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Farmers' Protective Association of
Camas Prairie, to keep the sheep off
J. M. Gates, of Kansas, is now
engaged in driving 90,000 sheep
over the trail to the eastern range.
They are divided into several bands.
These sheep were purchased iti
Crook and Harney counties and
constitute the largest single drive
ever made out of Oregon, says the
Arthur Kodges, county clerk of
Crook county, Or., says Crook
county has shipped not less than
100,000 sheep, and between 8,000
and 10,000 cattle this spring. In
answer to the inquiry if the ranges
were not depleted, he said that the
increase for the year would counter
balance the export.
The Boston Commercial Bulletin
of June 19 says: "The market con
tinues strong. There is less specu
lation than last week, particularly
to territory wools, and this improve
ment is distinctly legitimate, com
ing entirely from the mills. For
ordinary fine territory, 36c clean has
been paid for large lots. The mar
ket is distinctly higher than last
week. The mills report a some
what better business. The warm
weather is having a stimulating
effect, and is aiding retailers in re
ducing their stocks of summer
clothing and dress goods. Jobbers
are better sold ahead on women's
dress goods for fall than for many
years at this season, and the stock
of summer clothing carried over no
longer seems likely to b2 excessive.
It is reported that the Depart
ment of Agriculture is about to is
sue a bulletin recommending the
use of lime and sulphur for a dip
for sheep affected with scab. We
hope this is a bit of newspaper in
formation, similar to a good deal
more of the same sort, that has
been flying about in the press anent
the Agricultural Department. Sul
phur and lime dips will destroy
scabs, of course, but they are about
as destructive of the fleece to which
they are applied; and although wool
is not worth very much, it is still
of some value in the sheep indus
try. If the sheep men are to be
helped after this fashion by the de
partment, a good many of them, by
the time the season is over, will be
praying to be saved from the reign
of King Stork, and for the return
of the less sensational days of King
Log, for it is better to do nothing
than to do the wrong thing. Lime
and sulphur are perhaps better than
no dip, but it is as much as a bar
gain if they are. — lowa Homestead.
RANCHK AND RANGE.
THE SWINE OUTLOOK.
The American Swineherd says:
"It is generally eonceeded by breed
ers in the great hog producing
states that the coming crop of hogs
will be a short one." There are
two causes noted, viz.: The un
precedented loss by disease during
the past season, greatly lessening
the number of brood sows, and the
very large loss of young pigs by
unfavorable weather, and the low
vitality of the dams resulting from
the general prevalence of disease.
The crop of hogs in the Northwest
states is affected by neither of these
conditions however. There is only
one explanation for the small out
put of hogs in our field —the leth
argy of the farmers —who have not
yet awakened to the fact that swine
raising properly conducted is one of
the most profitable pursuits of the
farm. But to compete in the mark
ets of the world improved methods
and pure-bred stock must become
general. Like the day of the
scrawny range steer, the scrub sheep
and the dunghill fowl, the razor
back mongrel hog must be done
away with. Of course the change
is coming, and in a few years no
man who pretends to keep up with
the times will allow any but a pedi
greed boar on his place. Already a
number of breeding farms, where
pure-bred swine of various breeds
may be obtained, are being estab
lished in this and the neighboring
states. When the transformation is
completed and the sty has become a
subject for serious consideration by
the rancher, we will hear no more
of the imports of train loads of
CENTRAL WASHINGTON NURSERY,
We carry the most complete line of
GENERAL NURSERY STOCK
of any in Hie state. Our prices are away below usual figures. You will jc better convinced
of these facts if you call on or write to us for quotations. We are particularly
desirous of having intending purchasers call at the nursery personally.
GHAS. SIMPSON & CO,, - NORTH YAKIMA, WASH,
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Ask Your Grocer for HOME FLOUR.
porkers and pork products for con
sumption in our cities.
The poorest farmer can at least
own one pedigreed boar or sow.
The cost of such an animal is a
trifle when the value is taken into
A Kentucky farmer saved his
pigs by putting a leather muzzle on
his sow, as otherwise she would
have eaten them up. Here is an
idea worth trying.
Iti slaughtering boars, if the
sheath and testicles are removed
immediately by cutting off and out,
the meat is not likely to be affected
by the strong taste that otherwise
clings to the carcass. To succeed
in getting rid of the strong taste
and smell the entire sheath and
both testicles must be removed
promptly as soon as life is extinct;
do not wait to dress him. The
sheath should also be removed in
the case of an old stag.
Breeder of Ohio Improved
Chester White Swine.
The Leading Breed. Quickest Maturing.
Least Susceptible to Disease.
J. 11. NEWMAN, THORP, WASH.
Free Gift to Sheepmen!
Valuable Ik> k premium to purchasers of
Cooper hhkkp imp between April l and
July I: "The Diseases of H icep—Their Pre
vention and Cure." Itfipntfes. Apply WILLM.
CnoPBHAHO Nkimikws. Oalveiton, Texas.
Send receipt or say where bought. If you
eanrv>t buy locally, send $1.7:. for 1100(100gill)
C. 1 G. koiieris, 247 Ash St., Portlaufl, Orn.