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dicta! I'U'ss your ilonr soul, we heap up our boxes enough io allow I hem to he pressed as tight as you press your barrels, hut In doing this we must unavoidably add ;; bulge to our boxes ihnt makes the excess we ;ir<> com plaining ahoui. You may say, 'Don'l add any bulge, for if your box con tains 2.3-12 cubic Inches without any bulge it is a legal box." Here is where the conditions in Ihe country using boxes are no; understood. It wo used material for the sides, tops and bo.loins of our boxes an Inch thick, or as thick as ordinary barrel staves and heads, we could do this, and then our boxes would contain nothing in excess of heir cubic con tents, J '> ll ( this would very materially ;i<i<l t( the cost of our boxes and also to our freight charges, which now are very high for long distance ship ments. To change our material would seriously affect our business. \V< ask for nothing unreasonable. I think the apple growers of the Northwest would not seriously object to a box contain ing :\:!l-! cubic Inches if they were allowed to figure in the excess 1 hai is unavoidably connected with their method of packing and the kind of material they niusl bulg» to he top and bolt m of our box, we could do that, though the box so bulged would contain 38 cub'c lnch< in excess of L'.oll' cubic inches, or just one-thi of a barrel. Bui if we have to accept the law now before Congress and give our boxes a bulge of one inch on both top and bottom, which is aboul the average as we now pack, then each of our boxes would have 207 cubic inches in excess of one-third of a bar rel. Three of the new boxes so packed would contain 7,647 cubic Inches, or G2l cubic inches more than the standard barrel. Would that be right? Clover Seed Absolutely Pure, No Weeds. Ex. Oov. Hoard of Wlmrnusln, from 30 acred sown to Balzer'B 20tb l.'entiirj ' ilfa, liorvi within 'zt weeks after feuding 8-500.110 worth of magnificent hay. oral the rati of over $80.00 per acre, illc seed catalog free: Or, ■ ml 10c :ii -;.i'> j ■■ for Kainple of thin Alfalfa, aIBO lsi i I ion Dollar Urang, i >ats. Whi it, Barley etc, Or, ht*n<ll4oanil weailtl amuuplefarm Heed novelty nevi seen heforo I>y j hu. THE SALZER SEEP CO., LaCrosse, Wis. Plow*™. Vegetables, Bui Ftol<l'SS^at>^ I SSLa |r" I I .]',Hm,Fertilizer!. Bpr»y§ Bjui liaS H H Kiiiiplliis, Fertilizer!, Bprayi l!i il fuS Twenty yenrs pxponence EGEu bSB K3r | n eoodiiii; tho Pacific JJorthwoßt Ki""iika to you in thla our vory Utett CATALOGUE CULTURAL DIRECTIONS PREMIUM OFFERS JUST OUT— Write for It— Auk for >'o. IRQ Portland. Oregon-Spoki*n«, Waah. NOW is i In ■ time Lo buy your seeds BUTZER'S SEEDS GROW You take no chances when you plani them. Send for our catalog. J. J. BUTZER Portland Oregon IT IS TIME To K'-'t your Oarrlen Seeds. Ours are tho l.< :, i, rill now stock, SAM GRAFF I31(i I'lkt! H.i<-«- SI3ATTLK ISIIINCTOK ABSOLUTELY KELIABLE | s c: E d s Oura havo been tested and proven first class. You make no mistakes when you buy them. ;;• 'p ; J^Send for catalog. , Tacoma Implement & Seed Co. 1350-52-01 Commerce St. Tacoma Washington ' .The Ranch The contention of Mr Gibson thai ;,, can •■ tin bo> hn square corners i. I will hold more relath faulty, foi II overlooks ; I 1" facl , ■,;■ nppli - are nil i acked by hand and, 1,.