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NEW YORK WOOL EXCHANQE.
Boston has always been looked upon as the recognized
wool center of America. But there has been a formidable
combination formed in New York city which now operates
immense wool sales. Here is the report of the second auc
tion sale, held Wednesday of last week:
Long before the sale began every seat on the exchange
floor was assigned to prospective buyers, and Secretary A.
W. Lightbourn has his hands full trying to squeeze in a few
more chairs for those whose applications came in late.
More than a quarter of the floor space had been given to
Boston buyers, who realize that their city has been beaten
in its own field by New York. That the Boston dealers in
wool on commission will lose heavily by the already
achieved success of the New York exchange is undoubted,
but New York will gain a great volume of trade.
Among the lots sold were fine, medium and quarter Mon
tanas, fine and medium spring Texas, three-eighths and one
half blood, bright unwashed New York state, Indiana and X
and above, including one-quarter clothing and three-eighths
combing. Among the foreign wools were assortments of
Capes, South American bred tops and crossbreds, Australian
crossb'reds and River Plates and Buenos Ayres fine, as well
as several seasoned wools of various kinds.
Other sales will be held September 29 and October 13.
Representative P. N. Jones, of Wasco county, Or., who is
the owner of numerous flocks of sheep, has evolved a Klon
dike money-making scheme in which he offers to let in a few
friends on the ground floor. He proposes to take 200 of his
strong-limbed weathers to Dyea, and from that point use
them to pack supplies into the gold camps. His idea is to
have a pack saddle made for each weather, and load them
with 30 pounds of freight, one half to carry oats for their
own feed, the remainder with such light merchandise as
may offer. He says all that will be necessary is to point the
weathers on the snow, and they will scurry across the coun
try in good time. The merchandise will bring in $9,000
freight money, and the 2,000 sheep, on reaching Dawson,
can be sold for $10 a head; so, if the scheme is successful, a
nice pile of money can be made. Those of his friends whom
he lets in on the ground floor will have to furnish the pack
saddles and furnish a bond to do their full share of the work,
pay expenses of the trip, and a fair price for the weathers.
He will furnish the rest.
W. H. Vessey, of North Yakima, was in the Willamette
valley last week looking for bucks to run with his sheep.
He bought 45 head of choice ones from that well-known
breeder, L. F. Mascher, of Silverton, and expected to get
enough to make four carloads.
C. A. Denning, of Ellensburg, bought 20 head of Cotswold
bucks of Jas. Wythecombe, Hillsboro, Or., last week, paying
15@20c per pound.
Douglas Belts has been growing some fine bucks at his
place on Birch creek, Or., and now finds ready sale for them.
He completed the sale in Pendleton Wednesday of one car
load, 180 head, to Mr. Bowlby and Mr. Hass, Wallowae county
sheepmen, who are buying for themselves and neighbors.
Mr. Graff, of Caldwell, Idaho, also bought a carload and a
sheepman from Mountain Home, Idaho, who wants 200 head,
is going out to Mr. Belts' ranch to inspect the band.
Within the last few weeks about 1,400 head of blooded
rams have been shipped from the Cunningham ranch in
Umatilla county, and there are still 1,400 left.
The breeders of bucks are having a happy time of it.
Never has there been such an extraordinary demand for
first class breeding stock throughout the Northwest as there
is this season. The sheep industry is enjoying a boom.
It is plain the Oregon Womens' Flax Growing Association
is working up interest in flax culture, resulting in practical
returns. This association has this season carried to a suc
cessful conclusion extensive experiments in the raising of
flax in the western part of that state, and is now entertain
ing a member of the firm of Crawford Bros., the oldest es
tablished firm of linen thread manufacturers in the world,
founded near Glasgow, Scotland, in 1775.
As the Crawfords, for several generations, have been in
the business of spinning "flax fibre, and buying it in all the
countries where it is produced, there is nothing about flax
or flax fibre which they do not know, and perhaps Mr. Craw
ford's visit may be the means of some valuable information
being acquired by those interested in flax culture.
RANCHE AND RANGE.
Delaine Merino Bucks...
I have for sale 200 well-bred Bucks from the famous
BULLARD family. The quality fleece from these ani
mals cannot be surpassed in the Northwest, and they
are of good mutton type.
CHAS. MCALLISTER, - - - NORTH YAKIMA, WASH
FREE GIFT TO SHEEPMEN!
Valuable book premium to purchasers of Cooper Sheep Dip between
April 1 and July 1: "The Diseases of Sheep—Their Prevention and Cure."
65 pages. Apply WILLIAM COOPER & NEPHEWS. Galveston, Texas.
Send receipt or say where bought. Ifyou cannot buy locally, send $1.70 for
$2.00 (100 gal.) packet to C. G. ROBERTS, '-*< Ash st,, Portlnncl, Ore.
Eleven Head for sale. G. W. OLNEY,
Good Stock. —————=»—*. TOPPENISH, WAIH.
WHOLESALE DEALER IN
CATTLE, SHEEP, HOGS AND POULTRY
Highest price always paid for all kinds of live stock.
DUWAMISH, KING COUNTY, WASH,
SHROPSHIRE SHEEP and REGISTERED JERSEY CATTLE
I have for this season's trade 50 choice Shrop Bucks, 2 to 3 years old, fit
for the range, or can furnish rams to head pure bred flocks. Lambs ot
both sexes and ewes, all extra select. Can suit you in anything you want.
Prices reasonable. Satisfaction guaranteed. Call or address
L. F. MASCHER, Silverton, Oregon
HIBBARD, NORTON A CO.
OF SEATTLE, ARE
WOOL PULLERS <£ TANNERS
It will pay you to write to them before selling Pelts, Wool, Hides and Furs.
FOR SALE mmmmr
o 2f c"rs Delaine Merino Bucks
Will be kept in the vicinity of North Yakima during the
breeding season of 1897. For particulars, correspond with the
undersigned: SMYTHE & COX, Arlington, Ore.
BETTER THAN THE KLONDYKE
THE GOLDEN HOOF is better than Gold Dust. We now have a high
tariffon wool; it pays to raise mutton; the sheep business is booming; ev
erybody wants sheep now; keep posted on the sheep and wool industry by
reading the American Sheep Breeder. Best advertising medium for
sheep men and all who want to reach them. If you want to sell weathers
or lambs to feeders east or west, advertise in the
AMERICAN SHEEP BREEDER, Chicago, 111.
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