLENCE, NOT CHEAPNESS, OUR SPECIALTY. BUT PRICES ABE LOW FOR QUALITY. We are prepared to furnish foundation herds of cattle or hogs. No catalogue. Write, stating what you want. F. E. McELDOWNEY, Mgr. 1360 MILWAUKEE ST. PORTLAND, OREGON. Wash. 9 CORDS IN 10 HOURS BY ONE MAN, with the FOLDING SAWING MACHINE. It saws down trees. Folds like a pocket knife. Saws any kind o < timber on any kind of ground. One man can saw more timber with it than 2 inenin any uthcr way, and dolt easier. Send for FREE illustrated catalog, showing latest IMPROVEMENTS and uitimuuiala from thouaanda. Flrtt order lecurea *f*Dcy. AildrMl FOLDING SAWING MACHINE CO., 168-1 84 E. HarrUon Slroet, Chicago, Illinois.