-: [>our d Into Ihe box. Empi y ,a, ,i our ■ ■ ki d boxes and i hen pour Ihe apples Into I he box and 11 will packed In bar nerallj ha\ c the heads fa< thi ; loured In. Give !, al, h squari deal and v\ c will noi kirk. We ar> In favor • ' a uni form box and ar< willing to d U pop bj five si a and Urit 1 h Columbia, the California box ci 2,20*' cul Ie Inehi ; the I !anadia n box. and been adopted in Vermont, bui we are not willing to have ten per cent of our apples taken without any consider.? tion, and !l is especially gallin ha v, ii done by a process of i ;i adics itself. I |i;i\ p no a pology to offer our read era for taking up so much space In dis cussing ili«' box question. Ii is :i vital issue with us and but for our vigorous ition we would have had forced on us ;i box contain'ng 2,564 cubic i indies. By our vigorous contention ol this reduced 222 cubic or more than one-half. Whal else we be able to do we can nol now say. We expeel to have a conference of the fruit growers of the Pacific Coasi in September next. One thing is certain, when such men as Mr. G'bson saj ; thai their barrel "after being . ,| tiou v and headed" contains "exactly" 7,02fi cubic Inches, bui thai our box "without distention of its parts" (thai is the vvaj the bill n ads i shall contain 2,342 cubic inch* jusi one-third of the "distended" bar i id. and we are allowed nothing for i the distention of our box, we will kick. Their barrel is measured after disten ion our box l" fore. A word or two on this matter: Mr, Gibson in the Chicago Packer and P. Newhall & Son in the "Fruit Trad.' .Journal" of New York have suddenly become very solicitous fur fear the t'jid.ic Coasi apple growers will be without a market. How very kind of these generous men! They are about kind as the Ton who was so much concerned aboul the iamb thai he look |i he poor, helpless creatures Inside out of the dangers of this cruel world. I remember thai some eighi or nine years ago, when we discarded the big cumbersome box for the one we now use a Chicago house had a representa tive in our valley buying apples, and • were informed bj this representa tive ! hat if we adopt ed the smaller tox we would have no market for our apples. This freeze out game was ■ ti'ei! for one year, when, lo! this same man came hack and many others soughl our apples and have eagerly taken all our tirst class apples. If Gibson and the Newhalls do nol waul i lo buy our apples, there are plenl y more buyers who do. We can find a markel for our apples withoul truck | Mr i ur to the men who, through ml del tanding or otherwise, would tin 'ly injure oin- business. We can ilj remember our friends In such a case, and we can let our enei me. * * * One of the correspondents whom I lo 1 ■ from is a. T. Richard- \ Tori h Vakima. Ii low in- letter he makes some valuable on s: North Yakiti.a. .March 22, 1909. : Mi- Walden: I think you oughi ! o advise y<iur apricol Inquirer, and all newcomers, to Include in their home orchards ai leasl one 11, i] n-\,. apricot. When I came from the Easl. w llh a poor opinion of !he apricot, ■oil of dried boarding-house sauce fruii, I u,i |y converted by a iH'ighbor w ho handed me a d( ad i'ip< apr 'Di i rom hla i ree t hal ho calli d Golden Drop. Afterwi ■ oldun Drop In other orchards : bul i | ;, tree for m c there was no Golder i »rop iia logui a nor reference So I budded from the bor r ;r< ' Pn <ul ly I nol l< Hie old bul valuable Governmenl bul l< 'in So. I : i.ai one apricol onl; i h< i ' . . ; the] railuM !". for cjuulil3, no olhora being iboA c 7 ol me a tlonis : ■ •.■ .- I 111J orn'a and v. In n It b«»r .. 1,, hold, it « :is iho Gold< 11 Drop l'erha|is ol hers of j our ra 111113 he glad to kuo uain< oi the 'Golden Di SOW GOOD SEEDS tmm ——£^" Wo>t /*■ ' !J*^^^^^Tl^^S*^^B 1 lal.li-1.r.l ISM.". •■•1 iini scndinjryon two views of my exhibit ut tho Lewiston-Clark stmi |.'., ii avlihli took first prize. llopo you li ivi read sonin of the uioo things Said iiixuil tlio dis])l:iy, We took lirst on Garden Truck, No doiilTt Mr, Nrwlon, S«'<T('t:!i-y. lias so nolilu-il you. ! inadu ii Bprcial of nn acre oxhibit. [ <:ni saltly say that it takes a lot of my timo sint-o the fair sliowinjr iln' nian.v that conio how I have my acre plamu'd. I had your card on my « \hil>it, showing that the Bei'ds came from yon. Yours truly, J. W. LIPE, Clarkston, VVashingtou." THE GHAS. H. LILLY CO., SEATTLE AND PORTLAND which i one of the most de liciou i [ Li i ' ■- ■ •hi lior apricot I boughl for ■ a Mi which I keep merely for the nels, the meal of which is as s\v< oi as ihal of an al tul. The fruii i! self is snia 11 and :'• no [);i i'l ie iln r \ alue. I do not know ihe nn me; of it, bui shall be glad to wood from ihe i ree i o anyone who lo bud from ii. Yours truly, A. T. RICHARDSON. •* ♦ | p repeal edly called the atti n-. : of iln readers of The li;:nch to the need of replenishing cur soils. Some of the older orchards a'i how- Ins .'I <!• ■ciih (1 lad; of vigor in the |||Jlf hAKufcNlNb IS A DELIGHT | $&s!i£s^^'vA with this convenient tool, tlm No. G Combined Eg p^f ?;*> ' Jig) Double Jiml Siiifjlo Wheel 1100 Hill ami Drill Seeder. I j, M^H| !i >:'"'''■'-' lt%x Tin 1 co.-t is Jilmost Mnihiii^. J|. seein.s it 1 most n fSu^BP'i^' ■■"'■ J^ifpt '"' '"' li.'vnMe '"" can get so ])t;ri'eot ,-vi iii fiin-lit JO 1"'" \SIJ " r —'' !0 best ever devised—for bo low a price. H Ji^ STROMfi. AND CONVENIENT Bj!&ffl&MhJijk\ IJ'ii.s cither siii.u'lo or double ■wheel for hoeiup, ■ ' §tfKffis's%Mi\ i":'l.iiiL'-, cull : va i in .', jtlowiim', hill Beoding, drill B Hliffi^^:'^*XP \ seeding, el.". Simplo to iidjust, Nothing to get I nlimWriyfjf>Bl \ <iul of '"■■l • Arch high t-nough to'worknstrido^B |ypjjSLjf< £■ '**•— ijt' ol 20-incli ]ilants. >)■■.:■:['■ hainiie, adjustment, tog *JsiW %r^'-^\M^'^' suit height of Kinall boy/or fjill liian. n ! Wnku id «^!/'v? (i I'f.-il csfc ]"i! i' of va'rit'ty of seeds can bo sown H y^M « JEW v.iih IK'UXA<;]-: drill. Distributes small p:ick.;s ■ V'wL^ JLil7 willi'saiho uniformity :is largo quantity. Urush ■ v agitator. T«tol changes instantly from drill to ■ X^m^^W^l \ '"" '"' r''V(i!'Sl'- Di'ops seeds in hills 4, 0, 8,12 I W^W^W > or L'l inches aiiiirt. H HHf y,,,! SEED iS DROPPED IN FULL VIEW I 11 > feii tJ n r"" »'■" "'" *'■'■'! ttlJ jt I»aiwea out Of sjiout into furrow, ho |j 4 W".::hfSSSj tli.-ro rim iM-iKiiiilNtukouiHtuttUnctiiullvtHrini; Mtwn. Sow- I] I !h'Sh"Ms Hao >•'" liiKtiuitly HlopiM-tlby nuU-k i-uUAt. TIK-mar«inoro j.'ou<] H "■, ilWffil tlio li-.iiii ; i.ii' «• IKo.V AdK NO.ti tlmnroulillio told of inn full a 'i<:i:^ku'':M K,.ed-4 i>:»--.«- :t.l\-*-?-f i .-■ ■ 111.-i 11. IKON' A< i X t.«il.s sin- (lispluynl l>y i.ur U W&&iWiy . OL't-Uts. lllusUut.-.l.l.s.riptiv.'iiiat. rial siut five, im roiju.^t. M l^g^^jj droi» " Write for it M FOR SALE BY OVER 200 AGENCIES IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST Xho eutire lItUN AUi^ lino in uoH by our BtiuaU. It thtro io up tuii-ui'y ioyunr town vrrito at 6 SEEDS Pure and Reliable. Notliing 1 tmt tlie Best. You will take no chances If you sow mi!- seeds. \ i!iis for Cyphers Incubators, Gold t'oin rind Trait's Stock Poods, Ninffiirn Lime ami Sulphur Spray, I'laiiei Jr. Oardon Implements, etc. Get Our New 1909 Catalogue. It's Free. SEATTLE SEED CO. Seattle, Wash. Send fll ,-,, ,930 SEEDS, BULBS & PLANTS catalogue of Dahlias a S[>'c>alty MILLS & CO. Mamaroneck, N. Y.